While mass shootings have occurred throughout recorded history, today’s advanced weapon technology has increased the number of shootings today. This technology has created weapons and rifles that can shoot many bullets at a time. These weapons have affected our society today. There have been many school shootings in the last few years including the shooting in 2018 in Parkland, Florida where 17 students were killed.
In 2019, in New Zealand there were two consecutive shootings at mosques, killing 51 people. Since then New Zealand has taken steps to outlaw military-style semi automatic weapons and assault rifles. Although there have been many incidents of race related killings with guns, more attention has been brought to this issue lately. In the U.S. there have been protests all around the country, as well as all around the world. These protests have been focused on these race related shootings and the injustice of African-Americans.