Leaders Fail On Gun Violence


June 19, 2017

The United States has the worst record by far for gun violence among industrialized, democratic nations. A “mass shooting” is defined as an incident in which four or more people (excluding the assailant) are shot or killed. In the first 165 days of this year, there were 154 mass shootings, nearly one a day, in the United States.

That figure does not represent the true carnage. Last Wednesday five people were shot while a group of Republicans practiced for the annual Congressional baseball game in another mass shooting. On that same day, a UPS worker in San Francisco killed three fellow...

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