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A gunshot is heard Panic and screams reap through the silence Minutes later the place is swarmed by police spectators and last if not first the media As the story is told on the news people are covered with yet another blanket of fear gun ownership increases and the problem escalates When the last state ratified the second amendment in 1939 which states that any American has the right to own a firearm to protect himself guns became the third most needed thing next to food and shelter Many Americans possess loaded shotguns under their pillows grenades in their closets and handguns under their belts - and for what To protect themselves from their neighbour who has a gun for the same reason It is clearly obvious that Americans posses these weapons because they are living in fear - fear that is brought upon them by the media by their own ignorance and by Americas past War and aggression proliferate in American history The US has participated in almost every known war whether on its own or as an ally of another country Conflict has been resolved in most cases by declaring war or partaking in military action Every American generation has lived through at least one major war or military action experiencing and seeing the consequences So as the years went by this country has left footprints of violence on its patriotic citizens It is that same type of violence that is presented to them through the media in the form of news movies and video games American mass media is one of the biggest purveyors of fear the country has grown News channels keep adding fresh layers of fear on US society by providing coverage of disturbing events over and over again When doing so the news broadcasts usually manipulate the information to create a desired impression in people You will rarely hear about accomplishments but rather of murders accidents and conflicts News
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