File Photo: Police tape was taken in a trash can on the street on June 5, 2022, after a deadly shooting on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.Reuters / Bastians Love / File Photos
Chicago -Philadelphia school teachers, Arizona teens, and Chicago police officers were among the hundreds of people shot over the weekend.
More than 124 mass shootings have killed and injured 325 in more than 300 mass shootings recorded in the United States since Friday, according to Gun Violence Archive.org, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC that tracks shootings.
The surge in violence over the weekend came shortly after a series of shocking mass shootings in Yuvalde, Texas, Buffalo, NY, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, with stricter restrictions on gun ownership, which is strongly opposed by gun rights. The debate reignited.
After a weekend shooting, the mayors of several large US cities expressed their frustration about the effects of violence on their communities.
Mayor of Chattanooga, Tim Kelly, said at a press conference on Sunday hours after two people were killed and 14 were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in his city, “Standing in front of you about guns and bodies. I’m sick of talking. “
Mayor Jim Kenney said on Sunday, the day after the ammunition was fired, “the surge in gun violence seen across the country and here in Philadelphia not only makes me heartbreak, but also makes me angry.” In a crowded bar in the city’s South Street district.
According to the Pennsylvania Teachers’ Union, Kris Minners, a second-grade resident adviser at Girard College in Philadelphia, a private boarding school, was one of the victims of the shooting.
“We see people injured in meaninglessly lost lives and yet another horrific, brave and sneaky gun violence,” Kenny added. On Monday, in response to gun violence, New York Governor Kathy Hokul signed 10 gun control bills.
Washington, DC lawmakers are also considering some gun control measures, but the new federal gun law faces severe hurdles from the Republicans, especially in the Senate.
“Changes must happen now,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said in a tweet after a 14-year-old girl was killed and eight others were injured in a shooting at a strip mall on Saturday.
Police officers were shot dead in Baltimore and Chicago over the weekend. Police officers were injured during a traffic outage on the South Side of Chicago on Sunday afternoon, and second officers were injured in the area by shooting in the last four days.
“How many police officers and residents must be victims of gun violence before we can act,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a post-shooting statement.