Violence In America

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Presently in the 21st Century, gun violence is at an all-time high in the United States. There have been shootings across the country from San Bernardino, California to Newtown, Connecticut; from acts of terrorism to incidents of work place violence the shootings continue. The shootings have exposed a weakness in the structure of the country which has sent the citizens of the United States to opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to how to deal with a situation that is quickly becoming an epidemic. The fear of not knowing where the next incident will take place has American people try to decide how to react; some call for the bans and regulation, while others cite the Constitution and make claim their 2nd Amendment rights. In all of …show more content…
The reason gun control in America is such a controversy is that it is an issue created to win votes. When a topic becomes controversial and political parties take sides, they create a chasm in the issue where sensibility is and truth often fall. The facts become miniscule, as the candidate’s point of view becomes becomes popular belief. The point of views forced feed to the American public through media have been whittled away by so called news outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC. There is a simple right and wrong answer to the debate about guns in America. Guns are guaranteed by the constitution and any other interpretation of that fact is flawed based how the anti-gun groups cling to another amendment that bears the right of free speech. The United States of America is not Burger King, one cannot have their way based on their own likes and dislikes. To give up the right to bear arms is historically dangerous, because the actions of a governing body are decided by normal men who can be corrupted by …show more content…
There are also laws which are to be decided by individual states as to how, when, and where guns are allowed in public. These laws have effectively crippled the American people against gun violence. Americans have become the victims of their own self-righteousness when it comes to the way society treats the carrying of a tool that could be the difference in life and death. The lives that were lost can never be regained, but the lives that may be lost in the future could be saved by a sight of normal civilians carrying weapons legally to protect

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