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. ‚Äč

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.