In the article, “Arrest made in connection with July block party mass shooting in Baltimore, officials say” (Lynch and Smart 2023) I learned about a July block party mass shooting in Baltimore.Police arrested 18-year-old Tristan Brian Jackson on Thursday after he causing a mass shooting. He has been charged with seven counts of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, seven counts of attempted first degree murder, and 41 other related charges. The mass shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. on July 2 in a south Baltimore neighborhood of Brooklyn. Two people were killed who were Aaliyah Gonzalez and Kylis Fagbemi. Other victims were affected by this attack as well.The mass shooting is one out of 440 mass shootings in the US.
This situation is obviously a tragedy but it displays the current situation in America. With gun violence being an issue I wonder if people feel safe around neighborhoods. With so many mass shootings happening in America I wonder if citizens will pressure the government to ban guns in total.
As I continue to learn about Gun violence , I want to know more about what the victims families think about gun violence.