Gun Control Essay

873 words - 4 pages

Gun Control
Bethany Snook
January 17, 2013
Dr. Rockel Etienne

Unfortunately there was a terrible tragedy that occurred on December 14th 2012 that would change the world forever. This wasn’t any school shooting that could compare to ones in the past but labeled more as a mass murder. It had taken place at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Connecticut where twenty children and six adults were fatally shot (Karl, Dwyer, & Bruce, 2013). The 20 year old man, Adam Lanza was help responsible for the shooting and killings when he then turned the gun on himself (Karl, Dwyer, & Bruce, 2013). This event has left out country weeping, broken, and frightened for such a ...view middle of the document...

With this specific article, for the direct victims of Sandy Hook, their parents and the community this is very much evident. But, once this banning of weapons leaks out to the rest of the community, especially the NRA (National Rifle Association), there was no conflict resolution. In fact, this has created a nation-wide conflict as they see the bigger picture with not guns killing people but people killing people. They believe that if they decide to go through with banning these things that it is going to cause an even greater problem with people rioting against it. They are in no way desensitized to the event that occurred but, thinking logically as to why and how it happened. So, is Obama’s decision logically going to create peace or just create more conflict?
Peacemaking is defined as someone who makes peace, especially by settling disputes (Myers, 2010). So, in this article, President Obama is trying to create the peace for children, parents, the public and just our nation in general for trying to ban certain assault rifles and how many rounds one can be in possession of. This essentially is a good idea and seems logically for what has happened but, looking at the past why have the past presidents not tried to do that with other shootings. Or even with the recent shootings that have occurred in malls or movie theatres where any age of people could be killed, injured and actually have been. The fact of the matter is that by trying to do this for the community that was greatly affected...

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