Mass Murder: American Unexceptionalism

19 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last revised: 24 Sep 2018

Date Written: October 19, 2017


Is mass murder exceptionally American? If so, can America’s relatively laissez-faire gun control laws be the cause? Could a narrow reading of the Second Amendment qualify as “reasonable” or “rational” because of the social costs of this apparent American exceptionalism?

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Cramer, Clayton E., Mass Murder: American Unexceptionalism (October 19, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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