A Consensus Among Millennials On Gun Violence

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A Consensus Among Millennials on Gun Violence
The Millennial Generation has influenced the world through the things they have done in life, and continue to surprise older generations with their ideas, and with what they believe is beneficial for Washington. Millennials have witnessed mass shootings, have experience deadly events, all because of guns. Guns have always been part of the Millennial Generation, and by this, they favor the Second Amendment because they are convinced this generation has the right to bear arms for protection, just like police officers, and the military. Today, this generation has grown big enough to try to convince the government to impose restrictions on gun ownership that cause mass shootings in public places. This
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The authors provide illustration, personal experiences of other millennials seeing mass shootings, and other important evidence to support this claim. Millennials want to increase gun ownership restrictions for the mentally ill because just as in California there is laws that prevent the mental ill from owning guns, such as “being held for treatment for mental illness for 72 hours within the last year” (Cahn and Cahn 13), there should also be laws like this adopted nationally. This will reduce the “prevalence of gun violence and mass shootings” (Cahn and Cahn 13) because if criminals and the mentally ill own a gun, they will help them “wreak havoc on our society” (Cahn and Cahn 17). The development strategy for this evidence is illustration because Cahn and Cahn in the chapter introduce many examples of shootings that made millennials reach out the government to impose more restrictions on ownership. The evidence appeals to pathos more than logos because as millennials come together to help make this happen, they all have that melancholy face of wanting the law makers to implement this laws on the mentally ill and criminals. The purpose of the evidence and claim is to not only inform the reader of the effects of guns, but also to persuade them to either act or create more laws that will push towards more gun …show more content…
Criminals, Victims, and the Culture of Violence,” by Edward L. Glaeser and Spencer Glendon, which extends Cahn and Cahn’s argument on gun ownership. This source supports the main argument by illustrating how “guns may be particularly important when threats of physical violence…” (Glaeser and Glendon 458) because they threaten someone’s self-preservation and it is why millennials oppose gun control. Millennials want restrictions on gun ownership and Glaeser and Glendon in their text back this up by explaining that nowadays young men are relying more on private justice and weapons than police when there is a dispute over property rights. Similarly, the scholarly source, “Linking Gun Availability to Youth Gun Violence,” by Alfred Blumstein’ and Daniel Cork gives more information that supports Cahn and Cahn’s argument. Blumstein and Cork claimed that an important factor in the growth of homicides committed by younger offenders “has been a significant increase in the availability of guns to young people” (5). This evidence supports the argument in chapter “Safer Streets” because millennials want to implement restrictions on the qualification of gun ownership, for the part that young people own guns. The intended audience for both sources are other millennials that are interested in guns, but have minimal background knowledge regarding guns and

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