Sunday, July 26, 2015

204 mass shootings in the United States so far in 2015, crowd-sourced tracker says

From the Houston Chronicle:

A mass shooting that killed three people Thursday at a movie theater in Louisiana is only the latest in a string of more than 200 such shootings this year, a website that tracks U.S. gun deaths says.

Forty U.S. states this year have seen mass shooting incidents "when four or more people are shot in an event, or related series of events, likely without a cooling off period," according to the crowd-sourced website Mass Shooting Tracker.

The total number of shootings in 2015 under that definition stands at 204, the website says.

More here.

If we're supposed to refrain from talking about politics for, what, a couple of weeks after any mass shooting, so as to respect survivors, the bereaved, etc., but the shootings are happening at a rate of around one per week, WHEN THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT THE POLITICS?!?

My guess is that the answer is "never."