The FBI has launched a report on “energetic shooter incidents” in 2021. The report is attention-grabbing, partially as a result of it paperwork a pointy rise in such incidents after Joe Biden’s inauguration:
To be honest, there was additionally a smaller enhance in energetic shooters within the final 12 months of the Trump administration. What’s the trigger of the present enhance, a doubling of energetic shooter incidents since 2019? The one risk that involves thoughts is the covid shutdowns, that are identified to have contributed to psychological well being points. Maybe the spike in energetic shooter incidents is yet one more baleful consequence of these irrational insurance policies.
The excellent news is that, whereas incidents are up, casualties from such incidents aren’t:
These casualty numbers are placing: in 2021, 103 killed and 140 wounded. In a rustic of over 300 million, these numbers are very low. For functions of comparability, lightning strikes trigger a mean of 270 casualties yearly. However, for no matter motive, energetic shooters, as outlined within the FBI report, are typically disproportionately considered as a danger.