There is not an exact definition of a “mass shooting.” But according to the Gun Violence Archive a mass shooting is defined as “any incident where four or more people are wounded or killed [excluding] gang killings or slayings that involve multiple family members” (Christensen). If this is what is considered a mass shooting, then 136 incidents have occurred in 2016. Which has an average of 6.87 victims (Christensen). This way of proving a point must come to an end (Willingham).
The topic I want to talk about is Gun violence. Gun violence is pretty much explains itself, It is the usage of a gun to commit a violent act. I think Gun violence is an important issue because there are roughly 32,000 gun deaths per year. The way it affects me personally, is because my grandmother shot herself when I was younger.
On April 20, 1999 two columbine seniors went to school with guns, knives, and bombs concealed beneath their trench coats and opened fire on their classmates and teachers. In less than an hour the detonated thirty handmade bombs, shot and killed twelve students and a teachers, and injured twenty-three others. Society needs to fix the problem of school shootings.
America owns forty eight percent of guns throughout the entire world, which is equivalent to 650 million guns worldwide! Throughout each and everyday, seven kids and teenagers die throughout the nation, which other bystanders are traumatized for life. Gun violence is taking many innocent lives around America. But, background checks can keeps guns out of the hands of many dangerous people.
Mass shootings are horrific and devastating events. This is considered common knowledge by most people, regardless of varying political views and opinions. Because of this many people have attempted to find the cause of them in an attempt to prevent them. However; many come up with different answers. Most agree that the problem lies with the mental state of the person who committed the crime. Why were they in that state in the first place? Well to put it bluntly, they were in a terrible mental state because they did not believe in the Bible, ergo they did not believe in God, ergo they did not believe that He was their creator, ergo they did not believe that He loved and valued them, ergo they were unable to find worth within themselves. Let
Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These are schools we are all now very familiar with. As each year goes by school shootings/massacres are a subject us americans are used to talking and arguing about. Each year, and each time a tragedy strikes nothing is done to prevent these horrific events from happening again. The most recent major school shooting took place in Parkland, Florida. This is americas wake up call on the matter of gun control. Seventeen high school students were shot to death in a place where they were suppose to be safe, a place where they were getting their education but the bigger question, what is going to be done?
Nadia e. nedzel’s, concealed carry, in the article it talks about how even thou there were school shootings since the beginning of this nation because of, love hate or revenge a different type of school shoootings have taken place mass school shooyings mostly from a mentaly unbalanced shooter.
“The U.S. ranks first in gun ownership per capita, with roughly 270 million firearms, or 89 firearms per 100 residents” (Palazzolo & Flynn). Even though most of the firearms that are bought are used for hunting animals, some are used for killing people. In 2015, “no more than eight days this year have passed without a mass shooting” (Speiser). This seems like a very bad statistic as that is many people's lives that are getting snuffed out. In this research paper, there will be a literature review about mass shootings, as well as a theory that fits mass shootings, and how this theory applies to mass shootings.
Did you realized that from the early 1942’s to the late 1944’s, at least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz?Auschwitz was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built by the Third Reich in polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during WWII.Genocide at extermination camps was initially carried out in the form of mass shooting. However, the shootings provide to be psychologically damaging to those who are being asked to pull the triggers. The Nazis next then tried mass killing by blowing victims up with explosives.Concentration camps were a horrific part of WWII because of Hitler’s dislike for Jews. The Jews had no shoes, not that much food, and poor clothing.
Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook killed fourteen and wounded twenty in San Bernardino; Adam Lanza killed twenty-seven and wounded two in Newtown; and Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed forty-nine and wounded fifty-three in Orlando. These mass shooters all have one thing in common: the use of assault weapons in their crimes. (Ingraham, 2016). Despite the loss of life, there remains little restriction on who can own assault weapons and buy ammunition in America. There is also no set definition of assault weapons, however for the sake of this argument I will use the definition provided by “Assault Weapons” from the info base: “considered to be a semiautomatic weapon with a detachable ammunition magazine and some type of advanced feature typically used in military-grade weapons. A semiautomatic weapon is one that automatically loads the next round
Mass killings are on the rise, more mass killings have occurred this year than ever seen before. People are living in fear and are looking for something to blame.The most common weapon used in these killings have been guns. With guns being the mainly used weapon it comes as no surprise that is what the American people and our government have been looking to regulate and in some cases ban guns, the term they use to describe their acts and notions is gun control. Gun control looks good on paper but in reality it will infringe on our second Amendment right, disarm the law abiding citizens, and will result in the increase of illegally purchased weapons and crimes committed with illegally obtained weapons.
Majority of these shooters have been anti social loners who suffer from some type of mental illness. Some of the examples of these shooters are James Holmes, Adam Lanza, and Senung Hui Cho. All three of these shooters showed signs of mental illness and were seen by mental health experts before their shootings. Mass shootings are particularly difficult to stop before it happens because due to a lot of red tape, like doctor patient confidentiality and lack of background checks for mental health issues, weapons are easy to buy. Due to politics this issue cannot be solved because many politicians do not agree on a solution. The main question is at what point does public safety matter more than a person right to bear arms? Department of Homeland Security will have to weigh in at some point in the future when these tragic events continue to
This article gives a different perspective on the topic of mass shootings. Because the numbers for mass shootings have been climbing dramatically over the past decade, it has come to the government’s attention that something needs to be done. Now most articles would be ranting about how we need more guns, less guns, or no guns at all, but here writer Stacy Teicher Khadaroo brings something new to the table. Here she expands on the frequency of men that commit these crimes, and how our society’s idea of masculinity could be what is causing these men to act out in such horrible ways. She uses multiple sources to back up her claims, and specifically focuses on the most recent shooting which took place in Roseburg Oregon at the Umpqua Community
It seems like a daily occurrence. You turn on the TV and the news is reporting another mass shooting. As time passes, more and more mass shootings are happening in the United States. The way to deal with these shootings have caused one of the greatest debates of the 21 century. Gun control has started fights and arguments from the battle room in the capital, to the kitchen table in American’s castles. Gun control is a major issue for every American because guns concern American’s safety, and owning guns is a national right in America. As more and more horrific acts happen with guns, gun control gets more and more debated and a line between pro gun control and pro gun gets more divided. However, the only way to stop a mass shooting from being