The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Saturday, August 29, 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.



Anonymous said...

Yeah right. If you count the days the city curb creatures come out and kill 10+ in a day like bmore or chi town.

Anonymous said...

Bammy sez "blaime its on da Bushy."

Anonymous said...

I think you need to separate some of these out. What is your "line" of what's in and what's out?

Yes, there are a lot of "shootings" each day across the nation, but how many are justified?
Clarity, not sensationalism.

Anonymous said...

I think the use of the term 'mass' shootings (vs 'multiple' shootings) is pushing an agenda. Trying to make it look like a massacre.

Mass implies 'many' (like Columbine).

Shooting 3 people is a multiple shooting, not mass.

Anonymous said...

That is such BS! look at fbi stats. You can't count gang fights. And 2 or 3 people is not a mass shooting. Watch the propaganda flow as they push to take law abiding citizens guns.

Anonymous said...

Now matter how you tweak and classify the stats this seems pretty clear: In 2015, there are gun shooting incidents in which multiple people are killed on a regular basis, and happens more than once a day. It's like the wild, wild West.