There is no continent in the world safe from civil unrest and violence. One can debate the causes of societal discontent and the belief that the only way to address the underlying issues is through civil unrest and violence. What is not debatable is that both exist and historically have had periods of exacerbation. Most increases in civil unrest are related to racial and socioeconomic inequality and discontent with government policy. Mass shooting and active shooters, however, are more closely related to religious and political extremism and mental illness. The world appears to be in a period of discontent that has resulted in both an increase in civil unrest and an increase in mass shootings.
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