A Staggering One In Three Americans Think Mass Shootings Are ‘A Fact Of Life’

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Gun violence in America has become so common that a third of citizens have grown apathetic to the topic.

That is the result of a survey reported by YouGov in response to the October 1st Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon.

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The figures also revealed that less than half of the population thinks anything can be done to prevent further gun crime.

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A whopping 35% thinks that mass shootings have become a fact of life in the modern age, compared to just over 45% who remain optimistic change can help.

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Unbelievably 13% of Americans think gun control should be softened despite the nation hitting 300 mass shootings for 2015 alone, an average currently higher than one per day.

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Figures revealed in the i100 also condemn the mindset of the nation by comparing the number of deaths resulting from gun crime to those from terrorism between 2001 and 2011.

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The result shows gun related deaths are 43 times higher than those resulting from terrorist acts.

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The facts are all right there in black and white, chuck some common sense on top and surely a strong majority in favour of change can be reached.


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