May 29, 2023
Karine Jean-Pierre

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

┬ęGlobal Look Press/Keystone Press Agency

Over 200 cases of mass shooting have occurred in the United States since the beginning of 2023: more than once a day, said White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.

“More than 200 cases of mass shootings in 128 days of this year. More than 14 thousand people died this year from armed violence,” Jean-Pierre said at a briefing, writes on May 8 RIA News.

Earlier, the owner of the Oval Office ordered state flags to be lowered at half mast in connection with the shooting in Texas, where attack victims armed man at a shopping center in the city of Allen were 8 people, including children. Some of the wounded remain in critical condition in the hospital. The criminal, armed with an assault rifle, was destroyed by police officers.

After the tragedy in Alabama in April, where were injured 28 people, Reuters said incidents of mass shootings have become “commonplace” for the US. The head of the White House, amid multiple incidents of mass shootings, called several times for a ban on assault weapons. In the summer of 2022, the President of the United States signed into law tightening control for trafficking in firearms.

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