Why People Want Firearms: Article Analysis

Burnett, Dean. "Gun Demanding: The Psychology of Why People Want Firearms." The Guardian, 7 Oct. 2015. Web. The author is a doctor of neuroscience and lectures at Cardiff University. This articles looks into the psychology of owning firearms. Using this outlook into the why of gun ownership helps offer insight to the belief in the moral right to bear arms. Butler, Judith. Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? London: Verso, 2010. Print. Butler’s book includes a thorough outline of the ‘grievability’ factor for people deemed a threat to the public in times of war and thereby thought to be less ‘grievable’ under the scrutiny of the media. The author discusses how this effect causes the public to easily dismiss people of these less grievable …show more content… S. Department of State while the second author, Craig Rood is a writer and professor at Iowa State University. The article examines how we have found ourselves in such a cycle of gun violence in America. This article is a good tool to use for looking at public policy on the gun debate that is happening in America. Poe, Richard. The Seven Myths of Gun Control: Reclaiming the Truth about Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment. Roseville, CA: Forum, 2001. Print. Richard Poe is a journalist and writer that is best knows for his staunchly anti-gun control stance. In this book, Poe outlines the seven myths used in pro-gun control arguments. Even though this book was written in 2001, it is […]

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