Although the attack was almost twenty years ago, the Columbine High School shooting forever changed American schools. To this day, educators, parents, and American communities search for a compromise between school safety and America’s right to bear arms. Multiple regulations and laws have been set in place to make obtaining weapons more difficult, but people are still finding ways around the system. Since the incident at Columbine High School, school shootings have become a common occurrence and little to nothing has been done to resolve the issue of gun violence in America. It’s time to take action before another innocent life is taken too early.
Recently the amount of mass shooting that have happened in the United State within a short period of time have scared everyone. Many people are scared to go to the malls, movies, parks, and restaurants. “The FBI defines mass murder as murdering four or more persons during an event with no "cooling-off period" between the murders. A mass murder typically occurs in a single location where one or more people kill several others. Many acts of mass murder end with the perpetrator(s) dying by suicide or suicide by cop” (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2005).
When people think about firearms, they usually associate it with the recent mass shootings and countless homicides that have occurred across the U.S.. For example, the shootings in Sandy Brook, Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando, California, Colorado Springs, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Washington, and etc. These are just 10 out of the 146 horrific mass shootings that have occurred between 1967 and 2017. Despite the U.S. having many gun policies and laws, compared to Japan’s approach with guns they are very behind.
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.
With many States having lax gun laws and the “estimated 310 million guns in circulation”, no wonder it’s so easy for anyone to execute a mass shooting (TheWeek.com). Many mass shootings are rooted in expectations vs. reality dilemma. Goals are often set that cannot be achieved, due to personal capabilities
In the wake of the latest mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon; which claimed the lives of ten students and wounding nine others, anti-gun advocates have called for stronger background checks on firearm purchases and ammunition in an effort to reduce further mass violence. During a press conference president, Obama spoke to the American people saying, “the routine nature of mass shooting violence in America will continue unless the country’s politics change.” Anti-gun advocates claim firearms are the main source of gun violence and mass shootings in America, the only measure that has the greatest potential of reducing and eliminating mass violence is implementing stricter gun control laws. We have seen the highest
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.
An argument from the divine hiddenness states; if there were an omniGod there would be no non-culpable disbelief, there is non-culpable disbelief, therefore there is no omniGod. I intend to look at this argument in further detail and attempt to find evidence on whether or not this argument should be accepted by focusing on the first premise and trying to see if it is accurate, whilst also discussing the plausibility of premise two.
Making an effective advertisement is difficult, and time consuming, but it is mandatory to attract the target audience. In this case, this advertisement is targeting parents educational institutions and legislators, aiming is to raise awareness about the ever increasing epidemic of gun violence. This awareness advertisement aims to convince the audience that gun violence shouldn’t be accepted in the community, and is making a comparison between a law and a dangerous weapon.
Gun Control is a serious issue in America there are over a dozen mass shootings happening every year not counting gang violence. Gun control is a very sensitive topic because there are two sides to every story why is gun control bad and why is it good. Gun control has been a very big issue in the U.S since we have been dealing with a lot of terrorist attacks. The U.S have a had laws to make it harder for people to get guns by doing more background checks and other history about your mental health. Gun control is an issue because shootings are too common now there has to more strict rules on guns.
Considering the tragic history of mass shootings in the United States, specifically the most recent at Stoneman Douglass High School, I find the split in gun control to be absolutely riveting. No matter where one stands on the political spectrum, everyone always appears to have something to contribute to the gun control debate. It is evident that Congress must act when examining the seventeen murders at the hands of former Stoneman Douglass student Nikolas Cruz. Guns are more accessible than ever, and this is putting everyone’s lives at risk. A mass shooter wants to cause chaos, perhaps in a separate way than they had intended: after generations of like debates, it is time to talk about the consequences of allowing
The United States of America, a great but very flawed nation is one of the highest-ranking countries in the world—which isn’t always a good thing. From its number one rating in areas like defense spending (almost half a trillion dollars in 2015 according to data from the National Priorities Project), to its astronomical and ever rising national debt (which increases $40,000 a second (The Telegraph))—America consistently comes out on top. Although rankings like these are upsetting to hear, the most frustrating is the fact that this country outranks every other nation in the world in guns, mass shootings, and gun violence. So far, there have been nearly 1,600 mass shootings since one of the most horrific shootings in modern history at Sandy
Given all the research findings of positive effects of gun control policies, some people still oppose strict regulations on firearms. For example, one argument proposed by the gun rights supporters is that although states with stricter gun control policies tend to have a lower firearm suicide rate, they also have higher rates of suicide by “other means” (Lester and Murrell, 131). Nonetheless, gun control does reduce the overall suicide rate in the U.S. According to Lester and Murrell, both the availability-accessibility theory and the evidence against the substitution of means theories can account for the reason why gun restrictions lead to fewer suicides (131). First, the availability-accessibility theory
It is no secret that there is a gun violence issue in Miami-Dade County. Although it has become common nature in our society, statistics show that gun violence has drastically gone down since the 1980’s. The Miami Herald states that in the early 80’s Miami-Dade recorded an average of 500 homicides per year. In contrast, in 2016, there were only 187 shooting homicides. In the United States, gun violence is the cause for about 30,000 deaths and 60,000 injuries every year. This is the reason why we must take a public health approach to this crisis and make sure people understand how serious it really is. Miami-Dade County can reduce local firearm violence by tightening restrictions on gun sales, increasing police patrolling in minority areas, and improving community involvement.