Questão 4 do Concurso ENEM - Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (2017)


Children and Guns

Published: May 7, 2013

To the Editor: Re “Girl’s Death by Gunshot Is Rejected as Symbol” (news article, May 6):

I find it abhorrent that the people of Burkesville, Ky., are not willing to learn a lesson from the tragic shooting of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother. I am not judging their lifestyle of introducing guns to children at a young age, but I do feel that it’s irresponsible not to practice basic safety with anything potentially lethal — guns, knives, fire and so on. How can anyone justify leaving guns lying around, unlocked and possibly loaded, in a home with two young children? I wish the family of the victim comfort during this difficult time, but to dismiss this as a simple accident leaves open the potential for many more such “accidents” to occur. I hope this doesn’t have to happen several more times for legislators to realize that something needs to be changed.


Brooklyn, May 6, 2013

Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 maio 2013.

No que diz respeito à tragédia ocorrida em Burkesville, a autora da carta enviada ao The New York Times busca

  • A reconhecer o acidente noticiado como um fato isolado.
  • B responsabilizar o irmão da vítima pelo incidente ocorrido.
  • C apresentar versão diferente da notícia publicada pelo jornal.
  • D expor sua indignação com a negligência de portadores de armas.
  • E reforçar a necessidade de proibição do uso de armas por crianças.