What these numbers do not do, however, is show why fatalities are so prominent in the United States. Arguments regarding population size are entirely invalid. China has a population of nearly 1.5 billion and the entire country reported only a dozen police-involved fatalities in 2014. Though not much has been done to reverse the trend, there has been action to inhibit the growth of it. One of the main issues contributing to these statistics is the militarization of United States law enforcement. In 2015, Governor Bullock signed a bill that restricts the militarization of local enforcement by prohibiting the obtaining of armored vehicles as well as grenade launchers, grenades, silencers, and weaponized drones. The bill illustrates why it is so important to keep counting officer-involved shooting deaths. These counts go beyond accountability, they are a means of monitoring our future.