Social Justice Gun Violence Essay

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The Social Justice Issue of Gun Violence
Every day 297 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides, unintentional shootings, and police intervention. Everyday 89 people die from gun violence, 31 of those people are murdered. Today I'm going to be talking about the social justice issue of gun violence. Gun violence, death and injury from firearms is a major issue in all parts of our world. Gun violence continues to affect young people, lower-income people, and communities of color. This social justice and public health issue occurs in places all over the world, however it has become such an epidemic in the United States that it will result in gun violence being one of the main topics in the 2016 presidential election. There are many causes for gun violence, for example, in this day and age pop culture influence is the greatest cause of gun violence. Guns have also became more accessible and easy to obtain. Poor identification and treatment of mentally ill people is another significant cause for gun violence. Gun violence is affecting everyone that lives in a place where guns are
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The goal of this program would be to take part in the ending of gun violence and make sure no one feels alone. This program would be different than other programs because it would only revolve around firearm incidents. It would hire professional occupational therapists and physical therapists, however it would hire anyone that wants to make a difference in the world and wishes to end this social justice issue. My dream is to end gun violence and make the citizens in my home feel safe and comfortable. Once everyone feels safe we will develop a stronger community and be able to conquer any social justice issue that comes our
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