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A Weekend of Carnage: The Alarming Surge of Mass Shootings This Past Weekend

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Over the weekend, the United States experienced a staggering sixteen mass shooting events. There have been a total of 246 mass shootings recorded so far this year, averaging more than one per day. Since the Uvalde school shooting in Texas, there have been an additional 33 incidents, resulting in 191 injuries and 34 fatalities. The Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as an event that causes the injury or death of four or more people.

To put that into perspective, the highest number of U.S. soldier casualties in a single weekend during the U.S. war in Afghanistan occurred on August 6-7, 2011. During that time, 30 U.S. service members were killed. The United States today is more dangerous than anytime during the US - Afghanistan war.

Yet we as a country still do not do anything to controll the amount of guns in our country or pass any laws to limit gun violence. We are a sick country.