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The Las Vegas Shooting Teaches Us One, Important Thing About Gun Violence

The nation is yet again reeling from another mass casualty event, this time in the heart of Las Vegas and centered around a country music festival. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those affected, which is why we are wondering how we keep dealing with these events. The narrative has been eerily similar and this is how we have reacted as a nation in the past, and what we can do moving forward to help mitigate incidents like this.

What went down

A cowboy hat lays in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival

A cowboy hat lays in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival A cowboy hat lays in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival. | David Becker/Getty Images

Las Vegas is now the home to the U.S.’s largest mass shooting. Over 50 people are now dead, and hundreds more are injured. That death toll could continue to rise as the country comes to grips with the reality of the situation. Little is known about the shooter at this point. What we do know is how this is going to all play out if we take a look at how we handled previous attacks like this.

Next: How people usually react to a mass shooting, and why it’s insanely important to react the right way

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