Gun violence is becoming more prevalent. Although gun violence is down from 19701 and 1980s, it has ticked up over the last couple of years. In the 1990s, there was a decrease as the Brady Bill become law, requiring increased background checks. This have disappeared, and it is easier to get a gun, with the resulting increase in violence.
Yes, gun violence has become much more prevalent in the last few years. Particularly involving police officers and unarmed citizens in America. There is a lot that needs to be done by the United States government to prevent these scenarios from happening now and in the future. We need to control who has guns and who doesn't and make sure our police are decent human beings.
No matter your opinion on gun legislation, the loss of innocent life occasioned by the senseless actions of violent individuals is overwhelming. It is increasingly difficult not to be somewhat anxious about going to a large public event, sending your child to school, going to the movies, or even attending church.
Other than some outlier cities like Chicago, the rate of gun violence hasn't risen much, it's just reported on more. The amount of gun violence is still way too high, and we need policies to reflect that. Unfortunately, guns are becoming more efficient like other technologies, so more people who get shot are dying.