307 mass shootings in 2018
As people remember the victims of Wednesday’s mass shooting in California, a grim statistic is coming to light. That shooting is the 307th mass shooting on the 311th day of the year.
In less than two weeks 23 people have been killed in mass shootings across the U.S.
In 2018, 328 people have died in those incidents, according to the Gun Violence Archive. 1,251 people were injured.
Four people were killed at a Waffle House on April 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee.
Less than one month later on May 18th, ten people were shot and killed at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
About six weeks later on June 28th, five people were gunned down in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
Before Wednesday, September 12th was the day of California’s deadliest mass shooting of this year. A man shot and killed five people, including his wife.
A gunman shot and killed 11 people on October 27th at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania lawmakers recently passed the first anti-violence legislation in more than a decade dealing directly with firearms. The bill would force people in Pennsylvania with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly surrender their guns.