June 14, 2016 3:07 pm -


Forty-two other shootings took place the day the word was focused on Orlando.

These shootings, albeit more granular, paint a tragic picture of just how common gun violence is in the United States — and how it claims thousands of lives annually, outside of mass shootings.

For example:

In New Mexico, a man shot and killed his wife and four children, ages 14, 11, 7, and 3. They were found dead in their home by a relative; the shooter, who fled the scene, is still at large.

Seven separate incidents in Chicago left three dead and nine wounded. In one case, two men were shot and killed while sitting on their porch in the South Side of Chicago. They had just attended a funeral for their friend, who was also killed in a shooting.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.