Grim Chronology of Mass Shootings
While mass shootings like the recent Buffalo supermarket killings are followed by new calls for gun control.
Most voters also believe that is not the answer, and the vast majority of people say it is impossible to stop the killings with guns.
In Rasmussen Reports’ latest poll, potential voters were questioned after the May 14 shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store that left 10 blacks dead.
According to a pattern seen over the past several years, expressing desperation to stop the killings, often at the hands of a mentally ill shooter.
Greg Abbott told reporters that a gunman opened fire on an elementary school in South Texas on Tuesday, killing 14 students and a teacher.
The suspect was killed in the midday noon shooting at Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi, Texas, about 80 miles (130 km) west of San Antonio.
“In the wake of a deadly wave of murder by a teenage gunman in Buffalo, most voters remain unconvinced that more gun control laws can prevent such mass shootings,” the survey analysis said.
Rampage is the latest in a series of high-profile mass shootings.
The United States had 61 “active shootings” incidents last year, with a sharp increase in the number of attacks, injuries and geographic distribution as of 2021.
And the highest toll in more than 20 years, the FBI reported this week.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly called for comprehensive gun control and even a gun ban, but he has taken no action.
Although his party controls the House and Senate. The issue is usually a major electoral issue, and this year, Biden is struggling to move his agenda through Congress.
From the end of these heinous crimes…
- Buffalo, May 14, 2022 – A white gunman kills 10 black people inside a supermarket in a racially motivated attack. He was charged and remains in prison without bail.
- NEW YORK CITY, April 12, 2022 – In one of the deadliest attacks in the history of the New York transportation system, 23 people were injured when a 62-year-old man detonated a smoke bomb and opened fire in a subway.
He was arrested the next day.
- OXFORD, November 30, 2021 – Four students are killed and seven others injured after a teenager opens fire on a high school in Oxford, Michigan.