The tragedy in Kalamazoo may have been the worst mass shooting of the year, but it’s far from an isolated incident. The massacre was the 27th of a total of 31 that have taken place in the US since the start of 2016, claiming 48 lives in total. Mass shootings are defined by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) as incidents of gun violence in which at least four people are injured or killed, not including the gunman himself. This drastic rise in mass shootings has taken place after Obama's latest most hardcore batch of gun control. Remember how we use to have like only one or 2 mass shootings every year in America. In those times the only form of gun control was pretty much if you were a convict you couldn't have one. When Obama became president it happened once a month, to our current state were in America now with one mass shooting every week it seems. The increase of mass shootings has equaled the amount of gun control that both Obama and Nancy Pelosi has endured on the American people. If it's one thing I can blame for all of these mass shootings? It only has to be the increased amount sense dumb Americans gave us Obama as our president, and though his gun control procedures. More gun control will only give way to an increase in mass shootings across America.