In this ad, the audience is immediately caught in thought when they view one African American child holding a book called Little Red Riding Hood, while the Caucasian child is holding AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. The viewer is also posed the question, “One child is holding that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one.”? While assault rifles remain legal in the United States of America; Little Red Riding Hood is banned by two school districts in California in 1990 because the cover depicts the protagonist holding a basket with a bottle of wine inside. Three more counties in Florida tried to have the book banned because parents and teachers deemed the wolf too scary for children. On the contrary, there has not been a ban on assault weapons since 2004. While seven states such as: California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii (assault pistols only), Maryland, Massachusetts, New
"Battleground America," written by Jill Lepore, provides a strong history of guns and the way they have changed in the eyes of the American through the years. She proves her point with strong evidence throughout her article, sprinkling it with opinion and argument that is strongly supported. She presents her argument to convince her audience that the open availability of guns allows citizens to undeservingly purchase them by displaying the credibility in her sources, using negative connotations in her speech, and the strength and objectivity only a strong logos appeal can provide.
The efforts of gun control advocates have been undermined largely by the persistent presence of those arguing the 2nd Amendment protects their Constitutional right to bear the majority of arms in almost every setting. This has occurred despite an ever-changing social climate, where gun violence occurs daily. Automatic, semi-automatic, and assault weapons have become commonplace and account for more than half of the guns used in mass shootings since 1982 (Follman, Aronsen, & Pan, 2016). Advocacy groups, such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, have formed in response to the high
Alyssa Alhadeff was a member of a travel soccer team, and attended a Jewish sleepaway camp during her summers. She was described as a bright, outgoing girl with a love for athletics. Alyssa was fourteen years old when she was fatally shot by an active shooter, Nikolas Cruz, at her high school. The issue of gun violence is a very controversial issue that splits our country into two opinions--those who are for stricter gun control laws and those who are against them. The conversations about this topic have increased significantly in the past year due to recent events. The 2017 Las Vegas shooting and the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting were two particular instances that shocked and outraged the nation. Gun violence is a fairly new concern as far as problems in The United States go, with seven of the eight deadliest shootings of U.S. history having occurred after 1990. This is a key piece of information, because studies have shown that while the number of shootings has not necessarily increased in recent years, the number of fatalities within each has. Therefore, the actual root of this issue is the guns being used. These weapons are continuing to become more and more advanced, yet the laws in regards to them are not being changed in order to protect the general public. The longer The United States delays attempts to fix this issue,
95% of all U.S. gun owners believe that children should learn about gun safety. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. People need more gun education and mental illness screenings to prevent massacres. The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc, stated, “ whether in the field, at the range or in the home, a responsible and knowledgeable gun owner is rarely involved in a firearms accident of any kind,” Heidi Cifelli, former program manager of the NRA’S Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, stated, “GUn education is the best way to save young lives. “ The NRA states that the Eddie Eagle program is not meant to “teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks, and household poison, they’re treated simply as a fact of everyday
Gun control has become a topic of controversy in the United States. There are those who oppose Gun Control and those who approve, those who proclaim that guns are the ones executing human beings and animals as well. In the preceding article, “How Gun Control Kills”, the author Jack Hunter claims, “Is there an evil worse than killing children? Is there anything more heart-wrenching than the feeling of absolute helplessness in our inability to protect them?” The author of the article is speaking against Gun control, stating why the country does not need laws against owning weapons and claiming Gun control is responsible for the killings the U.S is currently encountering. In the following article, “It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of them.” the
We all want to live safe and secure, and to be able to live without fear. This is one of the human rights that should be protected by diplomats, congressmen, senators, presidents, and ect. However, there is many people that will give that up just to fulfill their desires for shooting. On the other hand, you have the NRA making it very easy for anyone to get there hands on a gun just to fill their banks. There is many horrible side effects to this being manifested to society. We live in a time where so many people have easy access to guns. There has never been more school shootings, mass murders, terrorist attacks, and ect. In this essay I am going to talk about the school shootings, NRA, and the NRA Ads. Those are the three most
This Super Bowl advertisement that for the first time addresses domestic abuse and sexual assault awareness first starts off with pans of everyday household items. There is also a voiceover of a 911 dispatcher talking to a woman who is trying to order pizza. At the start it perceives to be an innocent call of a confused woman talking in a calmly matter; however when the camera starts to pan more items, the items scattered in the house appear to show subtle hints of some kind of violence that has recently occur. The dispatcher eventually catches on that the woman ordering pizza is in fact in danger and is asking for help indirectly due to her attacker being in the room with her and sends help to the victim promptly. In this chilling and gripping Public Service Announcement titled “No More”, the company also named No More perfectly conveys how our society needs to raise more awareness about abusive relationships pertaining domestic and sexual abuse, and by using eerie shots of the house with a spine crawling voice call with the usage of pathos, helps gravitate the audience’s attention to the message.
Moms demand action (MDA) was founded by Shannon Watts in december 15 2012. Shannon started the organization after the sandy hook shooting she wanted to make a stand on gun sense so she started a facebook page where thousands of moms joined to help support soon became a big website where it started to get big where millions of people join and there are currently have 3 million members and 38,000 donors.
The organization behind this ad is Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, commonly known as Moms Demand Action, which was found in response to the devastating Sandy Hook shooting back in 2012. Although it started as Facebook page, it has grown to a 130,000 members strong from 50 districts. The organization stands to fight against the epidemic of gun violence while still supporting the 2nd amendment to the constitution. The creators of this ad campaign did a really good job attracting its audience. Anyone would be curious to know why two kids, one carrying a fully automatic assault rifle, another holding a children’s book are seated next to each other, in what seems to be a classroom or children’s library.
For recent years in America, word “gun violence” and “gun control” were brought up more frequently, we reevaluate and reconsider the safety of gun and the actual use of it. Gun holder was asked to put the gun into gun cabinets because it’s easy for kids to get and find out how to use it without any safety instruction. It’s horrible to hear a kid knows how to use a gun before he knows how to read. Kids are not the only thing we should be worried about; many adults are incorrectly using it as well, there are more than 78 injuries and death that was caused by firearms every single day over the
One major problem that we face today is our media bombarded society. Former President Barack Obama explicitly argued the health case against gun violence. Calling guns “one of the greatest threats to public health,” he wrote in the New York Times, “Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns (Lancet, 2016). Children have so much access to all the wrong things. Television, media, and music are
On the other hand, gun violence has led to a staggering 566 deaths of kids in 2015 alone, there has also been 271 mass shootings, and a total of 41,262 incidents due to gun violence ("Gun Violence Archive 2015 Toll of Gun Violence"). Through their photo series, Moms Demand Action is trying to show others that America, as a whole, has turned their backs on gun violence and pretend that it does not happen as often as it does. America’s government, schools, and libraries have their priorities out of line when it comes to laws that are supposed to protect our children. These mothers and children in the images are fighting that “For too long, those who stand to profit from easy access to guns [gun makers] have controlled the conversation about gun violence. American families are being destroyed…” ("Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in
Gun control has been debated in American History for decades yet it still persists today. We need to take a step back as a nation and examine the driving force behind gun control and gun violence in America. This is becoming a serious problem, because every mass shooting takes more lives. The government continues to sit at a standstill with regard to gun control. The Republicans have no desire to restrict Americans’ second amendment right to bear arms. However, Democrats don’t intend to take away an American’s right, they seek to limit and remove high caliber guns from the market. Americans are on different sides when it comes to gun control, but there are those who try to push their opinions in different forms. American culture is and always has been represented through political cartoons. They can say a lot about the illustrator’s viewpoints and how they are representative of America through color and context.