Jun 12, 2022 - Politics & Policy

U.S. has seen 1 day in June without a mass shooting

Police cars after a Maryland mass shooting
Police assemble after a mass shooting in Smithsburg, Md., on June 9. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Twelve days into the month, only one day in June has not been marked by a mass shooting in the U.S., according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.

Why it matters: A spate of recent mass shootings including in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, have rocked the nation, pushing guns and gun control to the forefront of the national conversation.

  • Not all mass shootings capture the nation's attention the way those in Buffalo or Uvalde did. At least seven mass shootings happened across the country last weekend.

The big picture: According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 28 mass shootings so far in June.

  • These mass shootings took place across 15 states — Louisiana, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, Arizona, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
  • June 6 was the only day without a reported incident.

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