Murder Thy Neighbor

A Recap of Mass Shootings in 2023

Police response to the mass shooting of 21 people in Monterey Park, California on January 21, 2023.

Forbes Magazine reports 649 “mass shootings” in 2023, making it one of the biggest years for random mass murder on record in the United States, outpaced only narrowly by 2019. That means that in “the world’s leading democracy,” as the U.S. government likes to present itself both within the empire and across the globe, we collectively endure roughly two random murder sprees per day. 

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