Just another day in the United States of America.
On Wednesday, we passed a milestone. We are 336 days into the year and there have been at least 351 mass shootings. On Wednesday alone, we had more than two. It’s estimated that 89 people in American die of gun-related violence every single day.
Still, there are millions of Americans who deny that we have a problem with guns. The studies on gun violence are horrible, because, well, there aren’t any, thanks to a congressional ban on gun research.
The rest of the world doesn’t have our problems. While no country is immune from gun violence, our epidemic is strictly white, blue and with lots of red. Even the BBC is tired of covering our violence and their coverage of Wednesday’s shooting in San Bernardino, California, is basically just them giving up.
“Just another day in the United States of America,” were the words of the frustrated BBC reporter and unfortunately, he’s right.
BBC report tonight: “Just another day in the United States of America…” pic.twitter.com/ikw41FLbgz
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 2, 2015
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