There is a new tradition starting for the holidays… mass shootings!
Fourteens were killed over the weekend in mass shootings.
ForbesBy Ana FaguyMay 29, 2023KEY FACTS
- On top of the 14 people who were killed this holiday weekend in mass shootings, at least another 58 people were injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as an incident with at least four injuries or deaths, not including the shooter.
- A suspect was taken into custody in Mesa, Arizona, after killing four people and injuring one person during a series of shootings that started Friday afternoon and ended Saturday morning, multiple news outlets reported.
- Three people were killed and five were injured after Saturday evening shooting at a motorcycle rally in Red River, New Mexico—a suspect was later taken into custody.
- Seven people were injured outside Columbus, Ohio, early Monday morning while doing donuts in a parking lot, though police told WBNS, a CBS affiliate, that all of the victims are expected to survive.
- An argument between two men led to a shooting in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday afternoon injuring five people, with police still searching for the suspect, according to NBC affiliate WBAL.[…]BIG NUMBER257. That’s how many mass shootings have happened in the U.S. so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, outpacing the 229 reported at this point last year and the 233 reported at this point in 2021—which was the worst year for mass shootings in a decade.
I would like to point out that today is only 150 days since the first of the year, there have been more mass shootings than the number if days so far this year!
Mass shooting ruins Memorial Day for thousands enjoying Hollywood beach. Here’s what we know
Miami HeraldBy Jimena Tavel and Omar Rodrigues OrtizMay 30, 2023Chaos broke out Monday evening after bystanders witnessed two groups having a dispute before spraying a barrage of bullets along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, tragically ending Memorial Day festivities for thousands in the area and leaving nine people hospitalized.[…]One of the victims was in surgery as of 10:30 p.m.; the others were already stable, said Bettineschi, the police spokeswoman. She added the kids’ ages range from 1 to 17 years and the adults’ ages range from 25 to 65, but couldn’t break them down further. She also couldn’t share their genders.
Meanwhile down in Florida… AP News reports,
Floridians will be able to carry concealed guns without a permit under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Monday, giving the governor another legislative victory as he prepares a campaign for president.The governor signed the bill in a private ceremony in his office. His only immediate public comment was, “Constitutional Carry is in the books,” which he said in a three-paragraph news release.The new law will allow anyone who can legally own a gun in Florida to carry one without a permit. It means training and a background check will not be required to carry concealed guns in public. It takes effect July 1.
KOAT Red River New Mexico…
3 people are dead and 5 others were injured in a shooting between two motorcycle gangs during the Red River Motorcycle Rally.New Mexico State Police say all those who died and were injured were members of a motorcycle gang.State police say the shooting happened after an altercation between the Bandidos and the Water Dogs motorcycle gangs.
Here in Connecticut;
CT NewsJunkieBy Hugh McQuaidMay 25, 2023The House voted Thursday to advance a sweeping package of gun regulations including provisions expanding Connecticut assault weapons ban, increasing bail requirements for certain repeat gun offenders and largely prohibiting the open carry of firearms.Proponents hailed the bill, which will head to the Senate on a 96-51 vote, the most significant update of Connecticut’s gun laws since a landmark law passed a decade ago in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.Rep. Steve Stafstrom, a Bridgeport Democrat who co-chairs the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, said that mass shootings have become even more common in the years since.“As we see other states around the nation recklessly retreat from sensible gun regulations, Connecticut will continue to lead,” Stafstrom said. “Connecticut will continue to stand strong and push to make our communities and our streets safer.”
Where are you safe any more?
The mall? Nope.The beach? Nope.At a private party? Nope.Cutting your grass? Nope.Selling band candy? Nope.Sleeping in your bed in your bedroom? Nope.
According to the CDC (Firearm Mortality by State),
1. Massachusetts (D)2. Hawaii (D)3. New Jersey (D)4. New York (D)5. Rhode Island (D)6. Connecticut (D)~~~~45. Alaska (R)46. Wyoming (R)47. Alabama (R)48. New Mexico (D)49. Louisiana (R)
50. Mississippi (R)
Notice a trend?