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General News    H3'ed 10/6/15

994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: this is what America's gun crisis looks like

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The Oregon school shooting is evidence that the US response to gun violence ‘has become routine’, Barack Obama says. The data compiled by the crowd-sourced site Mass Shooting Tracker reveals an even more shocking human toll: there is a mass shooting – defined as four or more people shot in one incident – nearly every day.

Death (1,260 total)
Injury (3,606)

The Oregon school shooting is evidence of ‘routine’ response to gun violence, Obama says. The data reveals an even more shocking human toll.

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