There's a lot of Talk But
Not A Lot of Action
Parents are all asking the same question: "What are you doing to keep my children safe while they are in school?"
School Shootings in the U.S. are Staggering
The US has had 57 times as many school shootings as the other major
industrialized nations combined.
Active Shooter and Code Red Drills Are Failing
Since 2014, 94.6% of schools conduct drills where children are trained to hide
under a desk, or run for their lives.
In Just 2019 Alone...
The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is an online archive of gun violence incidents, collected from over 2,500 media, law enforcement, government and commercial sources daily, in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. GVA is an independent data collection and research group, with no political affiliation, and or affiliation with any advocacy organizations.
According to GVA, there were 81 Mass Shootings in 2019 alone, resulting in over 100 Deaths, and 150 Injuries! Click here to see their detailed list.
And in March, New Zealand suffered their greatest casualties of a mass shooting, with 50 fatalities and many dozens with serious injuries
The other numbers on overall gun violence are staggering!
Below are the number of people who have either been killed or injured due to gun violence in 2018!
Number of Mass Shootings in 2018
Number of Children
(0-11) Killed or Injured
Number of Teens
(12-17) Killed or Injured
Number of Injuries
due to gun violence
To see past summaries of Gun Violence in America, vist the GVA website at https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/past-tolls
The United States has had more school shootings than any other industrialized nation.
The U.S. has a staggeringly high number of active and mass shooter incidents when compared to other developed nations. In fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health released a study in 2016 that found the U.S. had more public mass shootings than any other of the 170 nations investigated.
School shootings are a reality in America, an average of one a week just this year alone.
School Shootings Have Become Epidemic
Total Number of Deaths
# of Incidences where 4 or More People Were Killed
In One Shooting
Frequently Targeted Locations
ActiveShooterData.org analyzed 192 active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2015. It found that business locations were the site of more than half of all events, with 98. Schools had the second-highest amount of active shootings (44 events). There were 32 active shootings that took place in public venues. There were eight active shootings that occurred in churches and seven that occurred within medical facilities during this time period. Military bases experienced three active shootings.
An active shooter will use weapons that will wreak the most havoc and increase the body count. ActiveShooterData found that pistols were the most popular weapon, and often more than one was used; this means the shooter could have used both a pistol and a rifle.
The AR-15 rifle has grown in popularity and was used in the Las Vegas shooting; the shooter used a bump stock to enable rapid fire. However, Bryant pointed out that rifles are “only used about 26 percent of the time,” or nearly half as frequently as pistols.
No one can predict where an active shooter will strike next, but we can look to recent events and statistics for indications. Active shooter events most commonly occur in businesses (45%), schools (25%), and government facilities (10%).