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Mass Shootings in the US Trending Upwards in 2024

According to sources from (CNN) there have been more than 45 mass shootings this

year in the United States, leaving 75 people dead and 150 injured. Gun Violence

Archive, a nonprofit organization that tracks gun violence in the United States, defines a

mass shooting as a shooting that wounded or killed four or more individuals, not

including the shooter.

The dangerous pace of mass shootings escalated in 2020 during the Covid-19

pandemic and has persisted since then. This is concerning because, during 2020, most

schools and businesses were shut down due to the pandemic. Then, 2021 became the

worst year for mass shootings, with 690 across 44 states and Washington, DC.

The increase in mass shootings coincided with an overall rise in gun violence during the

pandemic. The US firearm homicide rate in 2020 was the highest recorded since 1994,

according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As American citizens, we've become accustomed to these violent acts and, to a certain point, callous. As an individual and CEO of a company working hard to educate schools, businesses, and organizations throughout the US on survival and prevention methods, I find this extremely difficult to swallow.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding mass shootings, please do not hesitate

By: Jamie Boschma, CNN

Published 12:03 pm EST 2/15/2024

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