WORLD Yearender: Americans facing mass shooting milestone in 2019 with no progress in gun control

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Yearender: Americans facing mass shooting milestone in 2019 with no progress in gun control

Xinhua

10:12, December 23, 2019

People attend a vigil to mourn the victims of a mass shooting in Dayton of Ohio, the United States, on Aug. 4, 2019. A gunman wearing body armor shot dead nine people at a popular nightlife area in Dayton. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide. (Photos: Xinhua)

A woman attends a prayer vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in Dayton of Ohio, the United States, on Aug. 4, 2019. A gunman wearing body armor shot dead nine people at a popular nightlife area in Dayton. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

People attend a vigil to mourn the victims of a mass shooting in Dayton of Ohio, the United States, on Aug. 4, 2019. A gunman wearing body armor shot dead nine people at a popular nightlife area in Dayton. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen (C) speaks during a press conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the United States, on June 1, 2019. At least 12 people were killed in a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in the eastern state of Virginia. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

Photo taken on June 1, 2019 shows Building 2 of Virginia Beach Municipal Center where a mass shooting occured in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the United States. At least 12 people were killed in a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in the eastern state of Virginia. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

Crosses with names of victims are placed near the Walmart center where a massive shooting took place, in El Paso of Texas, the United States, on Aug. 5, 2019. A gunman opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, killing 22 people and injuring more than two dozen. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

College student Jennifer Estrada takes part in a rally for gun control and anti-racism, in El Paso of Texas, the United States, on Aug. 7, 2019. A gunman opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, killing 22 people and injuring more than two dozen. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

People visit a gun show organized by Dallas Arms Collectors Association in Dallas, Texas, the United States, on Nov. 30, 2019. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

A U.S. national flag flies at half-mast above the White House to mourn the victims of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Washington D.C., the United States, on Aug. 4, 2019. The two mass shootings in the United States left 31 people dead and dozens injured. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

People take part in a prayer vigil at Ponder Park in El Paso of Texas, the United States, on Aug. 4, 2019. A gunman opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, killing 22 people and injuring more than two dozen. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

Investigators work at the Walmart center where a mass shooting took place in El Paso of Texas, the United States, on Aug. 5, 2019. A gunman opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, killing 22 people and injuring more than two dozen. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide.

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