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    On October, 1, 2015, the lives of an entire community were changed forever. A gunman opened fire on students and teachers at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The shooting resulted in the killing of 10 and 7 being injured. It has shined a light on the need for better security and policies at public schools and universities. It has also brought such tragedies into the public spotlight. President Obama gave a thirteen minute televised speech shortly after the shooting. He spoke about how the lives of the victims and their families are forever changed. He restated that our thoughts and prayers are not enough for the people affected. President Obama briefly spoke on the fact that we are not the only country with people who suffer…

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    My father, Robert Byers, was born and raised around Coquille, Oregon. In 1982 he attended Roseburg High School, the public school every student in and around Roseburg went to. At the time he attended the school, from ‘82 to ‘86, around 2,000 students attended with him. Roseburg High School has an open campus much like a college. Students were free to do whatever they like on and off campus during the school day. Roseburg has walking trails around the city, and many connected to the schools so…

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    Mass Murder Case Study

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    There is a fad on the rise, and not the good kind. Although crime has been and continues to decrease, a contagion is occuring when it comes to mass murders, and specifically mass shootings in schools. Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, opened fire at his school in Roseburg, Oregon killing 10 people including himself. This paper will examine the details of this mass murder case and Harper-Mercer’s life leading up to the shooting and his death. The issues that will be discussed include Harper-Mercer’s…

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    Umpqua Community College shooting On October 1st, 2015, a 26 year old student, Christopher Harper-Mercer, fatally shot nine people and injured nine others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Students reported that the shooting was in his English and writing classroom, where instead of bringing his books to class that day, he brought his firearm. One survivor, Tracy Heu, stated to CNN news that “he came in and shot towards the back of the wall while telling everybody to go to the…

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    Summary Paragraph The article titled “Father Believes Oregon Shooting Victim Saved His Daughter’s Life” by Tom Goldman describes the idea of the Oregon school shooting. Goldman uses information from the event to describe the effects of the actions of the gunman, Chris Harper-Mercer. First, Goldman explains when the shooting was finally over there were 10 people including the gunman dead. Another important idea from the article describes that a boy, also in the writing class, named Treven Anspach…

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    Many school shootings have roots in interpersonal communication. For example, the Umpqua Community College shooting involved an encounter between a teacher and a student (who ended up being the gunman). The shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre had issues communicating with other people, and his teachers were not aware of this, causing the problem to develop further. The way that the teachers and students communicated with each other played a large role in both shootings, so it is important to…

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    The Cause Of Gun Violence

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    Gun Violence Gun violence is something that has been on the news for a very long time now. From the Newtown Connecticut school shooting and the church shooting in Charleston South Carolina, to the school shooting in Roseburg Oregon. The country is at the point where people are wondering when the next shoot is going to be at. Which is forcing people to ask, Why are these shootings happening? The second amendment of the county, states that Any american has the right to bear arms. Which gives all…

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    This time, it was on the other side of the country, in Oregon. The New York Daily News reported on the shooting in their newspaper on October 2, 2015. The gunman, identified as Chris Mercer, fatally shot nine people and wounded seven others on the morning of October 1, 2015. He casually strolled into the campus of Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Oregon, and opened fire. He was shot dead by a police officer after exchanging fire. Prior to the shooting, there was an Internet post on a…

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    Every year 11,208 Americans die from being shot by a gun (National Center For Health Statistics). Every week we hear on the news about a death by a gun at a shooting. On October 1, 2015 a shooting happened in Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. This shooting killed ten people and wounded several others. President Obama has now spoken that the United States might be having a new law change, which is the government buying back everyone's guns. Although it sounds like guns can only be…

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    On October 1, 2015 a gunman, at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, opened fire in a classroom taking innocent lives of many as well as his own. In response, President Barrack Obama politicizes the issue of gun violence and asks the general public to help in the reformation of gun laws. In an online article by Rebecca Harrington, she summarizes and responds to an episode of “Last Week Tonight” in which John Oliver discusses the issue of gun violence. Politicians have dodged the issue…

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