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America Has Had More Than 200 Mass Shootings This Year

America Has Had More Than 200 Mass Shootings This Year

Over the weekend, seven mass shootings took place across the United States, including the second-deadliest incident this year at a Dallas-area outlet mall, bringing the total number of mass shootings in the country this year to over 200.

The Gun Violence Archive — a nonprofit which tracks incidents in which four or more people, not including the attacker, were shot — revealed that there have been 207 such incidents this year alone (at the time of this writing).

Comparatively, in the past two years, the U.S. crossed the 200-mass shooting threshold in mid-May. However, in both 2019 and 2020, it didn’t reach 200 until mid-to-late June. Between 2016 and 2018, the country passed 200 mass shootings in late July.

The GVA tracker recorded three shooting incidents on Saturday alone, including the one at Allen Premium Outlets in Texas, where a gunman killed eight people and injured seven before being fatally shot by police. Other mass shootings occurred in California and Ohio that same day.

On Sunday, four more mass shooting incidents were recorded, killing five people total and injuring a dozen others in California, Missouri, New Jersey and Maryland.

President Joe Biden has denounced the recent wave of shootings and urged Congress to act on gun control.

Last year, the GVA tracker recorded 647 total mass shootings in the country, resulting in a total of 20,200 “willful, malicious or accidental” gun-related deaths and nearly 40,000 injuries.

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