Facts about America’s Mass Shootings
In America, mass shootings are the order of the day these days. They have become so common such that in nearly every day there is a shooting incident. Unfortunately, it is just another distressing fact about America and the gun violence problem. This is a reality that everybody should understand. Below are a few of these facts to help you understand the severity of these issues. The mass shootings that we see reported nationwide are not the only gun violence incidents that are happening to children.
The fact is, each year there are more than a thousand children who die as a result of gun violence. The sad thing is that a majority of these killings are committed by someone they know right at their homes. The murders are commonly associated with domestic violence. Studies have shown that guns are the second major killer of children and teenagers in America. There are usually some warning signs that these shooters show before committing the act. One of the way they do it is by posting some violent or dangerous messages on social media.
They will even say about the shooting that about to happen to the people that are close to them. Psychological distress, being violent and angry are also other signs that they show. People report having seen these signs which they did not know were a cause of alarm after the shooting has happened. Studies says that death is usually the typical reaction in many of these shooters. A majority of these mass shooters will either begin or end their violent season by killing their family members.
According to reviews, a majority of the guns that these mass shooters use are obtained legally. Some of these shooters were denied ownership of guns at some point according to studies. But many of these shootings are done by the use of high capacity guns. This is usually more tragic than it would have been if it was just a regular gun. There is a role that you can play to ensure that you are secure together with the people that are close to you.
For example, it is your responsibility to ensure that this service is always well secured. Getting a trigger lock for your gun will also play a significant role in becoming responsible for it. Schools should also conduct regular shooter drills both the students and teachers. The schools should also do more to ensure that it is impossible for these shooters to gain access into the school. This is intended to raise awareness regarding the seriousness of the mass shootings in America, but not to make you live in fear.
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