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Gun Violence and Mass Shootings
by MariaHelena Borges
Wednesday Apr 21st, 2021 10:39 AM
Mass shootings are becoming more and more frequent every year. Schools, malls, and facilities seem to be on the news because of a mass shooting almost every day. Gun violence is a huge factor in this and there needs to be restrictions taken before we lose more people to deaths by gun.
As we go deeper into 2021 it seems the coronavirus pandemic is coming to an end but the “epidemic” of gun violence and mass shootings is growing. The question that always gets brought up after a shooting is, “Who did the killing? The human being or the machine?” Each year we hear about more and more mass shootings and how gun violence is the leading factor to it.

There have been 147 mass shootings this year alone. On April 15th, 2021 a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The gunman shot and killed eight people and injured one. He committed suicide at the end of the shooting. On March 22nd, 2021 a man entered a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado killing 10 people which included a police officer.

President Joe Biden announced that “ghost guns” will be restricted. A new rule will permit law enforcement to take possession of guns from owners who think they will do harm to others. The U.S. needs to realize that guns kill people and people kill people. When a gun falls into the wrong hands, we end up with a list of mass shootings and an increase in gun violence.
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