With New York still trying to understand the mass shooting that killed 10 innocent people in Buffalo on Saturday, May 14, 2022, another shooting yesterday left 14 students and one teacher dead in Uvalde, Texas. Mass shootings and active shooter incidents have become commonplace in the United States. One evil person taking the lives of many people in a matter of minutes has become the norm in America. People aren't safe at the grocery store, school, church, a movie theater, a mall, a concert, a nightclub, or anywhere, really.

Is anyone or any place safe from active shooters?

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Active shooter incidents are on the rise

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, active shooter incidents increased by 50 percent from 2020 to 2021. There were 61 shootings last year that the FBI designated as 'active shooter incidents.' In the incidents, 103 people were killed and 140 wounded, not including the shooters.

The number of active shooter incidents identified in 2021 represents a 52.5% increase from 2020 and a 96.8% increase from 2017.

The FBI noted an alarming trend of 'roving shooters,' which the agency defines as,

shooters who shoot in multiple locations, either in one day or in various locations over several days.

The 61 incidents were executed by 61 shooters - 60 male, and one female. The age range of the shooters was very wide, between 12-years-old and 67-years-old.

Thirty shooters were apprehended by law enforcement, 14 shooters were killed by law enforcement, four shooters were killed by armed citizens, one shooter was killed in a vehicle accident during a law enforcement pursuit, 11 shooters committed suicide, and one shooter remains at large.

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