The Washington Post published the 1,196 victims of mass shootings since 1966 as part of a 12-page special section of Sunday's paper.
The section, titled "The Lives Lost," also includes descriptions of the shootings and photos of the 423 people killed between the Sandy Hook massacre, in which 20 children and six adults were killed in 2012, and last weekend's attack in Dayton, Ohio, where nine people died.
"Eleven hundred ninety-six. That’s the number of names on this page. People who were doing ordinary things until they were shot to death by killers bent on mass fatalities. In today’s Washington Post, a special 12-page print section lists every mass shooting victim since 1966," the Post tweeted.
Eleven hundred ninety-six.— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 11, 2019
That’s the number of names on this page. People who were doing ordinary things until they were shot to death by killers bent on mass fatalities.
In today’s Washington Post, a special 12-page print section lists every mass shooting victim since 1966. pic.twitter.com/kgXDJq8bMY
The special section follows two mass shootings last weekend that killed a combined total of 31 people in less than 48 hours.
Twenty-two people were killed in El Paso, Texas las Saturday. Nine more were killed in Dayton, Ohio one day later.
Dozens more were wounded.
The shootings reignited a call for gun reform, with Democrats and some Republicans calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats livid over GOP's COVID-19 attacks on Biden US could default within weeks absent action on debt limit: analysis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown MORE to bring senate back for a special session to vote on a universal background check bill.
The Democratic-controlled House passed the bill in February.