Mass shootings have become common in America these days. This is so serious such that it is happening almost every day. Sadly, this is just one of the many distressing facts concerning the gun violence issues in America. Everybody should come to terms with this reality. Below are a few of these facts to help you understand the severity of these issues. 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. 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. These killings are usually as a result of 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. Some of them will post messages on social media that are violent or threatening.
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. People report having seen these signs which they did not know were a cause of alarm after the shooting has happened. According to studies a majority of these shooters commit suicide also. A majority of these mass shooters will either begin or end their violent season 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. There is a lot that you can do to protect yourself and your people even if these facts are a bit scary.
For an instant, ensure that the gun you own is always well secured. You can also get a trigger lock for your gun. There should also be regular shooter drills for everybody at schools. 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.