A Look at 2020’s Impact on America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

To mark National Gun Violence Awareness Month, The American Journal of Managed Care® assessed how events in 2020 shaped the United States' gun violence epidemic. Despite a relative lack of high-profile mass shootings throughout the majority of the COVID-19 lockdown in the United States, 2020 marked the deadliest year for gun violence in the country in decades, with over 43,500 gun deaths and 610 mass shootings—defined as 4 or more shot or killed, not including the shooter—recorded by the Gun Violence Archive.

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