Multiple Mass Shooting Insanity: A Bloody Trend Continues
Beginning with a shooting at a nightclub Little Rock, Arkansas, July added more death and destruction to 2017.
Now above three of the previous four years, 2017 is close to tying 2016 in terms of the number of mass shootings (273 in 2016; 263 in 2017) which occurred by July 31 of each year.
Keep in mind that 2016 was far above the preceding three years in not just in number of shootings, but in number people wounded and killed in those shootings. Also, that 2016 had the largest mass shooting in modern American history at the PULSE Nightclub in Orlando in which there were over 100 victims including 50 fatalities (including the shooter).
Gays Against Guns invites you to look at some of these statistics provided in interactive form at this link:
Please remember this:
This isn't all shootings, it is only Mass Shootings:
We take these statistics from Mass Shooting Tracker, ("MST") and want to emphasize that these shootings - as voluminous as they are - are only mass shootings which MST defines as "an incident where four or more people are shot in a single shooting spree. This may include the gunman himself, or police shootings of civilians around the gunman"
GAG refreshes these statistics periodically. However, one of the saddest statistics is that these statistics become stale almost as soon as they are published.