‘The worst’ of the worst: A guide to the worst mass shootings in U.S. history
Posted On July 17, 2021
A guide by the American Civil Liberties Union to the mass shootings that occurred in the U.K. in 2015 and the U,S.
in 2016 is now available online.
In the first edition of the guide, which is now out, the ACLU calls on people to learn about the “worst mass shootings of the 20th century,” the deadliest mass shooting in U and S. history, and the worst terrorist attack in U history.
It also offers some helpful tips on how to protect yourself from being the next victim of a mass shooting, such as what to do when your loved ones are at risk.
“Mass shootings are terrifying, but they can also be incredibly powerful, both for the victims and the community that they devastate,” said ACLU staff attorney Andrew Crockford.
“The information in this guide helps everyone better understand how they can protect themselves and their loved ones from being victims.”
The guide is the result of a yearlong study and consultation between the ACLU and academics from the University of Oxford, Harvard, University of Toronto, Harvard Law School, University College London, Harvard Business School, and Queen Mary University of London.
The ACLU’s study was funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, a government program that provides support for civil society groups.
It included interviews with victims, family members, law enforcement officials, educators, and members of the general public.
The guide’s content is based on interviews with witnesses, victims, victims’ families, and victims’ lawyers.
The authors are former police officers, psychologists, criminologists, and criminology professors, including former U.C.L.A. criminologist and U. of Chicago law professor Mark L. Goldwater.
The authors note that the vast majority of mass shootings are not acts of terrorism.
They also point out that the data does not necessarily show that mass shootings cause people to act violently.