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According to FBI statistics, in  2017 the most deaths ever occurred from active duty shooting incidents.

An active shooter is defined by the FBI as someone actively killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. This data is not just mass shootings, which is the killing of three or more people. The data also doesn’t include drug and gang-related shootings that appeared targeted. FBI: More active shooting incidents in 2017 than any other year recorded

The statistics are horrifying.

– There were 138 people killed and 593 wounded in 2017 during active shootings, topping all years since 2000. The number of killed has fluctuated greatly each year.

– All 50 shooters in 2016 and 2017 were men, all of whom worked alone. In the FBI’s previous report, which examined 2014 and 2015, there were 42 shooters, three of whom were women.

– There were 30 active shootings last year and 20 in 2016. The only year that came close to topping 2017 for active gunmen was 2010, which had 26 incidents.

– There were 138 people killed and 593 wounded in 2017 during active shootings, topping all years since 2000. The number of killed has fluctuated greatly each year.

– All 50 shooters in 2016 and 2017 were men, all of whom worked alone. In the FBI’s previous report, which examined 2014 and 2015, there were 42 shooters, three of whom were women. FBI: More active shooting incidents in 2017 than any other year recorded

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– Shooters don’t discriminate on the locations of their attacks: One happened in a mall, seven in schools, three in government buildings, two in churches . . .  FBI: More active shooting incidents in 2017 than any other year recorded

So, the moral of the story is to be prepared at all times.   This means not only carry a weapon with you when you can and when it is appropriate.  But, also be aware of your surroundings.