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

Mass shootings in the U.S.: legality of shooter's weapons, as of June 2018 The statistic shows the number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and June 28, 2018, by legality of the weapons used by the shooter(s). Between 1982 and June 2018, legally obtained weapons were used in 72 out of 101 mass shootings.
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Number of incidents
Legally obtained71
Illegally obtained15
Unknown/to be determined12
Some weapons were legally obtained others possibly illegally1
Number of incidents
Legally obtained71
Illegally obtained15
Unknown/to be determined12
Some weapons were legally obtained others possibly illegally1
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The statistic shows the number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and June 28, 2018, by legality of the weapons used by the shooter(s). Between 1982 and June 2018, legally obtained weapons were used in 72 out of 101 mass shootings.
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June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1982 to June 28, 2018

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