Facts about America’s Mass Shootings
In America, mass shootings are the order of the day 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. 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.
Every year, there are about one thousand seven hundred children who are killed by people with guns. It is a sad thing because the people who commit most of these killings do it at their homes and are well known to these children. The murders are commonly associated with domestic violence. Studies have also shown that among the common causes of teenage and children deaths in America, guns come at 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. 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. These shooters will also show signs of anger, psychological distress, or violence before committing the act. 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. Studies says that after the mass shooting incident, many of these shooters commit suicide. A majority of these mass shooters will either begin or end their violent season by killing their family members.
Studies have also shown that a majority of the guns that are used in mass shootings are acquired legally. Some of these shooters were denied ownership of guns at some point according to studies. The most shocking thing is that these shooters commit the acts using some top 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 an instant, ensure that the gun you own is always well secured. You can also get a trigger lock for your gun. Schools should also conduct regular shooter drills both the students and teachers. They should also do more to ensure that these shooters do gain access to their schools. These mass shooting facts aren’t meant to trigger fear into you but rather to raise awareness of the severity of these issues.