Teen Gun Control Analytical Essay

Teen Gun Control
A look at issues concerning America's youth in relation to firearms.
# 147244 | 976 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2011 in Hot Topics (Gun Control) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper discusses how the ever-expanding circulation of illegal firearms makes it possible for nearly anybody to find a gun in most American cities. In particular, the paper examines the growing problem of today's teenagers and the continuing problem of gun-related violence. The paper looks at the reasons why these kids feel the need to own a gun and whether it is society to blame for the need to be armed. The paper also looks at potential solutions to the problem such as the formation of organizations and social events where teens can find a positive environment if they wish to escape.

From the Paper:

"By targeting major sources of teenage violence, changes could be made to improve the crime rates involving our nation's youth. Enforcing stricter gun laws and regulations will only hurt us long-term. Tighter regulations could create a boost in street-demand for firearms (Levy 210). Steps should be taken immediately to help protect teenagers in the streets, and at school. This need for "protection" has to be eliminated. Cleveland, Baltimore, and New York Police Departments are now learning new measures and hiring additional patrol officers to help eliminate violence-prone city locations. Major problem areas must to be identified to allow all officers to become aware of possible gang-related situations that may occur (Buntin 27). Personal demands for protection must be lowered substantially if communities want guns leaving their streets. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Buntin, J. "Gundemic". Governing vol 12. June 2008: 24-8. Wilson Web. Academic Search Premier. University of Kansas Library, KS. 04/21/2010 <http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com>.
  • Johnson, Stephon. "Mike Tucker Hopes Teens "Lay The Guns Down"". New York Amsterdam News 03/11/2010: 26-26. EBSCO HOST. Academic Search Premier. University of Kansas Library, KS. 04/21/2010 <http:/web.ebscohost.com>.
  • Prof Mawson, Anthony. "Preventing Lethal Violence in Schools: The Case For Entry-Based Weapon Screening." Jackson State University Journal of Health & Politics. 2009: 242-260. Print.
  • Prof Levy, Robert A. "Second Amendment Redux: Scrutiny, Incorporation, and the Heller Paradox." Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Volume 33 no. 1. Winter 2010: 203-216. Print.

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