Is Gun Violence The New American Tradition?

Gun violence and inaction on the issue have both tragically become an America tradition.

This July 4 weekend, the nation's third largest city was struck with what can now only be called a tragic American tradition -- a shooting rampage.

At least 9 people were killed, another 53 injured. 

Still fresh in our minds is the shooting that killed 20 people in June near UC Santa Barbara.

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There have already been at least 31 firearms attacks at schools and university campuses across the country just this year and a shocking 74 since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place in Newtown, Conn. in December 2012. ​

While such incidents of violence destroy our communities and despite repeated promises from lawmakers to take action, Congress is at a deadlock on gun control.

The chilling scenes and figures from some of the deadliest shootings over the last 10 years will make you take stock of where we stand today.

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