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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.

Good guy with a gun, the REAL story . . .

OMG! Crime! Be Afraid! Be very afraid!

Between 2010 and 2019 the violent crime rate in the US decreased 3.8%. Wait, what? I thought we were awash in crime! Is the gun culture trying to scare us into buyiing guns for self defence? Could be . . .

The FBI defines violent crime as: murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. As it turns out robbery is down 27%. The crime rate for the other categories are all up 11-14%.

Non violent crime: Property crime, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft are all down, between 3 and 48% depending on category.

So as it turns out the only crime rates that are up are the ones facilitated by firearms.
FBI crime stats.

So what happened to firearms sales from 2010 to 2019?


Might there be a connection?


Gun control over history

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