US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day

3rd Jan 2016
US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day

WASHINGTON (AA) – More than 30 people were killed by guns in the U.S. on the first day of the New Year, according to an online record of gun violence on Saturday.

The revelation came as President Barack Obama prepared to finalize new gun control measures.

The Gun Violence Archive, which collects data on gun incidents from media, government and commercial sources, reported 33 deaths on Jan. 1 from 106 incidents involving firearms. There were 81 injuries.

Three children were shot dead, including a two-year-old girl killed by her father in Wisconsin.

On Christmas Day, 27 people were killed in gun violence while 63 were injured.

In the last decade, 300,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.

According to federal records, there were 52,000 firearms incidents in 2015 across the country resulting in 13,312 deaths and around 27,000 people injured. There were 330 mass shootings in which at least four people were shot.

Obama is due to meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to discuss new gun laws that are expected to be announced in the Jan. 12 State of the Union address.

 
Author: Kasım İleri
[Photo: Police officers take security measures as confetti fly over the Time Square after the clock strikes midnight during the new year celebrations on January 1, 2016 in New York City  Photographer: Cem Özdel/AA]

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