Thus far this year there have been more mass shootings than has been days. The Mass Shooting Tracker keeps count of incidents where four people are injured or killed by gunfire.

Based upon media reports including the California shooting, there have been a total of 352 such shootings in this country to date. Statistics reflect that in the 336 days that have passed, there have been one mass shooting on 208 of those days: approximately 63% of days in this year had at least one mass shooting. In 81 days, there were at least two separate mass shootings.

President Obama has indicated: "This is not normal. We can't let it become normal. If we truly care about this, if we're going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience, then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons on the streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough."