Gun Violence and Gun Control

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The problem of gun violence is something that really needs to be dealt with. Every day in the world someone is shot and killed, either out of anger, accident, or suicide. In this country guns are kept commonly and are a cultural acceptance. Most people have a gun. In the article "Finland Defends Gun Laws," Jari Tanner has a graph sourced from, "Small Arms Survey 2007" showing that out of every 100 people in the U.S., 90 people have a gun; ranking number one in the world for weapons possession. Most people who own guns believe in the 2nd amendment, "The right to bear arms." They believe it is their constitutional right to have them. But when there is a school shooting, these people like the NRA, they do not blame themselves for their beliefs, but they blame movies, music, and video games. For example, in the movie,"Bowling for Columbine," by Michael Moore, it was said that rock artists like Marilyn Manson were to blame for the shooting. This was also said in news coverage of the time, and also they eventually went on to blame movies and video games as well. When people play violent video games it is believed that the person playing will get desensitized. This is not entirely reasonable. What about those who go hunting for game everyday? They kill animals with their shotguns, they kill real living creatures, and no one ever seems to blame them and you never hear anything about them being "desensitized". What I am trying to say is that violent video games, movies and television should not be entirely blamed for what is going on now in society. However, when people are affected by these things and turn into violent rages, which may be influenced by some sort of media, these people are not well in the head, and should be placed under some sort of psychiatric watch. There are some people in this country who believe that there should be no gun control. These people's values, as I said before, fall under the 2nd amendment. It is their constitutional right to carry and...
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