Number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and February 2018, by legality of shooter's weapons

Mass shootings in the U.S.: legality of shooter's weapons, as of February 2018 The statistic shows the number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and February 2018, by legality of the weapons used by the shooter(s). Between 1982 and February 2018, legally obtained weapons were used in 69 out of 97 mass shootings.
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Number of incidents
Legally obtained69
Illegally obtained15
Some weapons were legally obtained others possibly illegally1
Unknown12
Number of incidents
Legally obtained69
Illegally obtained15
Some weapons were legally obtained others possibly illegally1
Unknown12
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The statistic shows the number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and February 2018, by legality of the weapons used by the shooter(s). Between 1982 and February 2018, legally obtained weapons were used in 69 out of 97 mass shootings.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1982 to February 2018

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