Friday, June 16, 2017

UPDATE. Heavens, no! Now is not the time to talk about it.

So far in 2017, the U.S. has experienced an average of 168 gun violence incidents each day.

Map source;  Gun Violence Archives

Not the time.

Original 6/13/2017 post, "Gun violence:  Number of incidents, injuries, and killings on Tuesday, June 13, 2017", starts here.

Related reading:
Op-Ed Baseball and gun violence: Two of America's national pastimes collide in Virginia.  (Los Angeles Times, 6/14/2017)
So far this year, there have been more than 27,800 shootings that have taken the lives of more than 6,800 people and injured an additional 13,500. To say that the United States lags behind other peer nations on this measure is a gross understatement. The gun fatality rate in the U.S. is 25 times higher than other high-income nations. For young victims ages 15 to 24, the rate is 49 times higher. Women in this country are 11 times more likely to be killed with a gun than their international peers.

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