CNN defines a mass shooting as an incident with four or more people killed or wounded by gunfire — excluding the shooter; so does the Gun Violence Archive.
Here’s what to know about gun violence and gun ownership in the US today.
FBI crime data is not yet available for all of 2020, leaving questions as to whether the increase in murders in major cities was also occurring throughout the majority of the US during the pandemic.
Gun purchases in the US
Even before the record-breaking year of 2020, private citizens in the US owned far more firearms than those in any other country.