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Patricia Ramos

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To what extent are there ethical and social implications to government gun control? Does society need guns for peace? Oklahoma Representative Mark McCullough pledged to introduce legislation in the upcoming session to allow principals and teachers who go through training to be able to carry firearms on school property.” He goes on to argue the point that “This sacrosanct notion that we cannot do anything but have gun-free zones is just a fallacy. Real Life Situation Less access to arms would
mean less violence. Why this might be a bad idea. In a press conference reflecting on the massacre in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre called on Congress to put armed law enforcement agents in every American school, insisting that guns in schools -- not tougher gun laws -- would most effectively protect children from school shootings. However... In one comprehensive evaluation, researchers assessed the effects of 19 major types of gun control on rates of homicide, suicide, robbery, aggravated assault, rape and fatal gun accidents, separating gun and non-gun violence, as well as the impact of gun laws on gun ownership. They found that none of the 19 types of major gun control reduced gun ownership rates. In addition many studies found that gun controls had little effect on violence rates. Social Implications Ed Allen, president of the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers, told The Oklahoman that “Schools can be emotional places at times. Kids can get emotional. Teachers can get emotional. Parents come in emotional. Throw weapons into that mix, and it can be dangerous.” Emotion Reason Statistics show....
Higher household gun ownership correlates with higher rates of homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings (Harvard Injury Control Center).
A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used in a completed or attempted suicide (11x), criminal assault or homicide (7x), or unintentional shooting death or injury (4x) than to be used in a self-defense shooting. (Kellermann, 1998, p. 263).
Guns can be sold in the United States without a background check to screen out criminals or the mentally ill. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” Issues with Gun Control Infringing on the second amendment
Guns used for security and self defense
'Merica Is the government justified in taking away an individual's right to a gun. With so much uncertainty, can the government ethically impose complete restriction on guns Can The U.S handle the responsibility that comes with gun rights. YET History says no... Columbine High school
Sandy Hook Shooting
Virginia tech Knower's perspective People in Egypt rose against a government that had suppressed their freedom
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