Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings

Rampage Nation Securing America from Mass Shootings In the past decade no individual act of violence has killed people in the United States than the mass shooting This well researched forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions

  • Title: Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings
  • Author: Louis Klarevas
  • ISBN: 9781633880665
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed people in the United States than the mass shooting This well researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society Why do people go on killing sprees Are gun free zones magnets for deadly rampages What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of fiIn the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed people in the United States than the mass shooting This well researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society Why do people go on killing sprees Are gun free zones magnets for deadly rampages What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of firearm violence Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author shows that gun possession often prods aggrieved, mentally unstable individuals to go on shooting sprees these attacks largely occur in places where guns are not prohibited by law and sensible gun control measures like the federal assault weapons ban which helped drastically reduce rampage violence when it was in effect are instrumental to keeping Americans safe from mass shootings in the future To stem gun massacres, the author proposes several original policy prescriptions, including a high capacity magazine ban and buy back program, the establishment of multi jurisdictional task forces to assess active shooter threats, and an overhaul of the way the justice system investigates and prosecutes violent crimes Calling attention to the unique security threat of mass shootings, Rampage Nation demonstrates that there are practical ways to stem this growing form of gun violence through smart, creative solutions.

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    1. Mass shootings. An extremely polarizing topic that often has no single definitions used by any person or group discussing them. No single definition, very little hard data compiled together, and people on both sides of the debate who are unwilling to listen to any argument but their own. It's no wonder that very little honest and open conversation has been done. In "Rampage Nation", Louis Klarevas seeks to have that open and honest conversation, using data he painstakingly collected. Central to [...]

    2. Data driven and deeply analytical, this work by Dr. Louis Klarevas is the most thorough I have found on the cause of mass shootings. His narratives of the events of Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Aurora, and the Washington Naval Yard are intensely dramatic and horrifying in their detail. His "Trinity of Violence" makes for a compelling case for the reasons mass shootings occur and how to prepare for their response and ultimately bring about a reduction in their numbers. His chapter on Prescription: [...]

    3. Rampage Nation dives into the copious amount of data out there about gun shootings to draw some horrifying conclusions about mass shootings in the United States today. Klarevas brings home the discussion about how even the definition of what constitutes a mass shooting is up to debate and that definition skews the numbers all over the place in this contentious debate.I did feel that sometimes the author did get a bit too much "in the weeds" in some parts so to speak where there was so much data [...]

    4. Reading this book was excruciating. I don't think the details are gratuitous, but if you read them and feel nothing I'd take that as a very worrying sign. Complete review to come.Full review:Fair warning: the beginning of this book is extremely difficult to read. I mean, gut-churningly, nausea-inducing hard to read. Klarevas launches his thesis about what can be done to mitigate gun violence in the U.S. by providing a very detailed accounting of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and it is a [...]

    5. Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings by Louis Klarevas covers the recent history of mass shootings (excluding Orlando) from a data set assembled by the author. The author points out the problems in trying to discuss mass shootings is the lack of clear definitions and he gives his making the data set reproducible. (in fact I was able to reproduce his data set almost to the number with the exception of mass shootings that occurred after the data he likely assembled his). The book p [...]

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