China News Service, March 30th. According to a comprehensive report from the US non-profit organization "Gun Violence Archives", in 2021, a total of 20,726 people will be shot dead in the United States.

In addition, 40,359 people were injured in gun violence.

Experts believe that the reason for the proliferation of gun violence in the United States in recent years is related to the radicalization of American society and the rush to buy firearms during the new crown epidemic.

  According to reports, in 2021, gun violence crimes in the United States will continue to be severe.

Among them, on March 16, a serial shooting occurred in the Atlanta area of ​​Georgia, USA, killing 8 people, including 6 Asian women.

The case subsequently sparked large-scale anti-Asian hatred protests across the United States.

The picture shows the U.S. House of Representatives Asian Pacific American Caucus held an event on Capitol Hill to mourn the victims of the Atlanta shooting.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong

  Professor Wintermutter, who has long studied gun violence at the University of California, believes that the reason for the proliferation of gun violence in the United States in recent years is related to the radicalization of American society and the rush to buy firearms during the new crown epidemic.

  According to data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in 2020 alone, the number of gun purchases by blacks increased by 58.2%, and the number of Asian Americans increased by 43%.

The data also shows that about 40 percent of U.S. gun sales are to first-time gun buyers.

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