Gun violence in the United States

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  • The Role Of Gun Violence In The United States

    for many people in the United States, there is no imagining, this is their reality. They are simply some of the many victims of the second amendment gone wrong. When the second amendment was created the United States was under the tyranny of Britain. The purpose of the second amendment, "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”, was to protect citizens by allowing the new country to fight back against unfair rule, it was not meant to allow civilian use of high power military weapons capable of…

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  • The Future Of Gun Violence In The United States

    Mass shootings are increasing in the United States, and Democrats are seizing the opportunity to push anti-gun legislation to deter gun violence in America. Guns and the Second Amendment have come to the forefront of political rhetoric, leading to conflicting views between Republicans and Democrats on the future of gun legislation. Republicans are encouraging law abiding citizens to purchase firearms and defend themselves against acts of violence by criminals. On the contrary, Democrats believe…

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  • Gun Control And Violence In The United States

    Introduction Gun control is a highly complex and emotionally charged debate. Fear drives both sides of the gun control discussion in the United States. On one side Americans seem to religiously quote the Second Amendment within the Constitution. The Second Amendment states that people have the right to keep and bear arms in order for them to protect themselves from government overreach in confiscating their firearms; “this amendment’s core purpose is to in fact protect the individual’s interest…

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  • Gun-Related Violence In The United States

    Aurora, Newtown, and Charleston have become the epicenter of gun-related violence in the United States. Of the 12 deadliest shootings in the United States, six have happened from 2007 onward (Ehrenfreund, 2015). Each mass shooting event brought the gun debate to the national limelight. These tragic events make global headlines which invariably makes other developed countries conclude that the American society, with all its prosperity and standing as a world leader, is not able to contain this…

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  • It's Time To Reduce Gun Violence In The United States

    According to the Second Amendment in the United States Constitution, citizens of the country have the right to keep and bear arms. However, this topic has recently become more and more controversial. Some people state that guns are dangerous, therefore a simple citizen should have no use for one unless they have ill intentions. Others believe that guns are a necessary part of society for people to protect themselves and those around them. Lately, many debates have been held concerning this…

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  • Gun Violence In The United States

    Gun violence is a monumental problem, not only within the United States but worldwide. Statistics show that gun ownership in the US is on the rise, but Firearms deaths are on the decline. Accidental deaths are a problem that many people ignore, but with all the gun related issues that have been in the news lately, we need to take a look into it. While accidental deaths that are firearm related are very low, it is still an issue that needs to be addressed. A popular misconception is that more…

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  • Gun Violence And Gun Control In The United States

    Gun control is one of the most controversial and sensitive topics in the United States to date. Firearms kill on average 33,563 people, and injure 81,396 people annually (“Assault”). The right to bear arms as stated in the second amendment in United States Constitution has organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA), and millions of patriotic Americans clinging to their guns. Those fighting for gun control argue that assault weapons serve no purpose in the hands of citizens, and in…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Gun Violence In The United States

    War on Guns There is not a year that goes by without an innocent life taken by gun violence within the United States. Each year we constantly argue the idea of whether we should ban guns or reinforce tighter restrictions on guns, especially with the NRA (National Riffle Association). Often as usual we never ensure a decision and the topic slips up again when another instance occurs. Many has brought up ideas such as securing our schools with the same weapons that we are fighting to ban. Arming…

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  • How To Prevent Gun Violence Essay

    School in Newtown, CT, and over 82,000 Americans have died due to gun violence but little to zero action has been taken to prevent gun violence. This is a clear failure of the system of gun regulation. No person should have to live in fear of gun violence. To understand the problem of gun violence and create a policy solution moving forward, we must examine the undesirable effects of gun violence, the underlying issues causing gun violence, and the failed policies and regulations regarding…

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  • Guns And Youth Violence: Article Analysis

    Guns have been a hot topic in the United States for decades for many reasons. Most of the controversy revolves around The Second Amendment which states, “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” (U.S. Const. amend. II). On one side, we have people who take The Second Amendment very seriously. These people argue and firmly believe that The Second Amendment should not be changed and it should…

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