the striking front page of “Time” lists all the mass killings of 2022 in the United States

213 cities had experienced mass killings since the beginning of the year in the United States at the time of the publication of the last edition of the American magazine. The weekly calls for a restriction on the carrying of weapons.

A striking image to try to raise awareness. The American weekly Time posted on the cover of its latest edition the locations of the 213 mass shootings that have occurred since the beginning of the year in the United States, denouncing the “epidemic of violence by weapons” in the country. A new attempt to challenge both public opinion and the public authorities on the subject of the carrying of weapons in the country, after the massacre which occurred Tuesday in an elementary school in Texas, killing 21 people, including 19 children.

“Enough,” sighs the Time. Faced with the many mass killings, the magazine wanted to strike hard and this week displays on the front page the names of all the American cities which have experienced a mass shooting since the beginning of the year.

Among them, the city of Uvalde, Texas, where 21 people died last Tuesday, unsurprisingly occupies an important place, but we see many other American cities, from Buffalo to Sacramento, via Chicago or Houston.

In white letters on a black background, the 213 cities concerned appear large on the cover, also crossed out by the word “enough” inscribed in large red letters. “When are we going to do something?”, Adds, still on the front page, the newspaper, while the debate on the carrying of weapons is relaunched for the umpteenth time in the United States, after a new shooting which particularly affected the opinion because of the young age of most of the victims.

The newspaper denounces in its pages the “epidemic of violence by weapons” which affects the country, causing a feeling of “horror”, “despair” and “absurdity” and calls for an evolution of the laws on the port of ‘arms, believing that the pious wishes and the “prayers” offered by the American political class “are far from enough” in the face of the dead.

Not a first for the magazine

the Time this is not his first attempt. In August 2019, the American weekly had already published a similar front page, listing all the killings that had occurred during the year, saying it had already “enough”. This coverage was a response to two killings that had hit the country in the space of 13 hours in the previous days: one in a supermarket in El Paso, Texas, where 32 people were killed, the second in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine.

In April 2018, the newspaper also tried to challenge public opinion on the issue of carrying weapons in the United States, by featuring several figures from the “March for Our Lives” movement, a series of demonstrations launched after the shooting. of Parkland, calling for greater gun control in the country. The word “enough” already accompanied the cliché.

An 18-year-old man locked himself in an elementary school classroom in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two teachers.

Since the start of the year, 214 mass shootings have taken place in the United States, according to data released Friday by Gun Violence Archive. In total, more than 17,300 people were killed during this period.

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