USA: Most mass murders in 2019

mass killings in the year 2019 in the United States

There have been more mass killings in the year 2019 in the United States than in any year. Researchers of a study have given this information


According to a database prepared by the Associated Press (AP), USA Today and Northeastern University, there were 41 incidents of mass murders in the year 2019 and a total of 211 people died in these incidents.

The killing of four or more people in a single incident, excluding criminals, is defined as mass murder.

The deadliest mass murder incident in 2019 was of Virginia Beach in May in which 12 people were killed and the second incident was of El Paso in August in which 22 people were killed.

According to the researchers, in 2019, guns were used in 33 cases out of 41 cases. According to the state, California had the highest number of mass murders and the number was eight.

According to AP news, since 2006, the incidents of mass killings in America have been investigated.

However, researchers looked at records dating back to the 1970s but no more mass murders were detected in a year than in 2019.

The year 2006 is second in the case of mass murders. In 2006 there were 38 crimes of mass murder.

While there may have been the highest number of mass murders in 2019, 211 people were killed this year, compared to 224 people killed in mass murders in 2017.

The biggest mass shooting incident in the history of the United States occurred in 2017 when 59 people were shot dead during a ceremony in Las Vegas.

Researchers say that many mass murders do not make headlines in the US because these cases involve family disputes, drug trade or gang violence.

Crime expert and professor at the Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, James Densley says that despite the number of murders in the US, the number of mass murders has increased.

He says, "As a percentage of murders, these mass murders are responsible for more people being killed."

Professor Densley believes that the increase in incidents is partly due to anger and frustration in American society.

He said, "There is an instinct to charge off incidents of crime and it seems like a period of mass firing."

The second constitutional amendment of the US has included the ownership of guns. The increasing incidents of mass shootings have prompted US lawmakers to take steps towards gun control reforms.

After the deadly attacks in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso in Texas in August, President Donald Trump said that there would be 'serious discussion' about gun owners' background checks.

However, Trump quietly backed down from his statement after a lengthy phone conversation with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, a vigorous lobby group opposing gun control measures.

After a conversation with Lapierre, the President told reporters that background checks are very strong in America. He said that mass firing is a 'mental problem'.

Leading Democrats have publicly called for tightening gun control measures.

Earlier this month, presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden cited the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook School firing to invoke stricter rules.

Biden's plans include mandatory background checks for the manufacture and sale of weapons and the sale of all guns.

Elizabeth Warren, another Democrat in the presidential candidate race, outlined plans to reduce gun deaths by 80 percent earlier this year through legal and governmental actions.

Warren has also demanded strong background checks as well as the cancellation of licenses of law-breaking gun dealers.