There have been seventy-seven mass shootings in the U.S. in the first 45 days of 2023.
Collectively, 109 were killed and 273 were wounded while sitting in a university classroom, going to high school, eating at fast-food restaurants, attending a concert, dancing at a club, relaxing at a hookah lounge, working on a farm, gambling at a casino, playing basketball, and attending a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event. In short, doing normal everyday things that we all do.
No other country with an advanced economy has experienced more than eight mass shootings over a 22-year period. The U.S. recorded 611 in just one year—2020.
We are the only nation where civilian guns outnumber people (120 per 100 people), contributing to the highest firearm homicide rate among countries with advanced economies, 18 times the rate of other countries, even though we only have 4% of the global population.
Why? Why are we awash in so much blood?
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