In this TED Talks, Dan Gross tells the audience how ridiculous America is with the current gun laws and what must be done to correct this path we are on. He communicates his beliefs with lots of confidence and tries to explain this politely to those on each side of the argument. I agree with this and that compared to many other countries with gun restrictions and background checks, it is very possible to have a safe, more gun-restricted nation.
This depressing poem talks about the gorey death due to gun violence. It implies that we must say something now and create a change before we too are killed or further affected by gun violence. The title puts emphasis on “Forever.” with a period to let the eeriness of death affect the reader.
These photographs display the sickening irony between the everyday experiences of those who support gun rights and their reactions when people die from gun violence. This gallery alternates displaying the popularity of guns in public, followed by visuals of the carnage they do and how gun owners cope with the losses their own weapons cause. His photographs start off with a picture of a gun, followed by a happy couple holding one. The third picture, however, is a gruesome crime scene of intense gun violence. A similar pattern repeats itself for the following photographs. In my opinion, Zed Nelson is using these images to show his audience the stark contrast in the beliefs of a large percentage of Americans. It shows that when people are killed by guns, people will only blame the killer, saying that the gun had nothing to do with it. It is suggested that rather than doing something that could physically help decrease the amount of deaths, they prefer to promote praying for those affected and lost.
This article is simply informative, containing a play-by-play of what happened on the day of the 2010 Kelly Elementary School shooting, including parents’ reactions, and a description of the shooter’s sentencing followed. In short, on Friday October 8, 2018, an armed gunman jumped the fence at Kelly Elementary School and began open firing at the children at play. He ended up injuring two second grade girls before getting chased and restrained by nearby construction workers. While the two girls were injured in the arms and have since physically healed, the emotional and mental scars will remain with them for the rest of their life. The shooter, Brendan O'Rourke, 42, has been given a 189-year life sentence for his crime, however, situations like this and far worse occur almost as a normal in the United States.
This opinion piece explains the author's opinion on America’s problem with gun violence. He shoots down the idea that this is part of who the nation is as a whole, and he explains that laws can be changed and that they aren't set in stone. It brings up the idea that Americans get so angry and upset by deaths from terrorists while thousands more die from gun violence every year. I share this opinion that further restriction and gun control will benefit the country. The article compared US gun laws to those of Germany, along with the amount of losses credited to guns.