Gun Control: The Root of the Problem Argumentative Essay by Annette

Gun Control: The Root of the Problem
The following essay discusses the root of the gun control problem in the United States today.
# 4805 | 5,180 words | 10 sources | APA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Hot Topics (Gun Control) , Sociology (General) , Law (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper looks at the causes and reasons behind armed conflict in the streets of our cities, making reference to several examples of armed violence. The writer contends that gun-control is not the answer to the nation’s ills. The writer suggests that stricter gun control laws are the result of unsubstantiated fears, promulgated by the mass media. Finally this paper suggests that guns are the scapegoat for all human ills.

From the Paper:

“We do not have all of the answers to suicide, murder, and teen violence, but it is clear from the statistical proof that gun control is not the answer. We need to look at the reasons why people are compelled to do these things. Before the invent of gunpowder, there was still suicide, murder and teen violence. Perhaps the answers to these dilemmas lie somewhere deeper inside us. Perhaps the answer lies in our ability to love one another, instead of blaming guns for the hatred within.”

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