In the first 24 hours of the new year, 264 separate incidents of gun violence happened across the United States, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive and Vox.
At least 64 people were killed, and another 146 were injured.
The incidents include 24 shootings apiece in Chicago and Jacksonville, Florida; seven shootings in New York City; six shootings each in Baltimore and Buffalo, New York; and five each in Cleveland and Indianapolis.
Generally, New Year’s Day — which is associated with drinking and partying — is a bit more violent than the typical day of the year. But looking over the incidents reveals a pattern of gun violence that is commonplace in America.
Just in case anybody thought that increased gun violence had anything to do with President Obama.
No the violence will surely continue, if not increase under a Trump administration, because despite what some Right Wing conspiracy theorists might have you believe this is not about President Obama, it is about America.