Gun violence killed more Americans in 2019 than died on D-Day

In just the first few months of 2019, more Americans died from gun shootings than the number of allied soldiers who lost their lives during the invasion of Normandy.

Americans reecently paid tribute to those killed 75 years ago on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along the 50-mile stretch of beaches in Normandy, France.

The day is remembered as the turning point of World War II, where troops would eventually defeat Nazi Germany, but 2,501 Americans and another 1,913 soldiers from other Allied countries gave their lives that day, bringing the total death toll to 4,414.

Not including those who died by suicide, the number of Americans killed by guns in the United States exceeded the number of allied forces killed on D-Day in late April this year, according to data issued by the Gun Violence Archive.

Gun Violence Archive is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. 

The death toll had risen to 6,237 as of June 10, 2019. Among those dead was the male victim who was struck by several bullets and died shortly before 6 p.m. at 408 Chancellor Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.

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