Monday, January 25, 2016

An Epidemic of Gun Violence

The epidemic of gun violence that has spread in America is one that must be put to a stop. The frequent appearance of some act of gun violence in the news has created a culture in which Americans are not surprised by these acts of violence. American culture has also become filled with violent movie, television shows, and video games that have further desensitized its viewers. Gun violence is a serious problem in America and has killed so many people but the access to guns remains the same. Wide spread access to guns and the use of them by the wrong people are what has made gun violence increase in America. 

The solution to ending the epidemic of violence is to limit who is able to get a gun in America. Tougher laws should be put in place to prevent dangerous people from obtaining a gun. Screenings and background checks on those who want to obtain a gun would help decrease the number or guns falling into the wrong hands. Some may view these screenings and background checks as invasions of privacy but that would be a small price to pay if it meant preventing someone else from being a victim of gun violence in America. While these laws may make the process of obtaining a gun take longer because of the increased vigilance on whom the gun is being given to, it will help prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands. While increased vigilance and tougher laws are not ways to completely end gun violence, they are stepping stones that will help end the epidemic of gun violence in America.

1 comment:

  1. This is really interesting because I never thought about how some people would consider screening and background checks as invasions of their privacy. However, I think that people who take their privacy very seriously would think more about getting a gun, and their would be less guns owned in the United States as a result.