These people don't understand the harm restricting medications can cause to the mentally ill and are too concerned with gun control to see the deeper problem. If these people knew more, however, they would realize that without the proper care the mentally ill could go out of control and that most of these people are not being correctly diagnosed. Restricting Medication can be Harmful Mental Illness explains how restricting medication from mentally ill individuals can harm them. H... ... middle of paper ... ... Joe, and Paul Barr. “Call to Action Through Tragedy.” Modern Health Care (2012).
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There should be some sort of a barrier to stop mentally ill, disturbed people, or dangerous people from obtaining dangerous weapons. According to Bobby Cervantes, fifty-one percent of the United States population said they did not want assault weapons to be banned. All guns but handguns are unnecessary and can be a threat to the future of our country. Based on my own opinion, I refuse to think that opinion polls about gun control are hundred percent correct due to the fact that many people wouldn’t want to say gun control is ridiculous considering the recent killings of innocent children. Many people are refusing to give up their guns because of the recent killing sprees that have been going on.
Some people don’t think this amendment is still significant. Many journalists and reporters mislead people about gun facts and gun violence, thus, scaring the public from owning guns. It is important that our country’s second amendment does not get infringed upon for the major reasons of self-defense and for the safety of society as a whole. The American public is very misinformed by the media about gun violence in serious crimes and deaths. Listening to the television and radio, one would be under the impression that gun violence is a major killer of Americans.
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Health Support, Education and Advocacy. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2013. http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness. "A National Shame: The Mentally Ill Homeless — Anxiety, Panic & Health."
ID: XX30463 To: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) From: Youths for sensible drug policy Scenario B: International War on drugs Title: Call for Public health approaches to drug related harms Date: 14 February 2014 Word Count: 1750 There is an urgent need for fundamental reforms in both national and global drug control policies. The repressive drug policies we have today are ineffective, violate basic human rights, result in violence and pose unnecessary risk to individuals (Global Commission on Drug Policy, 2013). This is a clear indicator that we have failed to fulfill the ultimate objective of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs – “To improve the in improving the ‘health and welfare of mankind” (Heilmann, 2011). We call for the United Nations to lead governments in heeding Kofi Annan’s and Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s (2013) proposal to decriminalize drug use and adopt a public health approach to the world drug problem Flaws of the existing approach The current international drug control regime we have today is built upon the doctrine of prohibition, emphasizing on supply-side measures such as “commodity control (regulation of licit production, supply and consumption of drugs) and sanctions (suppression of illicit production, supply and possession mainly through criminal law)” (Boister, 2001, 1-4). We argue that this regime has failed to deliver on UN’s key objective as set out in the Narcotics Convention.
(2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web 31 Oct. 2013 In this article the author Fawn Johnson gives us a brief look of what goes on during the great gun control debate. This article gives us a look at the gun control proposals, from American’s not bein... ... middle of paper ... ... crime rates. They give a few examples of where the gun control laws were in fact enforces and still have mass shootings and crime in those states. Tyrrell, R. Emmett, Jr. "The National Rifle Association's Deterrent to Gun Violence."
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/guns/procon/guns.html Santa Cruz Sentinel. (2012) Gangs, guns & supervision in the news. Project Safe Neighborhoods. http://www.communitycorrections.org/psn/news_psn.html from Rivkins, D. (2013). The rush to a bad gun control law.