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What I Learned Tracking Every Mass Shooting in America and Europe in 2016

Now that the project has come to a close, I'm more sad than afraid. I've come to see simultaneous chaos and banality in these incidents, the result of a culture that makes it far too easy for violence-prone individuals to access firearms.
Mark Hay
1.3.17
The Anatomy of an Ordinary Mass Shooting

The Anatomy of a Mass Shooting at a House Party

How a teenage get-together turned into a scene of bloody chaos that left one neighbor dead.
Michael Edison Hayden
12.31.16
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A Wave of Mass Shootings Made Chicago's Bloody Year Even Worse

It's already been an historically bad year for gun violence in Chicago, and three mass shootings within 24 hours made things even uglier.
Mark Hay
12.23.16
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More Than 30 People Were Hurt or Killed in US Mass Shootings This Week

A rampage shooting in Russia got some major media attention, but most of the mass shootings in the United States flew under the national radar.
Mark Hay
12.16.16
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Mass Shootings Killed More People in Europe Than the US This Week

Bizarrely, both mass shootings in Europe came at the hands of apparently unwitting security or police personnel.
Mark Hay
12.9.16
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Mass Shootings Have Killed More People in 2016 Than a Dozen Infamous Serial Killers

The list includes notorious characters like the Candy Man, the Clown Killer, and Jeffrey Dahmer.
Mark Hay
12.2.16
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America Marked Thanksgiving with At Least Two Mass Shootings

A tragedy at a Thanksgiving flag football game garnered wide media attention, but it wasn't the only mass shooting this week.
Mark Hay
11.25.16
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Another Typical American Week Saw Dozens Wounded or Killed in Mass Shootings

The latest round of American mass shootings were much deadlier than those that took place last week, despite the fact that there was actually one fewer attack and fewer overall victims.
Mark Hay
11.18.16
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On Top of Everything Else, There Were Ten Mass Shootings in America this Week

After months of violent campaign rhetoric, there were no mass shootings directly tied to Election Day. But this problem isn't going anywhere.
Mark Hay
11.11.16
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What We Know So Far About the Shooting Near a California Polling Place

At least four people were struck somewhere in the vicinity of a polling location in Azusa, California.
VICE Staff
11.8.16
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This Was the Worst Week for Mass Shootings Since the Summer

Halloween parties ended in tragedy in an ominous week of mass gun violence before Election Day.
Mark Hay
11.4.16
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Europe Had Almost as Many Mass Shootings as America This Week

What's unusual and even incredible in Europe is standard fare for Americans accustomed to mass gun violence.
Mark Hay
10.28.16
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