These are staggering numbers.
On Sunday night, a gunman opened fire over a crowd of thousands at a country music festival in Las Vegas, raining bullets down from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel.
The gunman died before law enforcement entered his hotel room from what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities believe the suspect, identified as Stephen Paddock, acted alone in the shooting.
Here’s everything we know so far about what is now the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, leaving at least 58 people dead and more than 500 others injured.
I fear the death toll will rise. I have no idea how many people will have to die before we do something.
The next mass shooter (white terrorist) already owns the gun(s) he will use to carry out the attack. He already owns the ammo. I used ot think tougher gun laws were the answer… now i dont think there is one.
As stated previously I gave up on common sense gun laws after Sandy Hook, the slaughter of the innocents came and went like it was just another day. But here in America gun violence, massacres and slaughter are just another day. Not until the politicians or the rich are slain by gun shot will anything change.
Health Affairs is making the following paper available without a subscription until Monday, October 9.
Emergency Department Visits For Firearm-Related Injuries In The United States, 2006–14
By Faiz Gani, Joseph V. Sakran, and Joseph K. Canner
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firearm-related deaths accounted for more than 36,000 deaths in the United States in 2015. However, due to the politicized environment surrounding gun violence, Congress has yet to appropriate funds to the CDC for firearm-related injury research. As a result, limited data exist on the epidemiological trends and risk factors. To better understand US firearm-related injuries that result in emergency department visits, Faiz Gani and coauthors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine analyzed national data for the years 2006–14.
What’s interesting about this is the paper was apparently not rushed to publication because of the Las Vegas shooting, but was already part of the current issue focusing on hospital emergency departments.
Thanks for the link, Paula!