() — Mass shootings, such as those that occurred Monday in Philadelphia and Fort Worth, Texas, and over the weekend in Baltimore, are not uncommon around July 4.
The holidays have been voted the occasion for the most mass shootings of any other day of the year in nearly a decade, according to a analysis of mass shooting data from the Archive of Gun Violence (GVA). ) since 2014.
Both and GVA define a “mass shooting” as a shooting that injures or kills four or more people, not including the shooter.
On a holiday when Americans come together to celebrate their country’s history and culture, gun violence has been woven into that history, with mass shootings increasing on the Fourth of July holiday in recent years.
Since 2014, only four dates have had double-digit mass shootings in a single day: three occurred during the three most recent Fourth of July holiday weekends in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Summer days generally see a higher number of mass shootings than other times of the year, according to ‘s analysis. Of the top 10 calendar days with the most mass shootings since 2014, all but one — New Year’s Day — were in June, July or August.