Describe the differences of policy approaches toward gun control throughout the United States. Take into account the context of the school shootings case study in Chapter 7 of the textbook. State your opinion on the matter and provide a thoughtful and well reasoned argument to support your point of view
For this discussion question, first read the articles titled, "First Amendments Zones" (Nuñez, 2011), "Unlawful Assembly Dispersal Order," and the "FTAA Independent Review Panel Report."
Put yourself in the place of Major Warren as he formulates his policy recommendations to Director Duncan and County Manager Herrera for their final approval.
- What general policy recommendations would you make in regard to the designation of First Amendment Zones?
- What would you recommend as a general policy regarding protest groups and their possible disruption of the DRNC event.
Consider the risks and benefits that are likely to come from the implementation of different policies. Be prepared to defend your policy recommendations.
Explanation & Answer
Running head: DISCUSSION POSTS
With increasing concern about gun access effects in the American school systems, gun
control has become one of the most discussed topics in the country. Access to guns has led to a
high rise in school mass shootings over the past few years, which have instilled a lot of fear among
the citizens (Clemons & McBeth, 2016). Though legislation has put stricter gun control rules, there
is also a need to consider factors such as lack of affordable and easily accessible mental health
care services that may increase gun access effects. Far too often, most of these findings have
pointed at mental health issues which have always been voiced without the necessary treatment
facilities. Higher levels of gun access control have never been of much help since it is evident that
anyone in need of a gun can always access it.
There are various measures to control gun shootings, including banning gun sales to