Have Americans become desensitized to mass shootings because it happens so often?
- BobbinLv 73 weeks agoBest answer
Not for those who have lost someone.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 73 weeks ago
No. What has happened is that the gun grabbers inflated the numbers of "mass shootings" by lowering the number needed to stick that name on it. At one point it was FIVE dead. Now it is THREE dead and two wounded. So by lowering the number we get more reports of mass shootings. People KNOW that the numbers were played with so they pretty much ignore the reports now and only pay attention when it is ten or more. It is not that they are desensitized, it is just they know they are being flim flammed.
- martyLv 73 weeks ago
It's been happening a long time, we just have instant knowledge of events now and the media pushes the stories to fit their views which helps divide the country even more. The earliest known United States shooting to happen on school property was the Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where four Lenape American Indian entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed schoolmaster Enoch Brown, and killed nine or ten children (reports vary).
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
It all goes though a clever system of double think to avoid actually doing that much or anything at all to stop it happening again which it regularly does.
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- martinLv 73 weeks ago
Americans 150 or even 100 years ago never would hear about 90% of the mass shootings, except maybe a month or two later. But they wouldn't make the news because computers, Internet, and high-tech electronic news media didn't exist back then. But shootings went on in the Wild West and places far from peoples' homes.
- Christian SinnerLv 73 weeks ago
I'm not desensitized, and I'm an American. I just see that the Left always tries to confuse what really happened. The Dayton shooter was an Elizabeth Warren / Bernie Sanders anti-gun radical. The El Paso shooter was basically a Social Darwinist. They were more swayed by post-modernism, like the Democrats are now, than anything else.
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- SamLv 73 weeks ago
They have been happening for decades, its just that now social media shoves it in everyone's face.
- Mama KimamaLv 73 weeks ago
Overwhelmed might be a better description. We can't do anything about it, unless we make owning a gun illegal, and then other kinds of attacks could still occur. We're just coping with it in any way we can.
- W.T. DoorLv 73 weeks ago
@ Bob Yes it is true.
In reality, more people die from insect stings in the USA each year than from mass shootings of all types.