Meanwhile, gun violence on a more limited incident scale continues to take 93 lives per day in the U.S. – a nation with more guns than adults in circulation. Mass shootings, modestly defined as the killing of four people beyond the killer, are now absurdly common in the U.S. As The Guardian reports:
“1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days: The attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history – but there were six other mass shootings in America this past week alone. No other developed nation comes close to the rate of gun violence in America. Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every adult. Data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive reveals a shocking human toll: there is a mass shooting – defined as four or more people shot in one incident, not including the shooter – every nine out of 10 days on average.”
Read that again: there is a mass shooting in the U.S. now every 9 out of 10 days on average.
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