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1)
Overview: This National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Special Report, published in December 2023, summarizes key factors that are important to the prevention of public mass shootings — including the emotional state of the shooter, response to leakage of plans, how victims are targeted, and weapons of choice.
 
True False
 
2)
Which of the statements below is NOT true? Based on extensive research, significant progress has been made in …
 
understanding some of the mental well-being challenges faced by people who plan and commit mass shootings
the advance detection of public mass shootings
isolating fact patterns that may foreshadow public mass shootings.
devising interventions to use when a shooting plan has been detected
 
3)
Prominent insights from research: Which is NOT true about mass shootings?
 
The majority of individuals who commit mass shootings have suspected or documented histories of struggle with mental health issues.
Suicidal thoughts, plans, gestures, or attempts (suicidality) are prevalent in those who commit mass shootings.
Handguns are the most common weapon in both K-12 school shootings and non-school shootings.
A study of 20 mass shootings in schools found that, prior to the shooting, a history of antisocial behavior was not evident in the shooter.
 
4)
Which statement below is NOT true?
 
Eighty percent of individuals who carried out K-12 school shootings take the firearm used in the shooting from a family member.
The majority of people who committed non-school mass shootings acquired their weapons lawfully.
The majority of people who committed non-school mass shootings acquired their weapons through theft of the firearm.
 
5)
Re Firearms of Choice: Which statement below is NOT true, based on NIJ research?
 
More than half of mass shootings involve the use of multiple firearms, falling into different firearm subcategories.
Semiautomatic assault weapons were used more often in K-12 shootings than in other categories of mass shootings.
Semiautomatic assault weapons were used more often in non-school shootings than in K-12 shootings.
 
6)
Re targeted victims: Mass shootings are random, with no rational connection between the shooter and the victims.
 
True False
 
7)
Public mass shootings are a relatively small percentage of gunshot deaths and injuries. However, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) confirms that over time, public mass shootings have increased in both frequency (count of incidents per year) and severity (count of victims killed or injured per year).
 
True False
 
8)
Looking at the SEVERITY of mass shootings, HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES . . . . . .
 
increase the number of bullets that can be fired without interruption
can be used with assault weapons and some other firearms,
increase the severity of mass shootings, i.e., a higher death rate and more injuries
All of the above
 
9)
An analysis of State firearm LAWS found that:
 
bans on high-capacity magazines were significantly associated with reduced severity in public mass shootings.
state gun licensing laws were associated with a reduced number of public mass shooting incidents.
both of the above
 
10)
Moving on to Part II of Study Guide 1, Why Where, How, and What Weapons: Analysis of the relationships, circumstances, pre-attack behaviors, and psychological backgrounds of those who commit mass shootings can help explain what factors motivate a public mass shooting.
 
True False
 
11)
Which statement below is true, pertaining to the emotional and life experiences of shooters?
 
Antisocial behavior is a prominent mental well-being issue with those who commit public mass shootings.
No particular diagnosis applies to the majority of the individuals who commit mass shootings.
Childhood hardship and past experiences of traumatic events are common contributors to the mental well-being of those who commit public mass shootings.
Suicidality among individuals who commit K-12 school mass shootings is 92%-100%, before or during the attack.
All if the above
 
12)
Most individuals who commit mass shootings are experiencing a personal CRISIS with a notable change in behavior.
 
True False
 
13)
Mass Shooting Landscape, Exhibit 2: To develop effective mass shooting prevention and resource-distribution, it’s important to understand the common settings in which public mass shootings occur. Which is not true?
 
7.6% occur in K-12 schools
The majority occur in the workplace
The majority occur in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs
 
14)
Mass shootings at workplaces and in K-12 schools share a common characteristic:
 
Regardless of the setting, the location of public mass shootings are randomly chosen by the shooter.
The individual planning a shooting is likely to be an insider with some real or perceived relationship to either the location or one or more victims.
 
15)
Choice of Firearms: Which is not accurate?
 
The most common firearm in a mass shooting is a handgun (72%-77%)
In public mass shootings, semiautomatic assault weapons are the next most common (28%)
In public mass shootings, rifles and shotguns are the next most common (28%)
Semiautomatic assault weapons are associated with a higher fatality rate.
 
16)
In K-12 schools, elementary school mass shootings are rare, and they are less deadly than other types of mass shootings in terms of total fatalities.
 
True False
 

 

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