4, 2015 A colleague pointed out this statement by Marco Rubio as a possible fact check, suggesting that it was almost certainly incorrect.
It posed an interesting challenge, given the reams of data to examine.
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“The common thread that binds most mass shootings is semiautomatic firearms with the ability to accept a high-capacity detachable ammunition magazine,” said Avery Palmer, communications director at the Violence Policy Center, which supports restrictions on guns.
“These can range from assault rifles, pistols, and shotguns, to compact, high-capacity pistols marketed for concealed carry.
Rubio was not specific in his time frame — and a spokesman declined to elaborate — but for the purposes of this fact check we will go back as far as the Newtown shooting in 2012, which touched off the current gun debate.
First of all, we should note that there is an unbridgeable gap in opinion about efficacy of various gun proposals, particularly regarding assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.