No less than 4,605 mass shootings in the United States, US, have happened since 2014.
AfroWorldNews secured this data from Gun Violence Archive, a data portal that tracks shootings in the country.
Why this matters
Gun violence is very rampant in the country, with the recent one recorded in Maine, the northeasternmost US state.
At the time of filing this report, a man suspected to be the shooter had been found dead. Robert Card, 40, according to Maine Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Sauschuck, was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Gun violence in the US continues to be a major issue, causing tremendous death and suffering. It’s a difficult subject that requires rapid response, given the proliferation of guns and lax regulations.
Every year, numerous people are killed in mass shootings. This catastrophe highlights the critical need for comprehensive gun control measures, including universal background checks, restricted access for high-risk persons, and an assault weapons prohibition.
While it is critical to strike a balance between Second Amendment rights and public safety, it is also critical to address the underlying causes, such as mental health support and socioeconomic inequities.
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