Mass shootings have become common in America these days. It has become like a thing of every day. Sadly, this is just one of the many distressing facts concerning the gun violence issues in America. 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. Many people believe that the mass shootings that we see reported nationwide are the separate gun violence incidents that happen to the children.
The truth is, there are more than a thousand children who die each year through someone with a gun. 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 shown that guns are the second major killer of children and teenagers in America. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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, 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. 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.