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There have been 187 days so far in 2022. There have been 322 mass shootings in the u.s. so far in 2022

I don’t usually write about national events in this space, but nothing else feels more important.

As I sit at my desk the day after the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade occurred in Uvalde, Texas, my compounding anguish over the last several months is turning into numbness. Nineteen children and two adults at Robb Elementary School. Ten people at a supermarket in a predominantly Black community in New York. Those lives were lost in mass shootings among more than 60 others in the month of May alone. Those are counted among more than 200 U.S. mass shootings in 2022 so far.