Abstract or Introduction
Are mass shootings an American problem?
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, Aurora. A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has identified 78 public mass shootings in the United States since 1983. Over 547 people were killed and another 476 people were injured (Bjelopera et al. 2013). In addition, there are also indications that the frequency of mass shootings has increased dramatically in recent years. Since the beginning of the 20th century, a strong positive trend has been observed (Lopez/Sukumar n.d.). As a result of these developments, mass shootings have grown into a subject of major debate on new national legislation to address the problem.
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- Paula Sambale (Author), 2020, Are mass shootings an American problem?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/925364