The National Count: Three Aurora Shootings A Day

Abby Zimet

The mind reels, the numbers stun. Even before the Sikh shooting, beneath a count of victims since the Aurora shooting - 590?! - survivors of the so-long- ago Tucson shooting appear in a new video to cite the number of Americans who will be killed by guns during the next president’s term - 48,000, or 34, the  equivalent of three Aurora shootings, a day - and demand a concrete plan to curb the bloodshed and insanity from the two guys seeking that office. Also a petition. From Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

"Our leaders gave us a minute of silence, but they haven't given us a plan."

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