The inconvenient truth about the Second Amendment and mass shootings

The inconvenient truth about the Second Amendment and mass shootings

APTOPIX Convenience Store Shooting On Friday night in Virginia Beach, Virginia, two people were shot dead in yet another public mass shooting – the third in two weeks after a gunman killed 10 people in Boulder, Colorado, and another gunman summarily executed eight in Atlanta, Georgia. On Sunday , a Maryland man shot and killed his parents and two other people before killing himself. If you Google the word “shooting” inside the US, the internet search engine’s autofill function now suggests the phrase “shootings near me”. That’s because shootings here are so rampant, so uncontrolled, that it’s practically impossible to keep track of all the violence. You only see the shootings that make the news because every day more than 100 people are killed by gun violence and every month 53 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner. The people doing the killing are overwhelmingly men, but not everyone is affected the same. According to Everytown Research , Black Americans experience nearly 10 times the gun homicides, 15 times the gun assaults, and three times the fatal police shootings of white Americans. Women experiencing domestic abuse are also five times as likely to be killed if their partner has a firearm. Americans live in an upside-down world where about 44 percent of people report living in a house with at least one gun , but according to one survey , more than 66 percent worry they won’t be able to afford health insurance this year. What was […]

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