New statistics have shown that more than half of U.S citizens disagree with President Biden's handling of gun violence.
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It's 2021, and we are living in a society where many are afraid to send their children to school in the fear of them being shot.
It seems barbaric when written down in black and white, doesn't it?
But, sadly, this is the reality for far too many Americans.
It's no secret that gun control laws have been slack for far too long, meaning that we have endured a disgracefully high number of mass shootings.
We even have a "mass shooting tracker."
When a country needs a website to keep track of its nearly-daily mass shootings, you know things need to change.
For years now, there have been repeated calls for stricter gun laws...
But this year, following a sickening spike in mass shootings across the country, the pressure on our government to take action has doubled down.
The recent atrocities in Atlanta and Colorado have shaken people to their core...
So now, more than ever before, people are desperate to see change.
If more guns and fewer gun laws made us safer, America would be the safest nation in the world. Instead, we have a 25 times higher gun homicide rate than any other peer nation.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 24, 2021
Letting gun lobbyists write our gun laws is a failed experiment. ACT: https://t.co/naVvJsIjvK pic.twitter.com/TQtS9JFWiQ
I’m all for the 2nd amendment but for the love of God, America needs STRICTER gun laws. How many thoughts and prayers are we going to tell with NO CHANGES— CR💫 (@coralllrod) March 23, 2021
America's gun laws are insane. To anyone who's ever lived anywhere else, it's the most depressingly obvious thing about this country.— John Cassidy (@JohnCassidy) March 23, 2021
But, as the country continues to come to terms with the devastating Atlanta and Colorado shootings...
New statistics have shown that, sadly, these 2 events were not unique.
Particularly as, new research has shown that, as of March 25, there had been 104 mass shootings so far this year.
That's nearly 1.3 shootings every day.
This devastating statistic comes courtesy of the Gun Violence Archive...
Which defines a mass shooting as "four or more people shot and/or killed in a single incident, at the same general time/location not including the shooter."
The 104 incidents have happened across a variety of States...
Including Colorado, Georgia, California, Nevada, New York, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, and Texas.
And as for the number of mass shooting deaths this year?
Well, the number currently stands at approximately 9,647, with more than 7,000 injuries.
As of yesterday, there have been over 1,000 American children & teenagers killed (299) or injured (712) by gunfire in 2021.— Gun Violence Archive (@GunDeaths) March 23, 2021
Child incidents: https://t.co/Zp2QXPFXqe
Teen incidents: https://t.co/PRqdItoAkF pic.twitter.com/lyuGqkJIZs
Sixty-five children up to the age of eleven have been killed, with 126 injured; 239 teens between the ages of twelve and seventeen have died, with 588 injured; and fifteen police officers have also been killed, with seventy-one injured.
Last week, President Biden spoke of taking action to prevent further mass violence in the wake of the deaths in Boulder.
As per Reuters, he said:
"I don't need to wait another minute - let alone an hour - to take common-sense steps that will save the lives in the future, and I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act."
He urged Congress to tighten gun laws and called for a ban on assault-type weapons.
As per NBC News, he added:
"I got that done when I was a senator. It passed. It was a law for the longest time, and it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.
"We can close loopholes in our background check system, close the Charleston loophole. That's one of the best tools we have right now to prevent gun violence."
But, it seems that not everyone agrees with Biden's stance on gun violence.
In fact, new statistics show that over half of Americans disapprove...
A new poll conducted by global research company, IPSOS, surveyed 571 adult Americans on a range of social policy issues.
Results showed that 57% of Americans believe reducing gun violence should be a higher priority than protecting the right to own a wide variety of guns.
Two-thirds believe the US needs new laws to reduce gun violence.
But the divide is shown as only 36% of Republicans are part of the group who believe new laws should be enacted urgently comparative to the 64% who believe protecting the right to own a wide variety of guns should be a higher priority.
Meanwhile, more than 9 out of 10 Democrats want to implement new laws to reduce gun violence.
For more on the on-going debate, keep scrolling...