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Tallying the gun violence numbers as mass shootings become ‘routine’


Forty-one school shootings have occurred this year alone, according to a group out to reduce gun violence, and the New York Daily News says more than 87,000 shooting deaths have taken place since the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012. Reporting for TODAY, NBC’s Peter Alexander describes President Obama as “exasperated” as he spoke out about Thursday’s mass shooting in Oregon, saying “somehow this has become routine.”