There are not many places in America where people feel safe. Ten mass shootings took place in the United States this weekend, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 60 others. As the nation grieves after a string of deaths over the past month, including a massacre at an elementary school in Texas; a deadly attack at an Oklahoma medical facility; a racist attack at a New York supermarket; and an attack at a Taiwanese church service in California.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been at least 246 mass shootings in the United States this year. This is more than the number of days that have passed in the year. That’s the same number of mass shootings in 2021 through June 5. The number of mass shootings took place through June 5 in 2020 was 161; in 2019, this number was 154.
There were mass shootings across the US over the weekend, including in Socorro, Texas, Summerton, South Carolina, Philadelphia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Phoenix, Mesa, Arizona, Omaha, Nebraska, Chesterfield, Virginia, Macon, Georgia, and Saginaw, Michigan, taking the total death toll to a dozen and the injured count to 60.