Gun violence is a serious issue in the US. Gun violence results in thousands killed and injured annually in the US. There have been more mass shootings in the US than in any other country. School shootings are common in the US.
The National Rifle Association of America has urged millions of its members to stay vigilant and politically aware in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to end the epidemic of gun violence by dismantling the NRA.
Signing a law that would no longer require Ohioans to retreat in the face of violent crime, Governor Mike DeWine – a Republican – urged the new crop of state legislators to take up gun-control measures next.
A pastor in the Texas town of Winona was killed with his own gun after a fugitive hiding in his church’s bathroom disarmed and shot him. The suspect then stole the pastor’s car, but was arrested shortly afterwards.
At least three people have been killed and three others injured following a shooting at a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois. Local police have one ‘person of interest’ in custody, but the situation remains ‘active.’
A gunman killed a father and wounded his seven-year-old son in one of four shootings in the Jacksonville area over the weekend, opening fire near a park hosting a youth football game amid horrific scenes captured on a livestream.
A new study led by trauma surgeons has decried US media coverage of gun violence, claiming that the disproportionate emphasis placed on fatal and multiple shootings negatively impacts survivors and broader public policy.