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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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 lot that you can do to protect yourself and your people even if these facts are a bit scary.
For example, if you are a gun owner, it is your responsibility to keep it guarantee all the time. 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 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.