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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 for 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: 2nd ammendment to US constitution] 1007 words
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How Big is Your Gun - The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, in 1791, 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.” The controversy soon started on who, what, and how the founding fathers bestowed these rights. Who should be allowed to carry arms. What type of arms should be allowed to bear. How can the people obtain these arms. All of these questions have been debated, discussed, and argued by both sides of the controversy....   [tags: Gun Control] 1143 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 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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The Cons Against Gun Control in the United States - Gun control is a topic that stirs a strong opinion from the general public. Gun control is the effort to regulate or control usage and sales of guns. The right to bear arms is granted to all Americans by the Second Amendment and many consider it essential to maintain order in the United States of America. Even though this was the Second Amendment right granted to citizens in the Bill of Rights, many Americans opt not to own a gun, and others would like for this right to be abolished altogether. Both sides of this issue have a good argument, but when further researched, there are many more details that come up explain why siding against gun control is a better conclusion for the United States...   [tags: usage, sales, safer, gun] 823 words
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Gun Control and Banning in the US - ... A shotgun used multiple projectiles and is designed to shoot a spread of shot at a moving target for short range. A semi-automatic firearm fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. It ejects the shell of the fired bullet and automatically loads another bullet for the next pull of the trigger. A fully automatic firearm, sometimes called a machine gun, fires multiple bullets with the single pull of the trigger. Second Amendment 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 is our second amendment of our Constitution....   [tags: Weapons, Controversy] 2161 words
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The Implementation of Gun Control in Texas - The implementation of gun control in the United States is a large problem as it will take away the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens, while preventing law abiding citizens from protecting themselves from criminals.( Noyes, 3) The right to bear arms is promised to citizens of the United States. Crime is very high in states that have loose gun control laws. The state of Texas is known to have the most lenient gun control laws of any state in America.( Noyes, 6) However, the solution of taking guns away from people who are registered and licensed to carry them with no criminal record is not the answer to the problem....   [tags: second ammendment rights]
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Gun Control in The United States - Gun control is a problem that is ever growing. It occurs all over the world knowing no limits or boundaries. As of today, the United States of America is experiencing lots of problems with gun control. The definition of gun control is any law or policy that is based upon restricting or limiting anything involving firearms. This includes, but is not limited to possession of firearms, production, shipment, sale and even use of firearms. Currently there are quite a few gun control laws in place. Each country has its own around the world, with the United Kingdom being the strictest of anybody in regards to the possession of guns....   [tags: firearm, laws, policies]
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The Gun Control Debate in America - GUN CONTROL DEBATE IN AMERICA Gun control has become a very hot topic of contention in America today. What seems to echo here are two words: “guns” and “crime”, in a sense that are these words mutually exclusive to each other. Does the use of guns ultimately lead to crime. On the flip side, have the laws in America restricting firearm use been effective enough to protect the lives of the citizens. These are some of the questions that strike the hearts of many when the gun control debate music is played....   [tags: guns, crime, laws, firearms, weapons] 1171 words
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The Drawbacks of Gun Control Legislation - ... Criminals do not purchase guns legally. They have other ways to get guns, such as the black market or theft. Many citizens are for new gun control laws, but many are against them. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to pick up a magazine or watch the evening news without being blasted with details of another mass shooting, or another child that was killed while playing with a gun. Unfortunately, there are many people who take the easy way out when it comes to a solution to this problem, they choose gun control....   [tags: rights, criminals, safety] 783 words
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Gun Control in the United States - ... The next law passed regarding gun regulation was the Gun Control Act of 1968. The Gun Control Act of 1968 required businesses that manufactured, distributed, or sold firearms were to be federally licensed by the different levels of government. This law also set guidelines on who could purchase a gun or ammunition (p.6 Congressional Digest, 2013). The last law passed, which amended the Gun Control Act of 1968, was the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was passed and required background checks for firearm transfers between federal firearm licensed and non-licensed citizens....   [tags: the right to bear arms] 1904 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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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 in the United States - Mass-shootings — defined by the FBI as four or more murders occurring during the same calamity, with no distinctive time period between the homicides (Serial Murder) — have stricken across the United States at the rate of about one every two weeks since 2006 (Database of Mass Shootings, 2006-2013). This abysmal statistic has rightfully triggered much debate concerning gun restraints. The theory of gun control pertains towards any efforts intended to regulate, define, or limit the possession, production, sales, and use of guns....   [tags: Legal Issues, Mass-shootings]
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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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The Second Amendment and Gun Control - Gun Control According to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, "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." Gun control is unfair to the ordinary citizen since it limits their ability to protect themselves. According to the Wikipedia, gun control, as any law, is meant to provide the guidance that in terms of handling all gun related issues. This includes the assembly, transportation, distribution, sale and final use of the guns....   [tags: US constitution, less crime] 2042 words
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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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Gun Control : A Middle Ground - In 1982, a survey of male inmates from eleven different penitentiaries, stated that sixty-nine percent of the prisoners knew another criminal that had been scared off, wounded, or decided not to commit a crime because they thought the victim had a gun (Agresti and Smith). As The United States heads to the end of 2013, current gun control debates are striking the nation, leaving everyone to develop their own positions on which side of the debate they want to be on. Gun control is defined as efforts to regulate or control sales of guns; however, most of what we hear from other people is that Obama wants to take away every gun in the nation....   [tags: the right to bear arms, second ammendment] 660 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 is not the Answer - Without a doubt there is a lot of violence in the news today, from school shootings to someone getting murdered almost every day. It's odd though when I hear of these crimes the guns aren't going to jail. It's the people that do the crime that pay the time. Guns and weapons should be available for civilian use. Recent shootings have put gun ownership in question. The most recent massacre was the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting where 20 year old Adam Lanza killed several children and teachers....   [tags: shooting, mental illness, defenseless] 711 words
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Exploring the Issue in Gun Control - ... There haven't been any real evidence that gun laws decrease amount of mass shootings in the society, and it will only increase the illegal weapon sales and possessions. The article is pointing out that the real causes are coming from the media today such as violent video games, school bullying, mental illness, and drugs. Based on the article, there is a great amount of researches that a lot of teen mass shootings have connections with violent video games in many ways. Every teen shooters have something in common and the commonality is that they all played violent video games....   [tags: shootings, mental illness, drugs]
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Taking a Look at Gun Control - ... One example of this is how certain guns have been made illegal to own without the proper licenses, such as sawed-off shotguns and Tommy Guns, and other automatic rifles, in the 1930s (Pendergast 39). Theses guns were made illegal for the average person to own because they are not necessary in a non-militaristic way. The ability to modernize the laws, while still giving people the right to own guns, show that the second amendment of the constitution portrays what the founders of this country wanted, and how it is a realistic view....   [tags: controversial topics in America] 1251 words
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Gun Control and the Black Market - Criminals are running around with illegal guns. So we are not able to find the guns and the murder weapons. Their should not be able to get the gun at all but their find ways. This need addressing because if we do not address the problem, it will just get worse and more people will die from are mistaken. The worse it gets, the more people that die from this. People should not have to worry about the criminals who were in jail, having guns and what they would be doing with them. Gun control laws should stop criminals not law abiding citizens....   [tags: Criminals, Weapon]
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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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Is Gun Control the Answer? - ... These laws allow people with permits or whatever is required per the law to carry weapons on their person. Places that these right-to-carry laws have been put in place have shown a decrease in crime rates which is what was to be expected of banning weapons. In 1987 Florida enacted a right-to-carry law and since then the murder rate has dropped an average of 36 percent. Before the law Florida averaged a fair amount higher murder rate than the national level and since the right-to-carry law has averaged 11 percent lower than the average rate....   [tags: violence reduction, the right to bear arms]
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Gun Control: The Opposing Viewpoints - Gun control is an issue that is constantly being debated. There are people who are pro gun control and those who believe gun control is unconstitutional to the citizens. Many political leaders and organizations have strong opinions on gun control, which keeps the gun control debate publicized. Gun control is limiting or taking the right of citizens to carry or purchase a gun. Guns are used for protecting the citizens by police officers and the military, as well as for many personal reasons like hunting and self-defense....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, legal reform]
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Gun Control and Mass Shootings - ... Owning a gun reduces the offender’s Fear of the victim. Gun control legislation may even make it more difficult for law-abiding Citizens to acquire guns, further decreasing the offender’s fear of the victim. At The same time, gun control legislation increases the cost of buying guns to potential Offenders. Therefore, gun control laws may even increase homicides in some special Circumstances. Of course, contemporary gun control laws mainly focus on keeping guns Out of “bad guys” hands without denying access to the “good guys” by checking the Buyer’s background....   [tags: Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting] 1426 words
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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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Why Gun Control is Wrong - ... “West Virginia University advises students that if the situation is dire, they should “act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter.” These items could include ‘student desks, keys, shoes, belts, books, cell phones, iPods, book bags, laptops, pens, pencils, etc.’” (Goldberg 12). The very existence of these policies is evidence that local law enforcement cannot always protect them. This calls for all people to have the uninhibited right to protect themselves. Another interesting aspect is that guns are not responsible for the crimes committed....   [tags: shootings, crime prevention, protection] 586 words
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Consequences of Stricter Gun Control - Pro-gun control advocates are flawed in the reasoning for stricter gun laws because stricter gun control infringes on the constitutional rights of law abiding owners and doesn’t affect the criminals that are the ones that commit crimes and are not obeying laws. If the crimes are being committed by ones that already do not obey the laws that are in force now then what good does stricter gun control do. There has been other countries that have put in place very strict gun laws and has seen violent crimes go up....   [tags: constitutional, rights, crimes, laws, shooting]
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Gun Control: For or Against? - The debate over gun control in the U.S today is not merely as welcomed today as it was in the early 1700’s because of controversy, misunderstanding of the law, and the danger guns cause. In 1791 James Madison had written the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights makes up the first 10 amendments in the Constitution. Madison had to create this Bill of Rights in order to win over the state of New York in order to rewrite the Constitution himself. The right to keep and bear arms is the second amendment in our Constitution....   [tags: issue, government, bare, arms, laws] 1501 words
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The Debate Over Gun Control - In the United States of America, we as people have certain guaranteed rights, and one of those is the Second Amendment. 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.” This amendment has been a crucial issue throughout the history of this country and still continues to be of vital importance today. Today there are several conflicts with this amendment the 1st being a law-abiding citizens right to own a weapon, Second the crime rates because of these weapons and 3rd being the distribution of weapons....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]
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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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Gun Control: A Deadlier Weapon - ... The American economy would be hurt because of gun control. In our world today, many people are unemployed and businesses continue to lay off workers. Gun control would not be the best solution, because it’s going to take down the gun industry. The gun industry is an essential part of America’s economy, because they create a lot of money and jobs for the country. According to Hoovers, a business research firm, the estimated revenue made from the gun industry here in the US is $6 billion. In addition to that, the industry also generates billions of taxes for the US economy....   [tags: the right to bear arms]
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Say Yes to Gun Control - Say Yes to Gun Control What would make you feel safer. Walking down the streets knowing that people can carry guns around willingly or knowing that people cannot carry guns willingly and that there are strict rules and regulations for having a gun. I would go with the second option. America has some of the highest rated gun related crimes and homicides. If you erase the option people being able to own guns, maybe there will be less gun related incidents. Yes you can still be able to get guns from places but it will also limit the list of people with guns....   [tags: crime, ignorance, suicide] 1136 words
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NRA, Government, and Gun Control - A big issue in the U.S. is gun control. I understand that some guns should not be used by civilians but some guns civilians need to own for their own protection. The guns that civilians own right now are good but they have many restrictions. The only other thing that I can say about guns that civilians own are they are not always handy when they are needed. For example, rounds and clips have a lot of restrictions now. Magazines are also either being banned or restricted until you can not hardly use them....   [tags: protection, restrictions, citizens] 901 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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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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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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Gun Control Is Not Enough - “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns. (Obama)” This said prior to Obama’s presidency, in the 1990’s, is still a topic that is constantly questioned today. Many American’s feel the need to seek ownership of weapons as a source of protection; While others believe that private ownership of guns will do nothing more but heighten the rate of violence due to people taking matters into his or her own hands. Philosophy professor Jeff McMahan agrees with Obama’s statement in regard to the ownership of guns....   [tags: wild west, crime, shootings]
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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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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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Gun Control in America - ... A normal functioning member of society will not randomly go on a shooting rampage, and gun control would not be able to deter such an offense. If you have a clean record and are willing to wait the waiting period to get a gun you can acquire one. These students had clean records and knew exactly what they wanted to do with them, so in this case the gun control was not a factor. In some cases gun control is not effective in the slightest way. In his article John Moorhouse points out the loopholes into purchasing firearms....   [tags: the right to bear arms] 2005 words
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America Needs Gun Control - For years proposals for gun control and the ownership of firearms have been among the most controversial issues in modern American politics. The public debate over guns in the United States is often seen as having two side. Some people passionately assert that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns while others assert that the Second Amendment does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. There are many people who insist that the Constitution is a "living document" and that circumstances have changed in regard to an individual’s right to bear arms that the Second Amendment upholds....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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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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A Case Against Gun-Control - Anti - Gun Control The issues of gun control are the subject of much controversy. In the article “The Killer Who Supports Gun Control” by Nicholas D. Kristof (2013), he argues that a strong gun control will yield fewer deaths. Kristof summarizes how the gun itself and the person are responsible for deaths, in order to show how dangerous the combination of the two is. Kristof (2013) argues that more gun control will make it difficult for people to acquire guns, which will lead to fewer deaths by guns in the following way: We lose many lives to gun violence....   [tags: arms and violence]
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Gun Control Law Misconceptions - Gun control has raised various debates in the public policy for quite a long time. Gun control involves the banning of ownership of some or all types of firearms, waiting period and the so called ban on Saturday night specials. These gun control laws have not been useful in combating crimes as many studies conducted before and after the laws have shown no correlation. In most cases there are misconceptions like high death rates in children related to the gun associated accident and the effectiveness of these control laws in other countries which are false....   [tags: Debate in Public Policy, Murder Rates] 1255 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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Gun Control in Wisconsin - Living in a rural area of Wisconsin, I have always grown up with guns around, especially for hunting and recreational activities, such as shooting trap. Gun control is a large controversy throughout the United states, but in Wisconsin, there is much debate on what should be done. Michael Steele once said, “You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons....   [tags: rural area, hunting, recreational activities]
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Gun Control in America - One of the most controversial topics of the year is the argument on guns and the government attempting to ban and control certain guns. This topic has always been in disagreement among the American public but has recently become much more popular after several large-scale shootings such as the infamous Sandy Hook. Despite gun control appearing to be the solution to these tragic events, controlling and banning guns will simply not work. Why will it not work and why is it so bad. Because it has not worked before, current gun control laws and attempted laws target the wrong guns, banning the targeted guns or any guns for that matter will not prevent mass shootings, and it infringes on our const...   [tags: controversial issues]
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Gun Control in America - ... If our rights were taken away from us, the law abiding citizens would not have a way to protect themselves from these criminals that illegally own guns. Imagine the crime rates if these criminals knew that their victims were not armed. Nothing would keep them from committing these crimes. A survey shows that 60% of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing crimes when they knew that the victim was armed and they avoided entering houses where people are at home because they feared of being shot....   [tags: crime, hot topic, debate, controversy]
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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 Unconstitutional - ... Then you have to write your name, address and social security number. On the next page, you have to answer yes or no questions. These are the questions such as, "Have you ever been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could have imprisoned you for more than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence including probation?". The next one asks, "Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance....   [tags: protection, security, firearms] 1058 words
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Gun Control and Rights - Gun control is a set of laws which control the rate of sale, manufacturing, possession, transfer, and the modification of legal firearms. Gun control laws are different around the world. These laws help people with safety and protection. These laws are needed to keep people from killing or threatening or other people and living things. Gun control in North Carolina consists of concealed permits, the right to bear arms, and the right to protect. These permits could have, or did prevent terrorist related actions....   [tags: protection, permits, arms]
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Issues with Gun Control - Picture this. A loud noise wakes you up in the middle of the night. Is someone in your house. You’re not sure. Then you hear another noise: a faint scraping sound. Someone is moving around downstairs. You walk across the room, pick up a small handgun, and go downstairs. You confront a man going through your home. He lunges at you, but as he sees the gun, he stops mid-assault, and runs away. This could happen to anyone. We think, “Oh, that won’t happen to me,” but the truth is, a home is broken into every thirteen seconds....   [tags: criminals, safety, constitution] 663 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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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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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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Effects of Gun Control - There are thousands of people that own guns in the United States. People have owned guns for the entire duration of American history. Even pre-dating the formation of the country, there were the Massachusetts minutemen who owned their own firearms and used them to defend themselves against oppression. Many lawmakers now want to go against these principles of allowing gun ownership for civilians (Dreier 92). They want to challenge the freedoms that have built the United States into the nation that it is today....   [tags: Pros, Cons, Citizen Protection]
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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 in America - American citizens have the fundamental right to defend themselves. Americans also have the right to resist any crime that as the potential to cause great bodily harm or damage. To ignore these rights would be completely ignorant. Here in America, the right to carry weapons to defend oneself is a huge privilege that citizens of some other developed countries do not have. Healthy American citizens should rightfully carry weapons to defend themselves from any act of violence committed against or directed towards them....   [tags: American Citizens, Defense, Crime, Rights]
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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 - Gun control Is the way the government regulates guns safe. “In the first seven years of the Iraq war, 4,400 soldiers were killed. Almost as many civilians are killed with guns in the U.S every month,” (Ruben, Alan). It nearly sounds impossible how 2,555 days of war amounts to 30 days of a living environment in America. Guns should only be able to be purchased in stores and not locally because they cannot be given to irresponsible or dangerous people, easier to enforce background checks, and this would be a great substitute instead of banning guns....   [tags: firearm, ban, policy, murder, government]
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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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Gun Laws in the United States - Gun law in the U.S. is defined by several states and federal statuses. In the U.S., the protection against infringement of the right to keep and bear arms is addressed in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive is enforce by the Federal Gun Laws. In today’s society, it is simple that we argue and blame guns for senseless attacks and not the person pulling the trigger of a gun. It’s a question whether people want to follow current gun policies or disagree with them....   [tags: gun control, firearms, amunitions]
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Portrayal of Gun Violence in the Media - In today’s society media plays a major role in the perception we have of how certain issues in our society are improving, worsening, or staying the same. One hot bed issue over the years has been that of random shooting and gun control. It seems a few times a year there is a very high profile random shooting spree in schools or other public locations that draws the entire county’s attention for a week or two. During this media fallout many different strong viewpoints come out as to why gun control is not doing enough to protect ourselves from these atrocious crimes or that it is not the gun control that is the issue, but better yet the people committing these crimes that are the problem....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Analysis of Gun Violence in the US - "We're not doing enough." President Obama vowed to use his power to curb gun violence after the slaying of 26 people in Newtown Connecticut. Chicago. The very place where the now President served as governor 4,265 people were murdered in just the city almost identical to Operation Iraqi Freedom which lasted nine years, with a total of 4,422 killed. Guns are currently being used in this society for, hunting, in the military drill team, for war and by the police force. Guns are also misused for murders, suicides, and gang activity....   [tags: guns, gun violence, gun control] 620 words
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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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Against Gun control - Guns do not kill people, people kill people. What happens if a father was laying in bed with his wife while his children are sleeping down the hall then all of a sudden he hears a crash of a window or door braking down in his home. Does he call 911 and wait 20 minutes for the police to arrive. No, he gets his gun as soon as possible and goes to find the burglar who intruded into his house, to take care of the intruder himself. Guns are meant protect people from criminals so families can feel safe in their own home....   [tags: personal defense and safety] 796 words
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Gun Control Laws - Many government officials believe it is their right to control the use of firearms in our country. Many civilians believe it is their right to bear arms to protect themselves and their families. This has been a very controversial issue over the past recent years. Especially since Barack Obama was inaugurated. Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting really set a fire underneath the feet of liberals to secure more gun control laws. Is it really effective to take away guns from law abiding citizens. What about the gun running by the gangs and cartel....   [tags: firearm, school system, crime, controversy]
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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 and the Increase in Crime Rates - There are so many rules and laws instituted in many countries so as to oppose or propose the use of gun control. Many people consider the issue of gun control as a criminal issue but for others this is an issue that is acceptable by law. Although there are some schools of thought which advocates for the adoption of the gun control, I conquer with the group that opposes the possession of firearms. It becomes an issue when you learn in the news that someone has been shot and died. It is even becoming extremely unbearable to hear news about a student who has shot his classmates in an incident of mass shooting....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 675 words
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The Great Division on Gun Control in America - ... Criminals, mental health patients, and other individuals who should not own guns are purchasing them over the internet, from private owners, or at gun shows where background checks are not performed. According to CNN.com, “U.S. law requires background checks for all people who try to buy firearms from federally licensed dealers, but federal law does not require background checks for ‘private transactions’.” A 2009 New York City police investigation showed the seriousness of background check loopholes....   [tags: violence, mass shootings, law] 893 words
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Guns and Elections: The Politics of Gun Control - In the book Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of Firearms, Wilson discusses the complex issue of gun control and the many debates and controversies regarding the issue. Many people throughout the United States feel it is the right as a citizen in the United States to own a weapon, and the government should have no say in the matter. These people believe this because of the part of the Second Amendment that states, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” People who are strong advocates against gun control use this part of the Second Amendment to drive their point across....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]
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The Gun Control Debate: Is it a Violation of the Constitution? - The Gun Control Debate: Is it a Violation of the Constitution. The United States Constitution is regarded as the supreme law of the land. When it was drafted over two centuries ago, the goal of the founding fathers was to provide for the general welfare and common defense of all citizens, establish a more perfect Union and insure domestic tranquility for the United States of America. Unfortunately, this tranquility has been disturbed by unnecessary tragedies at the hand of armed individuals. Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting and the Columbine massacre, where armed individuals took the life of innocent civilians mercilessly, have shaken our communities and forced us to take a different a...   [tags: columbine massacre, shootings, firearm]
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The Issue of Guns and Gun Control in America - In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history the citizens of the US have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, to hunt for food and to engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun control takes on a proportion of extreme magnitude. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a precarious balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions....   [tags: second ammendment to the US constitution] 1138 words
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A Stricter Gun Control Policy in America - ... According to the Second Amendment, “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 Second Amendment gave us the right to use gun from tyranny, and because of that, gun control will take away people’s right and violate the amendment. According to the vice president of the National Rifle Association, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” They think if you restrict guns, then only criminals will have guns, and that is why having guns is so important....   [tags: firearms, back ground check]
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Gun Control: Is It Really in the Second Amendment - ... Unfortunately there are news stories almost every day reporting some type of firearm tragedy. It is almost the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting that took place last year on December 14th 2012. A man named Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary with a gun and shot down the door and entered the building. He ended up killing 20 first graders, 6 adults and himself (Altimari, Goode). One of the reasons the gun control topic has been such a big topic is because the shooting effected innocent children....   [tags: violence, death, background, checks] 775 words
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