Salisbury Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Somebody.Do.Something.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Here are the facts as we know them as of this past weekend:

There was another shooting – the 250th of the year.

Aug. 4: Dayton, Ohio –mass shooting in historic district, nine dead, 27 injured.

Aug. 3: El Paso, Texas – mass shooting in Walmart, 22 dead, 24 injured.

Aug. 2: Pomfred, Md. – domestic shooting, three dead, one injured.

Aug. 2: Suffolk, Va. – multiple crime scenes, two dead, three injured.

Mass shootings in the United States this year, according to the Gun Violence Archives include:

January – 28 mass shootings, 50 killed, 86 wounded.

February – 22 mass shootings, 38 killed, 68 wounded.

March – 21 mass shootings, 13 killed, 89 wounded.

April – 34 mass shootings, 23 killed, 136 wounded.

May – 43 mass shootings, 38 killed, 181 wounded.

June – 48 mass shootings, 34 killed, 217 wounded.

July – 52 mass shootings, 50 killed, 202 wounded.

These shootings are senseless.

I don’t want to hear, “thoughts and prayers…”

Somebody.Do.Something.

Debbie Galbraith

editor

East Penn Press

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