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  • Gun Violence And Gun Control

    Why has gun violence been a significant issue in society ? For over a century, this controversial issue has yet to be further addressed. Most of all, the allowance of mentally ill persons having access to any firearm or weapon. More laws to control guns should be put into place because mentally ill and unstable people should not have the right to bear arms. Approximately 54,301 people have been killed or injured due to the gun shootings and massive killings(GVA). This kind of problem in society goes against the concept of the common good. In order to maintain the common good and achieve the good life of us human beings we must create strict rules and regulations concerning gun control so that the death rate will decrease. The crime rate in the US would be lower if there were a few with guns available because it would prevent deaths which is the bottom line in society. The idea or concept has been going around for ages but this increase in incidents of mass shootings, especially in schools has definitely boosted the actions. One major problem that has led to the recent calls for gun control and banning certain types of firearms was mass shootings.For example, the massive shooting at Newton Connecticut. A 20-year-old man killed 26. Twenty of them were first grade students and the other six were adults. He then took his own life. This young man had a history of mental illness and it was too late to be addressed. These issues are not being addressed before a horrible act…

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  • Gun Shootings And Gun Violence

    of children. Gun violence is becoming more frequently these days. It is to the point where we have to have a drills every school year. If you were an intruder it is very easy to get into a school building. The secretaries ask for your name and then they let you in. You could easily pretend to be someone else. Although gun violence has been becoming more common, conceal carry would help a citizen or teacher protect themselves from an attacker. Guns are dangerous. They can accidently go off and…

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  • Gun Violence

    halt, as the use of personal firearms has been an important part of America’s history. While there are concrete and sufficient arguments for the use of guns in the United States, a myriad amount of statistics has shown that the fact of the matter is, personal firearms cause much more harm today than they did in 1791 when the Second Amendment of the U.S. constitution was adopted. In recent years, guns have become much more efficient and deadly as the technology grows to meet demand. Regulation of…

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  • Weapon Violence And Gun Violence

    SHOULD THERE BE RESTRICTIONS ON GUN OWNERSHIP? On June 17, 2015, nine people including the Rev. Clementa Pinkney were killed in an assault at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Justice Department was investigating the case as a possible hate crime. Dylann Roof was the accused of this hideous crime. A few days following the shooting, further investigation uncovered his website included racist views and pictures of Roof burning the American flag,…

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  • The Consequences Of Gun Violence And Gun Control

    less gun restrictions there are the less gun violence occurred;because it is hard for Americans to purchase any guns at all they are rarely used for protection.In the future,if gun laws were to decrease then the crime rate will aslo and if they stay the same the gun violence will too or even increase. According to statistics in 2014,”the U.S had a population of 319 million people and Based on production data from firearm manufacturers, there were roughly 371 million firearms owned by private…

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  • Gun Accessibility Issues And Gun Violence

    There is no denying that within the United States, gun accessibility is one of the most controversial topics that impacts political, economic, and social aspects across the board. The debate has existed since the 1990’s but with recent media exposure, and contributions from globalization, the debate has increased amongst the general public. If there is ever a time for the gun regulation and access problem to be adopted into public policy, it is now. Gun accessibility problems and its effect on…

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  • The Importance Of Gun Violence And Gun Control

    of Rights, has, over time, been restricted by various gun laws. These gun laws have been set in place in order to protect the citizens of the United States. However, are the gun laws nullifying the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States? Regulation of the Second Amendment, ratified in 1791, did not occur until much later in American history because it was not necessary. The role of guns was much different even prior to the ratification of the Second Amendment. European…

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  • Stricter Gun Control And Gun Violence

    How would stricter gun control laws affect gun violence in the United States of America? Social Lens Word Count : 1255 Throughout the world, many countries have had different views when it comes to restrictions placed on guns. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragic event to make governments think about whether or not they are doing all they can to keep their people safe. In America, however, it seems as if we live in a society where things such as mass shootings are just…

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  • Gun Violence And Gun Control Essay

    Gun Violence and Gun Control The issue of gun control has been debated for a long time, probably ever since they were invented. The gun is a small, rather easy to obtain, weapon that is lethal if used in the right (or wrong) way. This makes the gun an extremely dangerous factor in our lives. If used improperly, a gun could be lethal to not only the target, but the user as well. The availability of guns has sky rocketed in the past decade or so, and the immense population of guns in our…

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  • Stricter Gun Laws And Gun Violence

    As I sat down to do some research on gun violence, I was searching the Fox News website for information on shootings and suddenly “Breaking News” popped up on my screen, that read “Active shooter at Ohio University”. It seems like mass shootings are becoming more common these days. I can 't help but wonder what we can do about it. It turns out that the “shooter” actually used a car and knife to attack people, not a gun like the media stated at first. And do you know what stopped the attacker…

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