The recent media footage of the destruction of innocent, young lives re-ignites the gun reform debate again, and what we as a community can do to prevent another tragedy. The outpourings of grief and horror are becoming all too frequent in our society. What has gone wrong? Why do human beings feel the need to express their anger and disappointment with their lives by resorting to such extreme violence? The ramifications of easily accessible firearms are like opening a Pandora's Box. If the owner is mentally stable, then the likelihood of the devastating consequences such as those we have been witness to in Newtown Connecticut, is small. However, if someone who is unstable, and who is unlikely to take responsibility for their actions, has easy access to high powered firearms, the likely consequences can be more readily predicted.
Mass shootings are a horrific event prevalent in our society for many years. On July 18, 1984, James Huberty fires with his long-barreled Uzi at a McDonald’s San Ysidro, California, killing twenty-one adults and children. Another gunman, George Hennard, fires in a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, killing a total of twenty-three people on On October 16, 1991. A different mass murderer, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots thirty-two students and faculty members dead at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007. Additionally, Adam Lanza opens fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut killing twenty students aging from six to seven, and six staff on December 14, 2012. All too often in the history of America, innocent
Have you ever seen the movie American Sniper and read the book is American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, if so, did you notice any differences? The book that will be used is American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle and comparing to the movie American Sniper. Chris Kyle wrote American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, after his death Clint Eastwood made the movie American Sniper in his honor. The movie American Sniper is a true story based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, but the movie has some major differences.
Adam Lankford, a criminal justice professor at the University of Alabama, sheds new light on the issue of public mass shootings. Using quantitative data from American and international reports of 171 countries between the years 1966-2012, Lankford concluded that the rate of public mass shootings is greatly dependent on the civilian ownership rate of a country.
Gun control has been a controversial issue for years and numerous solutions have been proposed and enacted. The debate sparked after tragic civilian attacks, like school shootings. An example, is the tragedy in 1999 at Columbine High School. Two teens attacked the school, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before killing themselves. Following this attack, numerous solutions have been argued and purposed. However, a definite solution still has not been reached and America is split on the topic. The solutions currently enacted focus on guns, yet America still has a serious issue with gun related crime attacks, and fatalities. Solutions should not solely target the actual guns, because guns are powerless without the person who fires the weapon. The solution should not be to take away guns, but to consider the people who have access to them. Addressing mental health is the real solution to preventing gun violence and attacks.
Mental illness significantly affects many around the world. In fact, about four-hundred and fifty million people worldwide suffer from one or more of the different known mental illnesses. That is one in every four people. Severe mental health issues such as severe anxiety disorder, antisocial personality disorder, schizophrenia, or sensory perception disorder are illnesses which are common among the people responsible for the numerous mass shootings in America. Many believe the possession of firearms in the hands of the mentally ill are the real cause of mass shootings. I agree with this statement. However, I do not solely blame the criminal for their actions due to their mental illness. Creating stricter gun laws, expanding mental health awareness
It is late at night and you are on your bed watching the television. You are in the middle of your favorite show when you hear glass breaking. At first you think it is your pet knocking over your vase, but then you hear footsteps. It seems like you are defenseless, but you remember your gun in the closet. This is a situation over 2.5 million people deal with per year. Luckily, one in three Americans own guns to protect themselves, hunt, play sports, or collect as a hobby. During the Revolutionary War, minutemen were there at a moment's notice to protect the Americans from British armies. Our Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment to protect citizens from invaders and situations like this. Today it it used in many more ways than protecting
This paper will be discussing how the Vietnam war and Kent state shooting tie together and how it affected lives afterwards. The Kent State Shooting on May 4, 1970 was a culmination of the anti war movement because Four Kent state students were killed protesting the invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam war.
“Just in 2018 there has been 18 school shootings, on average per week” (snopes:How many school shootings have taken place so far in 2018). The incidents that have occurred have been a big impact in people 's lives. Yet no one with power has spoken about the problems regarding the recent shooting. See, there are two main sides of gun control, the side that agrees and the side that doesn’t. People who agree believe that no one should be able to own a gun, or that there should simply be stricter gun control laws. Therefore there would be less chance of another shooting to occur. The people that don’t agree believe that they shouldn 't lose their right of owning a gun because of one person’s actions and accidents that they couldn’t have prevented. “The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.” America should have stricter gun control . Gun shop owners should be aware of who they are selling a gun to, and what weapons they are able to purchase. With tougher gun control laws, there will be a lesser chance of another shooting.
The waiting period strategy for gun control is essentially a two-step procedure. The initial step in the procedure is that the individual that is in need of a firearm goes
Everyone here would probably be thinking that guns are more difficult to purchase then cars right? In fact, it’s the exact opposite. To get a car, you must first get a license, get car insurance, buy the actual car, get all the paperwork done, and finally register the car. Without including the training to get a license, this procedure can take over a month. However, to purchase a gun you need to go over to the nearest Walmart, answer some questions, and wait a couple of minutes to let the gun dealer make sure you haven’t committed any felonies and Voila! You are now the proud owner of a brand new semi-automatic assault rifle... If you have never committed a crime then the process to purchase a gun would take a maximum of ten minutes. This is way too easy of a process to purchase a gun, and there definitely needs to tighter regulations to earn the ability to kill
As American subjects, we have a bigger number of rights and flexibilities than whatever other gathering of individuals on the planet. The originators of this nation built up these flexibilities since they had beforehand lived in nations where the general population did not have the same number of rights. One of these rights is expressed in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which announces "the privilege of the general population to keep and remain battle ready, might not be encroached." But rather throughout the years different laws and directions have encroached upon this privilege. The explanations behind these laws are to get the firearms that cause wrongdoing and wounds off the lanes. Be that as it may, the vast majority of these
The number of shootings involving law enforcement officers and unarmed African American men has increased in the United States in recent months to the point where there is social unrest in one particular community: the African-American community. Groups such as Black Lives Matter have been created in the recent past to create tranquility between the police and the people of the Unites States. If media accounts of these incidents are accurate and these recent trends are taken together, the country is on the tipping point of a deadly unprecedented racial divide.
The sheer prevalence of gun violence in this country is heartbreaking. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days. Furthermore, not every shooting has a large number of victims. The most commonplace shootings target individuals. While working at RefugeeOne, I met a refugee client who was only thirteen years old and was shot twice in his back while
Fruitvale Bart Station is where I begin and end my day. The infamous platform in Oakland, California where bart police murdered Oscar Grant, a fully restrained unarmed African American who was celebrating New Year 's Day with his friends and girlfriend. Johannes Mehserle, the police officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thus, having to spend the minimum two years in prison but being he had time served he only would only spend seven months in jail with possible bail. Murder? And he practically walks away with a slap on the wrist? This tragedy and many more that followed sparked the movement of national protests and social media hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter. Police are not being held accountable for their killings of unarmed people of color. Police are also unfairly targeting blacks.