Facts about America’s Mass Shootings
Mass shootings have become common in America these days. This is so serious such that it is happening almost every day. Unfortunately, it is just another distressing fact about America and the gun violence problem. Everybody should come to terms with this reality. The following facts will help you to come to terms with how severe this issue is. Several mass shootings are reported nationwide now and then, but these are not the single gun violence incidents that are subjected to the children.
Every year, there are about one thousand seven hundred children who are killed by people with guns. Sadly, these murders are committed by people who are well known to the right at their homes. These killings are usually as a result of domestic violence. Studies have shown that guns are the second major killer of children and teenagers in America. Before committing the shooting act, many of these shooters have already shown some warning signs. One of the way they do it is by posting some violent or dangerous messages on social media.
They also mention something that is related to what they are about to do to the people that are close to them. Psychological distress, being violent and angry are also other signs that they show. Many people come out after that incident to report how they already saw the red signs but did not think they were that serious. Studies says that after the mass shooting incident, many of these shooters commit suicide. Many of these shooters start or end their violent rampage by killing their family members.
Many of the shots that happen, they are conducted lawfully using purchased weapons according to studies. It is also a fact that some of these shooters were denied ownership of a gun at some point. Surprisingly, the fires are committed by the use of top capacity guns. Comparing with a normal rifle, these shootings results to many injuries and deaths. These facts can cause fear, but there is a lot that you can do to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen.
For example, it is your responsibility to ensure that this service is always well secured. You can also get a trigger lock for your gun. Shooter drills should also be performed regularly in schools for everyone. They should also do more to ensure that these shooters do gain access to their schools. This is intended to raise awareness regarding the seriousness of the mass shootings in America, but not to make you live in fear.