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Write a response to the following
- Describe the nature of one of these potentially deadly
situations and problems that confront police officers and
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse/use/trafficking
- School violence
- Crimes in progress
- Gun ownership
- Critical incidents
- Natural disasters and accidental calamities
- What are the roles of the police officer in the chosen
situation and what are some strategies/tactics employed by
supervisors and police officers in dealing with this issue?
your claims with examples from required material(s), and properly cite any
references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
The estimated total
number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in the United States
is 270,000,000 to 310,000,000 (William,2012).
There were many
landmark cases such as Columbia v. Heller (2008) The Court ruled that the
Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to
possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It
also ruled that two District of Columbia provisions, one that banned handguns
and one that required lawful firearms in the home to be disassembled or
trigger-locked, violate this right (Second Amendment, 2014). McDonald v.
Chicago (2010) was another landmark case. A supreme court case that decided if
the second amendment did protect a individual and their right to keep and bear
The second amendment states “A
well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the
right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (Peak,
Gaines, & Glensor, 2010, p. 352).
The United States is also the leading supplier
of conventional arms to the developing world; more than 300 U.S. companies
produce arms and/or ammunition, and more than 4 million firearms are
manufactured annually for domestic sale or export (Reuters, 2007).
Nearly a half million victims of violent crimes each year state that they faced
an offender with a firearm, and about two-thirds of the murders committed each
year involve the use of firearms (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice
state that has the toughest gun law is our nations capitol Washington D.C. This
law made it illegal for citizens to own buy or even sell a handgun.
Owning a gun has become
common in the modern society. Officers
and civilians can own and use the guns for different purposes. Half a century
ago, not many people who owned guns and those who owned were to follow stricter
rules and regulations guiding on how to handle them in different situation.
There has been worry of gun ownership
due to the increase of juvenile homicide offences. The number of homicides involving guns has
increased over the
Homicides involving guns is
on increases over the ages. The number of juvenile arrest for the violation of
guns surpasses beyond a hundred percent. As the weapon of choice, gun has
increased homicide thus making it a deadly situation among those who owns guns.
However, there are much of
unreported and uninvestigated cases of juvenile violence incidences thus making
it hard to tell the exact number of cases involving the use of gun. It also
makes it hard to understand the causes of such violence and the factors that
geared to such deadly acts. The role of the guns in the juvenile homicides is
however being more evident and may increase to some unprecedented levels, which
might make it to go out of control (Carter, 2012).
The gun ownership has become
uncontrollable in some cases such as allowing the teenagers to handle the
weapon. This has led to increase in gunshot injuries and fatalities among the
young men. The gunshots are either accidentally or under the influence of drugs
or depression. These continue to increase the death to exceed the ones by
The police officers together
with other community organizations should educate and advocate for better handling
of the guns, provide information on usage of the guns as well as use community
relations to reduce its deadliness. Police chiefs have been using these tactics
as well as recommending tough laws to prevent the issue.
Carter, G. L. (2012). Guns in American society:
An encyclopedia of history, politics, culture, and the law. Santa Barbara,
Peak, K., Gaines, L. & Glensor, R. (2010). Police
supervision and management in an era of community policing (3rd ed.) Upper
saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 9780135154663
Second Amendment | Law Library of Congress. (2014,
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William J. 2012 (November,
2014). ‘How Many Guns Are in the United States? - Number.’ Gun Control
Legislation, pp. 8-9. Washington DC: United States Krouse Congressional