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

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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