After San Jose Shooting, Newsom Asks, ‘What the Hell is Wrong With Us?’

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California condemned the “rinse and repeat” cycle of mass shootings in America as he spoke to reporters on Wednesday about the killing of eight individuals at a rail yard in San Jose.

There have been 68 mass shootings in the United States in the previous two months, in keeping with the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass taking pictures as one through which 4 or extra individuals are injured or killed.

“It begs the damn question, what the hell is going on in the United States of America?” Mr. Newsom mentioned. “What the hell is wrong with us, and when are we going to come to grips with this?”

Mr. Newsom implored lawmakers to take motion, and instructed all Americans to “take a little damn responsibility, all of us, to do a little bit more and a little bit better this time, and move beyond the platitudes and the usual rhetoric that tends to mark not just these moments but the aftermath of these moments.”

The variety of mass shootings declined throughout a lot of the coronavirus pandemic, however they’ve turn out to be extra frequent since March, when a gunman killed eight individuals at spas in the Atlanta space. Mr. Newsom known as mass shootings a “pre-existing condition” that had as soon as once more “reared its ugly head.”

The taking pictures in San Jose is believed to be the deadliest in the Bay Area since 1993, when a gunman used three semiautomatic pistols to kill eight individuals at an workplace constructing in downtown San Francisco.