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I agree with your analysis. Statistics data sets can almost always be argued from multiple perspectives. If I wanted I could take your numbers and argue against you, but then you could take those same numbers and argue different points once again. The reality is that danger and destruction happens everywhere. Some places definitely have higher rates than others but no location or population is immune, which is why learning how to be aware and be a protector is so important.

What isn’t surprising is that even though these events are “very rare” for them they immediately started enacting stricter gun control. Because making someone be 18 instead of 15 would definitely have prevented this 12 year old from shooting someone.

While we don’t know the details, he seemed to target 3 specific students. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out bullying was involved. But that goes down a whole different topic.