America, land of the brave and home of the free as well as Donald Trump & Charles Manson, hit an important milestone this week. Mass shootings in the USA are now officially a daily occurrence.
Every day of the week; every week of the month; every month of the year. Somewhere, right now in the USA someone – and we do mean right now – is loading an automatic or semi automatic gun with the intention of shooting a lot of people. Oh, and to be clear, that figure does not include single, double or triple shootings and nor does it include Police shooting innocent black people. These are just, as it turns out, run of the mill every day mass shootings.
To put that into context, in the UK (a country with a population roughly 1/3rd of the USA) there has not been a mass shooting since 2010. In 2015 there were 44 gun related deaths out of nearly 70 Million people. And in case anyone thinks that Lives Matter of any particular colour or persuasion more than any other, on average the UK Police shoot and kill someone roughly 1 every 3 years.
So. America. A mass shooting every day of the year? That’s how you know you’ve fucked up.