According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, a crowd-sourced project that tracks mass shootings, the 204th day of 2015 brought with it the 204th mass shooting of the year, leaving one for everyday that has passed. As a recent article in The Washington Post points out, mass shootings have filled news headlines to the point where people are numb, tuning out the stories as they have come to seem more like a normal, everyday event, rather than something that should be reacted to with shock and outrage.
The list includes the recent shooting at a Louisiana movie theater, the shooting of 9 Black church parishioners in South Carolina, seven people being shot at a Louisville nightclub, four men being shot earlier this week in Suffolk, and many others. What all of these events have in common is that four or more people were killed at one time, during the same act of violence.
Even with all of the death, many are not hopeful that anything will change in the near future, as people are not having the conversations critical for changing this violent norm. Some months have been more violent than others, with 18 mass shootings occurring in the month of April, 39 in May, 41 in June, and 34 so far in the month of July.
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24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.