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.
Less than two months after a gunman murdered 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the KKK is recruiting new members in the very same neighborhood – distributing flyers, and curiously, handfuls of birdseed.
“Little children are victims of senseless gun violence,” Milwaukee student Sandra Parks wrote in an award winning essay. Two years later she would become a victim of the same violence, as she was killed by a stray bullet.
With mass shootings killing more people than ever in America, a New York college is offering students regular drills in surviving “active shooter incidents,” preparing them for an emergency that has seemingly become routine.