There are more than one mass shootings (defined as events that left four or more people wounded or dead) a day in the United States.
Including the worst mass shooting of the year, which unfolded horrifically on Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif., a total of 462 people have died and 1,314 have been wounded in such attacks this year, many of which occurred on streets or in public settings, the databases indicate.
But that’s only a tiny subset of everyday gun violence in America, according to Ted Alcorn, the research director for Everytown for Gun Safety:
“You have 14 people dead in California, and that’s a horrible tragedy,” he said. “But likely 88 other people died today from gun violence in the United States.”