(L) Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP, (R) @ShaneClaiborne/Twitter screengrab
In all the mass shootings that have occurred since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the perpetrator has been more likely to be a white male citizen of the US than a Muslim from a foreign country.
Drawing on the Gun Violence Archives and other sources, Voxhas highlighted terrorist incidents, including mass shootings, use of a vehicle to kill, and stabbings, carried out by white US citizens since Donald Trump entered the White House.*
James Alex Fields Jr, 20, from Kentucky, was arrested and charged after a car was deliberately driven into a crowd of anti-fascism protesters in Charlottesville North Carolina.
James Hodgkinson, 66, from Illinois shot Republican Member of Congress Steve Scalise in Northern Virginia. He was killed by police at the scene.
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, from Oregon, was charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon and intimidation after two men were stabbed on a train in Portland.
James Jackson, 28, from Baltimore is accused of a hate crime for Timothy Caughman’s murder - prosecutors say he travelled to New York to kill ‘as many black men as possible’.
These men fit the profile of a 'lone wolf' that existed prior to the Trump Administration.
Please rethink your headline:
"Stephen Paddock Doesn't Fit Mass Shooter Profile."
He DOES fit the profil… https://t.co/Qqi57HuEVQ
A study published in June by the Reveal and Center for Investigative Reporting found 63 cases of Islamist domestic terrorism between 2008 and the end of 2016. These included plots which had been foiled by law enforcement and therefore did not take place (76 per cent were foiled).
In the same period they identified 115 incidents perpetrated by right-wing extremists, of which only a third were prevented.
The real threat to America appears to be from lone wolf shooters among their citizenry, not a Muslim from overseas.