Mass Shootings In America Essay

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On October 1, 2017 America was, yet again, devastated when Las Vegas suffered the United States worst mass shooting. One man killed over 50 people and injured 527. After he was finished firing from the 39th floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, he committed suicide. His name was Stephan Paddock (Yan and Park). When most people think of a mass shooting, they think of a terroristic act or someone shooting at a large group of innocent citizens, like Columbine High School or Sandy Hook Elementary School. In actuality, most people do not realize that whenever two or more people are injured or killed by a gun, it is considered a mass shooting. These “mass shootings” happen every day in America and they are one of the leading causes of death in…show more content…
Stephan Paddock, sixty-four years old, killed at least 59 people at the Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas making his mass shooting the new lead in deadly mass shootings. In just over a year we have set a for the deadliest shooting in America. Paddock shot multiple assault weapons from the 39 floor at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for fifteen minutes into a crowd, injuring around 515 people and killing at least 59. The mysterious question everyone 's asking is, “ How did he manage to get a bulk of assault weapons through the lobby, up to the 39 floor?”
Unfortunately, school shootings and threats have become more common throughout the past 18 years. One of the first major school shootings that brought attention to gun violence in America was the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. According to the U.S. History website state that two teens, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, went on a shooting spree throughout the school. After killing 12 students and one teacher, the boys then killed themselves. During the investigation on the boys motives, investigators came to the conclusion that most likely the shooting was connected to bullying because the boys were members of social outcast groups, and violence in video games. It is unfortunate that bullying may have been the cause of this awful event in history, but it is even more upsetting that school shootings like these, have happened again at an even worse
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