Question #40: How do we stop mass shootings?
This is a multifaceted issue. We need to address all aspects of this situation and discuss this problem as such. We need to take preventative measures.
Mass shootings are incidents involving multiple victims of firearm-related violence. One definition is an act of public firearm violence—excluding gang killings, domestic violence, or terrorist acts sponsored by an organization—in which a shooter kills at least four victims.. Using a similar definition, The Washington Post records 163 mass shootings in the United States between 1967 and June 2019.
We need to actually define what mass shootings are. The definitions vary: a mass shooting is - firearm violence resulting in at least four people being shot at roughly the same time and location, excluding the perpetrator - excluding gang violence?
Mass shootings accounted for less than two-tenths of 1% (0.2%) of homicides in the United States between 2000 and 2016.
We need to address several factors including but not limited to:
1. Mental Health
2. Pharmacticual Drugs/Psychotropic Drugs
4. Gun Education- safety-regulations-red flag-2nd Amendment.
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Here is a link to an interactive map - A Guide to Mass Shootings in America- Click here
When in office I want to have team-focus meetings that allow us to discuss all aspects of this situation so we can come up with new multifaceted ways to create preventative measures to end mass shootings. I want to work directly with those directly impacted to get their feedback and hear their suggestions.
Adela Wisdom for US Congress - Running for US Representative in the 3rd District of Missouri. District 3 covers northern Jefferson County and extends north and west past the St. Louis area, covering much of east-central Missouri. Missouri's 3rd Congressional District consists of all or part of the following counties: Callaway, Camden, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maries, Miller, Montgomery, Osage, St. Charles and Warren. I am eager to serve you and all the families in our district.
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Williamsburg, MO 63388
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