Essay about The Shootings : A Horrific Shooting Unfolded

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On 1st October at 10:38a.m, a horrific shooting unfolded that resulted in ten people getting killed. Including the recent gun shooting, there were several massive casualties by gun shootings such as the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999, the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
After the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, federal law enforcement agencies have taken a forward leaning approach to these types of incidents by pushing resources into the field as quickly as possible. However, why do such tragic accidents still happen?
President Obama is currently trying to make some changes for gun regulation, but was unsuccessful in doing so. He says “Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine…become numb to this. This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America…” What is obstructing the decrease of gun shootings, or what are the measures that can be taken to prevent gun shootings?
The first obstacle is economic and can be found in the National Rifle Association (NRA), namely the ongoing lobbying of the NRA. Currently the United States has invested annually, a tax of about $ 4.6 billion degrees from firearms distributors and firearms manufacturers have donated to the NRA money of $ 1 per gun. The NRA 's annual $200 million dollars (official amount of the money) enables the NRA to exert power over…

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