The United States took action last month after extensive filming mass murder within six months since 2006, statistics show.
There were 28 murders from January 1 to June 30, with 140 victims in 181 days, according to Associated Press. Only one of the cases involved no gun.
28 Killed, 140 Victims Between January and June, Violence Continues Through Holiday Sunday
Another event was a the fire that killed four people in a home in Monroe, Louisiana AP reports. The case led to the arrest of a 37-year-old woman on charges of arson and murder.
Meanwhile, what happened this year exceeded the previous record of 27 murders. All these deaths occurred in the second half of 2022.
On top of Fourth of July week only30 people were shot at a party in Baltimore, killing two.
Ten others were injured and three died in Louisiana. And in Tampa, a 7-year-old boy was fatally shot during a fight that broke out between two gangs on Independence Day, according to a news release.
A drive-by shooting in Washington, DC, left nine others injured over the weekend.
Mass shootings erupted in cities around the US this week as the country celebrates the Fourth of July.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 5, 2023
Father of Child Killed in Nashville Mass Shooting Calls Milestone ‘Ghastly’
Brent Leatherwhose children were three being present in the classroom during mass shootings at the Nashville school on March 27, called this year “the worst”.
“What a horrible experience,” Leatherwood told the outlet. “You never thought your family would be a part of statistics like this.”
A former leader of the Tennessee Republican Party, Leatherwood wrote a letter to lawmakers urging them to enact legislation, known as “red flag rules,” keeping firearms from people who may harm or harm themselves.
“Our son used to ask us, ‘Do you think there will be a gunman in this camp?’ Should I be worried about this?’” said Leatherwood.
Meanwhile, the AP cited several forensic experts to explain the scale of the mass murder. Experts say the number of firearms has increased and so has the population because of the new record.
Even so, mass killings have not yet taken place, AP reports.
However, not everyone is behind gun control reform. The National Rifle Association has been advocating for more gun rights, including the right to buy a gun.
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ continued efforts to repeal the Second Amendment will not bring safety to Americans; instead, it will only strengthen terrorism,” NRA spokesman Billy McLaughlin said. words. “That’s why the NRA continues to fight for self-defense laws.”
McLaughlin continued: “Know that, we will not bow down, we will not back down. And we will make no apologies for advocating for the self-defense rights of law-abiding Americans. “