In the first 334 days of 2015, America has seen 351 mass shootings (and counting)

The data from Mass Shooting Tracker tell the tale: America averages more than one mass shooting every single day.

In the first 334 days of 2015, America has seen 351 mass shootings, and counting.

2015 is on track to be the deadliest year in American history, having already beat 2014, and likely to zoom past 2013's 363 mass shootings.

The nation was once again gripped by gun violence on Friday after a gunman identified by authorities as Robert Lewis Dear Jr. stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, killing two civilians and one police officer and injuring nine others.

It is just the latest in a year of more-than-daily mass shootings in America. In fact, there had already been one mass shooting on Friday — in the early morning hours, two people were killed and two injured in a shooting at a restaurant in Sacramento. Another mass shooting incident in Boston in the early hours of Thanksgiving Day took the life of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority rail conductor.

There have been 334 days and 351 mass shootings so far this year
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