Weapon types used in mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and 2017

Weapons used in mass shootings in the U.S., as of June 2017 The statistic shows the weapon types used in mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and June 2017. These calculations are based on 90 incidents reported by the source. A total of 43 rifles have been used in 35 mass shootings between 1982 and 2017.
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Number of weapons usedNumber of incidents
Semiautomatic handguns9967
Rifles4335
Shotguns2923
Revolvers2318
Number of weapons usedNumber of incidents
Semiautomatic handguns9967
Rifles4335
Shotguns2923
Revolvers2318
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The statistic shows the weapon types used in mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and June 2017. These calculations are based on 90 incidents reported by the source. A total of 43 rifles have been used in 35 mass shootings between 1982 and 2017.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1982 to June 2017

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