Gun Control in America: a new approach at an issue that is becomming an epidemic. Possible solutions and the costs of those solutions.
Gun Control In America
Crista D. Saari
Goal: To prove to my CLC speech class that gun control is a significant and widespread problem that needs some immediate legislative attention if it is to be remedied.
Thesis: Injury and death from guns is a serious and widespread problem that is caused due to easy access to guns in America and a policy on gun control should be legislated.
I.Natural disaster is a phenomena that every human must encounter. It is a phenomena that is beyond our control – and can be frightening to those whom are not prepared.
II.Prevention – is a human's only hope for combating a potential storm….. the storm that I refer to today is gun violence. Like a natural disaster – the temperament of a criminal offender is beyond our control.
III.The prevention method can be applied to this issue as well, in the reduction of the availability of guns, the adoption of a nationwide gun policy in America, and stricter enforcement of existing gun laws.
I. The western expansion of America
A.The cities grew faster than the law enforcement could keep up with.
1.First used against Native Americans for protection, and prided as a weapon of hunting.
2.Law enforcement officers not permitted weapons until later 19th century.
3.Abundance of urban crime witnessed in the streets.
4. The citizens began to feel they needed additional protection. (NC1)
B. Increasing rates of violent crime and accidental death or injury involving guns.
1.17 school shootings between 1996-1999, many more have occurred in recent years.
2.Gun violence statistics comparably smaller in similar nations. (NC2)
3.U. S. has 65 million handguns (NC3)
C. Statistics are only growing…..
1. The decline in gun injury rates can be attributed to:
a.aging population with most offenders b/t the ages of...
... firearms in Canadian homicides has declined since the legislative changes in gun control in 1977, while America's ... handgun control laws and licensing are necessary to save lives. Today in the U.S.A, restricting guns to young children's access had ...
... Jones article, writer Josh Sugarmann makes a compelling argument for gun control in this country, comparing guns to consumer products that need to be regulated. From the ... that gun violence has in America according to Sugarmann is staggering, $14.4 billion in 1985 ...
... safe. Gun violence plagues our communities causing 30,000 Americans to lose their lives each year. Gun fire kills more young people in America than most diseases in our ... have access to guns just as easy as the police officers do. Many criminals purchase guns through the black market making it ...
... be able to grow up caring, not hating each other. Gun control is an enormous problem in America. In today’s news, most of the homicides are due to ... crime class. I got to go see how these prisoners live and it left an impact on the way I feel about the topic now. I do realize that Gun Control is ...
... laws in the U.S. are too lax in many areas, and this makes the U.S. easy access for ... Secure America, blamed President Bush, Congress, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service for not securing our borders. They claim that lax immigration control by ...
... Ballistic fingerprinting is one of the most controversial aspects of gun control in today's society. Ballistic fingerprinting, also known as IBIS, short ... to America's problem of gun control is to limit guns on ... Whenever gun control is brought up, attention immediately ...
... of gun owners buy guns for self defense; hence quick access and a trigger ready to fire provides that sense of security. However such easy access can be fatal to one's own family. In America, there ...
... to FBI estimations, there is a violent crime committed somewhere in America every 22 seconds. I'm here to address the advantageous ... House." March 19, 1997. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. McDermott, Kevin. "Legislative Maneuvering Kills Chances for Gun Bill's Passage." April 21, 1997. St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...