Local time, U.S. President Biden stated the significant shooting in San Jose, California, that day. Biden said that he has the responsibility to order the flag to be lowered to half-mast to mourn the victims. In the statement, Biden cited a series of recent significant shootings in the United States, including the Atlanta Massage Center shooting, the Colorado supermarket shooting, the South Carolina shooting, and the Indiana shooting, and said that gun violence is American. Epidemics have destroyed the lives of many American families.
Biden once again urged Congress to listen to the voice of the American people, including most gun owners, and take immediate action to end gun violence in the United States.
Shooting: America sinks in “familiar pain.”
On March 16, a serial shooting occurred in Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, killing eight people; on March 22, a shooting occurred at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, killing ten people; on April 15 in Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana A shooting happened at the FedEx Center in the city, killing eight people; on May 9, a shooting occurred in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and seven people died.
It is not halfway through this year, and the pain caused by the shooting to Americans has been burdensome. The latest statistics released by Northeastern University and other institutions show that there have been at least 15 vicious shootings in the United States. Four or more people (not including shooters) have been killed this year.
The problem of gun violence in the United States has worsened in recent years. According to data from the U.S. “Gun Violence Archives” website, the number of deaths from non-suicide gun violence in the United States has increased from 14,789 in 2018 to 19,400 in 2020, increasing more than 30%. Since the beginning of this year, the number of non-suicide deaths caused by gun violence has reached 7,777, including 123 children under 12. In the past weekend alone, there have been at least six shooting incidents in the United States, resulting in 12 deaths and 49 injuries.
John Donohue, a professor of law at Stanford University in the United States, said that the United States is “far ahead” in the number of violent gun crimes and the number of mass shootings among developed countries. Combining the vast number of civilian guns and the lax legal supervision has brought considerable challenges to law enforcement agencies.
U.S. President Biden admitted that the rampant gun violence in the United States had reached a “plague” level.
After the San Jose shooting on the 26th, California Governor Gavin Newsom angrily rebuked: “When can we face this issue? When can we lay down our weapons? Political interests, clichés, accusations, repeated despair, and panic. It will lead to more anger and frustration, endless.”
Some media commented that the United States is trembling with “familiar pain” every day. Some people may have escaped the new crown epidemic but will die from shooting.