334 Days; 355 Mass Shootings in 2015 in USA

Police escort to safety in San Bernadino Wednesday

Police escort to safety in San Bernadino Wednesday

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Published December 2, 2015

The mass shooting in San Bernardino, California that left at least 14 dead and 17 more injured was the second mass shooting in the United States on this Wednesday just three weeks shy of Christmas. The first occurred earlier this morning that left four shot in Savannah, Georgia.

While the national media focuses in on the most numerous shootings, The Washington Post tonight reported on the total number of mass shootings that have occurred in the United States so far in 2015. The definition of a mass shooting involves at least four people involved, including in some cases the shooters. With 334 days, there have been 355 mass shootings so far, which averages to more than one per day.

The year is not over.

Sadly, in a nation built on violence, there will be more violence and more shootings yielding more bloodshed and deaths. If you disagree with the statement that we live in a nation built on violence, ask an American Indian. We know the answer because we know our history.

Tonight, a big question lingers: Was today’s deadly rampage in San Bernardino an act of terrorism? Domestic or international?

Perhaps, we are asking the wrong question.

Maybe the question is: Why are there so many guns being produced and made accessible to Americans, especially assault weapons?

One national commentator reported there are more guns in the United States than there are people. Until the country does something about gun control, the violence will continue.

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