NYT Charts Daily Murders in Inner Cities Compared to Vegas Shooting

At least somebody is recognizing there’s a bigger problem than rare mass shootings.

Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States, the national press instinctively begins touting the evils of firearms and sounds the call for gun control. Joining them in that loud refrain are Washington Democrats and Hollywood celebrities hell-bent on reversing the Second Amendment. 

The casualties piled up in Las Vegas this last weekend made the attack the worst mass shooting in modern history. So, it’s understandable that concerned voices are raised. But what about the plague of gun violence that has turned America’s inner cities into daily war zones? Why do those go largely ignored by the same people?

Hypocrisy abounds with all of the talk about the senseless violence in Vegas, while the same level of outrage isn’t poured out over these Democrat-controlled ghettos which rack up similar numbers every month or two. Leave it to The New York Times which finally did what Jimmy Kimmel and his fellow late-night hosts couldn’t: remind readers that 58 deaths by gunfire is an all-too common occurrence in places like Chicago, Baltimore, and St. Louis for anyone that’s paying attention.

Four reporters compiled the numbers from multiple cities and compared the number of days it takes for each of the cities to reach the same number of murders that occurred in just one day during the Vegas massacre. The problem is much worse than a random mass shooting. These numbers do not include suicides; only murder by gun. The simple findings are below. Click here to see the visual created by the NYT.

Mass shooting in Las Vegas — 58 deaths, 1 day

Daily gun deaths in Chicago — 58 deaths, 28 days

Baltimore — 68 days

St. Louis — 70 days

Philadelphia — 105 days

Kansas City, Mo. — 117 days

Houston — 118 days

Detroit — 121 days

Indianapolis — 122 days

Los Angeles — 125 days

New York City — 130 days

Memphis — 138 days

New Orleans — 158 days

Louisville, Ky. — 177 days

Columbus, Ohio — 179 days

Dallas — 180 days

Miami — 185 days

Milwaukee — 186 days

Cleveland — 187 days

Birmingham, Ala. — 188 days

Baton Rouge, La. — 198 days

Atlanta — 203 days

Washington, D.C. — 208 days

Jacksonville, Fla. — 213 days

San Antonio — 225 days

Nashville — 226 days

Phoenix — 244 days

Richmond, Va. — 259 days

Cincinnati — 

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