“The mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, [on August 3rd, 2019] that left 20 dead and 26 injured is the latest in a list of deadly shootings that have rocked the country. [The gunman surrendered to the police and is in custody]. Here are some deadly mass shootings over the past few years.” [Within 13 hours, early on the morning of August 4, 2019] a lone gunman, outside two Dayton, Ohio night spots, opened fire, killing 9, injuring 26, and was then killed by police.] nbcnewyork.com

“July 28, 2019: Three young people died when a gunman opened fire at the popular Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. Two were children — a teen who may have saved a relative’s life and a 6-year-old who was a sharp dresser — and the third was a 25-year-old New York college graduate who loved sports. The shooter, 19-year-old Santino William Legan, died of a self-inflicted wound, according to the coroner.

May 31, 2019: 11 city employees and one contractor were killed when a fellow city worker, DeWayne Craddock, opened fire inside a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Feb. 15, 2019: A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois, started shooting, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police.

Nov. 7, 2018: Ian David Long killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, before taking his own life. Long was a Marine combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

May 31, 2019: 11 city employees and one contractor were killed when a fellow city worker, DeWayne Craddock, opened fire inside a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Feb. 15, 2019: A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois, started shooting, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police.

Nov. 7, 2018: Ian David Long killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, before taking his own life. Long was a Marine combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Oct. 27, 2018: Robert Bowers is accused of opening fire at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during Shabbat morning services, killing 11 and injuring others. It’s the deadliest attack on Jews in the U.S. in history.

June 28, 2018: Jarrod Ramos shot through the windows of the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Maryland, before turning the weapon on employees there, killing five at The Capital newspaper. Authorities say Ramos had sent threatening letters to the newspaper prior to the attack.— May 18, 2018: Dimitrios Pagourtzis began shooting during an art class at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. The 17-year-old killed eight students and two teachers and 13 others were wounded. Explosive were found at the school and off campus.

Feb. 14, 2018: Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It surpassed Columbine High School as the deadliest shooting at a high school in U.S. history.

Nov. 5, 2017: Devin Patrick Kelley, who had been discharged from the Air Force after a conviction for domestic violence, used an AR-style firearm to shoot up a congregation at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing more than two dozen.

Oct. 1, 2017: Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from the 32nd floor of a hotel-casino, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500. SWAT teams with explosives then stormed his room and found he had killed himself.” nbcnewyork.com

 

“WASHINGTON, United States — Twenty people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a packed Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. Here are of some of the other deadliest recent mass shootings in the United States:

Vegas concert: 58 killed

A 64-year-old retired accountant shoots down from his hotel room at a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert on October 1, 2017, killing 58 people and wounding around 550 before committing suicide. It is the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

Florida club: 49 killed

A heavily armed gunman opens fire inside a gay nightclub in the city of Orlando on June 12, 2016, killing 49 people. The attacker is killed in a shootout with police. He pledges allegiance to the Islamic State group, which later claims responsibility.

Sandy Hook: 26 killed

A 20-year-old man kills his mother in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012 before blasting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shooting dead 20 six- and seven-year old children and six adults. He commits suicide.

Texas church: 25 killed

A 26-year-old man who was court-martialed while in the Air Force shoots dead 25 worshippers during Sunday services and wounds at least 20 others at a Baptist church in the small rural community of Sutherland Springs outside San Antonio, Texas, on November 5, 2017. The shooter flees and is later found dead in his car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Florida high school: 17 dead

A 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who was expelled for disciplinary reasons returns to the school in Parkland, Florida, and opens fire on February 14, 2018, killing 14 students and three adult staff members.

California office party: 14 dead

A radicalized Muslim couple storm a Christmas office party at a social services center in San Bernardino in December 2015 and gun down 14 people, wounding 22 others. They are shot dead by police.

Virginia Beach: 12 dead

An engineer shoots dead 12 at a municipal building in this coastal city on May 31, 2019. The 40-year-old had worked for the public works department in Virginia Beach for about 15 years before carrying out the rampage at his workplace. He died in a gunfight with police.

California bar: 12 dead

On November 7, 2018, a 28-year-old US Marine Corps combat veteran opens fire in a crowded country music bar in California, killing 12 people. The assailant, a troubled former machine gunner who served a tour in Afghanistan, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Colorado cinema: 12 dead

A young man wearing body armor opens fire in a movie theater showing a late-night premiere of a Batman film in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012. Twelve people are killed and 70 wounded. He is sentenced to life in prison.

Synagogue in Pittsburgh: 11 dead

On October 27, 2018, a 46-year-old gunman bursts into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg during Shabbat services, killing eleven people. He reportedly yells “All Jews must die!” during the attack. He is indicted on 29 counts, some of which carry the death penalty. 

High school in Santa Fe: 10 dead

A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and a revolver opens fire just as classes are starting at his school in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18, 2018, killing ten people including eight students. The student, who authorities say used weapons legally owned by his father, is taken into custody on murder charges.” newsinfo.inquirer.net

No graphic images, just a series of graphs and charts (2007 to 2019) illustrating gun violence, mass shootings and deaths in the United States. We’re number one! What a sorry reason to come first! We CAN and MUST stop this madness!

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