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#gunviolence is an epidemic in the United States.

What caught our attention yesterday: the utterly horrifying #GilroyGarlicFestivalshooting . Details still emerging.

-----But there was more-------
Also this weekend, less heralded: Brooklyn festival shooting, in which at least 11 people were hurt. As many as at Gilroy. cnn.com/2019/07/28/us/…
And a shooting where a music video was being produced in Philly: 6abc.com/police-1-dead-…
And a domestic shooting in FL: wftv.com/news/local/wom…
A 3-year-old boy was shot in the head in a drive-by in Chicago: apnews.com/759c6fc08f0245…
A man was shot as he was approaching a synagogue in FL: apnews.com/9c14c132848d48…
A dozen shots were fired at a bar in San Mateo: apnews.com/5e6bde1345944e…
An airman was killed and 3 more were injured when someone brought a gun to a party in Kansas: apnews.com/84e7b11e16c741…
One teen was killed & 2 more were wounded in a shooting at a party that crossed Indiana/Kentucky state lines apnews.com/eae3a09534c940…
And don't forget the #gun #suicides (60% of gun deaths in the US).

Just this weekend, a police officer in NYC killed himself: apnews.com/ba6a8d9d134840…
A gun murder-suicide in Arkansas (nb: the most common reason for women to be killed? #domesticviolence) apnews.com/a022d056188b4c…
Another domestic murder-suicide in Montana, that has a two-year old missing apnews.com/1ef7beebaff844…
Another domestic murder-suicide in Kentucky: apnews.com/1e90f7ad6e2f48…
Another domestic murder-suicide in Pennsylvania: apnews.com/0bb6b1118ba04a…
A 6 year old was shot in in the face BY HIS FATHER (who then killed himself): apnews.com/7fcc1ac59e984a…
I could go on and on. In streets, ERs, and morgues across the country - we see the daily horror of this American epidemic.

Yes, the #gilroyshooting is the latest public horror. But let us not close our eyes to the daily drip-drip-drip of tragedy that affects us all.
Until we COUNT these shootings accurately

Until we TALK about these shootings accurately

Until then, we are doomed to keep experiencing these shootings.
If you think you're safe: you aren't. We are all, every one of us, at risk. Whether we own a gun or not.
Because here's the thing: #gunviolence isn't a political talking point.

It's people's lives.

/fin
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