Gun control is without a doubt one of the largest and most polarizing social debates of the year. Gun control is the effort to regulate or control sales of guns (Oxford English Dictionary, 2013). One of the most recent shootings events took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The indiscriminate use of guns by individuals to harm society has brought the issue into the light of public debate. Gun casualties and incidents throughout the country have woken the public up from its ignorance and shown them the danger guns can pose to society (Martinez, 2013).
He makes a point to inform viewers that the U.N. nation’s gun-grab agreement is unconstitutional, politically suicidal for those who support it, and down-right-idiotic (2012). He really does have a variety of personal clips of political representatives using them as media propaganda to inform the viewers the pros and cons on gun control. He states that when guns were banned in Great Britain, murders increased by 41%. In New Orleans during the hurricane, the crime rate increased from people entering houses. They showed a picture of a map of a location where someone’s daughter would be in the event an emergency broke out.
Gun Control: Why Must The Government Step In? Gun control has always had problems since the 1100s. It was never guaranteed if they were going to fire or jam. During that time period the government was already fighting to have guns taken away from the citizens. Due to the all the issues that the American people were going through, the government came together and wrote the second amendment and put it into act in December of 1791.The constitution was put in writing for a reason.
Naeja Silar February 19, 2010 Domestic and International Terrorism Week 7- Term Paper Terrorism in the Media Terrorism involves symbolic communication usually aimed at an audience far beyond the immediate victims of violence. Terrorism is such an effective communication device that governments respond by trying to send their own messages through the media. Communication develops in three primary manners. The first, and most obvious, involves the reporting of terrorist events. Media exposure magnifies events, campaigns, and causes, and both terrorists and governments attempt to manipulate reports so that they are portrayed in a favorable light.
This kind of violence allowed many questions to arise about what could have been done to avoid the shootings. “In 2004, the United States had about 30,000 gun-related deaths…” (Jost, K., 2007) Making school campuses safe is always a major focus for colleges, universities, and even schools that have children under 18. Some people felt that if more gun control laws had been implemented that thing like the Virginia Tech shooting would not have occurred. (Jost, K., 2007) The shooting was very unfortunate, and innocent people died for no reason. Gun control laws do help prevent this from happening as often.
Connie Bashford Ken Malveaux English Composition I March 18, 2013 Regulation of Guns The debate over gun control has once again become a heated debate. When we hear about a mass shooting, gun control is put in the forefront of the American public. President Obama recently introduced a bill to ban assault weapons, outlaw gun magazines holding more than ten rounds and requiring detailed background checks on any gun purchased. An effective approach in gun control would be to enhance our background checks by mandating states participate in reporting to the FBI individuals convicted of domestic violence or those forcefully admitted to mental health institutions. The Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence outlines that background checks are
This websites goal is not only to go against guns, but also strike at the heart. As I scrolled down there was an important update which announced another shooting that killed young children along with the fact that it was the largest killing of children by a single shooter since the Sandy Hook massacre. On the Brady Campaign website it seems like they are trying to reach out to
Gun Control Written By: Antonio Randle Professor Joseph Gredler DeVry University, Composition The debate over gun control in the United States has grown and diminished over the years. Recently this discussion has resurfaced, mainly triggered by a series of incidents involving mass killings by gunmen in non-combatant situations. The situation that initiated the most recent national probe was the killing of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Ct. in December 2012. It is safe to assume that the citizens of this country, or even internationally, sympathize with this tragic event, in addition to others. However, modifying the existing Second Amendment rights and principles will only jeopardize the
When a tragedy such as Columbine strikes much of society puts the blame on guns and finds solution in making gun laws even tighter as if taking the weapon away would stop the crime. The United States has and enforces much needed gun laws, but should focus on the root of the problem with regard to violent crime: the person committing the crime and why, not the weapon of choice. It seems in the past 15 years there has been a dramatic rise in school and public occupancy shootings. Again, many
Both of these events sparked many debates on the topic of guns and how to stop these events from happening. Gun control in America is a very controversial topic with advocates pushing for more restrictions and anti gun control supporters pushing for fewer laws on gun control. With no straight forward answer