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Tue Jan 4, 2022, 06:19 PM

A look back and a glimpse of the future.

Gun Violence Archive resets for a new year. In the first three days of 2022, there have been at least nine mass shootings nationwide that left 10 people dead and 29 others injured, according to the site that just began its ninth year of tracking gun violence in America. Overall, there have been at least 280 gun violence deaths across the country. The nonprofit also released its preliminary 2021 year-end statistics, which included:
691 mass shootings, the most since GVA started tracking in 2014
20,658 gun deaths
40,358 gun injuries
24,090 gun suicides (an estimate calculated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


Of note is the homicide to suicide ratio. In the past suicides outnumber homicides 2:1. 2021 it was a pretty even split. Hint: suicides didn't go down. Gunners don't want to count suicides by gun as gun violence because, Hey they did it to themselves so it's not really violence! They should spend some time with those left behind.

https://www.gunviolencearchive.org

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AndyS Jan 2022 OP
SoCalDavidS Jan 2022 #1
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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Jan 4, 2022, 06:24 PM

1. Shithole Country

It's only going to get worse.

It's NEVER going to get better.

I realize it sounds defeatist, but it's time to simply accept it.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 4, 2022, 06:50 PM

2. I am more optimistic than that. It took 50 years for the gunners to have free

rein (I got it right that time?) and get us to this point. It will take another 50 to reverse it and we are ten years in.

It is going to get better and gun deaths will decline again. Eventually we will reduce the number of guns in America.

If anything now is the time to get involved, now when the wind and tide are in flux. At this point any contribution however small will have an outsized influence.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 4, 2022, 06:54 PM

3. I agree with your optimism, Andy.

Any contribution however small will have an outsized influence.

Damn right!

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