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. 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 fact is, each year there are more than a thousand children who die as a result of gun violence. 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 also shown that among the common causes of teenage and children deaths in America, guns come at number two. Before committing the shooting act, many of these shooters have already shown some warning signs. 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. These shooters will also show signs of anger, psychological distress, or violence before committing the act. After the shooting, that is when many people came out reporting having seen these signs in them but did not think they could do something like that. 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. 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 an instant, ensure that the gun you own is always well secured. You can also get a trigger lock for your gun. 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. 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.