Running head: CM220 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II UNIT 7 DISCUSSION1CM220 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II UNIT 7 DISCUSSIONStudents NameInstitutional Affiliation(Date)
CM220 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II UNIT 7 DISCUSSION2CM220 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II UNIT 7 DISCUSSIONThesis StatementThe laws and regulations stipulating the possession and issuance of firearms to mentallyunstable persons and individuals admitted in mental institutions should either be barred; bettersupervised; revised or overturned since the mental defectiveness may deem these individualsincapable of handling themselves.Facts about the argument1.Possession of firearms by the mentally defective might put the society in danger is astrategy is not established to examine the issuance process correctly. Additionally, thelife of the individual with the firearm might also be at risk since he or she is incapableof making the right decisions on their own.2.Allowing individuals with severe mental defectiveness access to guns isemblematically equal to the risk of issuing firearms to brutal criminals.3.Research stipulates that cases of violence due to gun possession by the mentallychallenged increase with the increase in substance abuse. Though the mentallydefective are considered not to be violent, this drastically changes with substanceabuse, and they turn from suicide to homicides.4.Though the percentage of mass shootings that happen by the mentally ill in the UnitedStates annually is low, every life matters, and this should still be curbed with. Theincreasing rates of individuals with mental illness will eventually translate to higherrates of gun violence.Facts in opposition to the argument
CM220 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II UNIT 7 DISCUSSION3Not all individuals who are mentally defective pose a risk to harm others. In most cases,when individuals are admitted into a psychiatric inpatient facility is because they pose a threat tothemselves but not others. In the United- States alone, two- thirds of gun deaths are attributed tosuicide. There is no factual evidence or connection between gun violence and mental illnessagainst other individuals (Metzl & MacLeish, 2015). People with mental defectiveness havecaused fewer mass shootings compared to other individuals, such as those with a recordedhistory of substance abuse.
CM220 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II UNIT 7 DISCUSSION4ReferencesMetzl, J. M., & MacLeish, K. T. (2015). Mental illness, mass shootings, and the politics ofAmerican firearms.American journal of public health,105(2), 240-249.