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The Sikh Temple Shooting and the Siblinghood of all Humanity

Monday, August 13th, 2012   Submitted by Davi Barker

After all the feedback on my last article “Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics” I said that I would record all the corrections in my data set and publish an updated statistic if there was another shooting and the subject became timely again. I did not expect that it would be the next day. So, rather than repeating the statistical analysis from last week, I want to talk about something a little bit different.

I want to personally thank everyone who commented on the article. Not being a gun enthusiast myself, I learned alot about firearms from you all. I’ll especially be careful about the incorrect use of the term “assault rifle” to describe semi-automatic weapons. Even those who were critical of my research provided valuable insights that I will incorporate into any future analysis of the data. The most difficult criticism to resolve is that we only have figures for successful civilian resistance. We don’t have figures for unsuccessful civilian resistance. Sadly, this is exactly the situation in this most recent rampage shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin.

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