Over this past weekend, America experienced yet another double-header mass shooting, with a total of 29 dead and 53 injured.
They were, according to the research group Gun Violence Archive, the 250th and 251st mass shootings in the U.S. of 2019, following two from the previous weekend.
No other developed country has anywhere near this level of both gun violence and mass shootings.
A 2016 study, “Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities,” found that between 2000 and 2014, the United States had 133 mass shootings, while Finland had just two and Switzerland had one mass shooting.
In 2019, America has had more mass shootings than days.
In The Atlantic, David Frum, like so many other commentators, called it “a uniquely American determination to ignore the obvious,” pointing out that nations like Italy are home to white supremacists and even fascistic leaders, but not mass shootings.
In the wake of the latest mass shootings, Republicans rallied around anything-but-gun-control talking points.