What Makes America The Perfect Place For A Shooting Range? Essay

1323 Words Feb 9th, 2016 6 Pages
“What a wonderful world” it truly is. Gun violence rising, mass shootings occurring, seems like the perfect time to be alive. Better yet, seems like the perfect time to “be an American.” Statistics show that approximately 11,127 Americans are killed each year by gun violence. With that being said, that places America at the very top of the list, with Japan only having an estimated 39 citizens. It is also revealed in the video documentary, Bowling for Columbine, that Canada is notorious for hunting. However, the deaths that occur through gun violence is not as near or equivalent to that of America. This leads one to question, what makes America the perfect place for a shooting range?
It is quite the challenge to recall a time period in American history in which no violence occurred. From the beginning of time, America was linked to violence and destruction. With this being said, “old habits die hard.” In a segment of the video, a cartoon is displayed showcasing different periods of American history which of course, involved violence. The video uncovered brief moments in history such as Pilgrim disputes as well as the mistreatment of slaves and later, the Civil Rights Movement. Fast forward to present day, America is still wearing the badge of violence with “pride.” Over the past couple of years, there has been a total of 28 mass shootings since Columbine. Even though gun control has been the center of most debates and conversations, nothing seems to be solving the problem.…

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