By most measures, the rate remains the same
From 2000 to 2008, we averaged "about five mass shootings a year. We're now averaging 15. So that's a three-fold increase."
on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
The numbers are right, but trendline isn't clear
"Saturday's shootings reflect a disturbing trend. Mass shootings have become commonplace since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. There have been dozens of incidents where three or more people have been fatally wounded. Hundreds have died."
— PolitiFact National
on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011