Since the Sandy Hook massacre in December of 2012, there have been 95 school shootings in America, according to an Everytown for Gun Safety report.
The report indicated that of the 95 shootings, 52 percent took place at K-12 schools and 48 percent at a college or university campus. In 68 percent of the incidents, the perpetrator(s) intentionally injured or killed someone with a gun.
“I think the report is astonishing,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, said. “There's no other developed country that looks like this or that would tolerate this kind of violence among schoolchildren.”
Moms Demand Action has released a powerful new ad promoting the fight against gun violence in America. Here is the video:
Many people have supported congressional legislation to expand background checks. Although Congress has failed to pass reform, polls show that a strong majority of Americans believe background checks should be required for all firearm purchases.
The national focus has been on keeping the right to bear arms while deterring criminals from obtaining weapons. However, without some form of legislative action, the system will likely continue to allow guns to get into the wrong hands.