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Will Gun Control Cause Any Changes in Society - ... Information Plus Reference Series. Student Resources in Context. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. "Firearm Laws." Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law. Ed. Jeffrey Wilson. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 231-235. Student Resources in Context. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. "Firearms and Crime." Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People?. Sandra M. Alters. 2011 ed. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Information Plus Reference Series. Student Resources in Context. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. Forman, James, Jr. "Children and guns: advocacy groups speak out....   [tags: firearms, weaons, laws and restrictions]
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The Truth behind the Demand for More Gun-control - ... Effectively drawing his readers in, Gresham reminds his readers that hundreds of thousands of everyday citizens own and use semiautomatics without harm coming to others. Gresham drives his point home by reminding readers of the dissolve of the assault rifle ban in 2004. He tells readers that after a 10-year ban on assault rifles here in the U.S., that gun-control supporters predicted a huge increase in crime with rifles that never came. Gresham wisely appeals to his reader’s common sense by sharing with his audience that statistically more people are killed with fists and feet than with rifles of any kind, and that semiautomatic weapons make-up a fraction of that subset of rifles....   [tags: weapons, safety, law]
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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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The Pros and Cons of Gun Control in the United States - ... The best part about owning a gun is you can keep burglars or vandals at bay without even having to fire your gun;, just the sight of a gun will keep people from trying to break into your homes. Now for the con side of this debate, first I would have to say that having a gun is extremely risky. There is danger associated with owning a gun. You can be foolish and leave your gun where children may have access to it which can lead to more pressing issues. This is why when small children are in the house keep your guns hidden and do not allow them to know where these guns are....   [tags: right to bear arms, fire arms ownership]
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Opposing Gun Control with the Right to Bear Arms - ... This is the main job of the Second Amendment , to protect citizen’s rights to protect themselves, their country, and also use weapons for recreational purposes. Firearms provide a sufficient way of self-defense. What do you do when you are in serious trouble. The majority of the answers you will get when you ask someone this is” I’ll call 911.” Well that will not do you any good unless you just want the police or some other emergency responder to find you raped, dead or assaulted. The state of Florida’s homicide rate changed from the 37% above national average to 3% below the national average when they changed their concealed carry law in 1987....   [tags: 2nd amendment, militia, self defense]
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Does Gun Control Lower Crime Rates? - Gun control is a very hotly debated subject in America. Whether it be a tragic school shooting, or gang violence in large cities there is always mixed emotions. A main focus when it comes to gun control is determining in what ways will guns be limited. There are many different forms of gun control, some more strict than others. Another topic when it comes to gun control is where criminals get their guns. Would making new laws really make it harder for criminals to get their weapons or are they already coming from illegal sources....   [tags: the right to bear arms]
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Gun Control: The Real Issues - “Misuse or theft prohibited by law”. This was the warning printed on a milk-carrying container at the local grocery store where I work. The use of the word “prohibited” intrigued me, so when I got home I looked it up in Reader’s Digest’s Great Encyclopedic Dictionary. I found two definitions: “1. To forbid, especially by authority or law; interdict.” and “2. To prevent or hinder.”. (1077) Now, which definition was being used in the warning. Was is possible to forbid misuse or theft by passing a law....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Differing Interpretation on 2nd Ammendment on Gun Control in U.S. - Gun control policies regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession and use of firearms. In The United States the issue of gun control has been a hot topic for many years. The second amendment to the constitution "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" means that individuals may own guns, not just police and military however; Democratic lawmakers believe this may not be the way the amendment was intended to be interpreted. One problem with this issue is determining the rights of the people as they were intended by our forefathers....   [tags: congress, death, nra] 826 words
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Should the Federal Government Enforce Stricter Gun Control? - ... “Homicide in Australia.” Australian Institute of Criminology 46 (2002): 1-48. 4 Apr.2014. “Darion Aguilar, Maryland Mall Shooter.” The Huffington Post. Huffingtonpost.com. 12 Mar. 2014. Web 14 Mar. 2014. “Disarmament Issues.” United Nations Office for Disarmament. Un.org. (2013). Web 4 Apr. 2014. Chapdelaine, Michael. “Top Five Baseless and Subversive Arguments Against the Second Amendment.” Truthalert.net. 7. Jan. 2008. 25 Feb. 2014. “Gun Crime.” Politics.co.uk. (2012). 4 Apr. 2014. “Gun Violence Prevention.” Congressional Digest 92.3 (2013): 1-32....   [tags: shooting prevention, the right to bear arms]
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Comparing Gun Control Laws in Kentucky, USA and Germany - “Our love is to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.” Since this quote that Thomas Jefferson once said, guns and their capabilities have changed history throughout the world and have affected all most everyone living in today’s society. Gun control and gun polices have created an upheaval among a growing amount of nations. With increasing gun rate crime and the ease of accessibility to obtain firearms in some places in the world, states inside America and countries around the world have altered its stance on gun control and their laws....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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Should the Federal Government Enforce Stricter Gun Control? - Gun control has been one of the most argumentative and controversial issues in America today. The media is constantly making the public aware of all the altercations regarding firearms and the enforcement of laws controlling firearms. When we see these issues on television we become accustomed to the fact that gun control is a political debate but it is also an ethical debate. Our founding fathers had very explicit beliefs in the right to own weapons and ensured that it was written in the U.S. Constitution....   [tags: policies are unethical or ineffective]
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Gun Control: Not Fair to the People Trying to Protect Themselves - ... civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year (Agresti and Smith). Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of women that use guns to protect themselves against sexual related crimes every year. Based upon these statistics and data, it is obvious that guns do more good than evil and in most cases prevent evil from even occurring. One evil that countless people place the blame on guns for is mass shootings. After a 1995 act, concealed carry permit holders could no longer carry guns in schools....   [tags: the right to bear arms]
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We Do Not Need More Gun Control - ... He was right about the criminal returning and he scared the criminal by shooting him once while the assailant was trying to attack him. The police determined that Mr. Demar acted in self-defense. Mr. Demar stated that “if a criminal is going to break into a house, what type of Torres4 town would he go to. A town with a gun ban.” This proves that the Second Amendment is meant to protect the common American from harm. Now a day, people are fighting to get the Second Amendment repealed, but that would not be good and would actually lead us in a more violent direction....   [tags: guns, ownership, permits, violence]
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Will Stricter Gun Control Laws Hurt This Country? - Gun control laws intend to regulate or restrict guns by choosing who can posses, buy and sell particular guns. Prohibition on guns will have little effect on reducing crimes, as criminals do not obey laws. There are many myths about gun control reducing acts of gun violence, which are simply not true, according to research. People are responsible for crimes, not the guns themselves. If more people had guns on their person, the crime rate would drop, as criminals would be discouraged to cause an instance when people could protect themselves....   [tags: crimes, prohibition, shooting, teachers, defensive] 1351 words
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Should Gun Control be more Heavily Enforced? - Guns kill thousands of people every year. Whether it was war or some random mugging on the streets, they are tools of destruction. Nothing good can come from owning a gun. Every action has a consequence whether you decide to make it or not. Taking guns away from people will only leave guns in the hands of criminals. From a consensus from 2009, there are over 300 million people living in the United States. About one-third of the population owns a firearm. (Gun Control) The position that the government should take is that guns shouldn’t be taken from civilians since it doesn’t solve the problem for murder, but heavily enforce the process to obtain and keep a gun....   [tags: arms legislation, constitutional rights]
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Gun Control is Not the Answer to High Murder Rates - Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in the United States, with a Gallup poll showing that people are divided approximately in half over the issue. The poll done in January of 2013, shortly after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, showed that 38% of Americans wanted stricter gun laws, while 43% were satisfied with the current laws. Only a mere 5% of people were of the opinion that the gun laws should be looser. Although American lawmakers propose tighter gun regulations with every occurrence of a major shooting, such an action would not reduce the number of homicides in the United States....   [tags: Legal Issues, Deadliest shootings, Firearms Policy]
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Gun Control: Open Carry Policy Is Not The Answer - Gun control is a controversial issue that currently has no easy solution to please everyone. In an article written by Adam Winkler, a professor from the UCLA School of Law, he states that open carry is the answer to having fewer guns on the streets. His argument fails because it contains false premises throughout the article and is also inductively weak. First, he commits the slippery slope fallacy by assuming a series of events will occur for doing one action. Second, he commits the bandwagon fallacy....   [tags: concealed weapons, solution]
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The Pros and Cons of Abortion, Prostitution and Gun Control - Your body is yours to do as you please. For some they argue yes, while others are completely against it. When talking about your body it is a reference to drugs, Abortion and prostitution, when these words are brought up people views change completely. Although many views I will only highlight a select few but there is a huge debate in each one of these topics. Another huge point is the government controlling people gun rights, in recent light of Obama threatening to take away guns from the American people this has sparked a huge debate in our country....   [tags: controversial topics discussion]
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The 2nd Amendment Does Not allow Gun Control - Throughout American History looking all the way back to the late 18th Century and the Revolutionary War, there have been many qualities that set America apart from all other countries. Documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights bestowed upon Americans have spelled out some of these very qualities that Americans hold dear. One right that is often brought to the forefront of the argument over gun control is found within the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights 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”(1)....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control: Mass Shootings and Violent Crimes - The Problem To start the evaluation the first question that should be answered is why the issue of owning guns has become such a problem within the American subculture. The answer to this question is complicated, but perhaps there are four key reasons. The first reason being the main stream Medias perception and messages that they portray to the public about firearms ownership, an example of this is although it is more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than die from a gunshot injury the media focuses on glorifying the issue of gun violence on most of their programing, including giving false statistics and inaccurate information to the people in order to skew public opinion.....   [tags: american subculture, shootings] 3025 words
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We Need Stricter Laws for Gun Control - About forty years ago, teachers used to say that the worst problems in their schools were students chewing gum and talking during class. Wouldn't it be wonderful if those were still the biggest problems. Unfortunately, teachers now are struggling with many deaths of their students and maybe even their own children. The numbers of teenagers’ deaths increase everyday from gun violence. Students, particularly boys, who carry guns, are more likely to be involved in drug activity according to The Children Data Bank and more likely to have committed crimes with weapons....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 1187 words
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Port Arthur Massacre And Subsequent Gun Control - Since Martin Bryant’s massacre on Port Arthur, the legal system in Australia is amended and reformed gun laws to create a more effective legislation. Gun-related deaths have since been drawn to more efficient attention in Australian psyche, whilst the issue of gun-laws on a global level still remains as a conspiracy in many countries. The massacre left the Australian nation in shock, with a heavily involved attitude on behalf of local and national police, and thousands devastated at the aftermath....   [tags: Australian History ]
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America Needs More Gun Control Laws - 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 is not the answer, because doing so would consequentially create a communist state. Instead, the best solution is to control who buys guns and for what purpose....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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America Has Too Much Gun Control - When a person hears the word "gun," he or she usually associates the purposes and uses of a gun with crime-related issues and plots of terrorism because of modern culture. They are used for that purpose by some people, but those people do not represent all aspects of the relationship of firearms to society. In the United States, many laws have been passed in order to regulate the use of guns by certain individuals, along with the establishment of associations that specialize in the usage and handling of firearms....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control May Help Save Lives - ... Although many states require for a person to carry a permit before legally owning a firearm, only nine out of the fifty states require a, “May Issue”, which means that the individual who is requesting to get his or her gun permit, must submit a reason for carrying that firearm to an issuing authority which has the power to over look their reasoning and accept or decline that request. In Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming, a permit is not even required to have a concealed firearm. The only state that has a “no-carry-law” is Illinois and that is due to their high number in gun related crimes....   [tags: school shootings] 1410 words
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People for Gun Control - People for Gun Control The recent events that has happened, such as the school shootings and all the violence seen on television, has without a doubt made many of us consider gun control as a possible solution to the violence that has spread across the nation. On the other hand there are other ways to reduce the violence besides using gun control to do that, which are teaching proper gun handling and making mandatory licensing to obtain a gun. With gun control laws the government is putting the average citizen in harms way by taking there gun away from them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 1233 words
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Argument Against Gun Control - Gun Control is when you keep firearms plus guns away from people. Many people think that gun control is right because they think keeping people away from guns will reduce the amount of deaths each year. They also think that guns cause many of the deaths that had been committed each year. Also when ever people hear the word gun, the thoughts are of violence and negativity. Many people, myself included think gun control is wrong because we know that it is not necessary, since we know that guns were not involved in many of the deaths caused each year....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1277 words
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Liberals LOVE Gun Control - Liberals Love Gun Control       Gun Control can be called the 'acid test' of liberalism. All true liberals must favor stricter gun controls. After all, doesn't the United States have the most heavily armed population on the earth. Are we not the world's most violent people. Surely these facts must be at least casually connected. Therefore the apparently desperate need to "do something" about the vast quantity of firearms and firearms abuse is obvious.                  Guns are employed in an enormous number of crimes in this country....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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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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Freedom vs. Gun Control - The right to bear arms has been a part of this country’s constitution since its conception in 1776. Guns we originally a commodity that almost every household had. Firearms were used for hunting and protection. As the modern era came upon us, there became a lesser need to own a firearm because of a controlled police force and a surplus in food. The surplus in food and modern law enforcement, along with rising firearm crimes prompted the government to start reviewing gun laws. Furthermore, over the past century the right to bear a firearm has been restricted by many laws....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1667 words
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Gun Control in Canada - Part I:Introduction The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety of penalties ....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]
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Arguements For Gun Control - The violence in today’s world, has become ordinary and common. This violence causes a staggering number of deaths and injuries throughout the world. The main weapon used to engage in violence is the gun. That’s why I want a strict gun control policy that would nearly abolish guns and make the world a safer place. This policy would make it impossible to buy guns and would only allow hunters to “rent” guns. By doing this, violence, related to guns, would greatly and rapidly decrease. On April 20th, 1999, 2 friends from Columbine, Colorado came to school....   [tags: essays research papers] 1333 words
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Vote Against Gun Control - Gun control is an awfully big issue in the United States today. Many people in America don’t agree with the gun control laws that they have today. Gun control laws only take guns and freedom away from law-abiding citizens. Many citizens have their own reasons for owning a gun. Why would the government want to make it harder for people to own a gun. People that own guns aren’t very likely to be attacked by criminals. Owning a handgun is one of the best ways of protection when used correctly. The second amendment states “the right to bear arms”; does this grant everyone the right to own a gun....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1693 words
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Gun Control in America - Guns are there a right to all American citizens, or are they an out of date way of defense. In this paper you will find many examples of how guns are a right for Americans. Also necessary way of defense. People who are for gun control, assume that when guns are taken away there will no longer be any gun related crime. This is far from the truth, in many places where strict gun control bills have been passed; the murder rate has risen by a huge amount. In the following paragraphs you will find many examples of how gun control just means more violence....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1286 words
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Gun Control in Canada - Gun Control in Canada Gun Control is an important issue to Canadians. Canada has both provincial and federal legislation that restricts the sale, purchase, and use of different kinds of firearms. The United States, on the other hand, do not have federal or state bills restricting the possession or use of firearms, only local laws exist there. A firearm consists of any barreled weapon from which a shot, bullet or other missile can be fired and that is capable of causing serious bodily harm or death....   [tags: Research Papers]
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Gun Control in Canada -     There has been considerable debate recently in Canada over the issue of gun control. The Canadian parliament enacted the Firearms Act to enforce gun control by requiring gun owners to register their firearms. Just recently, the government of Alberta lead in a charge, including five other provinces and numerous pro-gun groups, complaining that the law is unconstitutional and intrudes on provincial jurisdiction. They also claim that the act infringes on property and civil rights that are guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1406 words
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Gun Control in America - Gun Control in America The American Constitution and the Bill of Rights are amazing documents in their wording. Its writers showed astonishing foresight in some ways, and understanding that they could not accurately predict the future in others. These documents grant specific and vague powers to different departments of the Federal Government. The wording allows for changes to be made in its content and interpretation. One example of all these qualities, is the Second Amendment, and its interpretation has caused heated debate in recent years....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms] 1420 words
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Gun Control and Regulation - Gun Control and Regulation The idea of gun control and regulation is becoming more and more popular throughout the U.S., although it may still bring up resistance among some people. Guns are sort of a foundation of American culture. This country's freedom was won over bloody and "heroic" wars with guns. Guns are portrayed throughout television, movies, and video games. Guns are a popular symbol of power, control, authority, dominance, and can be associated with security and defense....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1729 words
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Gun Control in America - Gun Control in America Firearms are so pervasive in this country that sometimes we forget the price we pay for an all-too-easy access to guns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 10,744 Americans were murdered with firearms in 1996. However, only 174 of these homicides were justifiable. In 1995 alone, 35,957 Americans were killed with firearms, in homicides, suicides and accidents. In comparison, 33,651 Americans were killed in the Korean War and 58,148 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1367 words
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Different Gun Laws Around the World - ... Canadians have somewhat of a limited admittance to firearms, although they are still able to purchase them with ease. Licensing provisions of the Firearms Act aim to ensure proper training and safe storage. Members must possess a license, called a "possession and acquisition license". A firearms safety class must be passed before applying for a license. A non-resident can have a "non-resident firearms declaration" confirmed by a customs officer, which provides that person a temporary 60-day pass to carry a firearm in Canada....   [tags: firearm laws, policies, gun control]
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America Needs Gun Control - The shootings that have happened in the schools throughout the Unites States over the past few months have created a great divide among Americans on what we should do as a nation to prevent further shootings from happening. Many people believe that imposing new laws on purchasing weapons by requiring background checks, holding adults responsible for the actions of their children and requiring gun locks on weapons to prevent children will stop these massacres in our school from happening. There are many issues that need to be looked at in order to decide which laws are necessary....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]
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Gun Control in America - One of the biggest issues facing our nation today seems to be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun laws. There are people that feel strongly on both sides of this issue. Neither side wants more gun violence; the question is how to control gun violence. The Second Amendment to the United States constitution states “a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”(U.S....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 885 words
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Gun Control in America - Gun Control in America Since disarming the citizens of this country is the objective of the federal government, and since the federal government proclaims this to be a democratic country based upon equality, then any gun control measures adopted by the government should be democratically applied. If law-abiding citizens are to have their guns taken from them then let the law-abiding police agencies of the state be disarmed also. (Those in law enforcement who are crooked can keep their guns just as the drug pushers and criminal elements in the civilian population at large will keep theirs.) Democracy based on equality requires that, so far as possible all are to be democratically equal....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 676 words
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We Need Gun Control - We Need Gun Control   Baton Rouge, Lousiana--October 17, 1992--8:30 P.M....A Japanese exchange student, Yoshihiro Hattori, was searching for a party he had been invited to. Thinking he had found the house in which the social would take place, Yoshihiro knocked on the door. Not knowing that they had the wrong house Yoshihiro and his companion startled the proprietor. After having the front door shut in their face the two boys began walking back to Yoshihiro's car. Yoshihiro Hattori and his friend, Webb Haymaker, then turned back towards the house upon hearing the carport door open behind them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Morality of Gun Control - Morality of Gun Control I realize you cannot legislate morality. I agree with that 100 percent. Yes, saying things like "Thou shall be moral" is foolish, but other things can be done. We have to get back to our roots and become more civil and moral. Throughout recent history our society has continually loosened its moral bonds until we have arrived at the 'everything goes' attitudes of today. This loosening simply has to be reversed. Let me say that this will be a difficult task, but our society MUST put common sense and civility forefront of today's efforts nationwide....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 767 words
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Gun Control Issues - Throughout the years, the firearms industries have been making firearms for the civilians to protect themselves from danger. All fifty states in the United States of America have different laws as to the type of firearms one can own. In some states you can own semi-automatic weapons and in some states such as California one is not allowed to own a semi-automatic. There are laws in certain states where you have a right to carry a concealed weapon. Unfortunately, like most of the laws, citizens on whether or not the gun laws should have restrictions bring up some concerns....   [tags: Firearm Industries, Protection, Security, Guns]
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Relationship between Gun Control Policies and Gun Crime Rates - In the second amendments to the U.S. Constitution, it is stated that the right of people to keep and bear arms should never be infringed under any circumstances to ensure the security of a free state. However, it seems that this amendment has been misinterpreted by many Americans since the country has seen many innocent souls falling due to high gun crimes. And that is why I decided to write a research paper to answer one question: a question that states, “To what extents, does strict gun control policies by the governments reduce gun crime rates?” And this writer strongly argues that stricter gun control policies by the governments will reduce gun crime rates significantly....   [tags: behavioral science, second ammendement ]
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Assault Rifle Ban: Weapon Control - Assault weapon control is becoming an unavoidable topic in the United States. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation more than nine hundred people have died from mass shootings in the past seven years and an assault rifle was used in twelve of the forty-three mass shootings in the past four years. The U.S. Department of Defense has long defined assault rifles as fully automatic rifles used for military purposes. The National Firearm Act of 1934 prohibited fully automatic weapons in the United States....   [tags: gun control, violence, civilians]
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Gun Ownership and Gun Control in Canada - Gun Ownership and Gun Control in Canada The Oscar-won documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ has aroused people’s awareness of gun ownership and gun control issues. Should gun ownership be banned or should guns be controlled. Does gun ownership create a violent society. The answer is not measurable, however, from the firearm situation between America and Canada, the answer is more obvious. America probably has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. In Canada, the percentage of Canadian households with a rifle is approximately equal to the level in United States....   [tags: firearms weapons guns crime] 869 words
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Private Gun Ownership Does not Lead to Higher Rates of Gun Violence - Gun ownership is a right of the American citizen. The second amendment of our country’s Declaration of Independence 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 (Chemerinsky, 2006).” When this was written in 1791, most people owned guns to, protect their homes and families, to hunt wildlife, and to use as self-defense. Today, this amendment still applies for those reasons. Citizens may own and possess weapons legally....   [tags: owning guns, second amendment, gun control]
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Are Background Checks Needed for Gun Sales at Gun Shows? - Gun control debates of the past have led to the passage of some legislation, the most prominent measure being the Brady Bill, which required that background checks be run on potential customers before they were sold a gun. However, this national legislation concerning gun control only applies to licensed gun dealers. This has left a huge “gun control loophole,” the sale of firearms by unlicensed dealers and private collectors at gun shows, at the national level, which has recently become the center of intense debate....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Gun Purchase Control - ... They both experienced hallucinations that usually cause the shooter to commit these types of murders (The Nation). The Sandy Hook shooting is one of the more recent, very unfortunate mass murders. Adam Lanza killed his mother then stole three guns from her home. Lanza made his way to the elementary school, shot himself and entrance into the building and murder 20 students, all the ages of six and seven, along with six adults and then himself (CNN). The question constantly is arising: Why are people with mental illnesses able to get their hands on guns....   [tags: universal background check] 1896 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Gun control is an issue that many are faced with daily. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children more now than before. Some want gun control and some do not. I am against gun control because I believe if properly educated about a gun, anyone can use it to a certain extent. I know gun control laws would help cut back on the store robberies, bank robberies, gang shootings, etc. Gun laws that restrict the sale of handguns would help keep handguns out of criminals’ hands....   [tags: Argumentative Firearms Essays Papers Weapons]
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Gun Control - The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights gives people the right to keep and bear arms. The ideas of setting strict laws that allow only hunting rifle use, and laws that allow more freedom has been argued over for many years. The best argument protecting the Second Amendment is that people have more security when possessing a gun. Although this is possibly true, gun control provides much more than comfort for the people. The second amendment has some benefits, but many dangers also come with having the right to own a gun....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Gun Control - Gun Control My response to this comment is that it is based on facts that have been misused and only represents one side of a story that is multifaceted. Many recent studies have shown that gun control is needed in a society like ours today and helps to curb all types of gun related fatalities not just homicides. In Canada, over 3000 firearms are stolen annually. Gun control is needed to be able to trace the usage of guns and the hands they fall into. Many stolen guns are used in violent crimes and are easier to trace when they have been registered; registration has been proven to tie some criminals to their crimes....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 471 words
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Gun Control - 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. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S.      The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for military service. The nation's powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, holds that it means the right to keep and bear arms -any arms....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]
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Gun Control - The people of the United States of America are given special rights that are guaranteed in the Constitution - The Supreme Law of the Land. The Second Amendment of the Constitution declares, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." People may have this right, however advocates of gun control believe guns are too risky. Opponents of gun control claim guns have protected them in a self-defense situation....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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Gun Control - In the wake of all the school shootings in the past fifteen years gun control has become a more serious issue than before. Gun control has always been a concern in the United States, but not until the first major school shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado did this topic become a reality to the American public. In 1999, this massacre left fifteen people dead including the assassins. And just recently on March 5, 2001 did the tradition continue, when Charles Andrew Williams killed two classmates, leaving many injured in Santee California....   [tags: Persuasive Essays] 915 words
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Gun Control - Since the early days, gun control has been a never-ending debate. It is because of the fast increase in crime, the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control in order reduce the crime in the United States, that this issue has been hotly debated in recent years. The streets of America are now a war zone especially right here were we live. ?Florida has the highest crime rate of any state and the sixth highest homicide level?(www.guncite.com). A sad fact but true....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1022 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Section 1. Overview The issue of the letter which I sent was gun control legislation. The recipient of my letter was United States Senator George V. Voinovich of Ohio. This issue is an important topic in our country at this time which involves critical and controversial legislation, a large industry and special interest groups. Section 2. Summary of the Issue The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution states, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The reason for this Amendment as intended by the founding fathers was to insure that the citizens of the newly formed union could protect themselves from governme...   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 622 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Gun control is an action of the government that is supposed to reduce crime. Congress has passed many laws on this subject and there really has not been an effect. Gun control has been a controversial issue for years, but the citizens of the United States have a right to own guns and the Constitution states that. On the government's path to control guns they created the Brady Act. Handgun Control Incorporated is the major organization for lobbying, and introducing legislation on gun control....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1351 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control in the United States News is all around us and is readily available to everyone. There are many flaws in the system that hurts the authenticity of the news when you see it. The media is indirectly part of the political system. Most news is either considered liberal or conservative by many. The media is often considered to be biased. The reason for this is because they do not act neutral on the things that they report on. They usually give their point of view and tend to warp the information so it’s easily digestible by the average person....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 734 words
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Gun Control - Whenever some terrible act of violence occurs, such as a horrible school-shooting, people start asking questions and pointing fingers. They want to put the blame on someone or something. The blame is most often put on an inanimate object that does only what the person using it wants it to do. Guns do not cause crime and more gun control laws are not the answer. Gun control violates rights given to us by the Second Amendment, guns have proven to be extremely effective in deterring crimes and protecting private property, gun control does not work in controlling violence, and gun control goes against everything the founders of this country stood for....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control - Gun Control In the United States of America, guns are one of the top causes of unnatural deaths. Therefore, guns must be regulated in this country, so that we as a country can decrease the number of murders caused by gun use. This can happen only if the punishments for illegal actions involving guns are reinforced and there is an increase in security in all public locations. Amending the current second amendment, so that guns should be given only to police and people with a clean record and all guns must be purchased through the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 740 words
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Gun Control - The United States of America is the most heavily armed population in the world. There are 200 Million guns and 60 to 65 Million legal owners who have one or more guns. In the United States, more than half of the households have guns. In 1974, nearly two million guns were produced in the United States, and four hundred thousand guns were imported. In 1975, the House Judiciary Committee Report Number 94-1103 stated that there were about three hundred thousand actual or potential handgun deaths annually....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 643 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Statistics on an issue such as gun control are not hard to come by. The numbers seem to sway in the favor of gun control being ineffective against the epidemic of gun violence that is facing this nation today. There is evidence to support that many guns used for illegal activities are obtained by illegal means anyway, making laws to restrict the purchase of said guns ineffective at keeping firearms out of criminals hands. Evidence also supports the statements that guns are used in defense more often than not, that the age old statistic that “13” children die each day by guns is inaccurate, and that there are numbers that show the direct relationship between the loosening of gun...   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1233 words
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Gun Control - “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Does our second amendment really give rights to civilians to carry guns, which are a mechanical device that expels a bullet which can accurately travel colossal distances. As the U.S. sees it today, guns are legal to anyone who fits their criteria. Guns have been used for hundreds of years in the history of our world and nation. However, gun control has been a major debating issue during the past few decades....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 865 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control A problem that has developed recently in our society is the debate over gun control. Many questions arise concerning who should be able to own guns, and how those particular guns are obtained. One major debate is over our Constitutional right to own guns. I want to know when the government should draw the line. Statistics are not the only way a point can be proven about the harmful effects that guns have on our society. Stories from parents who have lost children, or children left fatherless or motherless due to gun violence hit home harder than graphs on paper....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1296 words
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Gun Control - Americans participated in a great debate through the 60's, 70's, 80's, and into the 90's. It is the argument of whether handguns, shotguns, and rifles should be restricted or banned. This debate over ownership of a firearm has produced strong emotions through the past years and does not seem to be abating. Does the U.S. Constitution give people the right, or should guns be restricted or banned because they are used in the commission of many crimes. Some argue that the right to bear arms is not as vital today as it was in the 1700's, or that it does not apply to individuals....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 532 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control Throughout America there is the constant debate concerning the second amendment or the right to bare arms. One day an innocent kid walking home from school gets shot in a drive by shooting is he just a victim of circumstance or could this of been easily prevented. There are lobbyist for the private ownership of guns and lobbyist for legislation to ban personal possession of guns for good. In this paper I hope that just maybe I can persuade you to think differently on a topic that’s stirring up the nation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1076 words
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Gun Control - Gun control in the United States has been a controversial issue for some time now. So much so that the Supreme Court even refuses to address this issue directly. Gun control really boils down to the the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Many people have different interpretations of the Second Amendment and the trenches are dug in deep on this issue. The Second Amendment can not provide the right to bear all types of arms to protect the people from governmental tyranny. If the Second Amendment was absolute, then we would allow the public to possess nuclear weapons, missiles, and other such arms, because like the 9 mm handgun that is an arm, a nuclear warhead is also a type of arm....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1078 words
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Gun Rights in America - On a cold night in December, Linda, a cutthroat investment banker, was walking home late at night from her luxurious office in Houston, Texas. The night was Christmas Eve, but Linda had to work late to finish up a big deal she was closing. It was lightly snowing outside, and as Linda liked snow, she decided walking the short distance to her apartment rather than driving would be relaxing. Her husband and two children were eagerly awaiting her arrival to spend Christmas Eve together as a family. As Linda was walking, she began to have the strange feeling that someone was following her....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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The Guy Behind the Gun: Elementary School Shooting Case - On December 17, 2012, a man shot twenty-seven people—twenty of which were children—at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Had there been a gun for the school’s defense, the amount of those killed could have been significantly lower. As Adam Lanza entered the building, armed and ready to kill, a good guy could have shot him, saving many lives. Guns control prohibits good people from having the ability to stop the bad guys. Gun control laws should be loosened because they violate the Constitution, decrease protection, and it is proven that gun control laws only result in higher crime rate....   [tags: gun control, mass shooting, adam lanza]
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Research Into the Ownership and Distribution of Guns - While the political topics most often discussed in the media over the past several years have been about the economy and wars on terror, gun control is still a major issue that is still being debated in Washington. Some congressmen, usually of the liberal persuasion, advocate stricter gun laws that would limit the number of guns on the street and their availability to the public. Other congressmen, usually of the conservative variety, advocate more relaxed gun laws that would increase public access to guns....   [tags: Gun Control ]
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America Doesn't Need Gun Control at Gun Shows - America Doesn't Need Gun Control at Gun Shows Gun control has been a highly debated issue for several years. In the past this debate has led to the passage of gun control legislation, the most prominent bill being the Brady Bill. However, the national legislation concerning gun control only applies to licensed gun dealers. This has left a huge gun control loophole at the national level, because unlicensed dealers and private collectors are not required to conduct background checks on potential customers before selling them a weapon....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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America Needs Background Checks for Gun Purchases - Tragedy after tragedy, people find themselves mourning over the lives lost. And over and over again, they look back to see how they could have prevented it. People continue to argue and constantly debate what actions should be taken, and while doing so, more and more people lose their lives at the hands of gun violence. It’s clear to see that not much has been done to keep these weapons out of the wrongs hands: the shootings at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech have shown that. What would happen if there were to be another devastating shooting to occur....   [tags: Pro Gun Control, Universal Background Checks]
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Protecting Our Schools from More School Shootings - The U.S. has endured more than 70 school shootings with a death toll exceeding 230. (Locked Down & Loaded). In a recent report issued by xx, the guidelines emphasize that there is no foolproof way to identify a potential active shooter or to respond to the event once it's begun. Each case is unique, though there are some signs that have been identified by the FBI and others -- acquisitions of weapons, or fascination with previous shootings, for instance -- as potential tip-offs (Zubrzycki, Jaclyn, and Nirvi Shah)....   [tags: gun control] 876 words
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More Gun Control - More Gun Control One of the biggest issues in the United States that I would change would be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun control. Slowly they are chipping away at our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. You must ask yourself: For what reason does the government want to restrict law-abiding citizens from owning guns. Certainly government is not so naive to think criminals will adhere to gun control laws. There just may be an underlying motive for gun control....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 942 words
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Too Many Gun-related Deaths Leader to Better Gun Control - ... Firearms caused a lot of trouble in the United States for example, 68 percent of murders, 41 percent of robberies, and 21 percent of aggravated assaults were all related to firearms in 2011. A lot of firearm shooting in the public cases happened for the court to reform the law. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords got shot in the head by a gunman in grocery store parking lot in Arizona. “The gunman killed six people, including a nine-year-old girl” (Opposing viewpoints….). There was a school shooting in Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2002....   [tags: background checks, permit, firearms]
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Gun Control Argument - Gun Control Argument I would consider myself to be a conservative, although I do share a few liberal beliefs. I am a very firm believer in a free market economy. Where the invisible hand of competition keeps business in check. I believe that this type of business benefits the consumer by keeping prices low and quality high. I also think that some monopolies are beneficial to us. Microsoft for example, has a superior product in which consumers have chosen make it a monopoly. The government should not be able to break up this company, unless it is proven that they are mistreating the consumer....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 598 words
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