These days, it has become so familiar to hear of mass shootings in America. 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. 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.
Every year, there are about one thousand seven hundred children who are killed by people with guns. 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. They are often associated with domestic violence. Studies have shown that guns are the second major killer of children and teenagers in America. Another fact is that there are already some warning signs that a majority of these people who commit mass shootings show before doing it. They usually do this by posting some aggressive or violent messages on social media.
They will even say about the shooting that about to happen to the people that are close to them. 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.
According to reviews, a majority of the guns that these mass shooters use are obtained 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. 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. Another way of providing security is by getting a trigger lock for your gun. There should also be regular shooter drills for everybody at schools. 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.