Proposal+5—cswilliams

For my topic, I will be discussing the problem on mass shootings that have occurred a lot through the past decade. This is no doubt been a problem for this country ever since the Columbine shooting that occurred in the late ninety’s in Colorado. The main question is how do we as a nation fix this problem. There are two main reasons why mass shootings happen, some of them include not enough strict gun control laws and people aren’t getting the right treatment for mental health issues. This will be the debate that I will use throughout my paper and I will try to provide as many facts as possible. I will also provide some of the articles in detail that support my claim on why laws need to change.

1) http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/18/11-essential-facts-about-guns-and-mass-shootings-in-the-united-states/

Background: This article describes the facts that amount to the gun control situation and the mass shootings.

How I intend to use it: This article will help support my claim that something needs to done with gun control. My claim will basically be that think Americans we do have the right to own guns but it should only be certain types.

2) http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/actually-know-connections-mental-illness-mass-shootings-gun-violence-83103

Background: This article describes the relationship between mental health issues and mass shootings.

How I intend to use it: To establish a point to help get people better treatment for people that suffer from mental health problems.

3) http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2015/06/29/has-there-been-one-school-shooting-per-week-since-sandy-hook/

Background: Discusses the facts on school shootings since Sandy Hook.

How I intend to use it: To describe that this is a daily occurrence and not just something that happens only once a year.

4) http://www.salon.com/2012/12/18/gun_rights_advocates_arm_our_teachers_to_help_stop_school_shootings/

Background: Discusses how arming teachers could help prevent shootings.

How I intend to use it: As a proposal to limit mass shootings that are happening today.

5) http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-84274894/

Background: This article describes how the United States leads the world in Mass shootings.

How I intend to use it: To show why the United States is leading the world in school shootings and what can be done to bring the rate down.P

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