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Mass shootings in the U.S.: legality of shooter's weapons, as of May 2021

Number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and May 2021, by legality of shooter's weapons

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Source

Release date

May 2021

Region

United States

Survey time period

1982 to May 26, 2021

Supplementary notes

*The source reports 124 incidents. Not included in this statistic is the legality of the weapons in the ESL shooting in Sunnyvale, California on February 16, 1988. In this case, the shooter had passed federal criminal background checks. However, the US Air Force failed to provide information on his criminal history to the FBI

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