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    The Perfect Storm Spikes Gun Violence in N.Y.C

    It has been an overwhelming summer, considering New York was the country’s epicenter for COVID-19 cases earlier this season. The state has been the sight of many protests in support of the BLM movement. “Law and Order. If @NYCMayor can’t do it, we will!” tweeted President Trump on August 16th in regards to, what many local newspapers are calling, the deadliest summer since 1996. This number has more than doubled from the same period the previous year. Gunmen have fired into people’s homes, backyards, at parks, subway stations, at cars; you name it. Former NYPD lieutenant, Darrin Porcher, told CBS2 News that NYC has “far eclipsed the number of shootings…

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    2019: A summer of mass shootings

    This past summer has seen a new wave of mass shootings leading many to push for gun control laws and many others to question our safety in the modern era.  On Aug. 3, next to Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, a gunman started shooting in a Walmart parking lot, continuing into the inside of the store. According to CNN, 20 people were killed, including three Mexican nationals. Authorities suspect that the shooter was Patrick W. Crusius a white 21-year-old man. Because the shooter only targeted those of Hispanic (LatinX and Mexican) descent, authorities were led to suspect that it was a hate crime. It is also being investigated…