Facts about America’s Mass Shootings
These days, it has become so familiar to hear of mass shootings in America. It has become like a thing of every day. Unfortunately, it is just another distressing fact about America and the gun violence problem. This is a reality that everybody should understand. 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.
The fact is, each year there are more than a thousand children who die as a result of gun violence. Sadly, these murders are committed by people who are well known to the right at their homes. They are often associated with domestic violence. You will learn that among the significant reasons for children and teenagers in America, studies have shown that firearms are number two. Another fact is that there are already some warning signs that a majority of these people who commit mass shootings show before doing it. One of the way they do it is by posting some violent or dangerous messages on social media.
Others will say something related to the incident to the people that are close to them before it happens. Other signs include: anger, psychological distress, or violence. After the shooting, that is when many people came out reporting having seen these signs in them but did not think they could do something like that. According to studies a majority of these shooters commit suicide also. Many of these shooters start or end their violent rampage by killing their family members.
Studies have also shown that a majority of the guns that are used in mass shootings are acquired legally. The same studies also say that before committing the shootings, these people were denied ownership of firearms. 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. Do not allow fear to take control of your life after reading these facts because they are only meant for making you aware of how severe this issue is.