This week, two innocent victims were shot dead while performing a seemingly non-dangerous profession. A third victim was also injured. This time the victims were news reporters; reporting from a small city in the middle of Virginia. Has this senseless violence become the new reality in America?
By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University
Gun violence is a major social issue in America and American schools and university campuses have become targets of gun violence. In recent years, dozens of students, faculty, and staff have become victims of this gun violence while on campus, and the innocent loss of life and serious injuries caused by gun violence has been devastating to our communities (Crews, Crews, & Burton, 2013; Bond, 2013).