As a student and a citizen of this country, I have been active in solving social problems through my writings. At this time, I would like to formally publish one of my literary works tackling about gun control under your humble newspaper company, The Courier Post. Through this writing, I am hopeful that the general public would be made aware of the need to control the proliferation of guns within the American community. I am also optimistic that the literary work could enlighten the American people with regard to the laws adopted by the different administrations aiming to reduce gun violence.
In America, it is estimated that guns claim eighty-four (84) lives and wound about two hundred (200) people every day (“Gun Violence” 1). In a year, more than thirty thousand individuals (30,000) die, (three thousand of which are children and teens) and over seventy thousand (70,000) are injured due to gun violence (“Gun Violence” 1). Based on this finding, guns are mostly used to execute homicide. Others used the gun to perform robbery and other petty crimes. This fact is very alarming considering that America is a high-income and industrialized country (Fontana and Keene 6). It is even considered by other states as a hegemonic and strong state. This description connotes that the S has a strong mechanism with regard to its security. It is usually expected that a financially stable country could responsibly address social problems such as gun violence and crimes. Nevertheless, this is not happening in the United States today. It has been found out that America’s firearms death rate is nearly eight times higher compared to the gun-related death rate of other high-income countries in the world (“Gun Violence” 1). This fact implies that the American government has not been effective in deterring the proliferation of guns within its society. Despite the presence of new technologies detecting hidden guns, the death rate associated to gun violence and crime has not decreased.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Violence. Gun Violence in America: A Proposal for the Obama
Administration. 18 Dec. 2008. Web. 2 May 2011. <http://www.bradycampaign.org/xshare/pdf/politics/obama-transition-memo.pdf>.
Fontana, Andrea, and Jennifer Reid Keene. Death and Dying in America. United Kingdom:
Polity, 2009. Print.
Please type your essay title, choose your document type, enter your email and we send you essay samples