The United States has faced at least 128 mass shootings so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023.

Iran PressAmerica: Mass shootings are defined as an incident in which four or more victims are shot or killed, according to the archive.

Though mass shootings don't make up the majority of gun violence incidents in America, their impact on communities and victims is evident.

Incidents like the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, continue to send cities into mourning and have sparked repeated calls for gun reform.

In Nashville, Tennessee, the latest mass school shooting left six dead -- three children and three staff members.

About 12 shootings, one of which can be defined as a mass shooting, have occurred on K-12 school campuses so far this year, leaving at least 10 dead and a dozen injured, according to the GVA and local reports.

The Gun Violence Archive tracked more than 647 mass shootings in 2022 and 690 in 2021. At this time last year, the country had experienced 113 mass shootings.


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