CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons.

But the analysis shows that regardless of the weapon used, chances of dying if hit are the same.

Researchers say that’s because these attacks tend to occur in relatively confined spaces, with shooters whose only intent is to kill.

Scientists examined FBI data on nearly 250 active shooter incidents in the United States since 2000. Almost 900 people were wounded and 718 were killed.

Roughly four people on average were killed in semi-automatic attacks, versus about two in other attacks.

The results were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Comments (3)
  1. Anthony Peterson says:

    “New research shows active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons.”

    Semi-automatic rifles and non-automatic rifles are the same thing. How does this garbage get published?

    1. Stan Lister says:

      I was confused by that also. My guess is they meant to describe a firearm that has no magazine or is only single shoot capable versus one that holds many rounds? And the chances of dying if hit were the same no matter what the firearm was. No kidding, hit by a bullet and the body reacts the same no matter what fired the bullet.

  2. Jay Scherz says:

    “Roughly four people on average were killed in semi-automatic attacks, versus about two in other attacks.” Semi-Auto what? Rifles? Handguns? Ferrari Transmissions? Hack job reporting. Also, what are “other Attacks” comprised of? Cyber, terrorist, Munchies? lol “other Attacks!” Seriously CBS, we already know you’re anti-second amendment. Publishing such a poorly written and pedestrian hit piece like this just goes to show how little you care for the American way of life and in turn, Americans. Shame on you.

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