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CrimeGun Violence in 2019: There Have Been 251 Mass Shootings in the U.S. in 216 Days

18:15  04 august  2019
18:15  04 august  2019 Source:   slate.com

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The violence in Dayton, which took place on the 216 th day of the year, marked the 251 st mass shooting of 2019 , according to the Gun Violence Archive. While the term “ mass shooting ” is used frequently, there isn’t a legal definition that clearly differentiates it from other types of shootings .

When " mass shooting " is defined as an incident in which four or more people are shot, the U . S . had 251 such incidents in the first 216 days of 2019 . “ There Have Been at Least 17 Deadly Mass Shootings in the US So Far in 2019 .” ABC News 5 August 2019 .

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Gun Violence in 2019: There Have Been 251 Mass Shootings in the U.S. in 216 Days© Provided by The Slate Group LLC People hug at St Pius X Church at a vigil for victims after a mass shooting which left at least 20 people dead on August 3, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama/Getty Images

It was a particularly deadly 24 hours in the United States as a shooting spree early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio left at least 10 dead, including the gunman ,took place less than a day after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso and killed at least 20 people. The violence in Dayton, which took place on the 216th day of the year, marked the 251st mass shooting of 2019, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The non-profit organization counts as a mass shooting any incident in which four or more people were shot or killed, without including the shooter.

Back-to-Back Bursts of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country

Back-to-Back Bursts of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his own sister. Hours earlier, a 21-year-old with a rifle entered a Walmart in El Paso and killed 20 people. In a country that has become nearly numb to men with guns opening fire in schools, at concerts and in churches, the back-to-back bursts of gun violence in less than 24 hours were enough to leave the public stunned and shaken.

The number of mass shootings across the U . S . so far in 2019 has outpaced the number of days this year As of Sunday, which was the 216 th day of the year, there have been 251 mass shootings in the U . S ., according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks every mass

There have been approximately one mass shooting every 15 days in 2019 . While calls for new federal legislation on guns , including a proposal by Democratic lawmakers for greater background checks and a ban on assault rifles, have gone nowhere, the shootings have prompted some action.

Even though the numbers illustrate just how common gun violence is in the United States, the killings seen over the weekend were particularly shocking. The El Paso attack was the deadliest mass shooting of the year, while the killings in Dayton marked the third deadliest shooting of the year. The second deadliest shooting of the year took place in May, when a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach and killed 12 people.

The term “mass shooting” is used frequently but there isn’t a legal definition that clearly differentiates it from others. The Justice department defines a “mass killing” as any episode in which there are “three or more killings in a single episode.” Taking that as the category, the violence in Dayton Sunday morning marked the 32nd mass killing of the year, reports the New York Times.

The shooting in El Paso on Saturday was the eighth deadliest in modern U.S. history and cemented Texas as a state where many of these mass killings take place. Of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, four have taken place in Texas, notes CNN.

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who died in the arms of his son after a mass shooting in Ohio was remembered Saturday as a loving family man who painted houses and loved to fish and cook. The funeral for Derrick Fudge, 57, was among several being held Saturday for people who died in mass shootings last weekend in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. Investigators in Texas said a gunman opened fire in a Walmart store on Aug. 3, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Less than 24 hours later, another shooter killed nine people in a popular Dayton nightlife area. Hundreds of mourners, including Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, attended Fudge's funeral at St.

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