Mass shooting at a church in Texas

Texas church shooting

Carrie Matula embraces a woman after a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5, 2017.
PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Wagner/Statesman.com via AP

 

Yesterday, America witnessed yet another mass shooting at a church service in rural Texas. Twenty-seven people died, including the shooter, and victims ranged from ages 5 to 72. This is the worst mass shooting in Texas history and among the deadliest in US history.

 

The gunman used an assault rifle to fire on churchgoers during a morning service. After fleeing the scene and crashing his car, police later found the gunman dead with multiple weapons in his vehicle.

 

On average, there is more than one mass shooting for each day in America. In the past 50 years, there have been nearly 1,000 victims dying senseless deaths due to mass shootings. In the US, mass shootings are most often carried out with guns that have been obtained legally.

 

The time to talk about gun violence and gun control is now. Every day, innocent people are dying at the hands of guns. There’s no better time to address this great injustice.

 

  

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