"Gun Violence" Essays and Research Papers

  • Gun Violence

     Gun Violence David Green Monroe College Gun Violence Many of people have heard the phrase, “Guns don’t kill people on their own; it takes a person to pull the trigger.” Even if people find this statement to be true, guns are an issue that needs to be addressed. A gun is simply an easy tool that a person can use and manipulate with hardly any thought. Many suggest taking away guns and promoting peace through government help while others think that the guns are what keep them safe...

    Crime, Firearm, Gun 1143  Words | 6  Pages

  • gun violence

    Michael Reidy Social Justice 12/9/13 Ever since the 1990s, gun violence in America has been a problem that has worried many American citizens. There have been too many incidents in which guns have caused death to innocent people. The technology of guns has progressed rapidly in recent years, making the weapons more efficient but yet more lethal. If a gun gets in the hands of someone wanting to do harm, it would be hard to stop him/her from injuring those around. In the past twenty years...

    Catholic social teaching, Conservatism, Firearm 897  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Violence in New Orleans

     Gun Violence in New Orleans Carolyn Mayo November 11, 2013 Gun violence in the United States is a problem that has plagued this country since I was a child.  I know this because I have been the victim of gun crimes on more than one occasion.  Gun laws in this country need to be changed in order to stop the ever increasing occurrences of violent crimes involving guns. Taking a stand against gun violence calls for more background checks (Brown, M. (09-06-2013)....

    Cannon, Crime, Firearm 881  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Violence

    is the gun control epidemic. Gun violence in the United States is a national epidemic. Many people take advantage of guns using and manipulating the tool with hardly any thought. Countless lives have been lost due to fact that people have been able to obtain firearms legally or illegally and have taken the notion to be judge, jury and executioner in holding ones live in their hands. This is a common issue that will continue if action is not taken as a nation to try and stop it. Gun violence can ...

    Firearm, Firearms, Gun 1924  Words | 5  Pages

  • gun violence

    Gun Violence Over the last years gun control has become a very widely debated topic. The city, county and state lawmakers seem to be having different stands about the public having easy access to guns. Adam Small states, “After centuries of relative obscurity, the Second Amendment has become the center of an intense academic and legal battle during the last twenty years” (1213). The supporters of gun control and its opponents both claim to have the best interest of this country’s citizens...

    Crime, Firearm, Firearms 1473  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gun Violence

    Gun Violence Sociology 1010 Kenneth Cornwell Zanestate College Carl A. Field Today in our society we have a massive problem with gun violence. Many people are abusing their right to own guns by doing was is called a shooting. A shooting is a kill spree of mostlky public areas. This happens because of people wioth a mental background not being check for illnesses and abeing allowed to purchase firearms. This is not always the case, for there are problems with bullies in our society. Bullies...

    Cannon, Conflict theory, Firearm 1396  Words | 4  Pages

  • Social Problems: Views of Liberals and Conservatives

     Social Problems can range from thousands of different categories; however, they all seem to interlock some how. Three main problems every society deals with are gun control and use, gang violence and poverty. There are two specific views that are going to be focused on, and they are Conservatives (Republicans) and Liberals (Democrats). Both parties share beliefs on the causation and solutions of these issues. Liberals believe and put their trust in government action to achieve the equality...

    Crime, Criminology, Firearm 2303  Words | 9  Pages

  • Gun Violence

    Guns don’t kill people on their own, it takes a person to pull the trigger.” Even if people find this statement to be true, guns are an issue that needs to be addressed. A gun is simply an easy tool that people can use and manipulate with hardly any thought. Many suggest taking away guns and promoting peace through government help while others think that the guns are what keep them safe. Situations arise everyday where people have witnessed, or know someone who has been effected by gun violence...

    Cannon, Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm 1671  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gun Control and Violence

    "Guns don't kill people, people kill people," is an expression often quoted by those who support the right to freely carry firearms. For many years, organizations such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) have pointed to the high rate of gun violence in the United States and compared it with the low rates in Europe; this comparison was done in order to stress their point that gun violence is a cultural/societal problem that should not impede anyone's right to own firearms. Those who advocate gun...

    Firearm, Gun, Gun politics 1093  Words | 3  Pages

  • gun violence in america

    Gun Violence in America William Walker Kaplan University CM 220-04 Professor Bianco April 1, 2013 With our country owning over 310 million guns, killing more than 31,000 people a year; the attitude of our culture and society that violence solves problems and the glorification of this attitude needs to change or gun deaths will only increase. Simply...

    Firearm, Gun, Gun Control Act of 1968 2139  Words | 9  Pages

  • Guns

    In America today violence continues to drastically increase with millions of gun related deaths annually, yet given the right training, skills, and a sound minded person a gun is often one of the greatest assets to have for protection. In the U.S. Constitution the right to bare arms is a liberty given to those citizens who qualified to do so under their first amendment rights. Many people are torn about the right to bare arms and some lobby more increasingly by the days to have more laws to further...

    Columbine High School, Columbine High School massacre, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold 1115  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Violence and Gun Control

    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. ...

    Concealed carry in the United States, Crime, Firearm 920  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Violence: An Adolescent Ailment

    38-caliber gun and opened fire. Gillom’s shots fatally wounded Gibson and left Lee with a non-fatal gunshot wound to the neck (Washington Ceasefire, 2011 pg 1). The shooting in Harlem, Georgia sparked national attention as one of the first high school shootings and added to the alarmingly high rates of gun violence by adolescents during the 1990s. According to the Virginia Youth Violence Project, forty-two homicides took place in American schools in 1993 (2009 pg/par). While the rate of gun violence in American...

    Firearm, Gun, Gun Control Act of 1968 1129  Words | 3  Pages

  • Youth and Guns: Violence in America

    Youth and Guns: Violence in America Gun violence in the United States has become an epidemic. From the Civil War to the present, 567,000 Americans have died in combat; but since 1920, over 1 million American civilians have been killed by firearms (Children’s Defense Fund, p.15). For thousands of teens, death from gun violence is the end of the pipeline. In 2007, 3,042 children and teens died from gunfire in the United States—eight every day—as a result of homicide, suicide or accidental shootings...

    Firearm, Firearms, Gun 2338  Words | 6  Pages

  • The issue of gun violence in america today

    The Issue of Gun Violence in America Today Gun control is not a problem, yet. In 2011 over 312 million people lived in the US, 2.5 million died. Of those 2.5 million, roughly 33,000 died from firearms. That is %1.32; which can then be diluted by the fact that 2/3rds of all firearm deaths are suicides. This means every year, a placid %0.003 of people in the US unwillingly died due to gun violence. In recent years we have seen mass shootings all over the country; twenty-eight died in Newtown CT...

    Concealed carry in the United States, Crime, Firearm 1066  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Control & Violence Video Games

    GUN CONTROL +Obama's quote for gun ban : "While there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try it." +Some of the main legislative proposals backed by Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are: -requiring criminal background checks on all gun...

    Big Five personality traits, Crime, Firearm 1208  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gun Control and Gun Violence Among Children

    GUN CONTROL & GUN VIOLENCE in CHILDREN To start my essay off, I have an unusual story that is true. My mom knew a girl when she was little. The girl was around the age of 2-4 years old. She got a hold of the gun her family had in the home and shot her older sibling. Then when she was in the eighth grade, her little brother got a hold of the same gun that her family had and killed her. It proves my point on why children should not have guns and children in the home...

    Cannon, Firearm, Firearms 945  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reasons for gun violence. Says the 4 main reasons for youth gun violence.

    Reasons for Youth Gun Violence In 1988, handguns killed 7 people in Great Britain, 13 in Australia, 8 in Canada, and 8,915 in the United States. Between 1973 and 1992, the number of privately-owned firearms in the US increased 73%; from 122 million to nearly 222 million. (Brennen and Polsby 1). These figures are shocking and there doesn't seem to be a solution. Gun control is a problem that our country has got to face. The reasons for gun violence are complex and apparently deep-rooted with an average...

    Crime, Criminology, Firearm 1036  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Violence in the Inner City

    mostly suicidal acts. Some of the facts in the report say that next to suicides are homicides with the use of guns and the third highest numbers of deaths due to gun violence are unintentional shootings, since this is America; most of these people have been living in the metropolis (Minino, 2002). These deaths caused by firearms would not reach that level if not a lot people own guns, legal or not. And according to Philip Cook in his National Survey on Firearms Ownership and Use Summary Report...

    Breech-loading weapon, Crime, Firearm 1832  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gun Control and Violence

    Gun Control 2 Abstract An ever-growing problem of violence faces Americans. Our streets became a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, terrified women viciously attacked and raped, teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and innocent children caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings die. Society cannot ignore the damage that these criminals do to our society, and people must take actions to stop these horrors...

    Concealed carry in the United States, Crime, Firearm 2281  Words | 7  Pages

  • Gun Control

     Gun Control COM 220 Gun Control Gun Control is a hot topic, it is seen or heard almost everywhere you go. According to Nugent, (2013), “If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective.” America sure does love their guns! A recent survey explains in the United States for every 100 people 88.9 of them have firearms. Many would argue, the more guns the better; hence, the safer we are. Does this mean, the more gun ownership rises, the fewer people will want to be involved in a confrontation...

    Assault rifle, Firearm, Gun politics in the United States 1520  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gun Violence in America Research Paper

    Gun Violence in The United States INTRODUCTION Since 1982, at least sixty-two mass shootings have occurred, thirty-two of them since 2006. (Aronsen). Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison after shooting nineteen people in January of 2011. Last July, fifty-eight people were shot and twelve killed while watching the new Batman movie in a theater in Colorado. In December, twenty-six people were murdered, including twenty first-graders, in a Connecticut elementary school (Follman). The issue...

    Background check, Cannon, Firearm 1023  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Control

    Gun Control Gun Control has been a controversial topic for decades. Due to recent school shootings where children have become victims, guns are now the focus among our congressional leaders. The President wants to enforce stricter laws, calling for background checks, and making certain guns obsolete, dividing our country. Established in 1791, the Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, giving the people the right to keep and bear arms. I feel the Second Amendment will...

    Crime, Criminology, Firearm 1374  Words | 4  Pages

  • gun control

    Gun controls are laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, and use of firearms. They vary greatly around the world. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have very strict limits on gun possession while others, like the United States, have laws that vary significantly among their states. Proponents of gun control generally argue the dangers of widespread gun ownership. Opponents argue that gun control does not reduce gun-related injuries, murder...

    Assault rifle, Crime, Firearm 2322  Words | 7  Pages

  • Gun Control Argument paper

    the saying, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” then on December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the small town of Newtown, Connecticut. Ever since this tragic day, there has been a large push for gun control in the US, led by President Obama. The bills that are before Congress would make penalties for buying guns illegally more onerous, address trafficking, and greatly expand the number of gun sales covered...

    Assault rifle, Crime, Firearm 1443  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gun Control and violence

    Gun Control & Violence   Americans seem like they are slow to respond to upcoming disturbing trends. Gun violent tragedy have been happening since the early 1835 and even though gun control acts have been trying its best to help reduce these tragedies but it seems like these tragedies keep happening. The general public have their own different opinions on this matter but it seems that no one have been able to provide a straight answer or solution in solving this problem. The most recent tragedy...

    Firearm, Gun, Gun politics 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Guns: Firearm and Gun

    12/08/2012 Period: 3 Gun related crimes kill thousands of people every day. We see it in the news and on the streets. When will it stop? What can we do to help? Already this year, the shootings in Chicago have broken records. Kids and bystanders are getting injured by guns. Guns are easily obtained and can just as easily take someone’s life. In order to get to the bottom of this issue, one need to take into consideration statistics, Obama’s thoughts, the effects of enforcing guns in schools, new laws...

    Arizona State University, Firearm, Firearms 1425  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gun Control

    watching your favorite TV show, all of a sudden you hear gun-shots, not intended towards you or any of your family members; a bullet accidentally pierces through the door and kills someone that had no part in that violent attack. They were as innocent as the many that have been victims of gun violence in The United States of America. The spread of handguns, and assault riffles in the country is growing every year, “More than 8.57 million guns were produced in 2012, up 31 percent from 6.54 million...

    District of Columbia v. Heller, Firearm, Gun politics 1724  Words | 10  Pages

  • Gun Control

    Gun Control Guns kill; not people. Many would argue the opposite and say that it is down to the individual to control himself or herself. The facts state the obvious and I will prove to you that gun control can save lives. Since the tragic school shooting in Newton Connecticut, gun control has taken center stage around the country and with our politicians. Here are some facts from the FBI Crime Reports; of the 452 people murdered in Illinois in 2011 83% were killed with guns... the highest percentage...

    Firearm, Gun, Gun politics 2291  Words | 8  Pages

  • School Gun Violence

    Two: Laws Pertaining to Adolescents and Gun Violence Richard Moreno The University of Southern Mississippi Article Two: A Critical Reflection Exploring a different perspective on gun violence by adolescents, Richard E. Redding and Sarah M. Shalf explore the legal approaches for curbing student’s use of guns in their article The Legal Context of School Violence: The Effectiveness of Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence in Schools. This article not only examines...

    Federal government of the United States, Firearm, Gun politics 1772  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gun Control Cons Essay

    Gun Control: Worse For Us Than We Know Almost everyone living in this country should have witnessed such debates. Some people might not have listened to a formal debate, but an informal gun control debate is being carried on by many groups and individuals. It is very unlikely that someone has not listened to one. Recall the occasions when you were traveling or waiting somewhere hearing the neighbors discussing gun control pros and cons. These conversations are also gun control debates in the wider...

    Crime, Crime statistics, Criminology 1787  Words | 4  Pages

  • Violence

    Erick Perez English 282 AD Kitamura March 11, 2014 Violence San Mateo usually Isn’t a very violent place, or so I thought. Two years ago at the St Timothy carnival I was robbed at knifepoint by some punk in a black hoodie. I was walking up to a concession stand to get some cotton candy when I felt a hand on my shoulder and something sharp against my back, I tried turning around to see who it was but he quickly pushed me back around and told me to stand still while he searched my pockets for...

    Cannon, Charles Colson, Crime 904  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Laws

    Composition I February 8, 2013 Word Count: 907 Gun laws are one of the most heavily argued topics in America today. The main reason for the overwhelming response to the debates is that America is split on this topic; 53% want stricter gun laws while 43% don’t, (Lightman). Recent shootings have made gun sales spike because people are worried about new gun laws; this leads to a greater circulation of guns. Any individual over the age of 18 can purchase a gun in the state of Florida without first going...

    Firearm, Gun, Gun politics 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Laws Must Be Enforced

    Gun Control Must Be Enforced December 14, 2012, started out as normal day for elementary students in Newton Connecticut. Children were excited as Christmas holidays approach in eleven days and they were to begin their holiday break. Their lives and small community know as Sandy Hook would be forever changed only in matter of minutes. A young man named Adam Lanza walked into the school and killed over twenty students and six staff members and wounded two people. Every parent worst nightmare came...

    Columbine High School massacre, Firearm, Gun politics 1811  Words | 5  Pages

  • guns

    would agree that something must be done, no one seems to have the answer at this point. Some gun control supporters believe that completely banning handguns is the best way to protect citizens. However, banning handguns fails to protect people because the laws are ineffective, banning handguns prevents people from an effective means of self-defense, and the laws do not solve the real problem, which is the gun owner. Simply banning handguns all together is ineffective, and that is the first...

    Cannon, Crime, Firearm 1148  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gun Rights Argumentive Essay

     Will more stringent gun control laws create less crime? Will stiffer gun control keep known criminals from committing their awful acts? Gun Control is law designed to impose legal measures to license, control, or restrict the ownership of firearms by members of the public. That means the government’s only responsibility is and should be to determine which citizens are able to get a permit to own and carry a firearm. They should do background checks for any mental illnesses, past criminal activity...

    Concealed carry in the United States, Crime, Criminology 1579  Words | 6  Pages

  • gun violence

    cause and inflict pain onto others. One way is via the usage of guns. The usage of guns in America is not an eerie or foreign concept to America. In fact gun violence can be depicted as a culture in America. More than 31 000 people per year in America die from gunshot wounds (Hopkins, 2012) However the usage of mass gun violence is not just restricted to America, here in South Africa, our country is ranked 50th with a rate of 12.7 guns per 100 people. The big question is ‘Why and how did mass shooting...

    Aggression, Anger, Columbine High School massacre 5319  Words | 13  Pages

  • Gun Control Critical Paper

    Paper-Gun Control Gun control is government regulation on the manufacture, sale, and possession of firearms. As a heavily debated and very controversial matter, many advocates undoubtedly have different opinions. In the forthcoming paragraphs, I will discuss those differing opinions. Presented from two separate articles, the opinions discussed will be those of two different authors who have their own viewpoint as to why gun control is or isn’t necessary. In Russ Thurman’s article, “Guns up. Crime...

    Crime, Firearm, Gun 945  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Rise of Gun Crime in the United States

    News • World news • Gun crime US gun crime: death for sale Jared Lee Loughner was suspended from college and had been in trouble with the police. And yet he could buy a gun and go on to shoot Gabrielle Giffords and kill six others. What is it with guns and America? o o Share  [pic] o [pic] o [pic] • Comments (…) • Ed Pilkington guardian.co.uk, Monday 10 January 2011 22.00 GMT o Article history [pic] Handguns for sale in...

    Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm, Gun politics 1485  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gun Control

    "Would More Stringent Gun Control Laws Save Lives?" BCOM 275 "Would More Stringent Gun Control Laws Save Lives?" I. Introduction A. Background information 1. Chicago has the strongest gun control regime in the nation. Chicago had over 500 murders in 2012 and are on pace to surpass that in 2013. 2. Handgun crime in the United Kingdom rose by 40% in the two years after the U.K. passed its gun ban in 1997. (BBC). 3. Washington...

    Crime, Firearm, Gun Control Act of 1968 1811  Words | 7  Pages

  • Gun Control Proposal

    tragedies. It is estimated that there are 300 million guns in personal hands in the US today, many legally owned and others not (Neyfakh). Every year, close to four million guns find their way into the market (Nicolas and Nelson). This level of gun infiltration is alarming; it means that even the Supreme Court would find it hard to locate or seize these guns. Gun related violence has caused many to review their stances on the issue. In essence, gun violence is at an all-time high in the United States, as...

    Background check, Barack Obama, Democratic Party 1180  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gun Violence in Canada

    Gun Violence in Canada Oct 19, 2012-10-19 Gun violence in Canada is an issue which is evident within Canadian society, especially in the last year. The shooting in the Eaton’s Centre in Toronto recently was the largest mass shooting in its history. The reason behind the shooting was related to gang violence in the area, therefore there is a social issue that demands solution. Gun violence in Canada is generally on the low end of the overall crime rate, and in recent years the severity of crime...

    Crime, Crime statistics, Criminology 1152  Words | 3  Pages

  • Senate Blocks Drive for Gun Control

    Article review Weisman, J. (2013). Senate Blocks Drive for Gun Control. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/us/politics/senate-obama-gun-control.html?_r=1& Jonathan Weisman, author of the article, studied journalism and African History at Northwestern University. Weisman’s professional career includes time at Education Week, CQ, USA Today,...

    Firearm, Gun politics, Gun politics in the United States 1372  Words | 4  Pages

  • Ethicality of Gun Ownership for Civilians in the Philippines

    Ethicality of Gun Ownership for Civilians in the Philippines In this paper, we will argue that prohibition of gun ownership for civilians/ non-commissioned citizens is unethical and impractical. We will assert that prohibition of guns will not resolve crimes and will not eliminate accidents. Our stand is to create better provisions or to improve the current law, that will cater the interests of many (the gun owners and users and the common civilians) which is better that side with a certain group...

    Consequentialism, Ethics, Firearm 1751  Words | 6  Pages

  • Guns

    Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice http://ccj.sagepub.com/ Peers and Gun Use Among Urban Adolescent Males : An Examination of Social Embeddedness Deanna L. Wilkinson, Marquette S. McBryde, Brice Williams, Shelly Bloom and Kerryn Bell Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 2009 25: 20 DOI: 10.1177/1043986208328449 The online version of this article can be found at: http://ccj.sagepub.com/content/25/1/20 Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com Additional services and...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Firearm 11932  Words | 49  Pages

  • A Solution to Gun Control

    Elementary School in Newtown, CT. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in US history. The shooting renewed debate on the issue of gun control. It sparked a conflict between the Executive and Legislative branches over how best to deal with the situation. Unfortunately, the gun debate tends to be a black or white issue – either you are “for guns” or “against guns”. There seems to be little middle ground. The media and politicians often play into the hype, making a big deal about which side people...

    Cannon, Firearm, Gun 1176  Words | 3  Pages

  • gun control

     Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Gun violence in the United States is a significantly large problem for our society. Many people die daily due to senseless gun crimes. Although I realize that the availability of guns isn’t the only factor that causes gun violence, I believe that making more responsible regulations is a step in the right direction towards making a difference. For this reason more gun control regulations should be enacted to ensure the safety of our citizens. The Center for...

    Background check, Cannon, Crime 907  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Violence in America

    Farley Comp I 15 February 2013 The Gun Control Debate in America The debate over Gun control has taken front and center in recent news head-lines. The communities and families whose lives have been effected by gun violence are speaking out. In an article titled “Newtown Open eyes to other gun violence against young people” Sarah Hoye explores how every day gun violence effects inner cities like Philadelphia on a daily basis. “Scott Charles...

    Assault rifle, Assault weapon, Barack Obama 751  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Control

    Outline Outline: Gun Control Charese Payne Philosophy of Ethics Alexander Miller November 26, 2011 Gun Control [Introduction] Guns are a big problem because they are used to commit murders and suicides as well as other crimes. With criminals having access to guns, it just makes the good citizens feel the need to purchase a gun for protection or self defense. There may never be a solid solution to stopping the crime and violence completely but there are other...

    Cannon, Concealed carry in the United States, Crime 653  Words | 4  Pages

  • Gun and Stun Guns

    Sample Outline for Informative Speech - COM 181 STUN GUNS Specific Purpose: To inform my audience how stun guns work and how they compare with conventional hand guns. Central Idea: Stun guns provide an increasingly popular non-lethal alternative to hand guns, but there are still concerns about their safety and effectiveness. Method of Organization: Topical Introduction John Wayne whipped the west with a six-shooter, Luke Skywalker galvanized the galaxy with a light saber,...

    Consumer Product Safety Commission, Crime, Federal Bureau of Investigation 679  Words | 4  Pages

  • gun control

    Gun Control If gun control is altered, then we will have less criminals roaming the streets. Access to firearms makes murder easy, efficient, and nonpersonal, which increases the chance a crime will be committed. Josh Sugarmann, the Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center has once said, "We recoil in horror and search for explanations, but we never face up to the obvious preventive measure: a ban on the easy killing machines that makes murder and robbery so easy.” Allowing uncertified...

    Breech-loading weapon, Cannon, Crime 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Control

    Final Draft Gun Control in America Is it possible that guns are the cause for all the violence and murders in America? Remember the tragedy that took place on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, when Adam Lanza opened fire and fatally shot twenty children and six adults. What about the event that took place just six months before that in a theater in Aurora, Colorado? On July 20, 2012, James Holmes open fired during a shooting scene in The Dark Night Rises. His...

    Assault rifle, Assault weapon, Federal Assault Weapons Ban 2508  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gun Violence

    of gun ownership and gun violence is highly controversial and has become highly controversial since the recent multiple massacres/shootings in schools and theatres. Controversy ensues between individual beliefs of who can own guns and how to control gun violence. The recent massacres/shootings bring into stark, shocking reality that gun ownership isn't as controlled as it should, leading to gun violence. As quoted from Steve Mostyn, a Texas trial lawyer, "Lemme tell you…I own thirty-five guns. You...

    Belief, Concealed carry in the United States, Controversy 504  Words | 2  Pages

  • Gun Control

    Introduction The social issue that I have chosen for the essay is based on the mass shootings or gun violence that have happened in some schools and colleges in the United States, its effects on the gun rights and issues based on the 2nd Amendment. I found this topic to be interesting because in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, the issue on the banning or control of gun ownership by the public is being strongly debated. Some claims that the 2nd Amendment of the United...

    Columbine High School massacre, Firearm, Gun politics 2049  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gun Control

    Joscelyn Garcia English 1301 Instructor: Nancy Cassano Essay 2 2/13/2013 Gun Control in America The United States government should have the authority to restrict and regulate American citizens from buying or owning firearms. Gun Control laws are necessary in a state because they decrease violence and increase government protection in the state. Gun laws are the cause of much violent crime in America, and they need to be changed to better background checks, tracking the movement and sale...

    Crime, Firearm, Gun 1030  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Control

    English 1302 5th march 2013 Sides of Crime Control Gun control laws have been surrounded by controversy since The Bill of Rights, including the Second amendment was passed in the congress. "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," the founders wrote. Until recently there was considerable argument over just what the founders intended by their words. Did they mean to provide only for armed...

    Firearm, Gun, Gun politics 1710  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gun control

    that another 48,676 were treated in hospitals for gunshot wounds received In assaults.” One of the main reasons that numbers associated with gun violence are so high is because guns are falling into the hands of people who should not have them. If we can prevent criminals from acquiring guns, we can drastically reduce gun violence. If someone wishes to buy a gun in the United States, he or she will do so in one of two ways. The first method is through a federally licensed dealer; all sales through a...

    Cannon, Crime, Criminology 1246  Words | 4  Pages

  • Guns and Gun Control

    CJ 133 | Guns and Gun Control | Writing Assignment 6 | Katie Epps 1/18/2009 | Gun control has been one of the biggest topics facing our nation aside from abortion and homosexual marriages. There are so many different angles and arguments that surround it, its no wonder a definite decision can not be made. Violent crimes remain one of the most serious problems in the United States, in many of the violent crimes committed guns are used but an actual link between the two remains pretty...

    Crime, Crime in the United States, Criminology 813  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gun Control

    Gun Control Gun Control is a topic that has been talked about for many years now especially after many tragic deaths and other instances that have happened in past. Gun control has become one of the most important battles of 2013. In a press conference last month, President Obama pushed Congress to ban “assault” rifes and weapons, setting a limit for magazines to 10 bullets, and to introduce universal background checks for the buyers of firearms.”The debate over gun control and gun ownership...

    Columbine High School massacre, Firearm, Gun politics 1186  Words | 4  Pages

  • gun control

    Guns On Campus Ever since school shootings on campuses many people have been skeptical about guns in the wrong hands of people. David Burnett writer of "Students Should Have the Right to Carry Guns on College Campuses.", agrees with the fact that students should be allowed to have guns on campus, for the use of self defense, for decreasing the crimes committed, and because colleges aren’t as safe as you think. Although Darby Dickerson writer of "Students Should Not Be Allowed to Carry Guns on...

    Concealed carry in the United States, Crime, Education 893  Words | 3  Pages

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