It’s a public health problem

 

from The GuardianThis chart is part of a bigger chart from The Guardian showing mass shootings in the US.

If you have a look, you’ll see that a mass shooting, ┬ádefined as four or more people shot in one incident, happens every few days in the US. What about about shootings in the US that aren’t mass shootings? They claim an average of 36 lives a day.

The bloodbath last week was the 142nd(!) shooting at a school since December 2012. That’s the date of the children being killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Last week’s shooting also marked the 45th shooting on a school campus this year.

They can happen anywhere. It’s a public health problem that won’t go away.