The problem of gun violence in the United States has been difficult to solve for a long time. Recently, various shooting incidents have occurred intensively, with continuous casualties. One day on the 7th, at least 20 people died in gun-related cases across the United States.
According to the statistics of the U.S. Gun Violence Archive website, the number of deaths caused by various gun-related cases in the United States on the 7th local time was at least 20.
The issue of gun violence in the United States is deeply rooted. More than 1.5 million Americans have died from gun-related suicides, murders and accidents since 1975, more than 1.4 million deaths from all wars in the United States since the Civil War, according to data published by The New York Times. In addition, the number of recent gun violence in many parts of the United States has accelerated.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has had about 500 shootings and 129 homicides this year, up 33% from the same period last year. In Chicago, Illinois, there have been at least 233 shootings this year, with as many as 298 victims, an increase of 70% from the same period last year.
Statistics show that the United States accounts for only about 4% of the world’s population, while civilian guns account for 40% of the world’s population. NPR believes that poverty, systemic racial discrimination, etc. are accelerating the intensification of social contradictions in the United States and leading to the worsening of gun violence. The people complained.
Gun Violence Protester: I have 38 grandchildren, granddaughters, and 5 great grandchildren. I never let them come over on weekends because I know what may happen here.