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institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Armed to Kill: A comprehensive analysis of the guns used in public mass shootings in Europe between 2009 and 2018

Publication date: 03/10/2019

This report analyses the firearms used in public mass shootings (with at least four deaths) in Europe between 2009-2018. In most of these shootings the perpetrator acted alone and had no terrorist motives. Public mass shootings by persons with terrorist motives were less common, but caused more fatalities. The report notes that the perpetrators of public mass shootings used a wide range of firearms. In addition, it notes that terrorists tend to use different types of firearms and usually acquire them in a different manner than the perpetrators without terrorist motives.

Location: Brussels

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