Gun Violence Increase

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Chief Casady of the Lincoln Police Department believes it's part of a cultural phenomenon.

"I really don't think it's easier to get a hold of firearms, I think it's more of a cultural phenomenon. There are an increasing number of people who have a desire to carry a gun so that they look tough."

The report lists every incident in which a gun was either confiscated or brandished. That list includes instances where a person pulled a firearm out to threaten someone, or shot off a round in a violent nature.

Brett Goodsmen, a sophomore at UNL, thinks the problem is getting too big. He says he's witnessed gun fights in both high school and college, and thinks the problem needs to be addressed.

"Our generation doesn't have respect for adults or for other people and they're trying to make a name for themselves. They think the way to do that is to act tough and show violence."