It was another deadly weekend of gun violence in the US. Gun violence kills over 100 Americans each day. Last year, a record-high number of guns were sold, and 2020 is estimated to be one of the deadliest years on record for gun violence in America. Mass shootings are unfortunately just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this country’s gun violence crisis.
This is just a fraction of the gun violence that happened across the United States this weekend:
At least 24 people were shot in Chicago, three fatally, including 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams who was shot and killed as she and her father were getting food at a McDonald’s drive-thru. Her father, Jontae Adams, was critically wounded.
Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund