There have been 61 mass shootings in 30 states, with killers using 142 guns, in the last 30 years. And these events represent only a sliver of overall gun violence in the United States.
“The killers: Half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 19, respectively); the other 31 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, government buildings, and military bases. Forty four of the killers were white males. Only one of them was a woman.”
How did this happen to us? Have we always been like this? How does media and our culture contribute to our violent tendencies, if at all? In this series we’ll feature videos that give a glimpse into our gun culture, in the hopes that we’ll realize this insane addiction to guns and violence must stop. Now.
We begin with a rare early sixties Tommy Burst sub-machine gun detective set.