President Donald Trump makes remarks after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
As gunfire ripped through America in an unprecedented 24 hours, a bleak milestone in a nation pocked by gun violence was marked: There have been 251 mass shootings in 2019, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
A shooting spree early Sunday at an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio – which left at least nine dead and more than two dozen injured – notched an even darker statistic: It occurred on the 216th day of the year, meaning there have been more mass shootings than days so far this year.
That incident followed a rampage Saturday at a Walmart jammed with back-to-school shoppers in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 dead and 26 injured.
The two massacres became the nation’s latest mass shootings as defined by the archive, a not-for-profit organization that provides online public access to information about gun-related violence.
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