He even wrote a disturbing story about an old women that hid a gun in her cane and killed wantonly. There was also an incident in California were a shooter by the named of Elliot Rodger took medications for his Asperger’s disorder. This article assessed four assumptions that are associated with the aftermath of mass shootings. They are, mental illness causes gun violence, psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens, U.S. mass shootings teach us to fear the loners who are mentally ill, and because of these complex psychiatric histories of these shootings, gun control won’t prevent another
The topic I chose for my informative speech was gun violence in the United States. I chose this topic so that others may be aware of all the violence related to a firearm and to inform them of the dangers associated with a gun in the United States. Everyday we turn on the news and hear about a new tragedy involving some sort of firearm. Therefore choosing gun violence as the topic for my speech seemed appropriate. I believe my topic opened the eyes of my audience because of the effect it had on them, especially being that I myself was a victim to gun violence and went through the whole ordeal of being hospitalized and all other effects that follows after being shot.
In 1999, President Bill Clinton held a conference to shed light on mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Likewise, Haynie makes a point to expose the effect the media has on the public with its biased portrayal of the negative side of veterans and their connection to mental illness. The public’s opinion is formed by how the media covers a story. It just goes to show that when the media is biased in mentioning service members and how dangerous they can be, it leaves the public with only a violent image regarding veterans. In the coverage of Itzcoatl Ocampo’s case, some news stations revealed his connection to the marines or the fact that he is a veteran before properly identifying him.
Guns are crucial in American society. This is something many advocates of the 2nd Amendment and gun possession have been stating for decades. Although many believe that they have their own ideas about gun control in the US, they are not aware that their opinions are being influenced by biased media agencies. Not only is there pressure from the government, mass media cogitates their broadcasting information so that the public gets center minded by their theories, not leaving space for people to think in their own ways. An unbiased journalism is practically impossible, and this is proved and established by analyzing the truth of gun control news transmitted towards the public.
There are numerous ways that these two articles differentiate, but there are also a few ways they are similar. The two passages that one has read, gives similar perspectives about guns and how they have affected people not only today but a long time ago. In the article “Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates”, states in the section “Stop Blaming The Victims”, paragraph one, lines one-five, that “How about we stop blaming the victims for something that was the student 's fault? What about the people who let him buy the guns in the first place? What about the people at the gun shows, those who encouraged him to buy accessories for his guns to make them fully automatic?
It also stereotypes the entire population of people living with a mental disability. (Metzl, MacLeish) Not every person with a mental illness desires to shoot up a school or public place. More research and studies need to be done to understand its correlation with violence like mass shootings. A part of the problem that has more controversy, but more evidence is America’s attitude and lifestyle regarding guns. The US has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world (Vox).
1) As many others have mentioned, there seems to be many factors that could be contributing to the commonplace of mass shooting, such as poor gun control or the prevalence of mental illness and how it is treated. But the factor that interests me the most is technology. For starters, there is the technology of the guns themselves. Obviously when weapons like assault rifles are invented, the body count of mass murders can go up. Another piece of technology that has probably affected the prevalence of mass murders would be the Internet.
This article describes how many American’s want to stop gun violence throughout America by imposing stricter gun laws. It then goes to show different gun laws in other countries around the world and compare them to America’s. It gives many views on gun violence and also laws from other countries to show how bad the situation with gun violence is in America. It will be useful to use because it will provide different views of people who have been through gun violence in their lives as well as compare gun laws between America and other countries. I can quote the experiences people have had with gun violence as well as their opinions on gun violence and use this to help my argument.
Organizations are taking action against the death penalty by researching, publishing, and exposing facts whenever officials want to abuse their power with the law. When the final sentence is being decided, the system they use to determine, is very flawed. The sentence is determined not by the gravity of the crime, but depending heavily on the person’s lawyer. Another thing that is used against the defendant, is race. As sad as using race to determine when someone else’s life is going to end sounds, officials really do that.
"Bowling for Columbine" is a documentary about the controversial issue of legal firearms ownership in United States. Michael Moore investigates the reason for these events (purchase/sale of weapons, racism, poverty, fear, etc), addressing the government and mass media, as the main causes of these consequences. Throughout the documentary shows various scenarios that attempt to clarify why in US there is an extremely dependency on firearms. Facts and figures are presented, contrasted with rates of gun ownership and crime in other countries such as Canada. Moore interviews people questioned as the famous singer Marilyn Manson, who was accused of inducing violence at Columbine boys through their lyrics; or Charlton Heston, president of the National