These days, it has become so familiar to hear of mass shootings in America. It has become like a thing of 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. The mass shootings that we see reported nationwide are not the only gun violence incidents that are happening to children.
The truth is, there are more than a thousand children who die each year through someone with a gun. Sadly, these murders are committed by people who are well known to the right at their homes. 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. 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. Psychological distress, being violent and angry are also other signs that they show. People report having seen these signs which they did not know were a cause of alarm after the shooting has happened. Studies says that after the mass shooting incident, many of these shooters commit suicide. Many of these shooters start or end their violent rampage by killing their family members.
Many of the shots that happen, they are conducted lawfully using purchased weapons according to studies. 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 an instant, ensure that the gun you own 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.