Summary about the Blog

This whole blog experience was very eye opening and we collectively learned a lot. The most difficult part of this whole experience was finding arguments that could valid our viewpoints. With the whole gun control debate people tend to always bring up the 2nd amendment and the fact that our country was founded on those values. When advocating for more gun control we must find a way to refute that argument. The research needed to do this was the most challenging part. It requires us to really get familiar with the 2nd amendment. The other difficult part of this assignment was the fact that we had to work with other people. Group work in itself is always a challenge. Arranging times to meet and coordinating is a major challenge that comes with group work. The passion we all grew for the blog was unexpected, this started as an assignment and became something we truly enjoyed doing. Because this blog was something I worked on so often we truly wanted it to be as perfect as possible. Knowing that we had full creative control was over something was a great feeling. As a group we also didn’t think that we would gradually become so passionate about the topic of gun control. The more we researched the topic we saw how much of a problem it was. Our view on gun control became stronger as the weeks went on. This was an unexpected thing to happen. The biggest take away from this assignment was seeing how much social media could impact policies and things of that nature. This assignment personified the power of social media. Growing up in this era we are always exposed to the Internet. However, when you are put in control of a means of social media, which advocates for something you realize the power you have. Essentially the power to sway anyone’s opinion is in our hands. Another takeaway from this is the importance of aesthetics on a social media platform. Its not enough to simply have a blog, it must be properly taken care of in order to maximize the effectiveness.

It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them.

I came across this very interesting article while doing research. With gun control, we know that there are two side’s people advocate for. One being more gun control the other side being less gun control. This article proposes that we eliminate guns all together. This is taking pro-gun control to a whole new level. The logic behind this viewpoint is that if we want something to stop posing a problem why not eliminates it as a whole. For instance, if someone wants to eat healthy the simple solution is to cut unhealthy food out of their life and the problem will be solved.
This article titled “It’s Time to Ban Guns, Yes all of them” gives a very unique perspective on this heated issue. The author explains why the idea of banning all guns can be feasible. He then refutes and potential counter arguments one may have about his viewpoint. He points out that there are two potential reasons as to why people don’t find banning all guns to be possible. The first reason being that there is a reluctance to impose elite culture on parts of the country where guns are popular.” The second reason is that there is a readiness to accept the Second Amendment as a refutation. The article does an excellent job of discussing any possible refutations and addressing them. According to the article, the first amendment gives us the right to refute the second amendment. The public doesn’t have to have the “right to bare arms” if we don’t want too. “That the Second Amendment has been liberally interpreted doesn’t prevent any of us from saying it’s been misinterpreted, or that it should be repealed.” In my opinion this is very well said and valid.
I think that this article makes very great points about gun control. I believe this is truly a viewpoint we need to consider. Problems will continue to persist as long as guns are around. Logically removing them from the situation would be very beneficial.

Refutation:”The case for gun rights is stronger than you think”

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/19/opinion/bennett-gun-rights/

A major issue that the American people constantly battle is the issue of gun control. On one end of the spectrum there are some Americans who believe that the second amendment is something that every American is entitled to, and that banning or putting restrictions on guns would be unconstitutional. On the other end of the spectrum, some American people believe that there needs to be stricter laws and regulations on who and why someone should own a gun. Many people that are for gun control laws believe that getting a gun is too easy.

In a recent article on CNN.com, titled “The case for gun control is stronger than you think”, the argument that schools and other public places would be safer if people were allowed to carry weapons more freely. This article highlights cases such as the Sandy hook and New Life Church massacre and says that they could have been avoided if people were freely armed so they can protect themselves. The author argues that the best self defense against a gunman is another gunman.

I strongly disagree with this article for many reasons. For starters, I think that making guns more easily accessible would surely create twice the problem. I feel as though because guns are easily accessible it causes them to get in the wrong hands. The author of this article also mentions having one armed faculty members in schools, this isn’t a bad idea. However, having a gun in a school can lead to problems as well, the gun can get into the hand of a student. The gun could potentially go off in a school and injure a student. Guns truly should only be in the hands of people who are licensed and trained to use them. If stricter gun policy could ensure that guns are only in the hands of responsible people we would not have to about any mass shootings.

The most practical solution to this problem is strictly enforcing and regulating who can get a gun. A series of mental test need to be implement in order to make sure only sane people can own the weapon. Often times the people responsible for mass shooting are individuals who suffer from mental and emotional issues. This is the only way the issue of gun control will be solved.

 

Isaac Bagayoko

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Hi, my name is Isaac Bagayoko. I am a Junior Communications major with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Gun control is a very widespread issue that our society faced with . We have been victim of dozens of mass shootings such as Sandy Hook and San Bernardino which all were caused by the lack of difficulty there is to obtain a gun. Obtaining a gun in the U.S has become something that is so easily done that it is putting the general public at risk. I think a change in policy will very well lower crime rates and keep our streets safer.