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The Economist' Just Released An Unsettling Graph On Gun Violence In America
With yet another mass shooting in America, The Economist was inspired to take to Twitter with a visual aid to show people how bad it really is.
The graph displayed by The Economist on Twitter shows how many shooting happened by year and how many people died. Sadly, it gets worse as time goes on.
The reactions to the graph are varied, but most people know something has to be done a mass shootings are escalating throughout the country.
One Twitter users pointed out that as Americans, we are at greater risk of being shot by a fellow citizen than a foreign-born terrorist.
With these statistics comes the question, what can we do about it? People who responded to the post had some ideas.
Many are blaming congress and policies that are in place for the lack of change.
Although it seems that gun control will help this issue tremendously, people have their reasons for needing to own a gun.
Some Twitter users remind us that there is always a distraction, taking us away form the focal point.
Gun violence must be kept at the forefront of discussion in America.