There were more mass shootings in 2019 than days in the year according to CBS News. 2019 was one of the years that had the most mass shooting since research groups started keeping track. The worst mass shooting in U.S history was in Los Vegas on October 1st, 2017 that killed 58 people and left 700 people injured. Gun violence is a huge problem in the U.S and needs to be stoped. According to Philidelphia children’s hospital in 2015 2,824 children ages, 1-19 died by guns and 1.7 million kids live with loaded or unlocked guns in there home. People should not be afraid to go places because they are afraid of someone shooting them. Or people should not feel like they need to have a lot of security because they are scared.
"We are now at almost every two weeks, an active shooter in this country," Christopher Combs said. Christopher combs is a special agent in charge of the FBI field office in San Antonio, Texas at a meeting after the shooting in Odessa, Texas, where seven people were killed on the last day of August. In 2019 there were 14 deadly mass shootings in the same nine-month period. And an average of one every 15 days. 33,636 people die from firearms each year and 417 mass shootings in 2019. The GVA said there was a total of 15,381 gun deaths including homicides, suicides and accidents and 29,568 injuries in 2019.
There are a lot of kids in America with loaded guns in their home which is very dangerous for everyone. Philidelphia children’s hospital says 89% of unintentional gun deaths happen when children are playing with guns. There are 33,636 people who die from guns each year which means that 88 people die from gun deaths per day. After the sandy hook shooting president Obama proposed to change gun laws and make them better. The proposals included universal background checks, new and expanded assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans and other measures to prevent mass shootings. Several months later, it failed to pass the Senate. Some people can reduce gun violence by seeing doctors, passing better gun laws, ETC.
Story by Hazel Weisner