According to the report, the US again exceeds 600 shootings per year.

Although the number of shootings that occurred in 2022 did not exceed the number of shootings in 2021, the events that took place at a Walmart store in Virginia increased the number of 617 attacks of this typeor.

This is evidenced by the tally from the Archive of Gun Violence, which tracks shootings in which there are at least four victims, either injured or dead.

In 2021, 690 shots were registered, i.e. 1.90 shots per day, while at the end of 2022 the average was 1.86 shots per day.

The statistics are not encouraging.since in 2014 there were 273 shootings, that is, 0.75 per day, but as of that year, the graph did not go down.

The worst years are the last three, from 2020 to the present, although there were 417 executions in 2019.

The organization compiles a list of the worst shootings this year, with 36, with the deadliest being the May 24 shooting in Uvalda, Texas, where 22 people were killed and 17 injured, most of them Hispanic.

This is followed by an incident on May 14 in Buffalo, upstate New York, where 10 people died in an attack that is also considered a hate-motivated attack because the suspect, Payton Gendron, who pleaded guilty this Monday, fired at Tops Friendly Market. a supermarket where most of the customers are black.

The third position is occupied by two attacks, one in Highland Park, Illinois, where eight people were killed and another 29 injured, in an attack during a 4th of July parade.

An attack in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on October 27 is recorded with the same death toll. This event was classified as an act of domestic violence, but also classified as a shooting due to the number of victims.

At number four is the one that occurred November 22 at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, where seven people were killed, including an attacker who committed suicide, and six others were injured.

In fifth place are five shootings, in which six people were killed and 14 injured, as a result of attacks in Texas (2), Wisconsin (2) and California (1).

Some changes

The biggest action against these types of attacks came with the passage of the bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which faced difficult negotiations but allowed tougher gun sales to people under 21 with mental health issues and a history of juvenile delinquency.

Blocks are also being placed on excessive purchases of weapons, to locate persons who may pose a danger when using equipment in the drug trade or to carry out an act of terrorism.

Also achieved is an increase in funding for mental health care and an increase in customer reviews.

However, in the face of Republican opposition on the issue, he lacked assault weapons.

After the shooting at the Q club in Colorado Springs, where five people died, and the terrorist attack in Virginia, the President Joe Biden urged to move forward with a ban on these weapons.

“We need a ban on assault weapons to get military weapons off the streets of the United States,” the president said after the attack.

Author: Jesus Garcia
Source: La Opinion


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