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There is no end in sight for America’s mass shooting epidemic

America's mass shooting epidemic

It’s that classic American peculiarity – that quick, instinctive glance at the Walmart or other church and a store or workplace to find an escape plan should the worst occur.

The endless stream of mass shootings is a reflection of the fact that, while thousands of people do their day-to-day activities in peace, nobody is safe from the threat of a sudden outbreak of violence.

“It could occur to your community, too we didn’t think that it could be the rest of us.” Ray Mueller, an important local official from San Mateo County, the site where the shooting took place. California’s 2nd mass shooter in just three days told ” This Morning.”

Seven people were killed during the shooting spree that occurred on Monday, centered around the site of a mushroom farm, and close to the trucking plant. The incident occurred after 11 people died in the dancing Studio incident within Monterey Park, California in the evening of Saturday’s Lunar New Year celebrations for the city’s predominant Asian community.

Every day life can be a potential target. Everywhere could be the site for the next tragic event that could be avoided.

America's mass shooting epidemic

Then there was the Buffalo massacre at a supermarket which resulted in there were 10 Black people were killed on May. Five people were killed by a gunman in the LGBTQ club located in Colorado Springs in November. Two people were killed on Monday, at an institution for children at risk located in Des Moines, Iowa. Also, earlier in the month, a teacher in the first grade was able to escape after shooting killed by a 6-year-old in the classroom in Virginia.

A holiday that is the least American of all public holidays – July Fourth was ruined last year by the shooting of a crowd at the parade held in Highland Park, Illinois, which caused the deaths of seven persons. The places of worship aren’t safe as eleven people died at the Pittsburgh synagogue in the year 2018. On a tragic Sunday morning in the year 2017 the gunman shot and killed 26 people in an evangelical congregation located in Sutherland Springs, Texas. In addition, there are hundreds of annual shootings in seemingly routine locations across the nation. On Tuesday, for example the suspect in a mass shooting which killed 23 people at the Walmart located in El Paso, Texas, made a formal announcement of his intent to admit guilt in federal court to charges.

“Tragedy on tragedy” posted California Democratic Governor. Gavin Newsom on Twitter, in his reflection on the state’s recent disaster in a post that is similar to the suffering of the nation as a whole.

The ability to cause destruction

Each one of these events is unique and has specific reasons. Sometimes, there are workplace conflicts as well as family grievances, personal conflicts or mental health problems. Political motives or hate crimes are often involved. Particularly in the immediate following, the shootings may seem like a bizarre slashing of the normal.

“As he walks into the shop the store, he grabs his gun, and there are two people waiting for food, which he then shoots.” Yakima, Washington, Police Chief Matt Murray told, regarding an incident which killed at least three people in an Circle K on Tuesday.

While there are personal motives that are behind a lot of shootings, it’d be easy not to recognize the ease of access to dangerous weapons – legally or illegally , gives individuals the power to inflict destruction. It’s also undisputed that countries which have taken a stand against guns’ accessibility following horrific mass killings have had fewer mass shootings.

American’s Second Amendment rights make this nation one of the few exceptions which is to the great happiness of many Americans who are adamant about the right to keep and bear arms. Also, the country’s frontier-minded mindset as well as its enduring distrust of authority and government, as well as its self-reliance are among the reasons why it has a distinct relationship with guns than other nations. Therefore, comparisons between the US and other democracies with developed economies aren’t always helpful.

However, at the same time the frequentity of people being shot when they work, shop and play raises more concerns about the extent to that the right of a single person to carry a gun restricts the rights of another to liberty, life, and happiness. A lot of gun rights advocates aren’t inclined to even consider the possibility of addressing this issue. It’s the same with the debate that continues to rage over about whether constitutional guarantees mean individuals should be able to purchase powerful guns of war for personal use.

“When communities are unable to gather to be joyful without fear of becoming the next victim of a mass shooting, then we’ve lost our ways,” New Jersey Democratic Governor. Phil Murphy said in a statement following the mass shooting at Monterey Park. “We are not a society in which shootings are tolerated and accepted as normal.”

In a more tragic way a 10 year old Kautier Brown told Sunday that he felt unsafe in his Richneck Elementary school located in Newport News, Virginia, where the school shooting that was allegedly committed by a six-year-old was carried out. The fears he has are common to parents of every generation of children that have grown up in anxiety of being involved in one of the many school shootings each year.

“I am angry,” he said. “Mad that we aren’t able to take a trip to the playground. We’re mad that we can’t visit the mall for shopping. Sad that we don’t get to take a trip to an amusement park.”

By Helen E. Blake

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