Transgender shooter in Nashville highlights rarity of female mass shooters in the US

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– The recent shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, which resulted in the deaths of three nine-year-old children and three adults, has brought attention to the fact that mass shootings in the United States are almost exclusively committed by cis males. According to the Violence Project, a research group that tracks mass public shootings in the US, men are responsible for over 97% of all such incidents. There have been 190 mass shootings in the past 57 years, and only five of them were committed by shooters who were assigned female at birth. The number of shooters who are transgender or gender nonconforming is even rarer. The case of the Nashville shooter, Audrey Hale, who identified on social media as a transgender male, is therefore highly unusual. Experts suggest that the reasons for the gender imbalance in mass shootings are complex and could be related to a combination of biological, social, economic, and cultural factors.

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