"Here's what we've learned about the government's gun violence since Ferguson, according to The Washington Post: If you're a black American, you've got a greater chance of being shot by police. If you're an unarmed black man, you're four times more likely to be killed by police than an unarmed white man. Most people killed by police are young men. Since 2015, police have shot and killed an average of 3 people per day. More than 2,500 police departments have shot and killed at least one person since 2015. And while the vast majority of people shot and killed by police are armed, their weapons ranged from guns to knives to toy guns.
Clearly, the U.S. government is not making America any safer.
Indeed, the government's gun violence " inflicted on unarmed individuals by battlefield-trained SWAT teams, militarized police, and bureaucratic government agents trained to shoot first and ask questions later " poses a greater threat to the safety and security of the nation than any mass shooter.
According to journalist Matt Agorist, "mass shootings ... have claimed the lives of 339 people since 2015... [D]uring this same time frame, police in America have claimed the lives of 4,355 citizens."