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Article Analysis - Gun Control - Article Analysis - Gun Control The article, Taking Aim at Gun Control by Daniel D. Polsby and Dennis Brennen was written October 30, 1995 for the Heartland Executive Summary. The article deals with current gun control issues, and uses both statistical information, and emotional ideology to convince you of the authors’ opinion. The article is broken down into five sub topics, that are each supported by statistical information. In the first sub topic the main heading claims, "There is no relationship between the number of privately owned guns and the amount of violent crime in the United States." It is then supported with the statistics that gun ownership has increased by forty-five percent,...   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms] 424 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control My response to this comment is that it is based on facts that have been misused and only represents one side of a story that is multifaceted. Many recent studies have shown that gun control is needed in a society like ours today and helps to curb all types of gun related fatalities not just homicides. In Canada, over 3000 firearms are stolen annually. Gun control is needed to be able to trace the usage of guns and the hands they fall into. Many stolen guns are used in violent crimes and are easier to trace when they have been registered; registration has been proven to tie some criminals to their crimes....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 471 words
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Gun Control - Americans participated in a great debate through the 60's, 70's, 80's, and into the 90's. It is the argument of whether handguns, shotguns, and rifles should be restricted or banned. This debate over ownership of a firearm has produced strong emotions through the past years and does not seem to be abating. Does the U.S. Constitution give people the right, or should guns be restricted or banned because they are used in the commission of many crimes. Some argue that the right to bear arms is not as vital today as it was in the 1700's, or that it does not apply to individuals....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 532 words
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Debate on Gun Control - ... Although many people look at guns as a threat, they can actually end up saving your life. On average, 14.3 people are killed in a mass shooting when stopped by police; only 2.3 people are killed when stopped by a civilian. Guns are made to protect people. For example, police officers have a gun for protective purposes. Guns are what keep them safe. Some people think that carrying a gun around is setting yourself up, but honestly that could not be farther from the truth. For instance, we wear a seat belt every day when we are in a car....   [tags: crime rate, firearms, mass shooting]
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Taking a Look at Gun Control - ... The government has failed to pay attention to the fact that many states are not following the laws around gun purchasing. If more criminals are allowed to buy guns that could cause a lot more violence in the United States. The Associated Press found that seventeen states have only sent in less than 25 records of people who purchased guns in those areas, yet eleven other states have sent in 1,000 records alone to the federal database which is the area in the government where all gun record purchase and production files are kept....   [tags: population safety, the right to bear arms]
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America Needs Gun Control - The shootings that have happened in the schools throughout the Unites States over the past few months have created a great divide among Americans on what we should do as a nation to prevent further shootings from happening. Many people believe that imposing new laws on purchasing weapons by requiring background checks, holding adults responsible for the actions of their children and requiring gun locks on weapons to prevent children will stop these massacres in our school from happening. There are many issues that need to be looked at in order to decide which laws are necessary....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]
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Gun Control Laws - Many people believe that by making stricter gun laws will eliminated armed crime, they also thought that in D.C. on 1976, and when they did pass the anti-gun law armed crime erupted and the capital got the nickname of the “ Murder Capital”. Criminals won’t stop because there is a law, they will break it because thats what they do. There shouldn’t be anymore gun control laws, it is against the second Amendment to ban guns, criminals won’t stop, and people will switch to a different weapon. Banning any type of gun is against our Second Amendment, the right to bare arms....   [tags: rights, crime, weapons] 551 words
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Gun Control and the Second Ammendment to the Constitution - ... He seems to be right as we must learn to love with guns, “we will be better off with more of them in the hands of law-abiding citizens” (John). Unlike other countries where various stringent criteria must be satisfied before having a gun, Americans must be able to say “yes I have a permit by the 1st and 2nd Amendment”. Using guns has become a popular sport in the US for many years as it comes to using them for games and hunting. When America was young it had its boundaries, and the citizens needed to defend themselves against foreign aggression, but today as the 2nd largest army in the world has and our bill of $700 billion a year for a defense budget....   [tags: literature on gun violence is biased]
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A Survery and Results on Gun Control - I remember when I wrote an essay about gun control and one thing was on my mind, which was a scary story. It was about a young girl who was killed by her brother. Their mother stepped outside of her house for just while, and the children were playing in their mother’s bedroom. The gun was in the closet, and the brother got the gun from the closet room and started shooting at his sister, and she died. It is sad story how the young girl died by the gun. Also, people keeping guns and they irresponsible of their gun....   [tags: defend, gun, impact]
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No More Gun Control in America - ... England has the highest violent crime rates involving knives. Many blame this on the fact that England does not allow concealed carry so that citizens have no way of protecting themselves against a perpetrator with a knife. In 1975 Washington D.C. proposed a gun control act. The act required all firearms including shotguns and rifles be kept unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger locking mechanism. Prior to this decision the Firearms Control Regulation Act of 1975 also restricted residents from owning handguns except for those registered prior to 1975....   [tags: laws, amendment, protection, food, sports]
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Gun Control and Self Protection - Gun control is probably one of the most debatable concerns in the constitution. There are many scenarios in which you can see the good in pro-gun control and also other scenarios where con-gun control is good. Gun control should not be a plan the U.S government should take because there are many cases in which a firearm will determine you from death or life. And the right to carry a firearm is like the right to protect our freedom, and to self defend ourselves. Firearms are used defensively roughly 2.5 million times per year, more than four times as many as criminal uses....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 582 words
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Persuasive Articles on Gun Control - Persuasive Articles on Gun Control Persuading an audience can be done in several different fashions, one of which is Hugh Rank’s Model of Persuasion. Rank’s model states that two major strategies are used to achieve the particular goal of persuasion. These strategies are nicely set into two main schemas; the first method is to exaggerate an aspect of something, known as “intensify.” While the second is to discredit it, which is referred to as “downplay.” Al Franken, Jeffrey Snyder, Harlan Ellison, and George Will, have all written persuasive articles about gun control....   [tags: Persuasion Argumentative Gun Control Essays] 621 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Section 1. Overview The issue of the letter which I sent was gun control legislation. The recipient of my letter was United States Senator George V. Voinovich of Ohio. This issue is an important topic in our country at this time which involves critical and controversial legislation, a large industry and special interest groups. Section 2. Summary of the Issue The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution states, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The reason for this Amendment as intended by the founding fathers was to insure that the citizens of the newly formed union could protect themselves from governme...   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 622 words
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Consequences of Stricter Gun Control - ... And then there is the ever important comma. This comma what place there not for a pause, it was places there because of the importance’s it makes when you read the amendment in whole. Next came “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”. The people was used many times to describe citizens. To keep and bear arms should be easy enough to understand. It doesn’t say only for hunting like some people seem to think this implies. “Shall not be infringed.” Times have changes and our rights have been infringed on....   [tags: constitutional, rights, crimes, laws, shooting]
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Gun Control - The United States of America is the most heavily armed population in the world. There are 200 Million guns and 60 to 65 Million legal owners who have one or more guns. In the United States, more than half of the households have guns. In 1974, nearly two million guns were produced in the United States, and four hundred thousand guns were imported. In 1975, the House Judiciary Committee Report Number 94-1103 stated that there were about three hundred thousand actual or potential handgun deaths annually....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 643 words
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A Need for Gun Control but Not the Governments Form - ... Firearms fatalities has decreased by twenty eight percent from 1993 to 2000 (“Gun”). In a perfect world nobody would have to die because of a crime, but this is not a perfect world. Even though it would be great for there to be no crime, murders, violence, and attacks, that is not the case. There will always be those things, so wouldn’t it be just a little bit better if most the people who had to experience those things were criminals. People who were already set on the path of destruction, that have full intent in hurting other people....   [tags: society, kill, control, crime]
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Gun Control : A Middle Ground - ... As a diverse nation, there are many reasons why there are guns located within a household. Sixty percent stated the gun is used for protection against intruders, sixty-six percent stated their guns are used for target shooting, and fifty-eight percent stated their guns are used for hunting during various hunting seasons throughout the year. The second amendment was written by men who had the wellbeing and future of the United States in mind, and it clearly states that Americans have the right to bear arms....   [tags: the right to bear arms, second ammendment] 660 words
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Issues with Gun Control - ... Let’s take a look at what gun control laws are in effect right now. In North Carolina, you can own a rifle or a shotgun without a permit. You can own a handgun after completing a thorough background check (which includes making sure that you aren’t insane and that you aren’t a convicted felon, among other things), and it is illegal to own a machine gun. In the United States, you need a federal license to sell guns, and a background check must be completed before a sale. These background checks are a good idea, but they are more than often not verified because of irresponsible gun salesmen....   [tags: criminals, safety, constitution] 663 words
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Gun Control in America - Gun Control in America Since disarming the citizens of this country is the objective of the federal government, and since the federal government proclaims this to be a democratic country based upon equality, then any gun control measures adopted by the government should be democratically applied. If law-abiding citizens are to have their guns taken from them then let the law-abiding police agencies of the state be disarmed also. (Those in law enforcement who are crooked can keep their guns just as the drug pushers and criminal elements in the civilian population at large will keep theirs.) Democracy based on equality requires that, so far as possible all are to be democratically equal....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 676 words
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The Second Amendment and Gun control - ... Imagine if that is no longer an option, more people will seek illegal ways to get guns and the criminal rate will just increase. Criminals will see that people will be defenceless and they will flourish in many towns.”Such a ban will only increase the criminal ability to victimize the innocent.” “Over the past 20 years, gun sales have absolutely exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent during that time and “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent.” This was the number 1 in the 18 little-known gun facts that prove that guns make us safer, written by Michael Snyder....   [tags: criminals, firearms, homicides] 700 words
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Gun Control and the Bill of Rights - ... Many countries before us have tried to control guns and put strict laws and regulations or even banning them altogether. Soviet Russia banned weapons in 1929 and from 1929 to 1953 approximately 20 million unarmed protesters were gathered up and killed. The same thing happened in Turkey in 1915, Germany during the holocaust, China during the reign of Mao Zedong, and many other countries in the 20th century. Even in modern Germany, a nation with very strict laws about gun control, cannot stop from sociopaths from deciding one day to go out and kill a bunch of people....   [tags: george mason, firearms, guns] 706 words
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Gun Control is not the Answer - ... In middle school, he was diagnosed with severe anxiety problems and other disorders. At the time the Virginia Tech shooting was the largest such incident in U.S. history. Where were their parents during this time. From my own knowledge the Obama Administration wants to get rid of guns. The Administration is made up of a The President, Vice President their wives and the Cabinet which includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments which consists of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as...   [tags: shooting, mental illness, defenseless] 711 words
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Why Is Anti Gun-Control Necessary? - The banning of firearms in America is an illegal act, and degrades the values this country was founded on. They not only play a vital role in many people's lives, but are useful tools, fun to use, and can protect people from harm. Our founding fathers wanted us to have them to protect ourselves from the government, and would be disgusted at our government's current abuse, and overall disregard of the constitution of the United States. A lot of people argue that guns kill people; this is untrue. Guns in the hands of a negligent person have potential to kill people, just as anything else....   [tags: Bear Arms, Gun Control, Argument] 712 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control in the United States News is all around us and is readily available to everyone. There are many flaws in the system that hurts the authenticity of the news when you see it. The media is indirectly part of the political system. Most news is either considered liberal or conservative by many. The media is often considered to be biased. The reason for this is because they do not act neutral on the things that they report on. They usually give their point of view and tend to warp the information so it’s easily digestible by the average person....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 734 words
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Gun Control and School Shootings - ... Guns are the main weapon for youth suicide, school shootings, and for committing murder. In 2010 there were 2,711 infants, child, and teenage firearm deaths. As in school shootings and in committing murder, studies show shooters often had multiple, non-automatic guns, shootings were planned, most youth tell before shooting, shooters have a history of being bullied or threatened, shooters have mental issues, and shooters have done suicidal gestures before (Gun Control with School Shootings). Although there are people who use guns for murdering, there are also those who oppose guns being used without the proper requirements....   [tags: crime issue, gun violence] 740 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control In the United States of America, guns are one of the top causes of unnatural deaths. Therefore, guns must be regulated in this country, so that we as a country can decrease the number of murders caused by gun use. This can happen only if the punishments for illegal actions involving guns are reinforced and there is an increase in security in all public locations. Amending the current second amendment, so that guns should be given only to police and people with a clean record and all guns must be purchased through the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 740 words
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Gun Control and Rights - ... But you have the protection of a firearm. This gives civilians the ability to have good protection. The criminal could be outgunned by the bystanders and give up or run away. Concealed permits could also prevent home invasions. The threat could be shot or asked to leave the property. If the criminal is shot then they are less likely to fire back. This gives better protection to friends and, or the family. This could also protect personal property from being stolen such as furniture, antiques, and jewelry....   [tags: protection, permits, arms]
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Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography - Frates, Chris. “The Gun Debate Isn’t Over Yet.” National Journal (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 31 Oct. 2013. In this article written by Chris Frates, the author talks about how democrats and republicans are going back, and forth on gun control laws. Both parties are finding it difficult to come to an agreement. While leaving republicans asking the question “How do you take away Americans 2nd Amendment?” It’s a tricky situation as republicans, and congress continue to try find loop holes in the system to force stricter gun control laws....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography] 752 words
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Gun Control in America - ... The survey showed more Americans wanted to keep their rights to own a handgun in 2011 than in 1991. Guns offer to some, protection and a way to cope with the dangers of the outside world. In 2008, there were over 16,000 murders in the United States, of those murders 67 percent were firearm related. Firearms are the number one factor in over half of the murders in the United States in 2008. When talking about murders involving firearms one must not forget to analyze events such as school shootings....   [tags: license, backgroundcheck]
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An Argument Against Gun Control - Argument Against Gun Control An Argument Against Gun Control As long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. The Second Amendment states,"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." No loopholes, or legal caches exist in this statement. The Founding Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 774 words
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The Fairy Tales of Gun Control - When a madman in Dunblane, Great Britain rampages and kills 16 children, it was the fuel politicians needed to fire the anti-gun movement. Great Britain banned the sale and ownership of handguns in 1997. But nobody expected the surge of violent crime that followed. Britain's rate of assault, robbery, and burglary now exceed those in the United States. Murder and rape figures are now getting closer to U.S. rates. Between 1997 and 1999 were the highest murder rates in the past 10 years. According to Dr....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 793 words
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Against Gun control - ... Eighty-one percent agreed the “smart criminals” will try to find out if a potential victim is armed. Seventy-four percent felt that burglars avoided occupied dwellings for a fear of being shot. Thirty-four percent of “handgun predators” were scared off or shot at by armed victims. Fifty-seven percent felt that the criminal feared being shot by citizens more than they feared being shot by police. (“A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms”) An estimated 65-70 million privately owned handguns in the United States are only used for hunting, target shooting, protection of families, businesses, and other legitimate and lawful purpose....   [tags: personal defense and safety] 796 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Gun control is an issue that many are faced with daily. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children more now than before. Some want gun control and some do not. I am against gun control because I believe if properly educated about a gun, anyone can use it to a certain extent. I know gun control laws would help cut back on the store robberies, bank robberies, gang shootings, etc. Gun laws that restrict the sale of handguns would help keep handguns out of criminals’ hands....   [tags: Argumentative Firearms Essays Papers Weapons]
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Argument in Favor of Gun Control - “Almost twelve kids lose their lives every single day because of guns” (Capps). Most recently, two young boys were shot as they were leaving a high school football game. Soon, another year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting will arrive. In this incident, two students opened fire on their classmates in Columbine. I cannot imagine the horrors of my fellow students being killed by guns. Many other related acts of gun violence have brought up issues on gun control. Debates have risen between citizens on how the government should establish stronger gun control laws....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]
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Gun Control: Pros and Cons - ... In other states you must have a permit to own any type of firearm. "The Constitution shall never be constructed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams, during the Massachusetts Convention to Ratify the Constitution (Cothran). Gun Control enthusiast believe that the second amendment was only intended for the men and women of our National Guard, hints “Militia”. But in a federal court case in 2001 the judges ruled that the Second Amendment "protects the right of individuals, including those not then actually a member of any militia or engaged in active military service or training, to privately possess and bear th...   [tags: firearms, restrictions, attackers]
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Kids and Gun Control - In the cartoon it shows a little boy knocking on the door of the National Rifle Association, the man at the door hands the little boy two–twenty three caliber guns, as he smiles. The man has wrapped the guns in what is supposed to be the 2nd amendment. This paper will focus on gun control and kids. I would hope that nobody would just hand a child a firearm. I know growing up; it was common for the boys to go hunting with the men. The boys were never alone with the hunting rifles, and were taught to respect firearms....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control in the Media - ... The illegal sale of alcohol skyrocketed during prohibition, so who’s to say the same wouldn’t happen if guns were outlawed. The Department of Justice did a study over the course of 18 years that showed an increase in gun sales, which correlated with a decrease in gun-related homicides. It found that from 1993 to 2011, gun-related homicides had declined by 39% Enacting stricter gun control laws would infringe on the right to bear arms, and would prevent citizens from successfully protecting themselves if they are faced with a life-threatening situation....   [tags: bill of rights, government] 814 words
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The Cons Against Gun Control in the United States - ... Although this law seemed to give more freedom to the citizens of the United States in the 18th century, it has become a law over-ridden by criminals. The Institute for Legislative Action was developed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in 1975 as a means of defense against any gun control laws ("About NRA, 2013, par. 1). The National Rifle Association is a non-profit group that advocates gun rights among other things. The NRA mission statement was written with the intention of preserving and defending the 2nd Amendment....   [tags: usage, sales, safer, gun] 823 words
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The Debate Concerning Gun Control - Over the past few decades gun control has come to the fore front of debate in politics and the mass media. It's no wonder that in the wake of the recent school shootings and attacks on churches that people are beginning to fear guns. People are beginning to see guns as an object of death and destruction and not as what they are meant to be. While guns are used in war they are not intended to kill innocent people, guns are intended to be used by experienced gun handlers for protection and hunting....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 824 words
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Gun Control in America - ... I believe our government need to have strict laws and more requirements to be able to own a firearm. It’s true that our current laws prevent certain people from getting a firearm but it did not complete stopping them from having an access to a firearm and use it to do something awful. In 2011, due to record US have 12,664 murders and 8,583 were caused by firearms which mean 68% out of 100. Firearm is one of the most quickest and dangerous weapons out there. If our government do not taking action soon there will be more mass murder can be happen....   [tags: second amendment, protection] 832 words
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Youth and Gun Control - ... Others may just be very fascinated by violence, firearms, death, or any sort of weapons (Thomas Reuters, 2013). Which is horribly dangerous. If your child has a fascination with harm or firearms, you need to keep all weapons locked up and hid the key. Youth Violence Every year more children are introduced to the idea of harm and violence amongst others. What if it was your child who pulled the trigger on another child or a trigger was pulled on your child, what would you want to be done so that nothing like would ever happen again....   [tags: Violence, Bullying]
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Gun Control is Needed Now -         The year was 1787, and Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington were signing their names to a document that stated, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free-state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."  What were they thinking?  Did they have any clue as to what types of dangerous weapons we would have available today?  Their guns could fire a maximum of five rounds per minute and that was a talent even for a professional loader.  We now have kids on the streets, in our schools, and in our homes with guns that can fire 180 rounds per minute.  But, let's retrace our steps and Consider the t...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 849 words
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Different Views on Gun Control - ... Background checks need to be stricter and applied to all gun sales. At this time no background check is required at gun shows or private sales. The waiting period law requires a minimum of 10 days before taking possession of a firearm. This is intended to give the potential killer time to think about what they are planning and change their mind, yet the average age of a gun used in a crime is between 6 and 13 years. If guns are the sole threat to public then pencils are the sole reason for misspelled words and cars kill people and it has nothing to do with their bad driving....   [tags: firearms, violence, law enforcemnt] 853 words
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The Gun Control Debate - "I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it." -- Clint Eastwood Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. However, more recently, the debate over gun control has escalated into a much more public issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, stories about incidents involving guns appear frequently today in newspapers and on television or the radio. One could say that the debate started with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain groups of people and regulated the sale of guns....   [tags: Gun Control, 2015]
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America Needs Limited Gun Control - Gun control has become a heavily debated topic within the courts and among activists who support gun control and those who do not. Numerous individuals will argue that there are not enough laws and restrictions for firearm owners across the country. While others will argue that the current laws and regulations violate every Americans right to the Second Amendment. Which states, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The main reason the United States established gun control was to regulate the sale and ownership of firearms....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Gun Control - “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Does our second amendment really give rights to civilians to carry guns, which are a mechanical device that expels a bullet which can accurately travel colossal distances. As the U.S. sees it today, guns are legal to anyone who fits their criteria. Guns have been used for hundreds of years in the history of our world and nation. However, gun control has been a major debating issue during the past few decades....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 865 words
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Taking a Look at Gun Control - ... Wayne LaPierre states that, “the proposal to take guns away is similar to the idea of saying, lets make cocaine or heroin illegal, then it will be off the streets.” A study done by the National Rifle Association suggest that, “ most questionnaires done by companies use biased questions, flawed procedure as well as questions composed in a manor that is hard to understand.” The area of largest debate concerning gun control, is the conflict with the Second Amendment. Most people believe that the Second Amendments protects citizens from any restrictions or laws dealing with gun rights....   [tags: personal security, firearm related violence] 868 words
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Controversial Gun Control Laws - Gun control is one of the oldest laws dating back to the early 1800’s. It was approved in the southern part of the United States. During this period, the Georgia administration banned handguns, but the Supreme Court cancelled the law after some time due to the second amendment. The second amendment of the United States which says “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” has secured certain gun rights for Americans for more than two centuries....   [tags: second amendment , school shootings]
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Media and Gun Control - Gun Control Gun control has always been a fairly important matter in American society, yet has be-come a much larger concern within the past few years. Our founding fathers felt gun control was an imperative enough issue to create the second amendment. As society has shifted from the freedom of English rule to the diverse, technologically advanced nation it is today, new situa-tions have greatly influenced public opinion to bring about adjustments to current policies. The issue overwhelming America is whether or not gun control will positively affect the safety of citizens as a whole....   [tags: stricker laws, right to bear arms]
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Issue of Gun Control - Gun control has been a controversial issue in the past, but it has recently been popping everywhere on the news, considering the recent occurrences of abuse. I believe we need a system in which citizens do not need to fear, but we also need a system in which rights are not being taken away. European countries such as United Kingdom have extremely strict laws on firearms. This extremeness has actually proven to work causing fewer deaths by guns. . Assault weapons are far too dangerous for regular citizens to hold, some restrictions should be placed so not everyone can achieve them we have seen the many mass murders because of assault weapons....   [tags: abuse, assault weapons, firearms, controversy]
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Gun Control in America - One of the biggest issues facing our nation today seems to be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun laws. There are people that feel strongly on both sides of this issue. Neither side wants more gun violence; the question is how to control gun violence. The Second Amendment to the United States constitution states “a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”(U.S....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 885 words
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Stronger Gun Control Will Save Lives an Article by Christine Watkins - Gun Control in America is seen as ineffective, citizens believe gun control laws in place are not protecting lives, but taking them away. In order to solve this problem, many think more laws should be put in place. By doing so, they believe guns would no longer be in the hands of criminals and lives would not be ended before their time. In Christine Watkins’s article, “Stronger Gun Control Will Save Lives” She explains that if guns were objects that truly kept us safe, America would be the safest country in the world....   [tags: ineffective, gun control laws, weapon]
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America Needs Gun Control Laws - Guns have been the weapon of choice for some of the most brutal massacres on America soil. Since early history guns have been used mainly for militia and defense purposes. But, the development of new gun technology has made firearms more accessible and deadly. Although the second amendment gives the right to bear arms, guns should be controlled and monitored by the government because guns have contributed to a lot of killings in America and will increase crime rates. Gun control can be defined as “the use of law to limit people's access to handguns, shotguns, rifles, and other firearms” ("Gun Control")....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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An Argument Against Gun Control - A proposed federal law to outlaw all guns would be more effective at disarming law-abiding citizens than at disarming the criminals who abuse them. If guns were outlawed, the criminals would not stop carrying guns, but the good, law-abiding citizens would. It would do nothing about the illegally obtained handguns in the possession of criminals. In The NRA is Right, Josh Sugarmann states that “One tenet of the National Rifle Association’s faith has always been that handgun controls do little to stop criminals from obtaining handguns” (Sugarmann 185)....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 900 words
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NRA, Government, and Gun Control - ... President Obama has also said the same thing. Both of these comments have to be taken into consideration when you decide who will win this issue. In my opinion I think the government is what is causing gun control. I understand that civilians should not use automatic weapons. Automatic weapons are illegal to own, if you are caught with an automatic weapon you could get in serious trouble. I do not understand why there are so many semiautomatic gun restrictions. There are still people out there who think this is going to far....   [tags: protection, restrictions, citizens] 901 words
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Gun Control: A Big Issue in the World Today - In the past year, I am sure that you have heard about the issue of gun control. Well, do you really know the full story behind the debate. My goal for this essay is to fully explain everything to you behind this issue and why it is such a big deal in our world today. There are many different problems behind why gun control is such a big issue in the world today, and why some people want gun control and others do not. Through these contrasting opinions on gun control, the world will never fully decide what is completely right....   [tags: gun owners, self defense, gun violence]
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Gun Control - In the wake of all the school shootings in the past fifteen years gun control has become a more serious issue than before. Gun control has always been a concern in the United States, but not until the first major school shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado did this topic become a reality to the American public. In 1999, this massacre left fifteen people dead including the assassins. And just recently on March 5, 2001 did the tradition continue, when Charles Andrew Williams killed two classmates, leaving many injured in Santee California....   [tags: Persuasive Essays] 915 words
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Gun Control in the United States - ... Because arms control became more popular, the NRA should need more taxpayers. (Ioffe). On June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that the Second Amendment entitles American citizens to keep arms. Gun ownership is a right of individuals and not related to military service. The Second Amendment since its ratification in 1971, says: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This is a problem for the judges as they have the curiosity to know whether the amendment protects the right to bear arms does not matter what the situation is present....   [tags: Arms, Amendment] 915 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Guns control is a topic that is very misunderstood. Guns, more often than not, get a negative association of death. The majority of the media only focuses on the negatives of guns. The only thing one hears concerning guns is about murder and mass killings. The positives of having guns accessible are many times completely overlooked. This paper compares how the benefits of having guns completely prevails over the claimed benefits of gun control policy. Citizen Protection There are roughly over 5,000,000 violent crimes committed every year....   [tags: legal issues, media]
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America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws - On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, by a man named Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy’s assassination sent shockwaves through the United States, which initiated the heated debate of gun control, and is continued today due to horrific mass shootings. Perhaps the most frequently used argument by people who are against gun control is the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Pro-gun enthusiasts claim that gun control is in direct violation of this Amendment....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Why America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws - According to dosomethingnow.org, “close to 33,000 Americans were victims of gun-related deaths in 2011”(11 Facts About Guns). When used properly, guns can be beneficial to society. They are used by police officers and military officials to save lives. Guns are also used for hunting purposes. However, when in the wrong hands, guns can be used to do terrible things. America needs stricter rules and regulations regarding those who have access to guns. These harsher laws will help create a safer environment, decrease the number of homicides, and reduce the number of suicides....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Gun Control and Crime Rates - ... In fact, according to the Southern States Police Benevolent Association ninety three percent of police officers believe that banning firearms would not prevent criminals from getting guns and ninety percent agree that banning firearms would not result in crime reduction (Duke). In addition, ninety percent of law enforcement officials believe that gun control will make agencies less efficient and will diminish their personnel’s ability to combat crime (Duke). In essence, implementing strict gun control laws is counterproductive because gun control will unnecessarily strain law enforcement resources while not addressing the real problem behind crime....   [tags: Strict Gun Control Regulations, America, Guns]
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The Need For Gun Control in America - The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution states, “[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." An AR-15 is semi automatic, high capacity firearm with a muzzle velocity of over three thousand feet per second. The rifle will fire as fast as one can pull the trigger. This commando style weapon, with high capacity magazines, in the hands of a mentally or emotionally unstable individual, is a recipe for disaster that could cause great harm and death to the innocent....   [tags: Pro Gun Control]
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More Gun Control - More Gun Control One of the biggest issues in the United States that I would change would be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun control. Slowly they are chipping away at our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. You must ask yourself: For what reason does the government want to restrict law-abiding citizens from owning guns. Certainly government is not so naive to think criminals will adhere to gun control laws. There just may be an underlying motive for gun control....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 942 words
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Say No To Gun Control - The debate between those for and against gun control is becoming more and more prominent in the United States. Several gun control activists have problems with the possibility of owning weapons. The solution is simple. The United States should continue supporting the second amendment and allow Americans to protect themselves using firearms. Currently the United States’ President, Barack Obama, is creating a plan to increase restrictions on owning arms. The current draft includes background checks for every single purchase as well as limiting ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds (Gettings, McNiff)....   [tags: Gun Rights]
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Gun Control Is Not Crime Control - Gun Control is not Crime Control Americans are faced with an ever-increasing problem of violence. The streets of America are now a war zone. Teenage gangsters murder one another for drug territory, and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire. However, most recent and most abhorrent, is our children are killing one another. They are killing with extreme prejudice. Our children are killing, exhibiting little or no remorse for lives they have taken. We cannot ignore the carnage our society endures due to the criminal behavior of a minority, obviously lacking the basic moral behavior regarding human life....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 945 words
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Reasons for Gun Control - ... Imagine your local police coming to your doorstep in your house and taking your only good form of self defense.Then turning right around and kidnapping your children and kids and including yourself.I mean thats what the jews were facing during the holocaust.This is why so people do not support gun control for fear of government taking over us and loss of their guns.also some people use guns to provide food for their family thru the form of hunting.you take away their guns you take away their ability to provide for their family.I believe the government doesn't have a right to take our guns to get a hold on us.But its actually better when the government lets us carry weapons around in our...   [tags: carry concealed weapons, violent crime] 952 words
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Gun Control is Out of Control - What would be flashing through your mind if you were at a coffee shop and a maniacal psychopath appeared and began firing at innocent people. At your family. You would be afraid for yourself and the lives of those most precious to you; but would you be thinking that if the government made guns illegal, this would never have happened. Certainly not. You would have probably thought that if you were permitted a handgun, you could not only have protected your family and yourself, but others around you as well....   [tags: firearms, freedom, handgun, criminality]
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Gun Control Laws - Gun Control Laws Can we, “carefully controlling guns,” how many shootings at schools or malls will it take before we understand that people who intend to kill are not deterred by gun laws(Stossel). Guns do not kill, people with the wrong mindset kill. There should not be any gun control laws, because criminals can get a gun no matter the law “money talks”; many of the gun massacres happen in gun-free zones; and when was the last time you saw a story on the national evening news about a citizen saving lives with a gun....   [tags: gun-freeze-zones, background checks]
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The War on Gun Control - ... It has been proven to make change and to make it a safer place to live if gun control laws are passed. Over time we have encountered many laws that made it hard for people to possess guns, such as The national Fire Arms Act of 1938 which only allowed fully automatic weapons to be approved by congress, to as severe as The Gun Control Act of 1968 which prohibited a fire arm to anyone who is not legally entitled to possess it, it secluded people with a criminal record, drug abuse or age. This act one of the first steps taken to control and limit the access of fire arm to those who might commit harm with the weapons....   [tags: unconstitutional, court, shooting] 958 words
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Politics and Gun Control - A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. -U. S. Constitution, "Amendment II" Over 200 years ago, when the Founding Fathers drafted the Second Amendment, no one ever questioned the need for private gun ownership. The founders at that time had considered that private firearms were efficient to protecting personal liberty, both as a means of opposing foreign threats and also as a check against excessive government power....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]
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An Argument Against Gun Control - Should the mere fact that criminals committing crimes with the use of guns infringe the national right of the innocent to possess guns. This is a question that arouses everywhere and no matter which way it is viewed the controversy will always go on. "A gun is a mere tool that can be used for good or evil. Our country is based on the belief that man is good until he or she is proven to be otherwise."(Harris p.2) This means that only a few people are committing crimes with uses of guns and why completely remove them from society....   [tags: Argument Against Gun Control]
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Gun Control Rights - ... Ownership of certain weapons should be prohibited. Assault rifles and submachine guns are firearms that are never necessary. The United States should set a goal to having fewer high-power weapons available. However,the only situation to these firearms being more acceptable to use than others, are the warlike scenarios. The thought of submachine guns and assault rifles being necessary is sickening. What would be the purpose of owning an assault rifle or submachine guns. Gun-bearers might argue that these weapons could prove to be a tremendous defense to homeowners in emergency situations....   [tags: health issue, assault weapons]
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Gun Control Problems and Solutions - The problem with guns is fairly obvious: they decrease the difficulty of killing or injuring a person. In Jeffrey A. Roth's Firearms and Violence (NIJ Research in Brief, February 1994), he points out the obvious dangers. About 60 percent of all murder victims in the United States in 1989 (about 12,000 people) were killed with firearms. Firearm attacks injured another 70,000 victims, some of whom were left permanently disabled. In 1985, the cost of shootings was an estimated $14 billion nationwide for medical care, long-term disability, and premature death....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms] 971 words
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Reducing Gun Violence - Gun violence is a crucial predicament in North American society. The stringent fundamental laws put in place and enforced by the federal, provincial, and state governments of Canada and the United States of America are efficacious in dealing with fire arms and the violence that accompanies them. In essence the American system is flawed; hence the higher death rate due to gun violence in comparison with Canada. The American system is fallacious because of their adamant belief in the Second Amendment; which is not of cardinal significance in the 21st century America....   [tags: Gun Control] 973 words
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Gun Control Under Control - Gun Control Under Control Whenever a shooting happens, such Columbine, the Aurora Theater Shooting, or the Navy Yard shooting, the question of gun control comes up in politics again. Then after a month or two, the topic is dropped, until yet another shooting happens. When is this nation going to finally make a change. America needs to put more emphasis on making certain potential criminals and the clinically insane do not have access to such dangerous weapons. What about the little boy who found his parent’s gun in his parent’s bedside drawer and accidentally shot himself....   [tags: legal issues, Navy yard shooting]
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Gun Control is NOT the Solution - Arguments against Gun Control The development of arguments surrounding gun control corresponds to the increased violence and problems related to weapons and firearms use. This then prompted the expansion of gun control initiatives and has shapes public opinion particularly in the promotion of increased regulation to banning. Due to this, it became controversial as it split the opinions of the citizenry particularly in their stance to advance different objectives. Arguably, the process of developing gun control remains to be detrimental due to its capacity to challenge individual rights and liberty, undermine the value of guns and firearms in the promotion of deterrence and self-defense and...   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Gun Control in America - There are gun control laws to try and reduce the number of violent shootings that occur. They are trying to put limits on weapons that Americans can own. The government is trying to take our guns away mainly because of people that are criminally insane. Most of the people who commit crimes don’t even have the weapons legally. If the government takes away the rights of people who are allowed to have firearms in their possession, it will most definitely cause an outrage. Most people believe that the people should be more capable of maintain proper use of the firearms instead of having them all taken away....   [tags: Gun Control, Gun VIolence, Shootings, Crime]
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Gun Control is Out of Control - ... These statistics show that victims who used concealed handguns during an assault had a smaller chance of being injured or having the crime completed than those who used other methods of defense. Although some might argue that one can just attempt to escape or use other means of physical refusal and you could possibly make it out alive, Gary Kleck actually found that if a victim tries to use other forms resistance, he or she has a higher chance of injury and the crime actually being concluded[Kleck]....   [tags: 2nd ammendment to US constitution] 1007 words
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Gun Control vs the Rights of Concealed Carry License Holders - “More guns equal less crime” is a statement coined by John Lott. It means that if more law-abiding citizens are able to carry concealed weapons, these actions will lower violent crimes. Forty-two states have “Shall-Issue” laws where any private citizen can receive a Concealed Weapon Permit as long as they meet the prerequisites. The prerequisites are age, no prior felonies, and no recent mental health issues. The other eight states have “May-Issue” laws where the state officials take judgement on whether or not the private citizen should receive the Concealed Weapon Permit....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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