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Gang Essay

  • Submitted by: jhouston5
  • on November 2, 2010
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,270 words

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Gangs are becoming a growing problem in American society. More young people are turning to gangs to solve problems in their lives. When youth join gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Member fall behind their classmates in school and often do not try. Studies have shown that less than 1 % of gang bangers are literate. The first defense in protecting our kids against gang influence is a good offense, just as we warn our children against the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs before we discover such activity, we must take similar precautions and talk to them about the dangers of gang involvement. Gangs destroy lives and destroy their chances for a good education and a happy life. That is, we need to be making them aware that gangs association of any kind is harmful and will not be tolerated.
We are in a war and may not even realize it. Preparing for war itself is an extremely easy thing to do, but in comparison with or to preparing for peace, war preparation seems that much easier. Where brains are required to establish and maintain peace, bullets are the only requirement to declare and wage war. Yet, when gangs are presented with problem, war seems to always be the solution.   Yet, when gangs are presented with a problem, war always seems to be the solution. How much honor is there being a member of something that always takes the easy way out?
The majority of wars are fought to gain either territory, money oil, or to force another’s beliefs upon someone. What is gained or won by gang wars? Not oil or not even land is to be won because very few, if any, gangs actually take over their rivals’ territory. Gangs seldom, if ever, own any land. So in the event that they take over their rivals’ territory, nothing is really won. We have all heard the popular saying, “Don’t go to war unless you got your money right”. This is because war cost money. Guns and bullets cost money. Hospital bills for those injured and lawyer bills for those...

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