By late April, 2019, more Americans shot dead than total Allied soldiers killed in D-Day invasion


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❝ On Thursday, Americans remembered those killed on D-Day, 75 years back. It was a day of enormous heroism that was critical in turning back Nazi Germany’s attempt to conquer Europe. Thousands of Americans, Canadians, Australians and soldiers from other countries were part of the largest amphibious invasion force in history.

❝ Some 2,501 Americans gave their lives that day, according to historic estimates. Another 1,913 soldiers from other Allied countries also died, bringing the total death toll from the immediate invasion to 4,414.

It took until late April before the number of people killed by guns in the United States in 2019 topped that number, according to data collected by the Gun Violence Archive…

Thanks, Barry Ritholtz

2 thoughts on “By late April, 2019, more Americans shot dead than total Allied soldiers killed in D-Day invasion

  1. Hope says:

    “Gun violence has sharply declined in California’s Bay Area. What happened?” (Guardian June 4, 2019) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2019/jun/03/gun-violence-bay-area-drop-30-percent-why-investigation This homicide analysis is the first installment in a year-long Guardian series exploring how the Bay Area is defying expectations on gun violence amid growing inequality and economic pressures. Advocates and policy makers are already looking at the region to see what worked.
    See also “A Case Study in Hope: Lessons from Oakland’s Remarkable Reduction in Gun Violence”, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (April 23, 2019) https://lawcenter.giffords.org/a-case-study-in-hope-lessons-from-oaklands-remarkable-reduction-in-gun-violence/

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