Gun control is a very broad topic and there are two main sides to the issue. I propose that instead of taking a side of pro gun control or against gun control that we take a look at the violent culture of the USA. We should take action by changing our culture through media, and making sure anyone that is armed is trained and certified to use the weapon they wield. The USA has one of the biggest gun related death tolls in any country, also it's a source of many gun related crimes in the world. In many countries while gun related issues are not as present, other kinds of violent actions are still present. An example of this is England. While England banned firearms they still have a high percentage of assaults, robberies and rapes. It’s just that no one has any firearms in these crimes so it sort of evens the playing field from criminal to victim. So guns or not homicide and crime will still happen but if we change the culture itself we can change these numbers and stop much gun violence.In the article Change our Violent Culture Eric Shuner says “Yes, but what culture? How about the culture that lionizes guns as ‘American as apple pie.’ That promotes using guns to kill in music, on TV, in movies and most of all in the video games and toys and "action figures" that we sell to children from the youngest ages. That tells young males that they're not real men if they're not part of such violence.” American culture in music, movies, and toys teaches young men and women that firearms and gun violence something that they are not. They try and sell the idea that guns are majestic and people that use them are badass. If these ideas weren’t put into people's heads, our culture could be different. Also the idea that men need to be “masculine” can also lead to violence. If men are trying to prove themselves through violence then it can be a big problem. The media is one of the biggest keys to changing our violent culture. If we could shift the focus from gun violence to gun safety or peace. Many movies, songs, advertisements, toys and video games all add onto the belief that guns are powerful and should be changed. We need to use the media change our view from the laws into our own actions and the actions of others. There are different ways that we could accomplish this. If media changed their focuses from the issues of arguing over the issues to promoting non violence then we could have a lot more resources. The promotion of guns through media is a big issue in the United States. We could also show companies that these tactics of sales will not work on the people of the US any longer.In the article The Case For Gun Rights is Stronger Than You Think” William Bennet speaks on pro gun rights and brings up many different topics. It talks about arming school personnel and training them. It then gives some real examples of armed people being on scene when a shooting begins. Last it states concealed carry owners tend to commit less crimes. The main idea behind this article is that restricting gun rates would also make people at more of a risk for gun violence. I think these are all good examples of arming trained personnel. If we have people who are trained to use weapons and understand they are not toys then that in turn could also change our culture. This might not be the original intent of the article but I believe it is a strong point to be made.These are many ways that we can change gun violence in America. What are your thoughts? Does this sound like a good plan? Does it have any major flaws? What are some other ways we could change gun violence?