The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL marks the country’s 18th school shooting of 2018, just 45 days into the year, reported the Huffington Post. Not all the shootings are mass killings, but is any school shooting acceptable?
That’s an average of one school shooting every 60 hours thus far in 2018, more than double the number of school shootings recorded in any of the previous three years in that same period. Those numbers are according to data compiled by the gun control advocacy organization Everytown for Gun Safety, which defines a school shooting as any time a firearm is discharged on or around a campus.
Details are still emerging about what happened during Wednesday’s shooting at Stoneman Douglas High but at least 17 dead and scores injured.
President Donald Trump has spoken vaguely about the need to curb shootings, saying after the Las Vegas massacre in October that the U.S. would start “talking about gun laws as time goes by.”
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