This isn't a warm Christmas-type post, but I saw a featured story on UsaToday.com that breaks down some of the FBI's data on mass killings.

I have mentioned many times on the show that gun violence in the U.S. is on the decline, and it is, but one segment that is on the rise is the "mass killings" category, which the FBI defines as four or more victims. According to USA Today, a mass killing occurs every two weeks in America, though they represent just 1% of murders nationally. "Breakups, estrangements, and family arguments" make up the bulk of the killings, with a full 50% being family related and 57% of victims knew the killer. It's pretty interesting. If you want to read it, you can view the full article here.