By early Fourth of July morning, public gun violence had resulted in at least 10 fatalities and hundreds of other injuries nationwide over the lengthy holiday weekend.
Numerous American cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wichita, Kansas, and Fort Worth, Texas, were the scene of the fatalities and injuries.
The country had already had more mass killings and fatalities before this weekend than at this stage in any previous year since at least 2006.
But the weekend around Independence Day has come to be seen as an especially violent American holiday.
Over the previous ten years, there have been more mass shootings on July 4th than any other day of the year, with an average of five each year.
President Joe Biden issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the violence.
He added, among other things, “Today, Jill and I grieve for those who have lost their lives, and, as our nation celebrates Independence Day, we pray for the day when our communities will be free from gun violence.”