Mass shootings have become common in America 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. Everybody should come to terms with this reality. 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.
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. 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.
They also mention something that is related to what they are about to do to the people that are close to them. 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. Studies says that after the mass shooting incident, many of these shooters commit suicide. At the beginning or the end of their strong season, many of these mass shooters kill their family members also.
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. But many of these shootings are done by the use of high capacity guns. Comparing with a normal rifle, these shootings results to many injuries and deaths. There is a role that you can play to ensure that you are secure together with the people that are close to you.
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 schools should also do more to ensure that it is impossible for these shooters to gain access into the school. This is intended to raise awareness regarding the seriousness of the mass shootings in America, but not to make you live in fear.