claim there would be less mass shooting if it became more challenging for criminals to lawfully access weapons, although a comparable proportion (46%) suggest there would be little distinction. Very few (6%) claim that there would be more mass shootings if it became more difficult for individuals to lawfully access weapons. (Gramlich & Schaeffer, 2020). b. What are the best ways to assess the probabilities of this claim? i. Supporting detail 1: A group of experts should do additional research-based findings and suggestions on how to minimize the occurrence of gun violence, whether through homicide, suicide or mass shooting worldwide. (American Psychological Associations, 2020). ii. Supporting detail 2: Gun prohibitions against high-risk groups — domestic assault offenders, persons convicted of violent misdemeanor offenses, and individuals of mental illness that have been classified as a danger to themselves or others — have been found to minimize abuse. Licensing handgun buyers, reviewing background checks for all gun transactions, and tight monitoring of retail gun dealers will reduce the transfer of weapons to offenders. (American Psychological Associations, 2020). iii. Supporting detail 3: It is crucial to remember that most individuals struggling from mental disorder are not violent, behavioral health services will also avoid gun abuse for those at risk of aggression related to mental illness, suicidal thinking or feelings of despair. Policies and services to recognize and offer care
to all people suffering from mental illness should be a nationwide goal. It should also be remembered that the identification of interpersonal risks is now a quality of treatment for the reduction of abuse in schools, colleges and workplaces, as well as against government and other public authorities. Risk assessment teams collect and evaluate information to determine whether an individual is at risk of violence or self-harm and, if so, to take action. (American Psychological Associations, 2020). V. Conclusion a. What are your conclusions about your claim? I believe that gun control alone cannot fix the issue of guns and excessive crime, and that society needs a reflective and thorough solution to this much complex problem. We need to continue about pursuing measures to remove weapons from the possession of people that prove themselves to be a potential source of abuse towards themselves or others. Also, the government should concentrate more deeply on the primary root factors of gun violence: drugs and gang operations causing unlawful gun trade, unresolved mental health issues which causes domestic violence and suicide, and shortage of educational and financial resources contributing to patterns of deprivation and violence. (Swearer, 2018). References: American Psychological Associations. (2020). Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy. Retrieved July 09, 2020, from BBC. (2019, August 5). What are America's gun laws? - CBBC Newsround. Retrieved June 27, 2020, from Gramlich, J., & Schaeffer, K. (2020, May 30). 7 facts about guns in the U.S. Retrieved July 09, 2020, from
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