Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Somebody please do something

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Here are the facts as we know them as of this past weekend:

There was another shooting – the 250th of the year.

Aug. 4: Dayton, Ohio –mass shooting in historic district, 9 dead, 27 injured.

Aug. 3: El Paso, Texas – mass shooting in Walmart, 20 dead, 26 injured.

Aug. 2: Pomfred, Md. – domestic shooting, three dead, 1 injured.

Aug. 2: Suffolk, Va. – multiple crime scenes, two dead, three injured.

Mass shootings in the United States this year, according to the Gun Violence Archives, include:

January – 28 mass shootings, 50 killed, 86 wounded.

February – 22 mass shootings, 38 killed, 68 wounded.

March – 21 mass shootings, 13 killed, 89 wounded.

April – 34 mass shootings, 23 killed, 136 wounded.

May – 43 mass shootings, 38 killed, 181 wounded.

June – 48 mass shootings, 34 killed, 217 wounded.

July – 52 mass shootings, 50 killed, 202 wounded.

These shootings are senseless.

I don’t want to hear, “thoughts and prayers…”

Somebody please do something.

Debbie Galbraith

East Penn Press/Salisbury Press editor