PressTV-'US leads world in mass shootings': Between 1966 and 2012, there were 90 mass shootings in the United States, 31 percent of the 292 such attacks globally for that period, according to a comprehensive analysis by Adam Lankford, a criminal justice professor at the University of Alabama.
The Philippines, with 18 mass shootings, was a distant second, followed by Russia with 15, Yemen with 11, and France with 10, according to the study.
"For decades, people have wondered if the dark side of American exceptionalism is a cultural propensity for violence and in recent years and perhaps no form of violence is seen as more uniquely American than public mass shootings," Lankford wrote.
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