How Often Do Mass Shootings Occur? On Average, Every Day, Records Show By SHARON LaFRANIERE, SARAH COHEN and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. “That is how often, on average, shootings that left four or more people injured or dead occurred in the United States this year, according to compilations of episodes derived from news reports.”
- Firearms take a life every 16 minutes in America, and we’re not even working on remedies. NYT OpEd
- Investigative Report – Why Mass Shootings Keep Happening
- Mass Shooting Data Visualizations Around the Web
- There Have Been More Mass Shootings This Year Than There Have Been Days – 355 mass shootings in 336 days … and counting.
- America’s gun problem, explained – Vox “…Estimated in 2007, the number of civilian-owned firearms in the US was 88.8 guns per 100 people, meaning there was almost one privately owned gun per American and more than one per American adult.
The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.— President Barack Obama
- The other mass shooting that happened today in the United States – Savannah, Georgia
- Former GOP Congressman Who Triggered 20-Year Ban on Gun Control Research Has Some Regrets
- New Yorker – Adam Gopnik – writing about the 2007 mass murder at Virginia Tech University – “The cell phones in the pockets of the dead students were still ringing when we were told that it was wrong to ask why. As the police cleared the bodies from the Virginia Tech engineering building, the cell phones rang, in the eccentric varieties of ring tones, as parents kept trying to see if their children were OK. To imagine the feelings of the police as they carried the bodies and heard the ringing is heartrending; to imagine the feelings of the parents who were calling — dread, desperate hope for a sudden answer and the bliss of reassurance, dawning grief — is unbearable. But the parents, and the rest of us, were told that it was not the right moment to ask how the shooting had happened…”
- A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths
- Via PBS Newshour – Here’s a map of all the mass shootings in 2015
- 1,052 mass shootings in 1,066 days: this is what America’s gun crisis looks like
- Gun measures fail in Senate, by Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim: “The votes … marked the first roll calls on the Senate floor this year that would enact tougher restrictions on firearms. And despite a continued push from Democrats and gun-control advocates, as well as scores of fatal mass shootings nationwide … not a single lawmaker changed position from an ambitious gun overhaul effort that failed more than two years ago.”
- Washington Post – This ‘thoughts and prayers’ battle in the wake of mass shootings needs to stop by Alexandra Petri
- New York Times – F.B.I. Treating San Bernardino Attack as Terrorism Case
- Graphic – Deaths from extremist acts since 9/11
- Via Motoko Rich – NYT – First front page New York Times editorial since 1920. “It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment. No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation.”
- Editorial: End the Gun Epidemic in America – “It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.”
- Washington Post – Charting 50 years of mass shootings in America – A visual analysis examines the deadliest cases, beginning in 1966, and offers a full accounting of 121 events.