'Why?' I asked my American professor.
'America is a big place. There are many events happening, many people to report on. It is actually quite safe. Most cities are safe.'
A year later, a mass shooting occurred on her university's campus. Some of her students passed away.
Today, I read a report on mass shootings, prompted by the recent massacre in Florida. Behind this statistics, there are lives and families.
But what if we were to compare the absolute number of mass shootings, the picture becomes less comfortable.
|Number of Mass Shootings In US (2010 - 2014)|
Data from the Wall Street Journal, which cited researchers from
State University of New York and Texas State University
It takes about two months for America to forget a mass shooting. How easily memories fade, how easily bruises re-appear.