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Stopping the lack-of-empathy microaggressions that occur in everyday life leading to changes in attitude can help stop gun violence along stricter gun control laws. Discuss.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

7. Stopping the lack-of-empathy microaggressions that occur in everyday life leading to changes in attitude can help stop gun violence along stricter gun control laws. Discuss. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about taking an empathetic approach towards reducing hate and aggression in order to end gun violence.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, write about the various causes of gun violence.

Next, state the need for a humane and persuasive approach to ensure that aggression and hate are addressed leading to a attitudinal change. Also, mention about the role of strong gun control laws in curbing violence.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.