What mass shootings do to those not shot: Social consequences of mass gun violence


by Raw Story

Raw Story— Mass shootings seem to have become a sad new normal in the American life. They happen too often, and in very unexpected places. Concerts, movie theaters, places of worship, schools, bars and restaurants are no longer secure from gun violence. Often, and especially when a person who is not a minority or Muslim perpetrates a mass shooting, mental health is raised as a real concern or, critics say, a diversion from the real issue easy …

www.chicagotribune.com—How gun-free zones invite mass shootings. “This doesn’t happen anywhere else on the planet,” said California’s Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. “We stand alone in the world in the number of mass shootings," echoed U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. These were typical comments after an alleged shooter murdered 12 people in Borderline Bar & Grill...

Chicago Sun-Times—6 shot Saturday in city gun violence. A man was shot by his girlfriend after getting home at 5 a.m. in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.

Chicago Sun-Times—8 shot — 2 killed — in overnight gun violence. As snowflakes fell quietly on the city, gunfire was erupting overnight into early Sunday morning.