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More than 25,000 people killed in gun violence so far in 2023

  
Via:  Buzz of the Orient  •  10 months ago  •  46 comments

By:   ByKiara Alfonseca ABC News

More than 25,000 people killed in gun violence so far in 2023
 

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More than 25,000 people killed in gun violence so far in 2023

More than half of all gun violence deaths this year were deaths by suicide.

Shootings have continuously made headlines just seven months into the year.

As of Aug. 1, at least 25,198 people have died from gun violence in the U.S. this year, according to the  Gun Violence Archive  – which is an average of roughly 118 deaths each day.

Of those who died, 879 were teens and 170 were children.

Deaths by suicide have made up the vast majority of gun violence deaths this year. There's been more than 14,000 deaths by gun suicide this year, an average of about 66 deaths by suicide per day in 2023.

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Mass Shootings in 2023   ABC News Photo Illustration, gunviolencearchive.org


The majority of these deaths have occurred in Texas, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois and Louisiana.


The grim tally of gun violence deaths includes 488 people killed in police officer-involved shootings. Thirty-four police officers have been fatally shot in the line of duty this year.

There have also been 960 "unintentional" shootings, the Gun Violence Archive shows.

There have been more than 420 mass shootings in 2023 so far, which is defined by the Gun Violence Archive as an incident in which four or more victims are shot or killed. These mass shootings have led to 465 deaths and 1,781 injuries.

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Fatal Gun Violence in 2023   ABC News Photo Illustration, gunviolencearchive.org



There have been at least 20 K-12 school shootings so far this year, including a March 27 incident at The Covenant School, a Christian school for students in preschool through sixth grade in Nashville, Tennessee, where three children and three staff members were shot and killed.

In Michigan, three students were killed and five others were injured when a gunman opened fire at two locations on  Michigan State University's main campus  in East Lansing on Feb. 13, police said.

California saw three mass shootings in a matter of days in January, with one shooting leaving at least 11 people killed and 10 others injured after a gunman  opened fire at a dance studio  near a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California.




The U.S. has surpassed 39,000 deaths from gun violence per year since 2014, according to data from Gun Violence Archive. Still, gun deaths are down from 2016, 2017 and 2018, when the total number of deaths each year surpassed 50,000. There were 44,310 such deaths in 2022.

Last June, President Joe Biden  signed into law  a gun safety package passed by Congress. It was the first gun reform bill from Congress in decades.

But advocates for gun reform continue to push for tougher measures. Florida lawmakers Rep. Jared Moskowitz and Rep. Maxwell Frost  spoke with "GMA3"  this month to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and called on Congress to do more to curb gun violence.

"Five years later, we feel like we've made some progress and then we were reminded that nothing has changed," Moskowitz said.








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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

This seed is more than a month old, and I will be continuing to post updates on this group.

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1  Hallux  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    10 months ago
This seed is more than a month old

The same arguments pro and con are decades old.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hallux @1.1    10 months ago

I made that point because there's a good chance someone would have pointed it out saying it's old news.  Of course the comments will remain the same - it's the never ending story and it won't end until everyone in America is dead. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.1    10 months ago
it's the never ending story and it won't end until everyone in America is dead. 

Then they had better pick up the pace!

Far more people being born in the US that are dying of gun violence each year.

Far more illegal immigrants crossing into our country each year than there are gun deaths.

Common sense guns laws and enforcement of the laws don't go together.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.2    10 months ago

LOL.  This is my group and my article and I gave myself permission to exaggerate.  Sometimes it's necessary to make a point.

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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1.1.4  Drakkonis  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.3    10 months ago
Sometimes it's necessary to make a point.

Or to simply invent one.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.5  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Drakkonis @1.1.4    10 months ago

I have no respect for your opinion on the matter either.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    10 months ago

So like idiots, people blame the inanimate object instead of the real problem.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    10 months ago

Yeah, but Jeremy, America doesn't have enough mental institutions to solve the problem, and as I said elsewhere, there was a time when people would just shout or slap or even really hit another when a situation arose, now they use guns instead because they've GOT those inanimate objects.  Should people be forced to go on a diet of tranquillizers?  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    10 months ago
Yeah, but Jeremy, America doesn't have enough mental institutions to solve the problem

I never said anything about mental issues.  That's a go to excuse that is overused.  What needs to happen is people being held accountable for their actions.

Should people be forced to go on a diet of tranquillizers?  

What kind of stuff goes through your head to even ask that question?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.1    10 months ago

Apparently you'll never know.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

Sorry folks, but it's now after 11 p.m. here (while it's about 11 a.m. in New York) and I'm tired so this seed is locked for about 8 hours.  I will unlock it then for civil commentary.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

This seed is now unlocked and open for civil commentary.

 
 
 
shona1
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5  shona1    10 months ago

Morning...was listening to the news this morning and froze for a moment when the reader said...

There has been another shooting...and I thought crap how many this time in the US...

But it was down Melbourne and no one seriously hurt..I breathed a sigh of relief..

Bit sad when you think about it ...as I just assumed it was another mass shooting in the States...very glad that was not the case...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @5    10 months ago

Your assumption was justifiable.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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6  1stwarrior    10 months ago

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6 million Jews were murdered because they were forced to give up their weapons. America would have been attacked at least 3 times if it weren’t for citizens having “assault rifles”… a mass shooting just happened in Japan- where guns   are illegal.
I believe you are a Canadian? Hillsdale College has a free amazing series on why America would not exist today if it weren’t for the 2nd amendment. In every mass shooting case, there were plenty of signs the shooter was mentally ill, yet family and friends refused to report it, and often times even bought them a gun! They should be charged as accomplices. That would force people around these lunatics to report them.
 
 
 
afrayedknot
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6.1  afrayedknot  replied to  1stwarrior @6    10 months ago

“6 million Jews were murdered because they were forced to give up their weapons. America would have been attacked at least 3 times if it weren’t for citizens having “assault rifles”…”

You are in danger of having your point summarily dismissed by stating such ridiculous and easily debunked arguments.

Just say you are a believer in the 2nd amendment and let it be. 

 
 
 
George
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6.1.1  George  replied to  afrayedknot @6.1    10 months ago

Agree, Americans have always had access to weapons and that didn’t even slow the government from locking people in camps. Just another thing democrats have in common with Nazi’s. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  George @6.1.1    10 months ago

Blaming others without honest introspection is not going to solve the problem, but then obviously there are many who have no wish to solve the problem. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  afrayedknot @6.1    10 months ago

Thankfully, a common sense comment on the topic.

 
 
 
George
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6.1.4  George  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.2    10 months ago

Exactly where did I blame others? The people who pull the trigger are responsible for the murders, nobody else is to blame. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.5  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  George @6.1.4    10 months ago
"Just another thing democrats have in common with Nazi’s."

Just "another" thing?  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  1stwarrior @6    10 months ago

There are nations where citizens having guns is a very limited right, such as I have described elsewhere about Canada, where a "Holocaust" has never happened.  I'm speaking of the present time and not the past.

There are an awful lot of nations in the world that have existed for centuries that don't have a "Second Amendment" type of law.  If America would not have existed without it, that speaks only for America and with what must be wrong with that nation.  

I have made the same point myself before about families being protective of their members when they are involved in causing death or injury with a gun.  Seems to me America needs more mental institutions than prisons. 

 
 
 
charger 383
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6.2.1  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2    10 months ago

We do need more mental health care.  It was cut back too much and overpopulation has made the problems worse. 

 
 
 
charger 383
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6.2.2  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2    10 months ago

       "There are an awful lot of nations in the world that have existed for centuries that don't have a "Second Amendment" type of law."

How many of them are still here under the same type of government today?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @6.2.1    10 months ago

...more mental institutions, more psychiatrists, more psychologists, more tranquilizers, more forthcoming and honesty by family of the perpetrators, less guns.  I don't think overpopulation is a cause - there are much more peaceful nations that are more crowded than the USA. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2.4  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @6.2.2    10 months ago
"How many of them are still here under the same type of government today?"

I'm not sure I understand your question.  Same type of government as the USA or same type of government they had previously?  Governments change, and some governments are changed by others, like the example of the Shah of Iran. 

 
 
 
charger 383
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6.2.5  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2.4    10 months ago

  The ones that existed for centuries without citizens having right to bear arms, because my next question is how free and well off are the people in these countries?     

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2.6  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @6.2.5    10 months ago

Did you read the RED BOX RULES?

 
 
 
charger 383
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6.2.7  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2.6    10 months ago

YES very carefully and I only entered a door you, the seeder, opened.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2.8  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @6.2.7    10 months ago

Yes, but I'm the seeder and the administrator of this group and I make the rules and have the right to abrogate them if I choose, and you don't.  Maybe I'm being like a former POTUS who thinks he's beyond the law.

 
 
 
shona1
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6.2.9  shona1  replied to  charger 383 @6.2.5    10 months ago

Arvo charger...us and New Zealand spring to mind...Same type of governments for both countries since day one...

And we don't have the right to bear arms, nor have the gun mentality that prevails over in the States..

We are still very well armed... and no guns are not banned here other than automatic types...hell if you can't hit something after one or two shots you shouldn't have a gun..

Here we did/do it our way...and it works exceptionally well for us...

If that's the way I read your question correctly...

 
 
 
shona1
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6.2.10  shona1  replied to  shona1 @6.2.9    10 months ago

Speaking of guns wish I had one now..there is a big fat crow in my bird bath..hate the damn things..

Keep telling my brother to shoot them but said it would be suss if there were dead crows everywhere...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2.11  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @6.2.9    10 months ago
"...hell if you can't hit something after one or two shots you shouldn't have a gun.."

Middle of the afternoon here and I had to wait until now to read that and get my first laugh out loud of the day - thanks Shona.

 
 
 
charger 383
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8  charger 383    10 months ago

It is easy for any government to make people who can not defend themselves into serfs, slaves or just kill them off.      

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @8    10 months ago

Your justification then is that the American people would be enslaved like the Hebrews were in the land of the Pharaohs if they didn't have guns to defend themselves?

 
 
 
JBB
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8.1.1  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    10 months ago

Yes, and Jesus would have never been crucified if He and his disciples had assault rifles and armor piercing ammo...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @8.1.1    10 months ago

He was MEANT to be crucified - if he wasn't he and his father could have prevented it.  Obviously the result was the creation of a whole new religion, and maybe that was the whole intention.  What does all this have to do with the topic of gun violence in America?

 
 
 
charger 383
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8.1.3  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    10 months ago

Not the only reason; but, Could happen if we were betrayed by powerful jealous brothers, I think that is how they got into that mess and it took a very powerful protector to save them years later,   

Not wanting to get too far off; but, I think Hebrews and their decedents might have been better off in history if they kept themselves well armed.    

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.1.4  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @8.1.3    10 months ago

Maybe everyone should trade their guns in for multicoloured dreamcoats and paint their doorposts in lamb's blood.

 
 
 
shona1
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8.2  shona1  replied to  charger 383 @8    10 months ago

Ahhh nope...we are still standing and not a serf or slave in sight...and we are certainly very alive and kicking...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

I'll be back a little later.  The Godfather is being shown on one of the movie channels here and I think I'd like to watch a movie that does sort of fit in with the theme of this article. LOL

 
 
 
charger 383
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9.1  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    10 months ago

Enjoy, great movie

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @9.1    10 months ago

One of the best.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

I'm really whacked tonight so I'm locking this early buy will unlock in in about 9 or 10 hours from now.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

Now unlocked and open for civil commentary.

 
 

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