Tuscon Tragedy Happens Ten Times Every Day

It is heartening that America seemed shocked by what happens when insane people get guns and are compelled to murder multiple people. “6 dead and 19 wounded,” read the headlines…

But why are we so immune to the daily toll of individual gun violence? There are about 38,000 gun deaths in the USA each year. Half are suicide. That means about 50 people a day, every day, are murdered through gun violence.

Why don’t the headlines reflect “50 murdered today” every day? That seems a worse indicator of violence in our society versus the terrible tragedy in Tuscon.

Maybe we are jaded…




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