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Eris Neder February 15, 2021 English Composition Source Evaluation on “Preventing School Shootings Its Guns, not Mental Health” by Eugene Beresin In my research paper I will be arguing if gun control is regulated, then the result will have many positive outcomes. Having more stricter laws on firearms will reduce homicide crimes, school shootings and lower suicide. My research topic was inspired by the many different shootings that have been occurring on a daily basis. Also, I myself am a student and have experienced having to lockdown during class, due to someone walking around with a firearm on school grounds. When searching for sources for my paper, I came across an article entitled “Preventing School Shootings, Its Guns, not Mental Health”. The research study is written by psychiatrist Eugene Beresin. I found this to be a reliable source for my essay due to it providing statistics, the author’s career specializing in this study, and its age. Beresin’s article has many advantages, the first of which is providing statistics. I was looking for articles that weren’t just saying their opinion but backed up their thoughts with data. This article gives information on how school shootings are “becoming a normal event” (Beresin, Paragraph 3). It backs up its evidence by stating that only in 2018 alone there has been 18 school shootings. However, since 2013 to 2018 there have been a total of
300 school shootings in the States alone. He also states another fact that is

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