Mar. Ene 31st, 2023

As California grappled with a mass shooting in Monterey Park over the weekend that left 11 people dead, within 48 hours, another gunman opened fire in Half Moon Bay, just under 400 miles away, killing at least seven people.

In that short span of time, four more mass shootings have occurred in the United States, and the number of shootings across the country so far this year has already exceeded the number of calendar days.

As of Tuesday, there had been at least 39 mass shootings across the country since the start of the year, according to the gun violence filea nonprofit organization that tracks the spread of what has been called an American disease and that defines a mass shooting as a single incident in which at least four people, other than the shooter, are shot.

At least 70 people have been killed and 167 injured in mass shootings so far in 2023, according to the file.

Those numbers mark a historically fast start for mass shootings this year, with more mass shootings recorded so far this month than in any January over the past decade, according to the archive, which has kept records since 2014. This is despite Congress passed the most comprehensive federal gun control law in 30 years last year, improving background checks and encouraging states to pass so-called red flag laws, among other provisions.

In the wake of recent mass shootings, there have been repeated calls for stricter federal gun control measures, as state measures, including in California, run up against the power of a Supreme Court that has blocked multiple restrictions, including the purchase of high capacity chargers.

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