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U.S. Continues To Average A Mass Shooting Every Day

Posted on the 21 September 2018 by Jobsanger
U.S. Continues To Average A Mass Shooting Every Day (This photo from the latest mass shooting in from the Baltimore Sun.)
There was another mass shooting making the news on Thursday. This one was at a warehouse in Maryland.  But it wasn't alone. There were a couple more in the last 24 hours -- one in Wisconsin and another in Pennsylvania.
The truth is that mass shootings are now a commonplace occurrence in this country -- so common that most of them don't even make the national news anymore. The Maryland shooting was the 262nd mass shooting in the United States in 2018 -- and there have been 263 days so far this day. That means the U.S. is averaging one mass shooting for every day of the year.
I expect our politicians will once again give their "thoughts and prayers". That's not enough. Thoughts and prayers have never brought a victim back or prevented a shooting. They need to take some action.
They could easily fix the loopholes in our background check law, and their would be no political repercussions. That's because over 90% of the population supports doing that. And there are some other actions that a significant majority of Americans would support -- like banning assault weapons and ammunition clips holding more than 10 bullets.
Those actions would reduce deaths, and they would be constitutional. Unfortunately, our politicians (especially the Republicans) have made it clear they will do NOTHING. They have been bought by the NRA and the gun manufacturers, and the donations they receive from them are evidently more important than saving the lives of American citizens.
It's time to vote these political fools out of office!

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