There’s been a series of mass shootings recently, and sadly now there is enough.
This time the shooting took place at a nightclub in Miami and has left at least two dead and twenty others injured.
Here are all the details…
It’s 2021 and we are still seeing mass shootings all over the nation…
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, Colorado, and York County have shaken people to their core…
But sadly, just hours ago news emerged of yet another mass shooting.
As the country continues to come to terms with the recent devastating shootings…
New statistics have shown that, sadly, these 3 events were not unique.
It has been found that, in the first eighty-three days of 2021, there have been 104 mass shootings.
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.
How many more innocent people should die before something is done about this?
Well, President Biden has spoken out previously about how he is ready to step up and tackle this devastating problem hands on.
On March 23rd, 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.”
And now, the president has outlined the new executive orders he’ll be putting in place in a bid to tackle this “epidemic.”
On April 8th, Biden announced 6 executive orders to kickstart his new gun control agenda, as per CNN.
Firstly, the administration will clamp down on the use of so-called “ghost guns” (homemade guns) as well as tightening rules on pistol stabilizing braces. The braces allow for a more accurate shot to be taken and a stabilizer was actually used during last month’s mass shooting in Colorado.
Discussing ghost guns, he said:
“These are guns that are homemade, built from a kit, that include directions on how to finish a firearm. You can go buy the kit, they have no serial numbers, so when they show up at a crime scene they can’t be traced.”
He then explained that “the buyers aren’t required to pass a background check to buy the kit to make the gun so consequently, anyone from a criminal to a terrorist can buy this kit in as little as thirty minutes put together a weapon.”
Biden also wants to implement national “red flag laws”…
Which will allow people to petition a court to remove a firearm if they think a person is a danger to themselves or others.
“We know red flag laws can have a significant effect on protecting women against domestic violence, and we know red flag laws can stop mass shooters before they can act out their violent plans.”
The president also wants to nominate a gun control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
He is nominating David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, for the role.
Lastly, the Biden administration wants to reduce gun violence in urban areas by pledging to make investments in community violence intervention programs.
Do you think these laws will be effective? Or do you think the only option is banning guns completely?
However today more devastating news emerged.
After somebody opened fire at a nightclub in Miami.
Two people lost their lives.
But another twenty have been injured.
The incident was “another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence,” Miami Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III tweeted.
Miami Dade police said in a statement:
Three people got out of an SUV and “began shooting indiscriminately into the crowd” that was standing outside a “scheduled event” at an establishment on 186th Street, in the Hialeah area to the west of Miami Gardens.
It’s the second major shooting in Miami in as many days.
And of the 20 people hospitalised, at least one is in critical condition.
When will this stop?