For this assignment I have chosen three possible social issues to be the center of discussion for this assignment. The first social issue I am considering is the question, is gun control the answer to solving gun violence and lowering acts of crime? I have always been aware of this social issue because of recent events involving gun violence and also that I have family members that are gun owners and I know many people that are responsible gun owners. Recently this issue has received a heighten amount of attention due to recent tragic events and I could not help but notice the debate between those who believe gun control is solution and those who believe this solution will not bot effective or that the issue is not about guns in the first place.
Throughout his work, Kristof uses strong sources that strengthen his credibility and appeal to ethos. He references a book, A Biography by Michael Waldman, the president of of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. He quotes Waldman as stating, “Gun control laws were ubiquitous.” He then includes in his own work, “As a distinguished former congressman, Robert Cousins, put in 1910:
When most people think about gun violence, they tend to have one of two conflicting views. _____ found, in a survey done in _____ that when asked about what needs to be done in the wake of gun violence, about 50% of the people want there to be some form of a gun regulation to curb the access of criminals to guns, while the other half tend to prefer there to no restrictions on what guns are available for purchase. Both sides, when looked at from a neutral perspective, have sound and thorough arguments with regard to reaching the same end result, reducing gun violence. After considerable thought, these were the central questions that I had, and around which I based my research: what do pro-gun advocates argue for? What do gun control advocates
Support then fell to a low of 43% in 2011, when an equal number said gun laws should be kept as is. These statics are saying that people are starting not to care as much about gun laws which is not heartbreaking. Mya Roden of Time Magazine said in an article called “Gun-Related Deaths in America Keep Going Up” that In 2016, there were more than 38,000 gun-related deaths in the U.S. — 4,000 more than 2015, the new CDC report on preliminary mortality data shows.” These bone chilling statistics are stating that gun violence is going up but the cause is going down. However, gun violence also includes suicide as Time Magazines Brennan goes on to say that more than two-thirds of these deaths were suicides.
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?
Giffords is the founder of a gun-violence prevention group named “Americans for Responsible Solutions” (Wheaton 2015). According to Wheaton (2015), “Advocates including Giffords have pressed Obama to take new executive actions to tighten curbs on gun sales, in particular a move to require some small-scale gun sellers to get a dealers license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and conduct more background checks.” Gifford is a strong advocate for solutions to gun-violence, particularly because she was shot in the head in 2011. Therefore, Gifford is pushing for stricter gun control laws. Since the 1990’s the firearm homicide rate declined, and many believe that is because the access to firearms are more difficult now than before.
When I was searching for books/articles that supported my concept, it was really hard to find ones that clearly defined what the Critical Race Theory is. A lot of sources just talked about it, assuming that the reader already knew what it was. The only thing I did not like about this source is that the definition of what Critical Race Theory was not included until the 8th page, so for the first few pages I was left confused. I will use this source to help me explain how society is effected by CRT.
20 Nov. 2014. Andrew Fulkerson is the author of this article in the peer reviewed Journal of Police Science & Management. His article was a study to determine whether or not the ignition interlock device was effective. He compared these results to the results from people who did not have this device in their car that were DWI offenders. I found this source useful so I could explain why this device should be used in more states.
Gun Control in the United States Does Gun Control work? ,and if it does work,Does gun control have to be necessary?For those who are unaware gun control refers to laws or policies that regulate manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, and/or the use of firearms. According to CNN 67% of americans support gun control,when research has shown that states with stricter gun control laws have significantly higher homicide rates compared to those of states with lenient gun control laws. When talking about gun control and looking at the homicide rates of states with lenient and strict gun control laws one will realize that gun control does not work. However there are many solutions to lowering the homicide rates in states with high homicide
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.
In this essay, I will be analysing the article by Christopher Ferguson entitled Stop Blaming Violent Video Games. Video games have been at the front of social and political controversy since their popularity increase in the early 1990's. With the use of scientific research data, and the common misconception that society makes in connection with violent video games and young adults committing aggressive crimes. Ferguson demonstrates a clear and concise argument to the fallacy of video games being linked to heightened aggressive behavior and violent tendencies.
This source is an organization's informational page. Gun owners of America is a non profit organisation aimed at educating and promoting gun rights for the Americas. With over one and a half million members, and thirty-five plus year of experience in serving American. It highlights how guns save lives in a simple, organized format of bullet point facts. With three main sections, the first proving that guns prevent injuries.
The article The Role of Health and Mental Health Care Providers in Gun Violence Prevention written by Ariel A. Williamson and Nancy G. Guerra talks about health and mental care providers can educate families and students about gun safety and the sole purpose of preventing any involvement in rage shootings. The article analyzes development risk factors, as well as the community around them, that could lead youth to gun violence. First, the authors discussed how firearm injuries are higher in states where gun ownership is more prevalent and less restricted. They highlight how having firearms at home is not a direct cause of death but failing to safely secure a gun is a known risk for incidents like school shootings.
In Weaponized Narrative is the New Battlefield, Brad Allenby and Joel Garreau explain the threats of weaponized narratives to national security. “Weaponized narrative”, or known as propaganda, has been around for ages. Everyone wants to hear a good story, so people tend to believe anything they read just to get a thrill. Allenby and Garreau describe them as “pattern-seeking storytelling animals.”
The USA needs tighter gun laws The United States just last year had 385 mass shooting (that’s defined as a shooting where 4 or more are injured or killed), that’s more mass shootings then there are days in a year. Still, Americans cling on to the idea that an ordinary citizen needs access to a military grade assault rifle, whose sole purpose is to be efficient at killing people. What’s even more frightening is the fact that America’s President, newly into office has made his stance on gun control quite clear by saying “I am against gun control”. In an age of mass education and with the ability to instantaneously communicate, it is time that America, once the centre of change, moves with the times and begins changing laws that are based around