Analyze a recent mass shooting which occurred in the US. Research and explain what transpired in detail and the aftermath. Research how the guns were obtained, if there were red flags before the mass shooting, the media coverage surrounding it, and the politics involved (NRA, law enforcement, and legislators).
Examine and compare, using the information acquired throughout this semester, what changes or enhancements (if any) can be made to prevent or make it more difficult for it to reoccur. What can and should we do to keep safe? Explain what measures can be taken and the most appropriate/effective way to carry them out. Elaborate your thoughts objectively and clearly. Use facts and statistical data to justify your argument.
A mass shooting is an incident involving multiple victims of firearm violence (Kyle,2016). There is no widely accepted definition of the term mass shooting. The United States’ FBI defines a “mass murder” as “four or more murdered during an event with no “cooling-off period” between the murders. The most recently recorded mass shooting in the USA was the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that left several victims injured and killed in 2017 (Meghan, 2019). On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. He killed 58 people and wounded 413, with the ensuing panic bringing the injury total to 869.