DENVER – The deadliest shooting in U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America.
For those who have lived through mass shootings in the U.S., whether they blame guns, mental health or religion, the repetition makes change seem hopeless.
Fifty people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The killings have rekindled the debate about whether such massacres can be avoided.
Sandy Phillips’ daughter was among 12 killed at a Colorado movie theater in July 2012. She says it has become too easy to get guns and ammunition.
Ryan Reyes, whose boyfriend was killed in last year’s attack on a social services center in San Bernardino, California, says the shootings have less to do with gun control and more to do with highly charged political rhetoric and how people treat each other.