Gun violence is a big problem everywhere, in poor rural neighborhoods to prosperous urban cities like Malibu, it can happen anywhere at any time. The most deadly cases happen in suburban areas where no one would suspect any thing would happen, these areas are the prime target for mass shootings. Some of the most known tragic events include the Columbine massacre in 1999, the Virginia tech shooting in 2007, Ford Hood shooting in 2009 and the town of Newtown, the Sandy Hook elementary shooting.
On December 14, 2012, the 20 year old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut with multiple firearms and fatally shot twenty children and six adults in the attack, soon after he shot and killed himself before the police arrived. There was no indication on why or what his motives were, or why he targeted the sandy hook elementary school. This was the second deadliest mass shooting in American history (NBC), after the Virginia tech shooting in which 32 people died. This finally brought attention on the subject of gun control that the government has ignored for so long.
Soon after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, more and more people became aware of this problem are decided to take actions. After president Obama’s speech on the massacre, nearly 200,000 people signed a petition that would enforce a stricter gun law if pass...
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Peter Slevin date published: December 21, 2012
Clair Kim date published: May 30, 2013
Peter Bergen date published: December 19, 2012
Henry Percy date published: January 14, 2013
Michael Shermer date published: January 15, 2013
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