Gun Control In the world today gun violence has skyrocketed. From tragic massacres like the one in Sandy Hook, and the shooting at the movie theater in Colorado to gun violence used my many cops in the shooting deaths of many unarmed men. Many innocent people are dying because of the obliviousness that America has to this issue. There needs to be stronger gun control throughout the United States, because the U.S. has weak gun laws, the background checks are ineffective, and too many mentally ill people are getting a hold of guns. America has weak gun laws and needs to follow in the footsteps of other countries by making harsher gun laws.
It seems that ever since the end of the war that there has been a ton of violence, violence that is not even necessary, this violence that is tearing apart the Republican party. In comparison, document 10, Colonel Lusk leaves the Republican party to join the Democratic party for fear of his family being ostracized because it was the only way to not be so.
According to the testimonies heard at trial, “the constant fear of death and the trauma of several devastating incidents took a heavy toll on morale” (Mosher, 2006, p. A13). The testimonies also revealed that the soldiers had been consuming alcohol prior to committing the crime. Furthermore, it was determined that Steven Green was the “ringleader” in the attack and that he was the one who had allegedly shot and killed the girl and her family. After the incident had occurred, Green was discharged from the Army because he was found to have a personality disorder. In addition, a trial witness who met Green in Iraq claimed that he had expressed “lack of concern or caring for Iraqi life versus American soldiers’ life” (Mosher, 2006, p. A13).
People are getting terrified and sad because of all the shootings that are happening in many different states. In the article “Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates”, by Emma Gonzalez it talks about how all of these shootings are going down but it is not always the victims fault and the shooters in Florida do not need a permit or a gun license which is not safe. In the article “Issue Overview: Guns in America”, by Bloomberg, talks about how there are many deaths every year in many different states and how guns have spreaded tremendously throughout years. Shootings happen numerous times and that is either because they are depressed or something got into their head but many people think it is wrong to go around killing other people and so do I. There are numerous ways that these two articles differentiate, but there are also a few ways they are similar.
Prayers and Sympathy are pouring in from all around the world, especially Washington D.C. President Donald Trump says: “We are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire in a large crowd, at a country music concert. It was an act of pure evil.” The suspected gunman was later found in his hotel room unconscious. The lone gunman was Stephen Paddock. Police officials say they don’t know said man and they don’t know how they could have prevented the attack from happening that night.
The aforementioned article describes the debate occurring regarding the Texas massacre and the gun violence associated with it. 26 people were killed in the shooting, however the perpetrator himself soon became one of the many victims of a fatal gunshot wound and soon killed himself after being chased down. The population seems to have reached a divide where they are unsure whether this adds to or takes away from the constitution of the right to own guns. President Donald Trump claimed that the act was the work of a disabled man and that if Devin Patrick Kelley, the perpetrator, had not been shot, there would have been many more casualties. Meanwhile, those who oppose the second amendment persist in using this situation to dispute gun rights,
Confrontations between law enforcement and civilians are never a welcome thing. But, during the last year many of those confrontations have turned violent. Police shootings ignited a public outcry for justice, plus the number of police officers shot and killed stood at 60 fatalities as of Thanksgiving Day, twenty of those ambush situations. People are dying on both sides. While the number of shootings dropped over the recent holiday season, the Blue Lives Matter Organization is a voice growing in popularity across America.
From the young victims in schools like sandy hook, to the countless concertgoers gunned downed in Las Vegas at the music festival, the US is no stranger to mass shootings and its devastating effects. Those are just two examples in a never ending, exhaustive list of mass shootings. Guns have been a part of our culture since our independence, but is the violation of our right to bear arms more pressing than a person’s right to a safe life. It is an issue that all Americans ,politicians and citizens, have strong opinions on. The statistics and data give hard evidence that our lack of change and dismissive attitude towards guns is directly tied to the reoccurring amount of mass shootings.It is a complicated issue and unless something is done to
Arika Reddy Philosophy Hnrs 1/30/16 Extra credit Discrimination in society Many argue that America’s long practice of racism and discrimination ended with the Civil Rights Movement. However, what people fail to realize is that even decade’s later racism and discrimination continue to dominate the lives of many especially in the criminal justice system. The case of Marissa Alexander is a shocking scenario in which the court system fell prey to the vicious grip of racial prejudice. Marissa Alexander, a woman scared for her life fired a gunshot into the wall in an act of self-defense during a domestic dispute with her abusive husband. The Court system ruled against Alexander’s “stand your ground” self-defense argument and charged her with aggravated
Seventeen students killed in gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been a controversial topic in recent days (Lopez, 2018). It is a great shame to read or hear about a kind of gun violence every day while living in a country where human rights are at the forefront of the world like the United States. There has been a lot of debate about whether the gun laws are strict enough and what people could do to reduce gun violence significantly. The fact that many Americans are badly affected by gun violence, so letting everyone live a safe life when the gun is in use should always be on the top Although gun violence in the United States has become a social trend worth noting because of the impact on lives and morale that directly affects