A06 Proposal+5—NewEditionLover

For my research essay I originally was going to talk about the legalization of weed and is it bad for you? But i have such decided to change it after bad reviews and comments on the topic so now I will be examining the illegal use of gun violence and how it should be stricter laws on how to get and purchase guns! My argument will go into detail of how gun violence in the United States is getting worse and their should be more laws restricting people getting firearms.

1. The Benefits of Reducing Gun Violence: Evidence from Contingent-Valuation Survey Data


Essential Content of the Article:  surveys on whether or not people are really into reducing the use of gun violence by paying to have it lowered.

What it Proves- This article proves that many assaults come from the use of gun violence and if the individuals who agree with reducing gun violence pay to do so then it can be lowered.

2.Illegal Firearms: Access and Use By Arrestees


The Essential Content of the Article- The article discusses the people stated how it is easy for them to obtain illegal firearms by many of ways. They conducted studies due to the incarcerated population due to injuries and death population.

What it Proves- This article proves that studies took place for people incarcerated or previously incarcerated on how easy it it or was to get a firearm in their possession.  Next the study and availability and theories of how firearms are obtained.

3. Gun violence prevention


The Essential Content of the Article- this article discusses of gun laws and the laws implemented in the United States. Also discussed   they stated that here is an emerging consensus that certain gun laws reduce gun violence, particularly those requiring all gun buyers to first pass background checks, and those barring domestic abusers from possessing guns.

What it Proves- that many more people who receive guns or try to get guns need more medical attention as far as their background goes.

4. Implementing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence Prevention: The Importance of Physician Engagement


The Essential Content Of The Article -He referenced survey findings indicating that most physicians viewed gun violence as a public health problem and that they supported a more active role for the profession in preventing it.  Fear has also shaped the gun policy debate. Whether to muster support for “stand your ground” laws or rally in opposition to proposals that would track gun purchases to aid law enforcement investigations, fear is an element of how we talk about guns.

What it Proves- This article proves there are many laws representing guns and many people support it . Also the study of people viewing to look into getting guns need to be evaluated to see if they are mentally competent.

5. Rates of intimate partner violence in the United States.


The Essential Content Of The Article- surveys conducted on inmate violence due to the range of gun violence on female to male ratio of violence interactions.

What it Proves- Study the issue and level of violence of inmates that are incarcerated. The ratio from women to men are estimated from partner violence.

6.ProCon.org. “Gun Control ProCon.org.” ProCon.org. 5 Oct. 2017, 6:21 p.m., gun-control.procon.org/

Essential Context Of The Article -America has the highest total for guns per people. Next  our gun control comes from our historical background as guns stemmed from the wars were involved in.Proponents of more gun control laws state that the Second Amendment was intended for militias; that gun violence would be reduced; that gun restrictions have always existed

What It Proves-Stating that guns laws need to be more complex and just.  Simply to me the background checks aren’t enough and more needs to be done so everyone can feel safe.

7.Metzl, Jonathan. Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms. 9 Aug. 2014, http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302242

Essential Context Of The Article-After all the mass shootings the United States have faced the main assumption that pops up in everyone’s head is mental illness causes gun violence.

What It Proves-discussing how mental illness can cause people to attract towards gun violence to harm others.

8.Kates, Don B.; Mauser, Gary. “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide – A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence,” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy vol. 30, no. 2 (Spring 2007): p. 649-694.

Essential Context Of The Article-The more guns there are the more deaths we will result from. The fewer guns we have then the least deaths that we will have.

What It Proves-If we eliminate the use of guns ,and only have them in the possession of staff and faculty that jobs revolve around them then the world could and would be a safer environment for others to live in.

9.Politifact, and Barack Obama President. “Obama: Violent Felons Can Buy Guns Online without Background Checks.” @Politifact, 5 Jan. 2016, www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jan/05/barack-obama/obama-violent-felons-can-buy-guns-online-without-b/.

Essential Context Of The Article-under our current system dangerous people have it easy as to accessing fire arms. With loopholes and easy access we have to do better at administering fire arms and just ban them all together! Also gun providers have been doing things under different rules with no background checks available online.

What It Proves-More background checks need to be given out ,also the quality of the checks need to be adequate and efficient enough for people not to be able to slip through the system.

10.“Bulk Gun Purchases.” Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 15 Oct. 2017, lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/crime-guns/bulk-gun-purchases/.

Essential Context Of The Article-Should it be legal for people to be able to have multiple firearms ? Should there be a limit? Limiting the use of guns in bulk will reduce gun violence

What It Proves-Stating that it should be a law restricting people on getting guns in bulk  which reduce the levels of gun trafficking which then converts to people illegally performing and using them.



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2 Responses to A06 Proposal+5—NewEditionLover

  1. davidbdale says:

    First, NELover, I’m delighted you abandoned the doomed “weed ain’t so bad” argument. Now, let’s take a look at the replacement you suggest.

    Suppose you manage to prove everything your 5 sources have to offer. According to your proposal, you’ll demonstrate:
    —People can reduce gun violence by “paying to reduce it.”
    —Convicts find it easy to get guns.
    —Gun owners aren’t getting enough medical treatment.
    —We need to determine the mental fitness of gun owners
    —Inmates are violent. So are partners in male/female relationships.

    How do these claims (two of which I don’t understand at all) add up to a coherent thesis, NELover?

    One I find deeply intriguing although I haven’t a clue what it means. In what way did survey respondents indicate they would be willing to “pay for” a reduction in gun violence? Were they asked how much they would pay (in taxes?) to enforce gun restrictions? Were they asked to put a dollar value on the losses of life and property that result from gun violence? I haven’t a clue, but it’s narrow enough and quantifiable enough to be worth another look.

    The rest of the sources appear to add up to I’m not sure what. They do seem to indicate that violence results when mentally unstable people get access to guns. Are you suggesting that the remedy is to keep guns away from them (which would require a prior diagnosis)? Or that gun owners need mental health care after they acquire guns? Or that men are more likely to shoot their female partners than the other way around? What’s the thread here?

    The sooner you focus your attention, the better your early short essays will be, NELover. Now is the time to make the choices that will influence the rest of your semester.


  2. neweditionlover says:

    I believe I was going for the gun owners need mental health care after they require guns. I suppose I could find two new sources that give an better argument for my essay!


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