The Archive has tallied 11,565 thousand gun deaths in the U.S. — and more than twice as many injuries — since the beginning of 2017.
Another shocking statistic is the number of mass shootings — 271?
FOUR or more shot and/or killed in a single event [incident], at the same general time and location not including the shooter.— Gun Violence Archive (@GunDeaths) October 2, 2017
Answers to our FAQs:— Gun Violence Archive (@GunDeaths) October 2, 2017
-Suicides are added to our End of Year totals
-Each incident in our database is independently linked to source material
Thank you. Thank you for doing this. Time for people to wake up and DO SOMETHING!!— Rodney Este (@The_Rod) October 2, 2017
The best part is they sources are always local news. This makes the numbers very accurate.— Paul Gavin (@realpaulgavin) October 2, 2017
its really heart breaking that these numbera were real people.— Prashant Singh (@techgeass) October 2, 2017
In 1996 there was a school shooting in Dunblane, UK. As a result guns were banned to the public. There have been NO school shootings since— martin (@martinmcfeely1) October 2, 2017
I'm a proud gun owner but would 100% like to see tougher/more strict background checks and make it harder to get a gun.— That 1 Guy (@igglesdude) October 2, 2017