Proposed solutions to the problem of mass shootings should reflect reality
"The FBI’s update is more alarming. It shows a 33 percent increase in active shooters from 2019 to 2020 and another 52.5 percent increase from 2020 to 2021. However, the VOA article points out that school mass shootings are not necessarily increasing in frequency. The highest concentration of school rampages occurred from 1998-99."
Just the standard PSA that the 2020 to 2021 number might deserve the Pandemic Asterisk, due to the stay at home orders and fewer opportunities to carry out a mass shooting in that context. That said, the 2019 to 2021 increase IS concerning (102% if my math is right), and I suspect may also be driven by a post-2020 disengagement of the police, which seems to be happening here in Chicago, with what seems like a lot more gun-related incidents (not just mass shootings) occurring this past year.