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As more tragic shootings occur, insurance and risk management issues become important considerations.

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School crossing guard Wendy Behrend lights a candle at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the one-year anniversary of the school shooting, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) School crossing guard Wendy Behrend lights a candle at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the one-year anniversary of the school shooting, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

There were 277 active shooter incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2018, according to the FBI. These incidents accounted for 884 deaths, 2,430 casualties and 1,546 wounded.

The gradual uptick in active shooter incidents during those years has coincided with calls for gun control or movements to arm more citizens. There also has been a push to require gun owners to carry liability insurance.

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Christine G. Barlow, CPCU

Christine G. Barlow, CPCU, is Executive Editor of FC&S Expert Coverage Interpretation, a division of National Underwriter Company and ALM. Christine has over thirty years’ experience in the insurance industry, beginning as a claims adjuster then working as an underwriter and underwriting supervisor handling personal lines. Christine regularly presents and moderates webinars on a variety of topics and is an experienced presenter.  

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