Mother Jones Editor: That ‘355 Mass Shootings’ Statistic Is Really Wrong
By Christine Rousselle
December 5, 2015
Shortly after news broke of a shooting in San Bernardino (which we now know was a terrorist attack), Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit were abuzz that the events of December 2, 2015 were the “355th mass shooting” of 2015. Obviously, this was a concerning statistic–if it were actually true.