Does America Have A White Mass Shooter Problem? Study Says “No”

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After another horrific series of mass
shootings in America, people are now debating the root cause of this
problem. 

In El Paso Texas, 21 people were
killed and 26 more were injured in Walmart. Just hours later, Connor Betts
opened fire outside a bar in Ohio, killing nine people including his sister.

Mainstream media has created the
perception that mass shootings are a “white man’s problem”.

“We have to stop demonizing people
and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men,” CNN’s anchor
Don Lemon claimed.

“White Men Have Committed More Mass
Shootings Than Any Other Group,” Newsweek falsely stated.

Are these mass shootings directly
linked to whites?

A study made by Heritage Foundation
showed that mass shootings in America are not confined to white men or white
supremacy movement. 

Research revealed that most of the
perpetrators are young men who grew up without the presence of their biological
fathers.

According to psychologist Peter
Langman, an expert on school shooters, most of these young men grew up in homes
where criminal behavior, infidelity, domestic violence, substance abuse and
child abuse occurred. 

Another study which was made by
Rockefeller Institute of Government and the State University of New York in
2018 found that although majority of the mass shootings were committed by
whites, the number is not overwhelming.

“Despite common misperceptions that
all mass shooters are white, the findings indicate that while a majority are,
this proportion is just over half of the perpetrators (53.9 percent),” the
study found. “More than one in four shooters is black and nearly one in ten is
of Hispanic descent.”

This study also showed that 96% of
the shooters were men.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump
was heavily criticized for being mum on the El Paso incident.

On Sunday, Trump extended his
condolences but made no reference to the nature of the alleged hate crime in El
Paso and did not speak about gun control. 

Trump
said, “Hate has no place in our country. We’re going to take care of it,” and
suggested that both shootings should be viewed in the context of mental health.

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