Today's School Shooting Is 74th Since Newtown: Group

US 'should be ashamed,' says Obama
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2014 6:12 PM CDT
Today's School Shooting Is 74th Since Newtown: Group
Students arrive by bus at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday.   (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Faith Cathcart)

If today's school shooting in Oregon seemed numbingly familiar, here's why: A group that advocates for gun-control measures counts it as the 74th school shooting in the 18 months since the Newtown massacre, reports the Washington Post. Here is the full list of shootings from Everytown for Gun Safety. Included is any incident in which a gun was fired inside a school or on its campus, even if by accident. Today's shooting comes less than a week after the fatal shooting at Seattle Pacific University.

The topic came up today as President Obama fielded questions on Tumblr, and Obama said the US "should be ashamed" about its gun violence, reports USA Today. "We're the only developed country on Earth where this happens," he said. "And it happens now once a week." Obama said his "biggest frustration so far is that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage,” reports Politico. He again criticized Congress for caving to the gun lobby and urged people to step up pressure on their lawmakers. (More school shooting stories.)

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