These days, it has become so familiar to hear of mass shootings in America. 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. This page provides some facts that can help you to come to terms with how serious these issues are. The mass shootings that we see reported nationwide are not the only gun violence incidents that are happening to 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 also shown that among the common causes of teenage and children deaths in America, guns come at number two. 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 also mention something that is related to what they are about to do to the people that are close to them. These shooters will also show signs of anger, psychological distress, or violence before committing the act. 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. At the beginning or the end of their strong season, many of these mass shooters kill their family members also.
According to reviews, a majority of the guns that these mass shooters use are obtained legally. The same studies also say that before committing the shootings, these people were denied ownership of firearms. The most shocking thing is that these shooters commit the acts using some 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. 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. These mass shooting facts aren’t meant to trigger fear into you but rather to raise awareness of the severity of these issues.