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10/06/2015

State of the Armed Union

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D

In the first 274 days of 2015, there were 294 mass shootings (yes, that is more than 1 per day). As a nation, there were over 39,000 gun incidents leading to 10,104 deaths and 20,544 injuries so far in 2015.

For points of comparison

When we hear that 11,000 people have died in one year of Ebola, infant mortality, stomach cancer, and terrorism, there is a huge public health and national security effort to combat each and every situation through research, screenings, and efforts that often limit individual liberty. But when 10,000 people per year die of gunshots, the response is silence, prayer, or calls for more guns.

What can we do to change this state of armed affairs?

Much has been written on this blog about guns as a public health issue and as a medical issue. You can read them here and here. For a reality check, I offer a list of all mass shootings in 2015 as the state of our armed union.

1/1/15 Memphis, TN
1/2/15 Savannah, GA
1/4/15 Dallas, TX
1/4/15 Roanoke, VA
1/6/15 Miami, FL
1/7/15 Chattanooga, TN
1/8/15 Boston, MA
1/9/15 San Francisco, CA
1/10/15 Moscow, ID
1/11/15 San Jose, CA
1/11/15 Hope Mills, NC
1/11/15 Lakeland, FL
1/11/15 Tuskegee, AL
1/12/15 Wichita, KS
1/13/15 Portsmouth, VA
1/14/15 Rockford, IL
1/19/15 San Antonio, TX
1/20/15 Clarksville, TN
1/23/15 Boston, MA
1/24/15 Omaha, NE
1/24/15 Queens, NY
1/26/15 Stockton, CA
1/28/15 DeKalb, GA
1/29/15 Troup County, GA
2/1/15 Syracuse, NY
2/1/15 Manhattan, NY
2/4/15 King, NC
2/5/15 Warrensville Heights, OH
2/6/15 Tulsa, OK
2/7/15 Douglasville, GA
2/8/15 Crockett County, TN
2/9/15 New Port Richey, FL
2/15/15 Long Beach, CA
2/17/15 Little Rock, AR
2/22/15 Habersham County, GA
2/22/15 Charleston, SC
2/22/15 Killeen, TX
2/25/15 Houston, TX
2/27/15 Tyrone, MO
2/28/15 Baltimore, MD
2/28/15 Tarboro, NC
2/28/15 Columbia, MO
3/1/15 Tangelo Park, FL
3/1/15 Detroit, MI
3/2/15 Santa Ana, CA
3/3/15 Las Vegas, NV
3/4/15 San Bernadino, CA
3/9/15 Chicago, IL
3/10/15 Columbus, GA
3/11/15 Aurora, IL
3/13/15 Brookhaven, MS
3/14/15 Atlanta, GA
3/15/15 Lillington, NC
3/15/15 Houston County, AL
3/16/15 Compton, CA
3/17/15 Stockton, CA
3/18/15 Mesa, AZ
3/18/15 Newark, NJ
3/19/15 Navajo Nation, AZ
3/20/15 Columbus, MS
3/20/15 Oklahoma City, OK
3/20/15 Joliet, IL
3/20/15 Lancaster, TX
3/21/15 Ybor City, FL
3/21/15 Lehigh Acres, FL
3/22/15 Albuquerque, NM
3/23/15 Clarksville, TN
3/24/15 Indianapolis, IN
3/26/15 Amarillo, TX
3/28/15 Panama City Beach, FL
3/29/15 Stockton, CA
3/30/15 Tulsa, OK
4/2/15 Baltimore, MD
4/3/15 Daytona Beach, FL
4/5/15 Louisville, KY
4/5/15 Indianapolis, IN
4/7/15 North Rome, GA
4/16/15 Phoenix, AZ
4/16/15 Los Angeles, CA
4/18/15 Paterson, NJ
4/18/15 Charlotte, NC
4/18/15 Lumberton, NC
4/18/15 Williamsport, PA
4/18/15 Montgomery, AL
4/19/15 Richmond, VA
4/21/15 Killeen, TX
4/25/15 Trenton, NJ
4/25/15 Gates, NY
4/27/15 Brooklyn, NY
4/27/15 Gila Bend, AZ
5/1/15 Milwaukee, WI
5/3/15 Menasha, WI
5/3/15 South Bend, IN
5/3/15 Houston, TX
5/3/15 Dayton, OH
5/4/15 Bronx, NY
5/4/15 Buffalo, NY
5/7/15 Cincinnati, OH
5/10/15 Jersey City, NJ
5/10/15 Cleveland, OH
5/10/15 Newark, NJ
5/12/15 Capitol Heights, MD
5/12/15 Tucson, AZ
5/13/15 Anchorage, AK
5/16/15 Milwaukee, WI
5/16/15 Baltimore, MD
5/16/15 Rochester, NY
5/17/15 Waco, TX
5/18/15 Miami, FL
5/18/15 Kinloch, MO
5/19/15 Arlington, VA
5/20/15 Baltimore, MD
5/23/15 Fresno, CA
5/24/15 St. Louis, MO
5/24/15 Montgomery, AL
5/24/15 Flint, MI
5/24/15 Brockton, MA
5/25/15 Decatur, IL
5/26/15 New Orleans, LA
5/28/15 Omaha, NE
5/28/15 Chester, PA
5/28/15 Chicago, Il
5/29/15 Miami, FL
5/30/15 San Diego, CA
5/30/15 North Amityville, NY
5/31/15 Cleveland, OH
5/31/15 Conyers, GA
5/31/15 Springdale, MD
5/31/15 New Haven, CT
6/3/15 Wyandanch, NY
6/5/15 Davenport, IA
6/5/15 New Orleans, LA
6/6/15 Chicago, IL
6/6/15 Buffalo, NY
6/7/15 Deer Lodge, MT
6/9/15 St. Louis, MO
6/10/15 Cincinnati, OH
6/10/15 Los Angeles, CA
6/11/15 Bridgeport, CT
6/11/15 Houston, TX
6/12/15 Miami, FL
6/13/15 Oklahoma City, OK
6/13/15 Bronx, NY
6/13/15 Tulsa, OK
6/13/15 Columbus, OH
6/13/15 St. Louis, MO
6/13/15 Fayette County, GA
6/14/15 Camden, NJ
6/14/15 Milledgeville, GA
6/15/15 Brooklyn, NY
6/16/15 Miami Gardens, FL
6/17/15 Charleston, SC
6/19/15 Woonsocket, RI
6/20/15 Philadelphia, PA
6/20/15 Detroit, MI
6/21/15 Lexington, KY
6/21/15 Roy, UT
6/22/15 Philadelphia, PA
6/23/15 Chicago, IL
6/23/15 Breaux Bridge, LA
6/24/15 Manhattan, NY
6/25/15 New Orleans, LA
6/26/15 Detroit, MI
6/27/15 Greenacres, FL
6/27/15 Hartford, CT
6/27/15 Taunton, MA
6/28/15 Harrington, DE
6/28/15 Detroit, MI
6/28/15 Venice, IL
6/29/15 Opa-locka, FL
7/1/15 Newark, NJ
7/1/15 Indianapolis, IN
7/3/15 Philadelphia, PA
7/4/15 Washington, D.C.
7/4/15 Pittsfield, MA
7/4/15 San Antonio, TX
7/4/15 Syracuse, NY
7/5/15 Fort Wayne, IN
7/5/15 Shreveport, LA
7/5/15 Rock Hill, SC
7/5/15 East Orange, NJ
7/7/15 Baltimore, MD
7/12/15 Jersey City, NJ
7/12/15 River Forest, IL
7/12/15 Baton Rouge, LA
7/13/15 Stockton, CA
7/14/15 St. Louis, MO
7/15/15 Baltimore, MD
7/15/15 Holly Hill, SC
7/15/15 Cleaveland, OH
7/15/15 Detroit, MI
7/15/15 Atlanta, GA
7/16/15 Chattanooga, TN
7/16/15 Dallas, TX
7/17/15 Columbus, OH
7/17/15 Cincinnati, OH
7/17/15 Washington, DC
7/17/15 Chicago, IL
7/18/15 Baton Rouge, LA
7/18/15 Salem, OR
7/19/15 Louisville, KY
7/19/15 Suffolk, VA
7/20/15 Bronx, NY
7/21/15 Miami Gardens, FL
7/22/15 Forsyth County, GA
7/23/15 Lafayette, LA
7/25/15 Erie, PA
7/25/15 Hopewell, VA
7/26/15 Indianapolis, IN
7/26/15 Kansas City, MO
7/26/15 New Orleans, LA
7/27/15 Rockford, IL
7/28/15 West Frankfort, IL
7/30/15 Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/15 Orlando, FL
8/2/15 Chicago, IL
8/2/15 Brooklyn, NY
8/2/15 Savannah, GA
8/2/15 Baltimore, MD
8/3/15 Brooklyn, NY
8/4/15 St. Louis, MO
8/6/15 Columbia, SC
8/7/15 Barre, VT
8/8/15 Gastonia, NC
8/8/15 Blytheville, AR
8/8/15 Houston, TX
8/9/15 Forest, MS
8/9/15 Detroit, MI
8/10/15 Long Beach, CA
8/15/15 Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/15 Orangeburg, SC
8/15/15 Los Angeles, CA
8/16/15 Miami, FL
8/16/15 Fort Worth, TX
8/16/15 Bennettsville, SC
8/16/15 Chicago, IL
8/19/15 Rochester, NY
8/20/15 Starr County, TX
8/21/15 Durham, NC
8/21/15 Roswell, NM
8/21/15 Cincinnati, OH
8/21/15 Pine Hills, FL
8/22/15 Modesto, CA
8/25/15 New Orleans, LA
8/26/15 Brooklyn Center, MN
8/26/15 Moneta, VA
8/26/15 West Palm Beach, FL
8/26/15 Chicago, IL
8/27/15 Salinas, CA
8/28/15 Brooklyn, NY
8/29/15 Smith County, TX
8/29/15 Bristol, TN
8/29/15 Macon, GA
8/30/15 Memphis, TN
8/30/15 Muskegon Heights, MI
9/1/15 Long Branch, NJ
9/5/15 Charlotte, NC
9/5/15 Columbus, MO
9/5/15 Daytona Beach, FL
9/5/15 Las Vegas, NV
9/7/15 Denver, CO
9/7/15 Washington, DC
9/8/15 Minneapolis, MN
9/8/15 Chicago, IL
9/8/15 Manson, WA
9/11/15 Charlotte, NC
9/12/15 Minneapolis, MN
9/12/15 Minneapolis, MN
9/12/15 Rochester, NY
9/12/15 Shreveport, LA
9/13/15 Ocala, FL
9/13/15 Los Chavez, NM
9/13/15 Baker, LA
9/15/15 Newark, NJ
9/17/15 Albion, MI
9/17/15 Platte, SD
9/19/15 Indianapolis, IN
9/20/15 Chicago, IL
9/20/15 Tulsa, OK
9/21/15 Sand City, CA
9/21/15 Philadelphia, PA
9/23/15 Fort Meyers, FL
9/23/15 Norcross, GA
9/23/15 Shreveport, LA
9/24/15 Chicago, IL
9/25/15 Danville, IL
9/26/15 Banning, CA
9/27/15 Kansas City, MO
9/27/15 Greenville, GA
9/28/15 Chicago, IL
9/28/15 Cincinnati, OH
9/28/15 Dayton, OH
9/29/15 Chicago, IL
10/1/15 Roseburg, OR
10/2/15 Baltimore, MD
10/2/15 Inglis, FL
*List is from Mass Shooting Tracker

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