Mass Shooting Deaths and the Flaw of Averages

Introduction I have been watching the news on television today: another mass murder shooting rampage, again in Texas. This one in Odessa. Mass shootings. “Our thoughts and prayers”. Second amendment rights. Background checks. Assault rifles. Mental illness. Mass shootings. “Our thoughts …”. What can be done? Perhaps nothing, but almost certainly nothing in the absence of valid data, carefully analyzed, artfully visualized, … Read More

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