1.Ludwig, Jens, and Philip J. Cook. “The Benefits of Reducing Gun Violence: Evidence from Contingent-Valuation Survey Data.” SpringerLink, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1 May 2001, link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1011144500928.
Background – Article focuses on the rise of gun violence , and the peoples willingness to pay to reduce gun violence by 30%.
How I Used It – This article helped me shape the importance of gun violence and seeking out the real cause and problems which occur everyday in our society. I used this source to show the importance of how serious the problem is and what is a way in which we can stop it. I say this because the article discussed the willingness in which asking would people pay to reduce the gun violence.
2. Scott H. Decker, Susan Pennell, and Ami Caldwell “Illegal Firearms: Access and Use By Arrestees”1 January 1997,https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/163496.pdf
Background- A study, supported by the National Institute of Justice, of arrestees’ access to firearms, their availability, and the reasons they are owned and used.
How I Used It – I obtained this information by critically reviewing this article by showing how the gun violence starts. Receiving a firearm is relatively easy for those who have been imprisoned because of their actions and connections.
3.Alcorn, T., & Burris, S. (2016). Gun violence prevention. The Lancet, 388(10041), 233. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31036-4
Background-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.
How I Used It- That the mental health needs to be better assessed as many more people are now buying guns. Health is very important and I feel as though more attention needs to be given as far as getting those the care they need.
4.Shannon Frattaroli, Daniel W. Webster, Garen J. Wintemute. Implementing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence Prevention: The Importance of Physician Engagement. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:697–698. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-9-201305070-00597
Background-Survey’s 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. Also 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.
How I Used It- That gun owners need mental health care after they acquire guns because in what ways do we know what you are going to do after you leave the vicinity of others.
5.Schafer, J. “Rates of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States.” American Public Health Association (APHA) Publications, 30 Aug. 2011, ajph.aphapublications.org/action/showCitFormats?doi=10.2105%2FAJPH.88.11.1702.
Background-surveys conducted on inmate violence due to the range of gun violence on female to male ratio of violence interactions.The purpose of this study was to estimate nationwide rates of intimate partner violence with data from both couple members
How I Used It -Study the issue and level of violence of inmates that are incarcerated. Also I showed the importance and high levels of relationship violence that can acquire from different spousal opinions.
6.ProCon.org. “Gun Control ProCon.org.” ProCon.org. 5 Oct. 2017, 6:21 p.m., gun-control.procon.org/
Background- 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
How I Used It – 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
Background- 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.
How I Used It- discussing how mental illness can cause people to attract towards gun violence to harm others.
8. Kate’s, 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.
Background- 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 I Used- 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/.
Background- 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 I Used – 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/.
Background Checks- 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 I Used? 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.