Each year homicide and assault-related injuries result in an estimated $16 billion in combined medical and work loss (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/education-gun-violence-presidential-debate-2012_n_1974740.html). Gun violence may be broadly defined as a category of violence and crime committed with use of a firearm, it may or may not include actions ruled as self defense, actions for law enforcement. Gun violence is prevalent in African American Communities, although some might believe that it is not a racial issue ( CNN New’s stated “America’s Gun problem is not a race problem).
There has been a rise on the topic of gun violence. It has become a more relevant topic today and one cannot walk away from the news without hearing a story related to gun violence either being covered or displayed on the teleprompter below. This paper will analyze three sources: an article written by Dov Cohen, titled “Culture, Social Organization, and Patterns of Violence,”on the trends of violence based on location, a Ted Talk given by Dan Gross, titled “Why Gun Violence Cannot become America’s New Normal,”on the topic of gun violence and how it affected his life as well a proposition to ending violence in the U.S, and an article, “Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records,” written by the U.S. Government of Accountability Office(GAO) which covers the process of background checks within the sales of firearms. These three sources will be evaluated on the bases that they evoke a strong argument with the use ethos, pathos, and logos within their writings.
My overall reflection of this passion project has taught me an immense amount. I felt very passionate about the topic of Gun Violence in Washington because in the world, there are many disasters that take innocent lives. Each day parents send you to school to learn, not to be shot and killed. I've felt every emotion researching in this topic. Learning about the laws and lives taught me to appreciate everyday of my life and live it to the fullest because I might be the next one. Learning and hearing the news that kids are my age will never graduate because someone decided that it is okay to bring a gun into school. For example, on May 18,2018 there was a shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School took the lives of 10 students. Hearing a notification on my phone, seeing another shooting in school shocks me every time. Everyday we
In the United States, over the past few decades, gun violence has increased massively, leading to over 10,000 gun-related incidents in 2015. The main cause of the massive amount of violence in the United States in recent decades is mainly because people who are in danger have no means to protect themselves. This is why guns should be more accessible for citizens, so that they can protect themselves in dangerous situations. Allowing citizens to conceal weapons would heavily decrease the amount of incidents that occur because innocent people were unable to protect themselves. Also, putting less control on guns would prevent crimes from even happening in the first place. If a criminal had intentions of committing a crime, they would be much less willing if they knew that they might possibly get shot trying to commit that crime. Thus, criminal activity and violent crimes will cease to continue at such high rates and more people will have the ability to protect themselves in dangerous situations.
Gun Violence is a major problem in the United States, it leads to a lot of deaths every day. The area of focus is the United States of America. More controls need to be put on guns to make America a safer nation. More than 30,000 people are killed each year in this country due to guns. There are some questions that haven’t been answered like, Amendments that need to be made to reduce the availability of guns. At the point when American threats with Britain began on April 19, 1775, the Continental Congress had no standing armed force, no stores of weapons and munitions, no naval force, and no navy ships. The Continental Congress revitalized volunteers to join the battle against the British. Farmers and tradesmen conveying their own black powder guns framed a volunteer army along the street from Boston to Concord, Massachusetts, discharged the first shot of the Revolution, and battled again on Bunker Hill in Charlestown on June 17. As a result, the Constitution of the United States was embraced in 1787 on the condition that a Bill of Rights would be included. The initial Ten Amendments to the Constitution, including the Second Amendment, were sanctioned by Congress on December 15, 1791. The Second Amendment states: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The historical backdrop of
Many remember December 14th of 2012 when Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 students and 6 members of the faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Mr. Lanza was a troubled man, enough so that he was driven to shoot his own mother and take possession of her weapons which he would use to wreak havoc on the school whose name would go down in history. A report released...by Connecticut’s Attorney for the District of Danbury says...guns and ammunition involved...at Sandy Hook Elementary were legally purchased by Nancy Lanza [his mother] and then stolen by her son, Adam. One would have to be delusional to believe that Adam would not have found a way to inflict this violence, and that is the unfortunate reality; however, one must wonder whether or not
According to the article a three year old girl was faitily shot and killed in d.c in a second-floor apartment at Benning Terrace by a child playing with a gun. D.C police said a child had a gun in his hands and fired it, turning a innocent summer time play into tragedy when a bullet struck 3 year old Dallas cox in the chest. The police also said we have no reason to belive that it is anything other than an accident, so what we are looking at is how the gun got into the house.
For many decades, gun violence has taken the lives of many; friends, family, artist, presidents, and even law enforcement. These tragic losses are a result of rapid, furious reactions from people who don 't stop and think, "is this truly worth their life?”. Fortunately, some of these killers were put behind bars and loved ones were able to find justice but justice could never replace the life of someone. Gun violence is dividing America and the majority of those at risk are innocent. How many more mass shootings do we have to endure in order to realize steps need to be taken to reduce the gun violence in America? America, land of the free, home to equal rights and security is being violated due to gun violence.
There could be many reasons that are causing the violence in the city of Milwaukee, such as, not enough jobs, many teens dropping out of school at a young age, and life is just too compacted for some. Another serious problem could be that, people are having problems verbally communicating with individuals that they have a problem with.
Gun violence is very prominent in the United States. It has been for quite some time. There are several problems with how people are accessing firearms, and the type of firearms they are buying. People are accessing firearms way to easy nowadays. Some of these firearms are stolen or illegal. We need to somehow crack down on firearms and how these men and women are accessing them so easily. According to BBC, “Some 13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms in 2015, and 26,819 people were injured. These figure exclude suicides.” They also stated “There were 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker, which catalogues such incidents. A mass shooting is defined as a single shooting incident which kills or injures four or more people, including the assailant.” These numbers are outrageous and something needs to be done.
In modern America today, the issue on gun violence and gun control is becoming a major issue in today's society. Many Americans agree owning a gun is their automatic right due to the second Amendment. There are also politicians who are in favor of background checks when purchasing a gun from commercial industries and internet sales. The topic on banning assault weapons has many politicians arguing amongst themselves as well. We should continue to fight for gun control and reduce violence without Americans losing their right to the second amendment.
I dont really remember what I told you my topic was for my research paper. So, if it is not what I think it is which is the trying to lower gun violence in America I would like to change it because lately I've been doing research on gun violence in America and I just noticed how big of a problem it was. There is a shooting almost everyday and in many of them at least one person dies. I think that if your family and or loved ones have had history of mental illness there should be a test given to evaluate their psych. And if there is no history there still should be other measures taken. Also there should give gun control classes and what it really means to take a life once you pull the trigger there is no going back. When people leave in the
In light of the mass shooting in Umpqua, Oregon earlier this month, President Obama 's sobering remarks made a crucial point about the nature of Gun Violence in the United States. He remarked, "Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine, the conversation in the aftermath of it ... We have become numb to this." As of this day, the United States has a little over one mass shooting every day. It occurs so frequently that people go back to their regular lives after the heavy media coverage is over, only to be outraged once it happens again a week or a month later. Consequently, this problem and the general public sentiment about it has become a stain on the face of this
There is a well known saying that ‘guns don’t kill people, people do.’ The question is how does society keep guns out of the hand of those who will misuse them? Mark Kelly claims that he is pro-gun but anti-violence. To some this may seem like a contraindication, how can a person be in favor of the object that is used to create violence? People use guns in different areas of the country for different reasons. Some people own guns for protection, hunting, collecting, or for sport. Although even if a person owns a gun it does not mean there is an increase in violence. In an article written by Mark Perry in 2015, he describes the relationship between gun ownership and violence to be inversely related. So as the number of guns being purchased and kept within the home increase, the incidences of gun related deaths decreased. Perry also states that “even if you’re not convinced that increased gun ownership reduces violent crime and gun homicides… Gun violence has been decreasing significantly over time (2015 para 8).”
I’m not convinced that if the perpetrator couldn’t have procured a weapon legally, he would have refrained from behaving illegally. I think it’s more complicated than the illegality of of crimes and weapons.