Gun Laws Have Basically No Impact on Mass Shooter Rate

BJ Campbell
Mar 10, 2019 · 11 min read

And the mass shooter rate is fabulously low to begin with.

The media cycle this weekend has landed on a new study published by the BMJ, (archive link) on the connection between state gun laws and rate of mass shooting incidents. It’s been picked up by Vox, Yahoo, and elsewhere. Predictably, this study is being leveraged in our collective social media metabrain to push the idea that more gun laws reduce mass shootings.

The study by Paul Reeping, Bindu Kalesan, and Charles Branas, has couple of real howlers buried…