Thursday, August 27, 2015

We are now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

As of August 26th, the US has had 247 mass shootings in the 238 days of 2015.
For those keeping track, that's an average of more than one shooting per day.
These numbers are according to the Mass Shooting Tracker created by the anti-gun subreddit Guns Are Cool.
Wednesday morning's stunning on-air fatal shooting in Roanoke, Virginia of a television reporter and a photographer wasn't even the first shooting of the day. Roughly three hours earlier at 3:15 a.m., four people were shot during a home invasion in Minneapolis. 
It is important to note that the Mass Shooting Tracker defines a mass shooting as a shooting spree in which four or more people are shot. The folks at Guns Are Cool notes that this differs from the FBI definition in which an event only qualifies as a mass shooting if four or more people are killed.
"The most obscene incidents of gun violence usually do not make the mainstream news at all," Guns Are Cool writes ..."

(more) We are now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015


Mental health is the issue we need to focus on. We warehouse the mental health people in the jails now. I watched it during my career. They are not equipped to deal with all the mental health issues. The politicians (some) want gun control, but the issue is mental health. That doesn't fit their agenda.

Have a fabulous day. ☺
Hey Jim - how are you? Stopping by to say hello and I saw the topic - why do you think mental illness is on the rise like it is? That is so sad. Hope all is well.
Could mental health issues be on the rise partly because of the breakdown of families? Could the breakdown of families be on the rise because of spiritual poverty?
Funny how the states with the most deaths are Republican and Christian (this latter being true in the case of the South anyway). I’m confident that these are also states with a lot of guns and that believe the NRA line about more guns leading to more safety.

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