According to the National Crime “The number of 17 year olds arrested for murder climbed 121%”. How many of teens including adults do their time and come out worse, a 68% of 405,000 prisoners release were arrested for a new crime within three years of release. With that being said how do we know weather they will change when they come out. Not only will other children be in danger but people or family members that surround him or her. A 13 year old boy shot an 8 year old girl for her not letting him see her puppy.
Even adults can be reckless for a reason. Either they are drunk, crazy, or just mad at someone. These can all be reasons for teens to be reckless, so why not just ban the use of cars all together? Another reason people may think driving is dangerous is because “More than 5,000 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes. The rate of crashes, fatal and nonfatal, per mile driven for 16-year-old drivers is almost 10 times the rate for drivers ages 30 to 59, according to the National Highway Safety Administration(NHSA).
Allowing children to be exposed to this type of scenery caused trauma most people can not recover from, especially at a young age. For instance, in an elementary school in 2012 a shooting occurred, ¨On December 14, 2012….20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children aged 6 and 7, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, before killing himself¨ (Should the Government Restrict Access to Assault Weapons?). Twenty Young students were killed and the rest traumatized due to the fact that this man could get his hands on military- grade weapons. Furthermore, joyous events and family outings are turned into fears and doubts of leaving home when one can obtain ammunition as such. In Colorado, while families were watching a movie, twelve were killed and
This problem while not new it is still an interesting problem. Gun control a topic brought up for generations. Our society is now talking about it due to a school shooting. A 19 year old kid got ahold of an assault rifle went to his previous school and killed seven kids. This has outraged many people across america and they decided enough was enough.
Imagine a line of dead and mangled bodies stretching for twenty-five miles- 25,000 corpses. That is the number of victims of drunk driving every year. Many families go through hell because of stupidity from drunk drivers. Every day, 28 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, that’s one death every 51 minutes. In conclusion, drunk driving can kill the ones you love and it should be put to a stop.
Furthermore, the criticism of the portrayal of violence in the American society is evident in the work. Mass shootings is a constantly growing and distressing issue in the US. “By a purely numerical count, the United States has seen more than 1,000 mass shootings in 1,260 days.” Pierre examines how an adolescent would be able to commit such crime by the description of the unfairness of the world surrounding him and looking at an example of serious violence through a comedic lens: “Empty flesh buzzes like it’s full of bees.” There is a correlation between the novel and a real life event, a High school mass shooting in Littleton, Colorado in 1999 with a similar scenario to Navarro’s crime, where “two teens went on a shooting spree,… killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide.” Due to this obvious topical allusion, an assumption can be made that the novel illustrates an American society in any year from 2000 onwards.
As the lives of seventeen students were taken away this valentine's day, in the most recent school shooting at Douglas High School, great controversy has erupted on the topic of gun control in America. Teens and parents across the world, have come together to protest the broken system that has greatly devastated so many families. As the discussion of gun control spreads, many turn to the NRA and political leaders to blame, but are these the people at fault? In the article, America's Unique Gun Violence Problem Explained in 17 Maps and Charts, German lopez writes, “ America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world.” These statistics explain americas lead in gun ownership well supported by both the NRA and the U.S second amendment. As the shootings increase so do the issues.
About 5,000 people under the age of 21 die each year as a result of underage drinking, 1,900 of those deaths are from auto accidents. About one in three high school students has been a passenger in a car driven by someone who had consumed alcohol. Alcohol is involved in 31% of teenage car accident fatalities. Let me introduce myself, hi my name is Aj and I am not here to talk to you about why drunk driving is bad, you already know that. I am going to show how it is bad.
“Since 2013 there has been an average of one school shooting a week in the U.S., and 18 since the beginning of this year.This is a horrific thing that is getting out of control in the U.S. When a gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults with an assault rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, it rattled Newtown, Conn., and reverberated across the world. Since then, there have been at least 239 school shootings nationwide. In those episodes, 438 people were shot, 138 of whom were killed.it is time we bring awareness to this situation. There are many different opinions on this subject.” There are varying views on this issue.
“Since 1990, there have been 22 shootings at elementary and secondary schools in which two or more people were killed” (Fox). These terrifying statistics plant fear in the hearts of parents and students alike. Children feeling unsafe in school disrupts their education and ability to focus on tasks. As well, there are many loopholes to gun purchasing restrictions in the United States. If a person served 11 months in prison, but not a year, they can still purchase a firearm with no problem.
Secondly, gun massacres are usually committed with legal weapons which makes people believe those could be prevented with stricter laws. Every day 48 children and teenagers get shot, including suicide attempts and unintentional shootings. From this number, seven members of the youth wont survive every single day (1). Considering a whole year, this makes way over 2,500 children and teenager who die from gun violence. Looking on all ages, roughly 32,500 people die every year in America, about 76,000 get shot but survive.
They say the more guns we have, the more gun violence there is, but in fact it does the complete opposite and solves gun violence. After the tragic and cold-hearted school killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, 20 children and 6 adult staff members were fatally shot. The number of school shootings within the past few decades has risen dramatically, which is just not acceptable. How can anyone accept the thoughtless cruelty with these young precious lives being treated like they are replaceable?
He killed twelve people and wounded another 58.But just a few weeks later, another American community faced the unimaginable grief that cities like Tucson and Aurora knew too well. In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a shooting in a Sikh temple left six people dead and four more wounded. Despite witnessing these tragedies again and again and again, nothing could have steeled the nation for what would happen in Newtown, Connecticut. On December 14, 2012, the day had just begun at Sandy Hook Elementary when a man broke into the school and started shooting. Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms.
The headline of the article is, “Youth violence on the rise in Canada”. This headline is connected to Fahrenheit 451 because in our own society, violence such as murder, assault, vandalism, underage substance use, theft etc., are being committed by more youth every year. Similarly, in Fahrenheit 451 Clarisse tells Montag that she 's "afraid of children my own age. They kill each other... Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks.