Semi-automatic rifles kill twice as many as other guns, study finds

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Semi-automatic rifles kill twice as many as other guns, study finds
Researchers who examined FBI data on nearly 250 "active shooter" assaults also found that the chances of dying, if shot, were the same no matter the weapon.

CHICAGO — Gunmen with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although the chances of dying if shot with either type of weapon are the same, a new analysis shows.
Researchers examined FBI data on nearly 250 "active shooter" incidents in the United States since 2000. Almost 900 people were wounded and 718 were killed.

One in four of these attacks involved semi-automatic rifles. These weapons automatically load each bullet after firing, although firing requires pulling the trigger for each round.
Recent attacks involving semi-automatics include the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida; and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.