As you begin to move beyond your initial outline and summary, your next step will be drafting. Drafting is a very important step in the writing process, but by no means should it be considered the final stage. In it you should focus on putting as much on paper as you can including your Purpose Statement (though it may eventually change), your supporting evidence, and analysis of the evidence. It is less important to worry about having all the correct words and punctuation as it is to work hard to express as much as you can about the topic. When you have completed the Rough Draft, you should be 90% done with the Final Project.
If it helps, think back to when you drafted your purpose statement in your outline. How has your work up to this point worked toward solving the issue you have identified? What have you unearthed as you have dug into your topic? Addressing similar questions to those from the earlier assignment in your introduction may help you find direction in your draft:

What is the problem?
When does the problem occur?
Who and/or what does it affect?
What are the potential solutions for the problem?
How can you present the solution(s) in a fair way to your audience, respecting their perspective(s)?

Your rough draft will consist of the bulk of your proposal’s content, and should include your proposal broken into four sections:

Purpose: Indicate the purpose statement and scope of your problem – tell us what you will be solving and why you believe it is an important issue.
Problem: Share what the actual problem is and any history that you have regarding it or additional problems that will branch from this initial problem.
Solution: Provide what your solution(s) to the problems are, and outline the steps that you think are needed to get to the solution.
Conclusion: Wrap it all up and provide a conclusion to the reader. Be sure to engage your reader by applying effective organization, appropriate tone, and clear usage.

Also, provide a reference page with a minimum of four references properly formatted in APA style. At least two of your references should be scholarly sources. At this stage, the draft should be between 3-to-5 pages plus the reference page.Running Head: GUN VIOLENCE IN UNITED STATES

Gun Violence in the United States

Jasmine Washington

Professor Goodwin

Annotated Bibliography



Kegler, S. R., Simon, T. R., Zwald, M. L., Chen, M. S., Mercy, J. A., Jones, C. M., … & Dills, J. (2022). Vital

Signs: Changes in Firearm Homicide and Suicide Rates—the United States, 2019–2020. Morbidity

and Mortality Weekly Report, 71(19), 656.

In the united source, most homicide and even suicide cases are related to gun violence. This

source shows that in 2020 alone, most cases of homicide that were reported were through

gun violence. This is such a high percentage to imagine that most people lost their lives to

guns in the wrong hands. This was the year when Covid-19 had its most severe

consequences on people’s lives. People were experiencing lockdowns, economic activities

were reducing, and earning a livelihood was relatively high. Therefore, the stress level due

to life frustrations was relatively high during this time (Kegler, Simon, Zwald, Chen, Mercy,

Jones & Dills, 2022). The reason for including this source is because it explains the

correlation of inequality, poverty, and race with the high cases of homicide and suicide

related to gun violence.

Bottini, J. H., Camacho, D. A., Lindstrom Johnson, S., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2021). Annual research review:

youth firearm violence disparities in the United States and implications for prevention. Journal of

child psychology and psychiatry, 62(5), 563-579.

According to this scholarly source, gun violence is significantly high than in other

countries. This could be because the law accepts citizens to own guns. People own a gun

through a license, but this does not go beyond analyzing the social correlation between

owning a gun and the likelihood of turning violent. Because youths can access guns more

easily in the United States than in other countries, most result in gun violence (Bottiani,

Camacho, Lindstrom Johnson & Bradshaw, 2021). This scholarly source shows the interaction

between gender, the development of a person, neighborhood, and even race. I have

included this source because it suggests these are the areas that the United States needs to


start with in fighting gun violence. These are the core contributors to gun violence disparity

in the United States.

Branas, C. C., Reeping, P. M., & Rudolph, K. E. (2021). Beyond gun laws—Innovative interventions to

reduce gun violence in the United States. JAMA psychiatry, 78(3), 243-244.

This source introduces means that can control gun violence aside from the law. This

scholarly source borrows some knowledge from overdeveloped countries (Branas, Keeping

& Rudolph, 2021). These countries are comparable with the United States, but they report far

fewer gun violence rates than the United States. Mental health programs are one of the

most effectiv

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