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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: Annotated Bibliography - ... Web 31 Oct. 2013 In this article the author Fawn Johnson gives us a brief look of what goes on during the great gun control debate. This article gives us a look at the gun control proposals, from American’s not being able to own an assault rifle what so ever, which fell 5 votes short of being passed; to expand background checks for firearms sold at gun shows and on the Internet. This article shows us how the gun-regulation fight is at a political stalemate. No one is making a move, and the lawmaking process is at a standstill....   [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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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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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 - ... government. If a drug addict can obtain marijuana or meth if he tries hard enough, why wouldn’t a criminal be able to obtain a gun to commit a violent crime with. The problem isn’t exactly prohibition itself. Banning and controlling certain things is a very important thing the government needs to do. The problem itself is the United States. Being one of the largest countries in the world with two fairly open borders (as seen by the large amount of illegal immigration in American society), keeping certain items and objects out is an impossible task....   [tags: controversial issues]
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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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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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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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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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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 Advocates! The Crème of the Crop of Americans - Have you been told repeatedly that something is really dangerous. Have you been told to stay away and perhaps report things that seem risky. Have you learned that those things as time goes on aren’t as jeopardizing and are even beneficial to people. Gun ownership is an example of things that may seem threatening, but really isn’t. Legalizing gun ownership reduces the crime rate dramatically, is a Second Amendment right in the Constitution, and helps control animal populations from exploding out of control....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Private Gun Ownership Should NOT be Banned - Would you choose to own a gun if your life depended on it. America has defended itself with guns since December 13, 1631 when the National Guard was born. We are a country that defends what we love. What do we defend ourselves with. Guns of course. Guns and America were discovered around the same time. Guns will forever be a part of America. Without guns the American Revolution would not have been won (Boehm). There have been some times in American history where guns have caused the loss of innocent Americans lives due to an unstable person, but there have also been multiple times where guns have defended each and every American’s freedom....   [tags: gun control laws]
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Gun Use Must Be Strictly Regulated - Human life is priceless and cannot be exchanged. With logic, one can conclude that any action taken to steal a human’s life must be forced out of the community that we live in. Drugs, guns, and alcohol are all detrimental to human beings. Among them all, however, guns are known to have the most direct impact on human lives. Many murders have been made, many threats, and suicides. Many cases have been able to take place because of guns. Therefore, gun control must definitely take place in the society that we live in today....   [tags: Gun Control, Persuasive Essays] 772 words
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Gun Rights and Freedom - I have had guns in my life since I was young. I served eight years in the military, and have shot in competitions for many years. I also love the outdoors, and enjoy the ability to put food on the table that is natural. I think the reasons for keeping the right to bear arms are so important that if the American people lost that right; it would mean life changes that many would be unwilling to make. The Bill of Rights are a set of laws, which includes the 2nd Amendment, which helps secure the public's freedoms....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Gun Control Laws - ... One reason is, it’s because its “fun” and “more dangerous”. Banning guns is against our Second Amendment and it won’t ban handguns. In the definition of a criminal is a person who commits crime, and crime means an action that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. The title of this states my point that , “Gun Control Laws Wouldn’t Stop Senseless Shootings- They Would Cause More.” Like mentioned in the beginning, D.C....   [tags: rights, crime, weapons] 551 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 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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Who is in Control? - Can strict gun laws keep guns out of criminal hands. Maybe the question should be can strict gun laws prevent criminals from committing violent crimes. The only answer to that would be that it wouldn't. Firearms and the movement to ban firearms has become a thriving issue in not only America, but all around the world. In Molly Ivin's essay “Get a knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of the Guns”, she suggests the adoption of stricter gun laws, the same laws that are currently enforced in Europe (Irvin )....   [tags: Gun Control, Weapons, Crime] 960 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 Fight for a New Gun-Control Law - The devastating 1999 Columbine High School shooting caused grief and anger among the United States citizens and politicians. This horrifying tragedy that resulted in the death of thirteen innocent victims turned the spotlight on the country’s gun-control law. Last March 22, 2013, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced Senate Bill 649 or what is called the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 that “ensure[s] that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, and for other purposes” (S.649)....   [tags: legislature, politics, bill]
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The Issue of Stricter Gun Control Laws - The issue of stricter gun control laws is an on-going battle that continues to be debated at both the local and federal levels. Regardless of one’s viewpoint on the matter, this subject makes for a very passionate debate on both sides. At question is whether or not stricter laws and regulations help reduce the number of gun-related crimes. Obviously, the answers vary greatly depending on the strongly held viewpoint of the responders. Often, horrible gun-related crimes are committed by people who do not value human life, which translates to mental issues....   [tags: mass shootings, perpetrators]
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Gun Control: Are Guns Really The Problem? - ... Congress also put in a $140 million budget to support a safe environment in every school (Hefling). Senator Barbara Boxer even went as far as bringing up the idea to deploy the National Guard to monitor and protect schools (Kopel A.13). Mo Canody, who is the Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers, mentioned that a strong point to end the violence should be put on hiring school resource officers. The estimated 10,000 officers are sworn law enforcement officers who have been tested and trained to work in school environments....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Shootings, Violence]
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Gun Control Does Not Reduce Crime - In the United States there are many issues under hot debate. Some people are so set in their belief on a subject that they won’t even consider an opposing argument. Gun control is third on the list of subjects in which people are not willing to listen to the opposition’s argument. One side of the gun control argument is that we need more gun control. The opposing side says we don’t need stronger laws, or we need fewer laws. My stand on the argument is that we do not need stronger gun control laws....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Two Extreme Views on Gun Control - Take away all registered guns in America and abolish the second amendment and now America is the least violent country in the world. That’s the opposite of what my family NRA (National Rifle Association) card holding friend would say he simply disagrees. (Babcock) “You would leave the general American public defenseless against all the criminals that would still possess firearms.” (Babcock). It’s an obvious problem facing the American society today. “America is the most violent nation in the Western World” (Strahinich 23)....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control Laws Should be Tightened - According to James Madison in his Federalist Papers, “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms,” (Raymond). Madison may be correct about Americans having more rights than many other countries, but sometimes the government has too much trust in the American people. Taking away all privately owned guns does not solve anything because doing so would consequentially create a communist state....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control Does Not Reduce Crime - Gun laws are a subject many people feel strongly about, and as with any subject people feel strongly about there are no shortage of data and statistics that seem to support either side. I decided to look into any correlation I could find between gun laws and deaths in the US. Just like with political parties and deficit spending I didn't really have any expectations, but would probably guess that there wasn't much correlation. Before I go any further I'll pretend like it is necessary to give a brief background on my stance on guns in general....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 1206 words
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Gun Control in the United States - The second amendment gives people the right to own a firearm. The founding fathers might have thought a gun was the best form of protection but many years have past since then and humans have evolved. Times are different and society is different. Technology has a big impact on people and how we think and all those variables can affect people with how they react in stressful situations. We have to consider the mental stability of those in possession of the weapons, it is important to keep the weapon away from loved ones or other people, and is the law protecting those in possession of the weapons or putting lives in more danger....   [tags: second amendment,firearm, weapon license]
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Gun Control: A Well Regulated Militia - Imagine a government that doesn’t allow you to buy weapons even if you are an outstanding citizen. That’s the way a lot of Chicago land citizens may feel sometimes, due to the Chicago laws that prohibit citizens from owning handguns within the city limits. Even though the founding fathers gave us the certain unalienable rights to do so, the states and the national government finds loop holes what they have created so they can go around the bill of rights. We will be going over the amendments that I believe are the most important within the bill of rights....   [tags: freedom, religion, speech, bear arms]
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How Gun Control Affects Us All - The United States wants to embrace its right to bear arm, but manage it in a way as to not affect the rights of the people. Elected officials have their work cut out for them because, as it stands right now, the changes that have been made have not stopped people from committing mass shootings and using guns in violent crimes. Recent incidents of violent gun crimes present a need to address laws pertaining to self-defense, background checks, and Second Amendment rights, without affecting the economy....   [tags: second amendment, gun owners]
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Public Policy Analysis: Gun Control - Public policies are developed in response to the existence of a perceived problem or an opportunity. The analysis delves into a public issue or problem and assesses a set of proposed government action for addressing the issue. The job of the analyst is to describe the background and status of an issue and then, using research and analysis, determine a proper government action to resolve the issue. By comparing options and weighing their expected benefits, the analyst should conclude with a recommended course of action or inaction to addressing the issue....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]
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Three Reasons Against Gun Control - A controversial subject in America today is gun control; should there be or should there not be. I do not know the answer to this question, but I do have an opinion as most citizen of our country. All trough our history guns have been used for the good of the people, and on the other hand, they have been used for the not so good of the people; however, as with most things there is a good use and a bad use. I believe the good uses out weigh the bad uses in this case. In this essay I am going to discuss three reasons I am against gun control: one being it is our constitutional right to bear arms, two every citizen should have the right to protect themselves, their family, and their property, a...   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 649 words
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The Great Gun Control Debate - Since its creation the firearm has served as man’s best means of self preservation, has helped in the expansion of frontiers, and has served to help many, including Americans, to secure and enforce their rights and maintain democracy. Even today our military uses firepower to prevent the spread of tyranny throughout the world. We refer to our troops as “armed forces” and the necessity of maintaining our firepower has been recognized throughout the human history, which the firearm has helped to shape....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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The Right to Own a Gun is a Constitutional Privilege that Need Not be Regulated - “If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns”. This argument has been tried throughout the years, as tragedies from assassinations to school shootings have become the focal point of national concern. The Constitution grants American’s the right to bear arms, but over the years these rights have become infringed as new laws are passed in response to specific acts that call for new safety measures. But at this point in time, because of the already instated acts, enough measures have been taken to legally prevent criminals from obtaining guns....   [tags: gun control, argumentative, persuasive] 1245 words
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The Role of Naturalism and Rationalism in American and British Gun Policy - Although they may not be aware of it, complex philosophic principles influence the simple actions of the mass’s everyday lives. In fact, long lasting and well defined contentions of basic philosophy concerning the actions of human beings has not only affected individuals, but also entire countries. Some of the greatest nations on Earth have been formed around key thoughts and opinions of several great philosophers. Primarily amongst these, however, or John Locke and Thomas Hobbes, both of whom wrote on “The State of Nature”, or the state of absolute freedom....   [tags: Gun Control Laws] 753 words
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Government Control of Weapons - Government Control of Weapons “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 United States Constitution Amendment 2). Since the beginning of time, weapons have been known to be a crucial factor in the survival of civilizations. In the current time, government involvement in the area of guns and weapons has been a debate among many. Within the United States, all citizens have their fundamental rights....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Gun Control in the United States - Weapons have been a big problem to the United States for many years now. People have access to many weapons just as easy as the US Military does. The people of the US can both go to a gun store and buy a weapon at the age of sixteen, or they can make a deal with anyone in the streets of the US. Because of the accessibility to weapons, Americans can cause collateral damage in the neighborhood they live in. They can also commit robbery, or go anywhere and start shooting. One problem that happened on April 9, 2014 is that a male sixteen-year-old student went on a stabbing and slashing spree with two knives at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh....   [tags: Weapons, Guns, United States]
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Gun Laws In The State of Georgia - Georgia has many gun laws, which help protect the state and the people in the state. The laws range from having a permit to carry a hand gun, where you cannot carry a handgun, what kind of guns you can carry without having a firearm permit, what age someone can buy a gun. The second amendment gives us the right to bear arms not just in the state of Georgia but it gives us the right everywhere. Georgia also has a law about the possession of people with guns who was involved in a crime, minors with the possession of handguns, and possession of dangerous weapons and the possession of a firearm under the influence in the state....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Has Your Voice About Gun Safety Been Stolen? - The questions that surround the issues of gun safety have resurfaced again since the recent shootings in Arizona. (Luo) Are background checks enough to help prevent shooting violence. Do guns that have the capacity to fire several rounds without having to reload have any influence on the number of deaths that occur due to shootings. Should mental health be screened further as a preventative safety measure. It is suggested that perhaps we the American people will never know. According to scientists and former government officials that were part of the National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, which is a division of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the answers to these q...   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Pulling the Trigger on Gun Rights - Guns have been in the public’s hands for over a thousand years. Firearms have been used to hunt, to protect, settle differences, and win wars. Today the government is trying to find ways to revoke the 2nd amendment, so that only the police and military can carry guns. The second amendment is the individual right to keep and bear arms. This push to eliminate society from having guns in their possession is said to protect citizens. Pro-gun citizens are upset that the government is trying to take away their guns, because it would be harder to protect them-selves from people that get guns illegally or use their guns to harm others....   [tags: gun control, government, firearms]
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The Gun Control Debate Continues - In today’s society it’s easy to find something in a newspaper, magazine, or on television that portrays the scrutiny of guns in the home. While reading or viewing such opinions it can possibly influence one to see issues in a particular way. It is not my goal to persuade you to lean in a specific direction but to see the issue from different angles. When viewing both arguments you are faced with reflecting on your own opinion and possibly agreeing more firmly with your own choice or changing your outlook and coming across the subject in a new way....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Individual Rights and Gun Control - One of the safest yet deadliest tools available to the common man, guns have shown to be protectors in times of need and killers in the hands of wrongdoers. A newly proposed bill, House File 163 aims to limit the ability of criminals to commit crime by limiting the maximum amount of ammunition that a magazine can contain. Due to the gravity of the subject, many Iowans agree that limiting magazine size and gun use is the answer, while others argue that this is unconstitutional and will prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves....   [tags: shootings, killers, wrongdoers]
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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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Gun Crimes Cause Serious Harm to Children by Christine Watkins - Many people in America are coming to the realization that gun violence is beginning to have a dramatic affect on teenagers. Christine Watkins, the author of, “Gun Crimes Cause Serious Harm to Children” Gives much evidence on why she believes more gun control, or even removing all firearms from homes will be the solution to this crisis. She tells readers that teenagers from urban areas have the greatest risk of being involved in some kind of gun crime. With her estimate of over 280 million gun in America, she believes firearms are too readily available and teenagers are accessing them with little to no trouble, legally, or illegally....   [tags: gun violence, teenagers, gun control]
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Gun Control Controls Nothing - More and more frequently, we are saddened by the news of mass shootings. Whether it takes place in a school or public area, these shootings are both disastrous and mortifying. Families begin to feel anger and sadness, and demand immediate justice. Although these terrible events continue to happen, there have been no significant steps taken towards the reduction in the number of weapons; specifically assault rifles. This leads one to question do we need to ban the right to possess such weapons. If the possession of these weapons is not made illegal, we run the risk of another attack....   [tags: ban on assault rifles]
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In Favor of Gun Ownership in the US - The ownership of a firearm should not be illegal when most gun owners are law-abiding citizens who use guns in a responsible manner. Our country’s founding fathers ratified the second amendment as a part of our Constitution in order to protect citizen’s right to bear arms and to be prepared for foreign invasion. However, currently the views on gun ownership are beginning to differ even more in urban and rural communities across America because of how each society is individually affected by the use of firearms....   [tags: Gun Control, Second Amendment, School Shootings]
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An Argument Against Gun Control - The Gun Control issue has sparked major controversy in America today. People who support gun control feel that guns are the reason for the soaring crime rate in our country. I disagree with the supporters of gun control. I feel that because of the black market, violent criminals being released from prison early, and the need to ensure personal safety, stricter gun control will have very little impact on violent crime in America. I believe that gun control works in theory, but not in real life. Sure, there are many violent crimes where guns are used, but most of these guns are obtained illegally, because the gun control laws enforced are not enough....   [tags: Firearms Brady Bill]
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The Necessity of Gun Control - As a result of the many school shootings that have taken place in the last few years, there has been a push for stricter gun control laws. Many people don't feel safe in today's society. The government has been listening to the people and has already passed some laws. There are some people who are opposed to stricter gun control laws. Many gun enthusiasts don't believe that gun control laws will resolve the problem. They claim that only law abiding citizens would obey the laws - and they aren't the ones creating the problem....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]
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The Ethics of Gun Control - The Ethics of Gun Control The phrase "Gun Control" means different things to different people. One bumper sticker states that "Gun Control means hitting your target." However one defines gun control, the mere mention of it brings controversy. Opposing sides have for years fought over the laws that govern firearms. For the purposes of this paper "Gun Control" is defined as policies enacted by the government that limit the legal rights of gun owners to own, carry, or use firearms, with the intent of reducing gun crimes such as murder, armed robbery, aggravated rape, and the like....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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Gun Control! - ... As a machine that can kill, many people very quickly, a vast amount of violence is naturally going to result from its existence. The words “something must be done” are always spoken in the wake of a tragedy, especially when it involves gun violence. There is also a lot of blame thrown about. Blame the NRA. Blame the President. Blame every gun-owning citizen in American. Blame Adam Lanza’s mother. Blame Sandy Hook Elementary’s security system. Nevertheless, pointing your finger does not solve problems....   [tags: protection, violence, hunting] 671 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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The Necessity of Gun Control - The Necessity of Gun Control Gun control is one of the most debatable topics today. Thirty-three million Americans own firearms for hunting (Aitkens 9). But hunting is not the sole reason for which many individuals buy firearms. Of all countries, the United States is the one which is troubled most by a large number of criminals who are in possession of guns. The U.S. has the highest firearm murder rate of any democracy in the world (Aitkens 5). Where is the country going wrong as far as gun control is concerned....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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An Argument For Gun Control - Gun control is an issue that has been debated by Americans since the 1960’s (Dolan 1). The debate questions the right of Americans to bear arms, this including, handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Some say a simple restriction of these arms is in order while some think they should be banned altogether (Dolan 1). Both sides hold strong opinions often causing conflict in the matter and confusion among the citizens of the United States. However, the opponents do agree that a death rate of 30 million a year due to the powerful and deadly weapon is too high; only they have different views on how to lower this rate....   [tags: Guns Shooting Arms Weapons Essays]
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Gun Control in America Today - During the Vietnam War, more than twice as many Americans were killed with firearms in the U.S. than died in combat. Today, firearms are used in approximately 65% of the 11,000 homicides a year. Suicides are carried out via a gun 57% of the 16,600 a year (“GunCite” 49). These statistics pose the question, “Would there be that many fewer deaths if guns were banned altogether. Or would these deaths occur just the same but by other means?” Studies on both a local and a national level have shown that the majority of murders are committed by those with previous criminal records....   [tags: Guns Weapons Violence Crime 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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Gun Violence in America: Terrorists, Criminals, and the Mentally Deranged - A gun is a very powerful piece of machinery that can impact a person’s life in just milliseconds. In the wrong hands, a gun could negatively impact many. If a person is not mature enough to handle a gun, they are likely to make poor decisions with the weapon and underestimate their abilities or the abilities of the gun. On the other hand, a person may know exactly how powerful a gun is. Some may use this tool for good while others use it for bad. They may intentionally create havoc with the weapon in an attempt to advance him or her self in one-way or another....   [tags: mass shootings, gun control]
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