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Mass shootings are not more frequent, but they are more deadly

ATLANTA – It can sometimes seem as if mass shootings take place more often. Researchers who have done research into such crimes for decades, they say, but they are still more deadly.

In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut elementary school, the country has some of the killings on the top of a death toll of Newtown and the previous mass shootings. Many of them involve the same AR-style rifle used in Sandy Hook.

But the Americans want to know why mass shootings happen will get few answers. There is still little research on the subject and mass shooters remain a mystery.

It is also unclear whether the higher death toll as a result of more firearms available, or firearms more effectively.

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