He recalls "Suddenly, my family was thrown into the middle of a nightmare, being told my brother was going to die…". Rightly so, this touches our feelings. It hurts us to see other people suffer, and we all know that gun violence affects many more people in our country than it should. Most of the time people are very separated on the topic of gun control. Either you are a republic, democrat, pro-gun, or anti-gun
It takes away freedom and security from all citizens. It gives the government an absolute form of power. As shown through historical context and recent events they will most certainly abuse this power. Americans as a whole are an oxymoron when it comes to events like these as they would willingly give up liberty for security. The real irony is that America sees more gun shootings than any terrorist act, but yet they are not willing to give up their freedom to own
There are many things in this world these days that are entirely unethical and have strayed so far off course that they are just unbelievable. The US military is a prime example of and idea getting derailed and turned so in humane. Many soldiers and recruits in the US military are brutally assaulted by their superiors or other colleagues. Evidence has shown that a multitude of recruits have dropped out over the past 20 years, with each year gaining in drop-outs. The US military is no longer about fighting for freedom, and the fact that many young men are losing their lives over a false cause every year needs to be attended to.
The most recent school shooting has everyone questioning whether guns should be banned or whether we should keep guns in the United States. Most gun owners have guns for protection and to protect their family and themselves. It's weird that only this shooting that happened in florida is being taken seriously but no one took the other school shootings as serious as this one. No one took into consideration that there has been many other shootings and just because only a few kids died so therefor it doesn't matter because only a few kids died. There is many other solutions to stop school shootings and banning guns is not going be the solution.
I was devastated once I heard the news that a past member of my youth group was shot and killed through the violence of an enraged individual. Not knowing her personally did not devalue the impact that she made on me, and the visualization of the shock it had on my community. Not only that, several students that attended my high school were also affected by gun violence. Growing up in a low income community ultimately caused gun violence to be more apparent in my life. In modern times, the world seems to be so vastly complex with countless amounts of disparities, that we lose focus on what truly matters and fail to seek compromise in regards to gun reforms.
The video displays the violence in a way that was heart wrenching to the viewer. All the viewer hears is a car alarm and explosions, and to the viewers dismay they see the destruction people are causing. In real life at this time President Bush is in house, and his views on the riots were not displayed in the film, although they changed the perspective for many. In a real speech—not any part of the movie— President George Bush blamed the welfare programs of the 1960’s and 70’s for the outburst of violence. This angered many because participants or supporters of the riots believed a completely different story.
The corruption of society further displays itself through the continuous exasperation people direct towards one another. Avoiding the animosity of society seems difficult “in a country where everything/ Lies in a whirlpool of anger”(20-21). People demonstrate a nefarious nature that continues, like a raging vortex, to spiral through the stereotypical manner society portrays. Additionally, The corruption of society extends into the government, for the officials direct little sympathy towards even those who struggle to live each day: “You left us and all my grandchildren/ Nothing but these rocks/ Will your government be taking them too”(52-54).
The second amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Recently, the controversy of guns and gun control has been a huge topic of discussion. In the past few months, there have been multiple shootings, including two popular mass shootings such as the one in Las Vegas and the one at the high school in Florida. Some are saying that all guns should be banned and no one should have guns, and that will result in less homicides and mass shootings. On the other hand, some say that there should not be gun control because of the second amendment, self defense and safety, and how it will not change the amount of violence in the country.
If there is no change in gun control regulations those lives that were lost meant nothing, there is no promise or even reassurance that it will never happen again. For once our nation’s biggest concern is not who won the Super Bowl or will be bringing home gold medals. The attention is now on something that it has allowed to happen, again and again. Gun violence is not isolated to just the United States, in 1996 Australia had its own run in with an attack aided by military style weapons. An attack in a very public location that took the lives of 35 individuals and wounded 18 others, amongst those dead is a young mother and her two children.
Another reason is current gun laws already established aren 't enforced and the reason for that is we don 't care enough. Why don’t massacres at Sandy Hook, Aurora, Charleston and now Orlando inspire voters who support gun safety to make it a principal demand? Why doesn’t the ongoing carnage in our urban centers, and the obscene death toll by gun violence, outrage voters, and embarrass them in front of the rest of the world? The answer is the much stronger voice of Gun rights advocates. Gun rights advocates certainly prioritize their position; they are single-issue voters above all the rest.
Considering the increase in gun violence there has been no media response where there should be. Nowaday almost about anybody can obtain a gun; even kid are obtaining them. Incidents ranging from minors being shot and killed, law enforcement being shot and kill, and much more. But if there was a public response, in present day America where gun violence is at its max, there is sure to be a lot of negative controversy surrounding it.
Recently, a miserable mass-shooting incident in Las Vegas has caused 58 deaths and approximately 500 injuries which was the fatalist gun-related incident in history of the United States (CBS NEWS, 2017). Besides, the number of gun violence incidents has increased from 51,882 in 2014 to 58,784 in 2016 (Gun Violence Archive, 2017). The stunning incident and the upsurge in gun violence in the recent years provoke much public debate about whether guns should be ban completely in the United States. Waldman (2017), a senior writer of The American Prospect Magazine and a blogger of The Washington Post, suggested only allowing a small group of people who have special need to own their private gun like in other Asian countries in order to stop heavy casualties caused by guns every year. Maltz Bovy (2015), the author of ‘’The Perils of Privilege’’, agreed to ban guns completely with a view to forbid guns from entering the realm of possibility.
“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.