First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Sabrina Sadler, Sacred Heart UniversityFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Gary Rose

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The United States has the 31st highest rate of gun violence in the world. During 2013, 33,636 people died of gunshot wounds in the United States. Of these, 21,175 were suicides. Another 502 were victims of mass shootings. Most of the remainder were single homicides. These statistics spark polarizing opinions regarding the Second Amendment. This thesis will focus on the gun culture that has manifested in the United States and how it’s affected the contemporary gun debate. It aims to decipher facts and myths surrounding the gun debate as well as their origins. Ultimately, the paper will portray how the contemporary gun debate is affected by opinions derived from misconceptions that shape America’s “gun culture.”

College and Major available

Government and Politics

Location

Panel B: Academic Building HC 111

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 11:00 AM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 12:15 PM

Students' Information

Senior capstone research paper prepared for Political Science PO-400.

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Apr 20th, 11:00 AM Apr 20th, 12:15 PM

Guns Across America: Opinion, Fact, Fiction

Panel B: Academic Building HC 111

The United States has the 31st highest rate of gun violence in the world. During 2013, 33,636 people died of gunshot wounds in the United States. Of these, 21,175 were suicides. Another 502 were victims of mass shootings. Most of the remainder were single homicides. These statistics spark polarizing opinions regarding the Second Amendment. This thesis will focus on the gun culture that has manifested in the United States and how it’s affected the contemporary gun debate. It aims to decipher facts and myths surrounding the gun debate as well as their origins. Ultimately, the paper will portray how the contemporary gun debate is affected by opinions derived from misconceptions that shape America’s “gun culture.”

 

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