Facts about America’s Mass Shootings
Mass shootings have become common in America 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. 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. The sad thing is that a majority of these killings are committed by someone they know 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. They usually do this by posting some aggressive or violent 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. Many people come out after that incident to report how they already saw the red signs but did not think they were that serious. 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.
According to reviews, a majority of the guns that these mass shooters use are obtained legally. It is also a fact that some of these shooters were denied ownership of a gun at some point. 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, if you are a gun owner, it is your responsibility to keep it guarantee all the time. You can also get a trigger lock for your gun. There should also be regular shooter drills for everybody at schools. The security in the schools should also be further enhanced to provide that these shooters do not gain access. This is intended to raise awareness regarding the seriousness of the mass shootings in America, but not to make you live in fear.