Handling of or overexposure to guns has the power to distort the owners’ absorbent perception. Childlike curiosity could make gun-handlers sudden murderers. Sudden murderers have been typically shy, non-aggressive people who kept passions and impulses in check. For most of their lives, they suffered many silent injuries, seldom, if ever, expressing anger no matter how angry they really felt. On the outside, they appeared unbothered, but on the inside, they may have been fighting to control a furious rage (Hinkle, 1994).
Then something explodes. At the slightest provocation, or with no provocation at all, they release the stifled violence that has been building up so long. High accessibility to guns may be the principal tool for the “dress rehearsal” that may range from watching more brutal movies and engaging in more violent activities to make killing a reflex action (Hinkle, 1994). Therefore, gun control or regulation of gun ownership in the United States shall be strictly reinforced and implemented.
Anyone who watches action and other atrocious movies in the United States is very likely to see scenes in which people are killed or injured in a wide variety of ingenious ways. Even cartoons have lovable but sadistic characters and commercial documentaries have on-the-spot, genuine coverage of wars, assassinations, riots, and crime in the streets. People may construe that their view of social reality becomes a very negative one with guns at hand (Von Hentig, 2002).
Easy access to guns may cause children and child-curious handlers to learn that violence is frequent, rewarded, thought to be justified, clean, fun, imaginative, and appropriate for males as it equally is for females in this day and age. They may also come to exaggerate the real threat of violent in their daily lives, which in turn, makes them fearful and suspicious of strangers, and instantaneously kill people when validated (Hinkle, 1994). Illegal drugs may also have detrimental effects on behavior of a gun owner. Some users become angry, wild, or out of control, and hurt other people.
Other users become paranoid and feel everyone is against them, so they stay away from people. Drugs create problems which effect society in several ways. A study undertaken by the National Institute of Justice found that from one-half to three-fourths of the men arrested for serious in twelve major American cities tested positive for recent drug use (Saney, 2000). And a study of a good number of hard-core juvenile crack and cocaine users in Miami revealed that the adolescents confessed to an average of approximately 880 crimes each in the previous year.
Such findings have indeed heightened interest among criminal justice officials, criminologists, and sociologists concerning the complex relationship between drugs and crime. Given the ties between drugs and crime, it is difficult to overlook the part that drug addiction plays in motivating criminal behavior in the gun owner (Von Hentig, 2002). We may say that easy handling of guns, through high accessibility and affordability, is cathartic and decreases owners’ tendencies toward overt aggression but violence experts can challenge the credibility of this supposition.
Not only are juvenile gun owners more prone to act aggressively with handy possession of guns, but also they become more tolerant of aggressive behavior in others. For violent video-game addicts, this outlet may never be cathartic because comparably in reality, “adolescent feelings of resentment, powerlessness, and revenge pour into the killing games. ” They are less likely to take responsible action and intervene (Hinkle, 1994).