Negative Effects Of Mass Shootings

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From the young victims in schools like sandy hook, to the countless concertgoers gunned downed in Las Vegas at the music festival, the US is no stranger to mass shootings and its devastating effects. Those are just two examples in a never ending, exhaustive list of mass shootings. Guns have been a part of our culture since our independence, but is the violation of our right to bear arms more pressing than a person’s right to a safe life. It is an issue that all Americans ,politicians and citizens, have strong opinions on. The statistics and data give hard evidence that our lack of change and dismissive attitude towards guns is directly tied to the reoccurring amount of mass shootings.It is a complicated issue and unless something is done to help sort out the mess as the number of mass shootings is increasing which means more lives will continue to be lost. “17 DEAD,15 HURT IN FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE ” (CNN) was the breaking news headline for CNN on the morning of February 14, 2018 . The entire nation tuned into news stations like CNN just two weeks ago to watch the updates being reported on a school shooting that occured at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A former student, 19 years-old, entered the school killing 17 people with a AR-15 semi-automatic weapon.(Time Magazine)We see these mass shooting stories all too often in the news and it is no longer a shock to the watcher or reader as this phenomenon is eerily familiar. In 2017 alone their were a

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