Study Claiming US is Home of One-Third of Mass-Shooters Worldwide Debunked; Figure Less than 3 Percent

A widely-popularized study claiming the U.S. has by far the most mass public shooters in the world has been criticized and dismissed by new research.  John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of the new study, is skeptical of the research by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama, whose work gained special prominence after then-President Barack Obama cited his study in remarks about the San Bernardino attack in December 2015.  Lott says Adam Lankford’s study is inaccurate and omits a great deal of cases. His new study shows that the U.S. is no different to other Western countries in terms of mass public shooters.  Read more: