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Dramatic Increase in U.S. Mass Shootings in Last 6 Years (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported on Monday how mass shootings are becoming much more common in the U.S.

The host of the “The Rachel Maddow Show” named the 12 deadliest U.S. mass shootings listed by The Washington Post (video below).

The first six shootings took place over 50 years, while the six most recent hootings have happened within the last six years.

“The first half of this awful list happens across half a century. The other half-dozen of the worst killings in our history takes only half a dozen years until today. From Virginia Tech to the Navy Yard. The bloodshed of half a century is compressed into this blink of time," said Maddow.

“...If you have been thinking that we live in an era that is more marked by this type of mass bloodshed than any era before, I am sad to tell you you are right. It did not used to be this way. But, more and more, this is part of how we live,” concluded Maddow.

Sources: The Washington Post and MSNBC

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