Literature on Gun Control Review

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This article gives detailed statistics about gun violence including the number of victims, mass shootings, approximate number of guns and comparison between the people that died due to gun related violence verses those that died due to terrorism attacks in the US soil. BBC also goes a step further to give sources of the statistics.

EVALUATE

BBC remains one of the most reliable corporate authors in the world today. BBC has world class journalist that make factual statements mostly because they carry out an intensive research about a subject before reporting on it.

REFLECTION

The source can be used to provide complimentary statics to other statistical sources on the topic. This is a well-known journal for advocating for the childrens welfare and gives a reliable source of information and facts about the effects of gun violence to children in the US.

Blanks, J. (2016, january 7). Cato Institute. A Myopic Focus on Guns Wont Save Lifes, p. 1.

SUMMARY

Jonathan Blanks states that Obamas strong emotions on issues of gun violence will not help much. He suggests that the FBI should be allocated more resources in order to establish who the buyers of the guns are. He suggests that the policy makers should think broadly on social issues that drive gun violence and not on the myopic issues of guns.

EVALUATE

The author is a research associate on criminal justice at Cato Institute. He is therefore a credible source. His article brings about the issues of social problems that lead to gun death not mentioned in any other source.

REFLECT

This can be used to look on the issue of gun control from a broader perspective. It can be used to analyze the social problems in our communities.

Blumestein, A., Wintemute, G., & etal. (2002). Children Youth and Gun Violence: analysis. The Future of Children Volume 12 Number 2.

SUMMARY

The article provides insight on firearm related deaths and injuries among children and adolescents, the involvement of youths in violent crimes using guns, origin of guns, gun industry and gun commerce and the cause of gun violence involving children. It also gives the mitigating effects of gun violence on children and youth, behavioral oriented approaches to reducing youth gun violence and the public perspective about gun policies.

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This is a well-known journal for advocating for the childrens welfare and gives a reliable source of information and facts about the effects of gun violence to children and also to the teenagers in the US.

REFLECT

This is useful in provision of information and statistics about victims and fatalities of gun violence that are below the age of 18. It can be used to understand teenagers and children access to guns.

Lott, J. (2010). More guns Less crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. University of Chicago Press.

SUMMARY

In his book, John Lott states that crime reduces when law on carrying guns in public is enforced. Lott states that there is an acceptable death rate. The author refutes the argument that when one owns a gun he/she is more likely to kill someone by accident. He does not agree with the statistics.

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John Lott was Economist thus there is credibility in his work. He is learned and has done research. His book provides insight in the differences in numbers of police shooting to those of private gun owner shooting.

REFLECT

The book gave a statistic that only 30 people die due to shooting accidents by private gun owners while 330 people die from police accidental shootings. It can be used to compare the rate of gun violence in different countries.

MotherJones. (2015, October 7th). People Magazine Just Made an Unprecedented Push for Gun Control Solutions. Retrieved March 21st, 2016, from Mother Jones: www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/10/people-magazine-gun-controlSUMMARY

In this magazine, the chief editor highlights the importance of gun control. The magazine published the contacts of the members of congress to encourage the citizens to call and lobby for gun control. The publication was paying tribute to the nine Oregon victims and twenty two others who died as a result of mass shooting.

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The people magazine is a credible source. It is one of the nations largest publications. Whatever is printed in the magazines is usually vetted by the editing team and is from a credible source. This source has an impact due to its popularity.

REFLECT

The magazine makes the reader wonder the role of the politicians on the issue. It highlights that instead of the politicians dealing with the issue they turn it into a political spin.

Office of the Press Secretary. (2016, January 4th). FACT SHEET: New Exercutive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer. Retrieved March 21, 2016, from White House: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/04/fact-sheet-new-executive-actions-reduce-gun-violence-and-make-ourSUMMARY

This website gives statistics for gun violence. The website states how the government plans to reduce gun violence. It will do this by making sure that guns do not fall in the wrong hands, increasing mental treatment and use of technology to ensure gun safety.

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The white house website is credible. The authors are government official with expertise in security issues.

REFLECT

The website can be used to provide a statistical approach to the issues of gun control. From this website one can get the number of the people affected.

Orient, J. M. (2013). "Gun violence"as a Public Health Issue: a Physician's Response. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume18 Number 3.

SUMMARY

Dr. Orient considers fire-arm related fatalities as a criminal justice issues contrary as opposed to public health issue. She not only discredits the Organized Medicines evidence that supports the declaration of gun related fatalities as public health menace but also links the evidence to a political agenda to disarm civilians.

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This article is written by a medical doctor with a well accomplished academic and professional background. Her opinion of the topic can therefore be considered as a medical doctors professional opinion.

REFLECT

This source is evidence based. It gives detailed statistics on gun related fatalities and may be used as a foundation when evaluating the health issues that arise from gun violence.

U.S Const. ammend. II , Adopted 1791.

SUMMARY

In exact words the amendment states a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. While the amendment has been the subject to various interpretations and discussions the article remains as the most important legal reference by individuals that own guns or support gun ownership.

EVALUTE

The Second amendment of the United States constitution is the most credible source of information regarding guns in the nation. It gives credible legal background for gun ownership by individuals in the U.S.

REFLECT

It can be used to provide reference on papers regarding the legality of gun ownership in the US. It can provide all legal arguments that are required.

Winker, A. (2011). Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.

SUMMARY

The author of this book believes that the second amendment is nothing short of a distraction and even if removed one still has the state law to deal with. The book tells of the case of D.C vs. Heller that led to the second amendment.

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The author of this book provides credible information. Being a constitutional law professor guarantees us of his expertise on the matter. The book can be used to argue for any side on the gun control issue seeing as it covers both sides of the debate.

Yale. (2013). The Yale Law Journal, 123.

SUMMARY

In the journal, there is an analysis on the difference in culture in the rural and in the urban areas. It argues that the second amendment is presenting challenges as courts try determines what the amendment means by arms and who are the people allowed to keep them and in what way should they be regulated.

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This journal is a credible source as it is written by experts in the field of law. It helps one understands the importance of gun control laws in the state.

REFLECT

This source can be used to show the difference in gun cultural in rural and urban areas. Rural areas have a strong gun culture than in the cities. In the cities the recreational use of guns is scarce.

 

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