A driver has pointed a gun and opened fire at a busy L.A intersection, shocking footage has shown.
All while asking if "anybody wants to die now"...
Here's the full story...
It's 2021, and we are living in a society where many are afraid to send their children to school in the fear of them being shot.
It seems barbaric when written down in black and white, doesn't it?
But, sadly, this is the reality for far too many Americans.
It's no secret that gun control laws have been slack for far too long, meaning that we have endured a disgracefully high number of mass shootings.
We even have a "mass shooting tracker."
When a country needs a website to keep track of its nearly-daily mass shootings, you know things need to change.
For years now, there have been repeated calls for stricter gun laws...
But this year, following a sickening spike in mass shootings across the country, the pressure on our government to take action has doubled down.
The recent atrocities in Atlanta and Colorado have shaken people to their core...
So now, more than ever before, people are desperate to see change.
If more guns and fewer gun laws made us safer, America would be the safest nation in the world. Instead, we have a 25 times higher gun homicide rate than any other peer nation.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 24, 2021
Letting gun lobbyists write our gun laws is a failed experiment. ACT: https://t.co/naVvJsIjvK pic.twitter.com/TQtS9JFWiQ
America's gun laws are insane. To anyone who's ever lived anywhere else, it's the most depressingly obvious thing about this country.— John Cassidy (@JohnCassidy) March 23, 2021
But, as the country continues to come to terms with the devastating Atlanta and Colorado shootings...
New statistics have shown that, sadly, these 2 events were not unique.
Particularly as, new research has shown that, as of March 25, there had been 104 mass shootings so far this year.
That's nearly 1.3 shootings every day.
This devastating statistic comes courtesy of the Gun Violence Archive...
Which defines a mass shooting as "four or more people shot and/or killed in a single incident, at the same general time/location not including the shooter."
The 104 incidents have happened across a variety of States...
Including Colorado, Georgia, California, Nevada, New York, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, and Texas.
And as for the number of mass shooting deaths this year?
Well, the number currently stands at approximately 9,647, with more than 7,000 injuries.
As of yesterday, there have been over 1,000 American children & teenagers killed (299) or injured (712) by gunfire in 2021.— Gun Violence Archive (@GunDeaths) March 23, 2021
Child incidents: https://t.co/Zp2QXPFXqe
Teen incidents: https://t.co/PRqdItoAkF pic.twitter.com/lyuGqkJIZs
Sixty-five children up to the age of eleven have been killed, with 126 injured; 239 teens between the ages of twelve and seventeen have died, with 588 injured; and fifteen police officers have also been killed, with seventy-one injured.
President Biden recently urged Congress to tighten gun laws and called for a ban on assault-type weapons.
As per NBC News, he added:
"I got that done when I was a senator. It passed. It was a law for the longest time, and it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.
"We can close loopholes in our background check system, close the Charleston loophole. That's one of the best tools we have right now to prevent gun violence."
And his urge has only been reiterated after a recent incident...
After a woman on a busy L.A intersection pointed her gun and opened fire.
Wtf is wrong with people?!— mamabear_23 🇺🇸 (@23Mamabear) April 7, 2021
See that’s why folks don’t need to carry a gun. When you get mad it ain’t no telling what you might do.— thebossinarestore (@thebossinarest1) April 7, 2021
Americans with their guns really be feeling invincible and all powerful! LOL 😆— Duvaughn Marley 🇯🇲 (@MarleyDuvaughn) April 7, 2021
What’s the point of the police at this point? They can’t protect us from anything.— Love Yourself ♥︎ (@Disconnected911) April 7, 2021
The scene happened on Tuesday afternoon at around 5:30 PM PT.
A woman appeared to be held at a stop sign.
The video starts with the woman sat in her car with the window rolled down, yelling at someone.
After a short time, she pulls out a gun and loads it.
Appearing to point the gun at passing cars, she asks: "Anybody wanna die now? Anybody?"
Before firing the gun out of her car sunroof.
Seemingly, not hurting anyone.
Fortunately, law enforcement sources reported to TMZ that police were able to catch up with the woman, detain her without any further incidents, and arrest her for felony negligent discharge of a firearm.
It does appear that in the video she could be suffering a mental health episode.
You can watch the footage here.
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