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  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/1/19

    Statistics for 10/31/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 1: 4 dead, 4 injured (CA)
    Total deaths: 38
    Total injuries: 53
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,Son of God, Have mercy on us.
  • It looks like I'll be posting in my mornings (2/11 here) when I don't work and maybe in the afternoons when I do sleepovers. I'm posting stats from 2 days ago in America (so, 31/10 today). I know that because the stats from yesterday (1/11) are rolling in as I do it. :cry:

    Is that working for Americans? Time zones are a bummer. When we organise group events in the online games I play we have to include a link to a timezone converter. :smiley:
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/2/19

    Statistics for 11/1/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): : 0 dead, 5 injured (AZ); 0 dead 4 injured (TX)
    Total deaths: 30
    Total injuries: 79
    Children under 12 killed: 1 (accidental, shot himself, 3 years old)
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Yesterday's shooting in CA now has 5 dead and 3 injured

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • It belatedly struck me that deaths are running at more than a Boeing 737max8-worth, per week. I don't know what to say more. At work, silly knee-jerk moves along the lines 'you can't do that in case it's not safe' seem to be driven by fear (not of the incident itself, but of...a blot on the career of the safety-person?), and perhaps the wrath of our insurers. No sign of that here. Lord, have mercy.
  • TwilightTwilight Shipmate
    "Yesterday's shooting in CA now has 5 dead and 3 injured."

    So sorry about this for Ruth. Now her neighborhood will never feel the same for her and that's just one of the many side effects of gun violence that doesn't show up in the statistics. The ripple effects of how people feel in their homes and how safe children feel as they go to school and play is really a huge factor in this.

    That article and its photos -- devastating.

  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/3/19

    Statistics for 11/2/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):2 : 0 dead, 4 injured (LA); 1 dead 4 injured (MN)
    Total deaths: 40
    Total injuries: 53
    Children under 12 killed:
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    edited November 3
    Twilight that was a shooting in the Bay area, not the longbeach shooting near Ruth, which had more casualties. Nevertheless your point is well made. I also saw an article about victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting, many of whom are coping both with disability and medical bills. I shall try to dig it up.

    There are heaps of articles. Here is the Sac Bee one I saw.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/4/19

    Statistics for 11/3/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):2 : 0 dead, 4 injured (OH); 1 dead 3 injured (TX)
    Total deaths: 36
    Total injuries: 98
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Update for 11/2/19: One 11 year old shot themselves accidentally with their parent's gun.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • RuthRuth Admin Emeritus
    Honestly, my neighborhood still feels
    Twilight wrote: »
    So sorry about this for Ruth. Now her neighborhood will never feel the same for her and that's just one of the many side effects of gun violence that doesn't show up in the statistics. The ripple effects of how people feel in their homes and how safe children feel as they go to school and play is really a huge factor in this.

    I'm sure for people directly affected this is very much the case. But for me, honestly, my neighborhood feels the same. It's not even close to being the most dangerous neighborhood I've ever lived in.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/5/19

    Statistics for 11/4/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):1 : 1 dead, 4 injured (TX)
    Total deaths: 31
    Total injuries: 69
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • RuthRuth Admin Emeritus
    A bit farther from me, but in the same area of town, some moron managed to discharge a gun while organizing a drawer. No one was hurt, but he did put a round into the unit beneath his.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/6/19

    Statistics for 11/5/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):0
    Total deaths: 14
    Total injuries: 33
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/7/19

    Statistics for 11/6/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):0
    Total deaths: 29
    Total injuries: 70
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/8/19

    Statistics for 11/7/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):1: 2 dead 3 injured (GA)
    Total deaths: 29
    Total injuries: 67
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/9/19

    Statistics for 11/8/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):0
    Total deaths: 29
    Total injuries: 36
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/10/19

    Statistics for 11/9/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):0
    Total deaths: 26
    Total injuries: 47
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/11/19

    Statistics for 11/10/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):
    Total deaths: 27
    Total injuries: 94
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Two mass shootings on 11/9/19: 0 killed, 4 injured (MN); 0 killed 4 injured (GA)

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.

    I think I'm getting abbreviations for US states right. If you see one that seems off, please let me know.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/12/19

    Statistics for 11/11/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):1 0 killed, 4 injured (FL)
    Total deaths: 32
    Total injuries: 81
    Children under 12 killed: 1 (11 year old shot by brother, accidental), PA
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Have mercy indeed. Thank you @Simon Toad.
  • There's been a report of a High School shooting in Santa Clarita, California. Multiple injuries, shooter still at large.
  • CrœsosCrœsos Shipmate
    Looks like it's time to reset the "now is not the time" clock.
    At least six people were wounded — one critically — in a shooting at Saugus High School when a gunman opened fire on the Santa Clarita campus early Thursday, authorities said.

    The shooting was reported at the campus at 21900 Centurion Way about 7:40 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    Television footage from the scene showed teenagers walking in a line behind armed law enforcement officials with their arms raised in the air.

    Several students were placed on gurneys and transported to ambulances in the school’s parking lot. Many of the wounded were being treated in a grassy area on the campus. At least one person was found wounded in the school’s choir room, authorities said.

    All schools in the William S. Hart District were locked down as authorities searched for the shooter. Authorities were centering much of their focus on the area of brush behind the high school adjacent to a creek where authorities suspected the teen might be hiding. Law enforcement officials were also searching the backyards of homes along Sycamore Creek Drive.

    The suspect is described as a 15-year-old boy wearing a black hat and black clothing, sheriff’s officials said.

    This is a currently-happening story, so doubtless there are inaccuracies in initial reports. For those who are interested a local news livestream is available.
  • Good gods, do not look at the comments scrolling past on that vid.

  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    It is horrible.
  • Have I missed a day? I think I somehow got a day behind. I blame shift work. I have been stuffing up my meds this week, so that might be why I'm a bit confused. I'll post twice today. Time for a pill box again...
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/13/19

    Statistics for 11/12/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties):
    Total deaths: 36
    Total injuries: 43
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/14/19

    Statistics for 11/13/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 0
    Total deaths: 29
    Total injuries: 34
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/15/19

    Statistics for 11/14/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 1: 3 killed, 3 injured (CA)
    Total deaths: 30
    Total injuries: 60
    Children under 12 killed: 0
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/16/19

    Statistics for 11/15/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 0
    Total deaths: 27
    Total injuries: 50
    Children under 12 killed: 1 (10 year old boy in SC. Shooter at large according to local press, motive unknown).
    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.

    There is a bastard coming tomorrow. I thought I was becoming complacent. WRONG.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/17/19

    Statistics for 11/16/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 1: 5 killed, 1 injured (CA)
    Total deaths: 25
    Total injuries: 66
    Children under 12 killed: 4:

    An 11 year old girl was accidentally shot in SC. It is unclear who the shooter is.

    Three boys aged 3, 5 and 11 were killed by their father in a murder-suicide in CA. Their mother was also killed and their nine year-old brother was injured.

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit against Remington to go forward

    IANAL, but I'm not sure the irresponsible advertising angle will work. However, the case may attention to the sweetheart protection deal that gun manufacturers extracted from Congress.




    If you haven't seen it yet, this is Back to School Essentials by Sandy Hook Promise. VERY DISTURBING.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/18/19

    Statistics for 11/17/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 2: 4 killed, 6 injured (CA); 0 killed, 4 injured (OH)
    Total deaths: 46
    Total injuries: 108
    Children under 12 killed: 0:

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/19/19

    Statistics for 11/18/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 1: 1 killed, 4 injured (NJ)
    Total deaths: 37
    Total injuries: 45
    Children under 12 killed: 0:

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    edited November 20
    US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/20/19

    Statistics for 11/19/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 0
    Total deaths: 26
    Total injuries: 63
    Children under 12 killed: 0

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/21/19

    Statistics for 11/20/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 1: 0 killed, 4 injured (CA)
    Total deaths: 29
    Total injuries: 67
    Children under 12 killed: 2:

    Five year old boy playing with hand gun accidentally shot and killed himself (CA)

    Two year old girl playing with gun accidentally shot and killed herself (MO)

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/22/19

    Statistics for 11/21/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 2: 0 killed, 4 injured (WA); 0 killed, 5 injured (CA)
    Total deaths: 29
    Total injuries: 63
    Children under 12 killed: 0

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/23/19

    Statistics for 11/22/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 0
    Total deaths: 25
    Total injuries: 59
    Children under 12 killed: 0

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/24/19

    Statistics for 11/23/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 2: 0 killed, 4 injured (CA); 1 killed, 6 injured (LA)
    Total deaths: 30
    Total injuries: 81
    Children under 12 killed: 1

    An 11 year old boy was one of two children shot dead while sitting in a van in the parking lot of an elementary school at 1:30am. The perpetrators are at large.

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/25/19

    Statistics for 11/24/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 3: 0 killed, 6 injured (CA); 2 killed, 2 injured (LA); 1 killed, 4 injured (AL)

    Total deaths: 30
    Total injuries: 65
    Children under 12 killed: 0

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/26/19

    Statistics for 11/25/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 2: 2 killed, 2 injured (FL)

    Total deaths: 36
    Total injuries: 52
    Children under 12 killed: 0

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • Simon--

    Thx for the prayer at the end. Makes it easier for me to cope with even looking at the post.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Agreed, @Golden Key.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/27/19

    Statistics for 11/26/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 0

    Total deaths: 28
    Total injuries: 51
    Children under 12 killed: 0

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • cheers. The prayer helps me cope too. It's mostly just a mechanical exercise after a while, but every now and then something strikes home.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/28/19

    Statistics for 11/27/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 1: 0 killed, 5 injured (NY)

    Total deaths: 20
    Total injuries: 60
    Children under 12 killed: 0

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • US SHOOTINGS REPORT 11/29/19

    Statistics for 11/28/2019
    Total mass shootings (4 or more casualties): 0

    Total deaths: 29
    Total injuries: 76
    Children under 12 killed: 1

    Colton Williams, a 9 year old boy, was killed by his father in a hunting accident in Springfield, South Carolina.

    Info courtesy of Gun Violence Archive.org.
    Any errors mine.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    Son of God,
    Have mercy on us.
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    Simon Toad wrote: »
    a 9 year old boy, was killed by his father in a hunting accident
    This... makes my blood run cold. This would break me. If I were to be the cause of my 9-year-old son's death, I would be dead inside. To contemplate this possibility is sadness itself. That poor father; his poor boy.
  • RooK wrote: »
    Simon Toad wrote: »
    a 9 year old boy, was killed by his father in a hunting accident
    This... makes my blood run cold. This would break me. If I were to be the cause of my 9-year-old son's death, I would be dead inside. To contemplate this possibility is sadness itself. That poor father; his poor boy.

    Too true. I hope the father is on suicide watch. I know I'd be tempted to off myself.
  • I don't know how anyone copes with that kind of situation. (:votive:)

    Periodically, there are news stories of, say, a grandparent who hears a noise in the night, fears the worst, gets their gun and shoots...and accidentally kills the grandchild they forgot was visiting.

    I tend to think such people probably shouldn't be prosecuted. They'll already be suffering intensely for the rest of their lives.
  • Those who told them "you need a gun to protect yourself" carry blame, and won't suffer the consequences of their advice. They should be prosecuted.
  • yeah, the kids get me the most.
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