“Recent reports here and elsewhere in the media have focused on gun violence in the US, reporting a dramatic rise in mass shootings in 2020 – despite the pandemic – which by November had overtaken the total for 2019. The term mass shooting conjures up images of Columbine and Parkland, but the story for 2020 is more complex.”
The Violence Project’s founders Drs. Jillian Peterson and James Densley wrote another article for the conversation about gun violence in 2020. They analyzed the Gun Violence Archive‘s recent report of 582 mass shootings in 2020 alone. All shootings are tragedies, and every victim deserves to be counted. Peterson and Densley explain the new data and clarify what the findings mean.
Source: The Conversation
Authors: Jillian Peterson and James Densley