After the mass shooting in a Colorado super market on Monday, the US has now had over 100 mass shootings in less than three full months into 2021. The number of shootings has already eclipsed the first quarter totals of the previous three years. Here are some of the statistics concerning the influx of shootings this year.
“According to https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ the 103 shootings average 1.3 killings per day in America”
When the White House went to lower the flag to honor the ten people shot and killed in a Colorado supermarket on March 22, staffers realized that their work was already done: the flags were still lowered from a shooting just a week prior.
The US’ unique gun laws baked into its constitution have created a murky relationship between firearms and American citizens. Some states have restrictive gun laws, while others have more relaxed regulations, allowing for greater rates of ownership for hunting and protection.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings in the US, there have been 103 mass shootings in 2021 alone. To put that into perspective, March 23 is the 81st day of 2021. That means that on average, there have been 1.3 mass shootings every day this year.
The full list can also be found here: https://www.insider.com/number-of-mass-shootings-in-america-this-year-2021-3
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