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Wed Jun 29, 2022, 10:49 AM

7 killed, 46 injured in 10 weekend mass shootings nationwide

A Texas trail ride, a barbecue in New York City and a stone bridge in Minneapolis were among the settings for at least 10 mass shootings that erupted across the country between Friday and late Sunday, marking the fifth consecutive weekend U.S. law enforcement officers have responded to multiple incidents, each involving four or more victims shot.

Combined, the shootings this weekend left at least seven people dead and 46 injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a site that tracks shootings across the country. The website defines a mass shooting as a single incident involving four or more victims, which differs from the FBI's definition as a single incident in which four or more people, not including the suspect, are killed.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/killed-46-injured-10-weekend-mass-shootings-nationwide/story?id=85782585

What Democrats asked for and Gun Violence activists support would have a major impact on this going forward, the watered down Law to satisfy Republicans and signed by Biden will do little. Yes it is a good thing to make incremental progress. Yes the bill will help reduce some domestic gun violence. Yes mental health funding is important if not for gun violence.

Make no mistake this isn't over. It took 19 dead children to get this compromise. How many will die to make some real progress?

Make a difference.

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Reply 7 killed, 46 injured in 10 weekend mass shootings nationwide (Original post)
AndyS Jun 2022 OP
maxsolomon Jun 2022 #1
AndyS Jun 2022 #2
SoCalDavidS Jun 2022 #3
maxsolomon Jun 2022 #4

Response to AndyS (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 10:54 AM

1. The genie is out of the bottle.

The arms are out of the armory.

The nation is saturated with semi-automatic firearms and filled with pent-up testosterone-fueled rage. Expect it to continue all summer.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 10:58 AM

2. Join me and make a difference or simply lather rince and repeat.

The fact that we got a compromise from Mitch McConnell is testimony that things CAN change.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 11:24 AM

3. Expect It To Continue All Summer?

I'm 56, and I expect it to continue for however long I'm alive.

The idea that these minor tweaks are going to diminish the gun problem, is pure fantasy.

AT BEST, they'll keep gun deaths stable, but the chances of any abatement are slim and none.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 11:59 AM

4. I expect the "party shooting" incidents to abate when the hot weather does.

That's all.

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