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Both Sides of Gun Control in the United States - Usually when people think about guns they think about crime. But are the two really related. Do guns really lead to crime. And if they do, do laws that restrict firearm ownership and the use of guns stop the crime or protect people. These are the questions many politicians are asking themselves when creating gun control laws. The debate over gun control is nothing new. As you can see this debate still goes on today and is the cause for the beginning of gun control laws. Guns are extremely powerful weapons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 1450 words
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We Must Be Put To an End to Gun Control in America - Today in America we face many controversial problems. With strict gun control, Americans cannot feel safe, and to some the thought of not being able to use a firearm in self-defense is very frightening. We Americans should never have to be in fear of not being able to protect ourselves, especially in the comfort of our own home. How are strict gun control laws and regulations going to reach the estimated 65 million gun owners that own approximately 240 million firearms (Just Facts Gun Control)....   [tags: Firearms Weapons Laws Essays]
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Too Much Gun Control in the United States -      Do you like guns or would like to own a gun. Would like to have a gun for self protection if the time comes. If so the gun control laws could cause you not to be able to. For that reason gun control laws are way too strict. Some of the elderly that live alone look to guns as self defense. That is way is why I believe there shouldn’t be so much gun control.       Approximately 2.5 million times a year guns are used in self defense. There is about 62,200 victims of violent crimes one percent of them use guns as self defense and another 20,000 are use guns to protect property....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 1615 words
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What Role Should The Government Play in Gun Control? - What Role Should The Government Play in 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.      Gun control is a real issue with Americans today. Many people have different opinions about how to handle our growing dilemma concerning guns. There are those who believe we should ban guns altogether and those who believe we should not ban or restrict the people's right to own guns at all. Both sides have valid arguments, but neither side seems to know how to compromise because of their very different opinions....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]
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Informative Essay: The Debate Over Gun Control - Crime and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. But are the two really associated. Do guns necessarily lead to crime. And if so do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and use stop the crime or protect the citizens. These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when setting about to create gun control laws. The debate over gun control, however, is nothing new. In 1924, Presidential Candidate, Robert La Follete said, “our choice is not merely to support or oppose gun control but to decide who can own which guns under what conditions.” Clearly this debate still goes on today and is the very reason for the formation of gun control laws....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2111 words
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Informative Essay: Gun Control is a Two Sided Issue - Abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are all controversial issues in today's society. Just as important of an issue to many people is gun control. Gun control lobbyists believe that there should be more control over firearms while anti-lobbyists believe there is already enough. Although many people are killed or seriously injured by firearms which are improperly stored, statistics show that assaults with firearms have been progressively lowered since 1975. Therefore, Justice Minister Alan Rock, the person imposing more restriction, is running on scare tactics....   [tags: Informative Essays] 475 words
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Gun Control is NOT Losing your Target in the Recoil - Guns, like many other issues of the day, have two distinct and opposing views with many people in the middle or undecided. Even following the tragic events of December 7, 1993, when unemployed handyman Colin Ferguson boarded the LIR’s 5:33 out of Penn Station. Ferguson waited until the train, filled with local commuters on their way home, pulled out of the Hicksville station before drawing a 9mm pistol. Ferguson then opened fire walking up and down the aisle shooting passangers indiscriminately, stopping only to reload, twice....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]
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Argument Supporting Increased Gun Control in the United States - According to the Coalition for Gun Control, last year a total of 291 people were killed by handguns in Australia, Sweden, Great Britain, Japan, and Switzerland. In the United States more than 24,000 people will be killed by the end of this year. So what is the big difference between the U.S. and these other countries. In these other countries it nearly impossible to buy any kind of gun. In these countries there are no gun shows. In these countries you can’t buy a gun at a pawnshop or your local Wal-Mart....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 769 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Will NOT Reduce Crime - The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helpless....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 2058 words
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Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms - Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms Missing Works Cited With the topic of gun control comes a widely split crowd. There are those that believe that gun control is necessary for decreasing crime and making a nation a safer place to live. And on the other end of the spectrum, they are those that speak of how anti-gun control is what would make our nation a safer place to live. After all, ?Would a person be as likely to break into another family's home knowing that the family has means of personal protection?....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Essays] 877 words
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Persuasive Essay: Gun Control Contradicts the Second Amendment - Gun control has been a hot topic for very long time. People on the anti- gun control side believe that gun ownership is a Constitutional right backed by the Second Amendment. The anti-gun believe that you should be able to posses and own any firearm. They also believe that gun laws only restrict the law abiding citizens. Pro-gun control believe that guns are the backbone to our crime problem. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns of the street and deter crime. The Second Amendment reads," 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" (Caplan p32)....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms] 1288 words
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Informative Essay: Gun Control and the Second Amendment - "If the second amendment does not mean what it says, what about the first?", this was the question asked by author, and National Rifle Association member, Bill Clede. In his article "Gun Control, Press Control", he warns journalists about the hidden dangers associated with gun control. When dealing with the interpretation of the Constitution, there are two views one can take. The Constitution can be viewed as a "living document" or in its "original " understanding. The original understanding, people are guided by what the Framers of the Constitution had in mind when they drafted it....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms] 920 words
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Gun Control: Should the Second Amendment of the Constitution be Updated? - According to the F.B.I., 14,369 murders involving firearms took place in the year 2013 within the United States. We as Americans have the right to “bear arms,” however there can be some changes to at least try to minimize these casualties. The 2nd Amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This may be outdated now that we have a strong military (that is our “well regulated Militia,”) to protect our security, but can a right be scratched off the Constitution because of someone’s interpretation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1187 words
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Persuasive Essay: The Need for Stronger Gun Control Laws - Switzerland has compulsory gun ownership for military age males, yet it has a far lower murder rate than the U.S. But Switzerland also has far stricter gun control laws. Even so, Switzerland has the second highest rate of handgun ownership and handgun murders in the industrialized world, after the U.S. Switzerland is frequently cited as an example of a country with high gun ownership and a low murder rate. However, Switzerland also has a high degree of gun control, and actually makes a better argument for gun regulation than gun liberalization....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 468 words
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Stop the Killing: Pass Gun Control Legislation Now - A study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that the rate of firearm death of children 14 and under is nearly twelve times higher in the U.S. than in 25 other industrialized nations. When comparing the high U.S. gun murder rate to that of other nations, it is vital to realize that the U.S. is also unique in one other relevant way: lax gun ownership restrictions. Almost all industrialized nations have more stringent regulations on weapons possession than the United States, and not surprisingly, all of them have a lower murder rate....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2873 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates the Second Amendment - Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem. These people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms] 1568 words
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) - The National Rifle Association (NRA), recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of the Second Amendment, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a Free State the Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The NRA adheres to the belief that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individuals to bear arms. Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases have confirmed those beliefs. In spite of whether one personally adheres to these interpretations of the amendment or not, the fact is there are over two hundred million guns in this country....   [tags: Gun Control] 793 words
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Guns Don't Kill People, Criminals Kill People - Gun control is a leading concern in America today. Recent shootings and murders today have people scared and pushing forward for gun control acts. In my opinion there should not be gun control acts on any guns besides automatic guns because, automatic guns should strictly be for military use only. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Many people push for gun control, but the effects of gun control are too severe. In this paper I claim to tell about the reasons why someone would push for gun control and the negative effects resulted by gun control....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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We Must Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms - Within the United States Constitution, amendments one through ten referred to as the “Bill of Rights” contains amendment two which reads “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” (States, 1789). Despite this amendment, gun control still remains one of the most highly-debated issues in the United States. While the Constitution clearly states our right “to keep and bear Arms”, the gun control lobbyists continue to challenge this right by using the media to convey misleading stories on how guns by themselves are the problem....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Americans Should be able to Protect Themselves with Guns - If you have ever been in a life threatening situation with no way to defend yourself, being denied access to a firearm makes the situation worse.  Many law abiding citizens that feel threatened are not able to obtain a firearm for protection.  Innocent people are dying while criminals are getting away with gun related crimes.  There can be many regulations and laws against guns, but if a person wants a gun they will find a way to get one.  The thought of criminals having guns in their possession is a scary thought, but would you want to be the one who is unarmed....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Better Mental Health Care Will Stop Senseless Shootings - One of the most controversial issues in our society today is the power of gun rights versus gun control. For the last few decades, the hot topic as regards to the availability of assorted firearms within the United States of America has been characterized by concerns about a right to bear arms found in the Second Amendment to the U.S Constitution, and the responsibility of government to prevent crime and deaths. The biggest component of the Gun Control debate is whether existing gun laws are sufficient, or whether more gun laws are needed....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Guns Don't Kill People, Criminals Kill People - Bang. A crime scene is in the local apartment, blood coats the walls, and a man lies dead with a bullet in his head. It is all about killing, a topic that leads commonly to this thought is Gun Control. Many people think that guns should be banned to all the population, others think that guns should be kept how they are. The real question here is; Are guns a big enough problem to be banning them. Or are we looking at something much deeper. When talking about Gun Control, people tend to get very defensive....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Guns Don't Kill People, Criminals Kill People - In America, gun control has been a source of debate for decades. Recently, an increase in the frequency of mass shootings has caused the country to become extremely polarized in relation to the issue. America is often described as having a gun culture as a result of firearms being engrained in its history and perhaps, consequently, has among the highest rates of gun-related crime as well as gun ownership rates, among developed nations. There exists an abundance of scholarly work done in an effort to develop a solution to reducing America’s high levels of gun related crime; however, there exists no definitive answer to the problem and statistical data could support both arguments for and aga...   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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It's Time to Reconsider America's Right to Bear Arms - Imagine a world in which humans weren’t forced to stoop to a criminal’s level in order to feel safe, a world in which arguments were settled with words, and power came from the mind and not a weapon. Imagine a world without guns. Unfortunately in the United States, this world has become unattainable, but stricter legislation on handguns would bring this ideal world one step closer. The handgun statistics in America speak for themselves. After comparing America’s statistics to those in other countries with stricter handgun legislation, it becomes clear that something must be done to fix the broken American system....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Better Mental Health Care Will Stop Senseless Shootings - According to the Congressional Research Services about 32.4% American adults suffer from mental illness in a given year. The estimated prevalence of serious mental illness among all American adults is 5.8%, or a little over 18 million people. (CRS, 2013) These statistics are critical when evaluating the recent conversations about mental illness and gun control in the United States. Tucson, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook Elementary and Washington Navy Yard are all places that will forever be scarred and remembered by what psychiatrist E....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Better Education Will Reduce America's Crime Rate - Once a year in Switzerland a tournament, called Knabenschiessen, is held to show who has the best aim with various weapons. A trophy or prize goes to the top boy and girl shooters. As most everyone in Switzerland gets trained in the use of various weapons there is little to no crime in the country. According to the Swiss Federal Police Office there were 2,687 crimes committed in Switzerland in 1997. Of those only 637 involved guns (Halbrook, 1999). The best way to deal with crime is to educate people on weaponry, create more gun control laws, and harsher sentences for criminals caught in possession of a weapon....   [tags: Pro Gun Control]
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Guns Don't Kill People, Crazy People Kill People - Imagine this scenario. You are sound asleep and you hear a loud noise and voices that should not be downstairs. You look across your dark room to your clock and it is 3:00 AM and then you realize that your home is being invaded. Your room seems to get darker and your heart starts beating even faster and louder that you feel like the assailants themselves can hear it. The voices begin to get louder and so do the sounds of their footsteps and you begin panicking and start to sweat profusely. You think about calling the police, but it is too late the invaders are already upstairs....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Government Must Restrict the Availability of Assault Rifles - In the United States government today, one of the foremost issues is whether or not weaponry should not only be restricted but completely taken away. The issue is more predominant than it used to be because of the increase in mass shootings, such as Newtown, CT and Aurora, CO. Pope Benedict XVI said, “No reduction or elimination of arms can happen without eliminating violence at its root.” However, something our government does not realize is that guns are not the root of violence, but are merely a branch of the larger tree....   [tags: Pro Gun Control]
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District of Columbia v. Heller: The Use and Permit of Handguns - With many recent incidents that involve guns between 2012 and 2013, gun control laws have become a hot topic in America. On one hand, after the horrific incident like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown in 2012, most people wanting to limit guns from getting into the wrong by setting up a rigorous system that control who can and cannot obtain a gun. On the other hand, we have the people who believe that with such rigorous system in place is violated the individual rights that granted and protected by the United States Constitution....   [tags: Gun control, License]
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Better Mental Health Care Will Stop Senseless Shootings - Gun control is a topic which has become highly politicized. Mental health is an issue that many people do not understand. The correlation between these two issues is one that many do not see. Shootings have been on the rise and no one can come up with a good reason why. That is where these two seemingly different issues become something that has more in common than most can see. For gun related violence, and violence in general, what is a good method of dealing with these issues and saving lives....   [tags: Gun Control Laws]
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Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, and Robert Sarvis - The three candidates for Virginia governor have voiced their opinions on many important issues such as, abortion, gun control, and education reform. Ken Cuccinelli is the Republican party’s candidate. Terry McAuliffe is the Democrat’s candidate. Robert Sarvis is running as a Libertarian candidate. All three of them have different opinions about abortion, they all support the Second Amendment, and have different plans about education reform. Terry McAuliffe is for abortion. He stated that he trusts women to make their own decisions about their own personal health....   [tags: Politics, Abortion, Gun Control]
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Carrying a Concealed Weapon in the US: An Analysis - “More guns equal less crime” is a statement coined by John Lott. It means that if more law-abiding citizens are able to carry concealed weapons, these actions will lower violent crimes. Forty-two states have “Shall-Issue” laws where any private citizen can receive a Concealed Weapon Permit as long as they meet the prerequisites. The most common prerequisites are age, no prior felonies, and no recent mental health issues. The other eight states have “May-Issue” laws where the state officials take a judgment on whether or not a private citizen should receive the Concealed Weapon Permit....   [tags: gun control legislation]
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More Guns = Safer Streets - Does gun control make our world safer. This is a question that is commonly asked. There have been many studies done to address this question, and none have shown that gun control works. Britain is a country with very strict gun control. In spite of this gun control, Britain still has the highest crime rate in the world. Switzerland on the other hand is a country where all citizens are armed and are trained on the safety and proper use of the weapon, resulting in the lowest crime rate of the world....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Epidemic of Violence in the USA - Violence, one of the biggest problem in the world right now, especially in America, where the gun control law are barely enforced, every citizen is at constant risk, considering the amount of people in this country that own guns. Crime and violence are rapidly becoming the prime epidemic in the U.S today, but what can we do to ensure our future generation’s safety. Gun violence is a big problem everywhere, in poor rural neighborhoods to prosperous urban cities like Malibu, it can happen anywhere at any time....   [tags: violence, gun control]
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Bearing Arms at Nineteen Years Old - The right to bear arms is embedded in our Nation’s constitution as the second amendment of the Bill of Rights. The amendment states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (Bill of Rights).” Currently these laws should be extended to nineteen year olds because they are considered legal adults and citizens. Although the United States no longer has local militias, the idea of keeping a secure state still stands today....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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We Must Ban Assault Weapons - The controversy over assault rifles is one of the most problematic issues related to the contributions of gangs, drug traffickers, and most criminal activity. More often than not, criminals have access to the weapons of their choice more easily than it should be. Getting them from licensed dealers, black markets, and family members’ homes, the availability of these militia weapons has become to effortless to obtain. The rise of criminal activity is part of the reason more than one-third of high school students have easy access to a weapon or gun....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control] 2391 words
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The Right to Bear Arms - A short documentary film of the Public Broadcasting Service entitled “After Newtown: Gun in America” was aired again on August 13, 2013. It was the eight-month period after the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The tragic incident took the lives of twenty innocent children, and six adults. Even though these children and people were brutally killed in this mass shooting, the government couldn’t still effectively perform the relevant legislation to the gun law....   [tags: gun control, US history]
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Concealed Carry on Campus - On April 16th 2007 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a student with psychological problems began a two hour killing spree that left 33 dead (Reader). The massacre that occurred at this school is now the worst recorded incident in the history of the United States and eclipses the University of Texas massacre of 1966. In the wake of tragedies like these, students, teachers and administrators propose more measures to make us feel safe on campus. But why weren't these measures in place before. School administrators and police have a responsibility to protect their students and faculty on campus, and these instances clearly shown a lack of fulfilling that responsibility....   [tags: Gun Control]
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Gun Control - We Should Give a Gun to Every Citizen - Gun Control – We Should Give a Gun to Every Citizen If the second amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states that, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” why do our lawmakers constantly debate the topic of weapons. Radical Democrats wish to make all guns illegal, meaning only policemen and servicemen would be equipped with guns (“Mission”). Radical Republicans (i.e. Charlton Heston), on the other hand, wish to place no restrictions whatsoever on guns, making semi-automatic and fully-automatic guns available to everybody living in or visiting the United States, without a background check or profile of the gun buyer (Heston)....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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Gun Control - Many guns are used all around the world. All guns have the potential to become very dangerous weapons. The automatic assault weapon is one of these potentially dangerous weapons, which is used for many different tasks. Although some automatic assault weapons can be beneficially used, the sale of all automatic assault weapons should be banned because they allow many unnecessary accidents to happen, people who tend not to be dangerous have the possibility to become dangerous, and they allow the public the opportunity to become as powerful as the police and the military....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 387 words
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Right to Own Handguns - The right to own a handgun has been a controversial issue for decades with both Gun rights activists and anti-gun supporters citing the Second Amendment. Many gun enthusiasts believe that an individual’s right to own a handgun is protected by the United States Constitution’s Second Amendment and enforcing Gun Control is violating a persons Constitutional rights. While the anti-gun supporters believe the Second Amendment does not assure the individual right to own a handgun but guarantees only the right of individual states to have their own militias and that the government has the duty to protect its citizens and prevent crimes by enforcing stricter Gun Control laws....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Gun Control - Let’s Put an End to Gun Licenses - Let’s Put an End to Gun Licenses Automobiles must only be licensed for use upon public roads, and licenses are not required for the purchase of cars. There are no waiting periods or background checks on the purchase of cars. People who misuse their cars are punished for their own actions, and particular types of cars aren't banned or taken away from those who use them safely. Unlike driving on public roads, which is a privilege, owning a gun is a right explicitly protected by the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 763 words
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Assault Weapons - There are many views about gun control especially about assault weapons. People are both for it and against it. The people who are for the ban believes the weapons can only be used for violence. They don’t want to recognize that people against the ban have several different reasons to own their guns. These reasons can vary; some people just want protection; others want to use their guns for sport. This pleasurable pastime will also provide a variety of food to supplement family grocery supplies and to help people save on food costs....   [tags: Gun Control]
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The Second Amendment - “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” - Second Amendment. Throughout history, this sentence of twenty seven words has caused an intense debate. The polemic is that some people claim that a gun control policy is unconstitutional, while others disagree and even say it is necessary in order to reduce crime. Now, what does gun control mean. If it means to analyze who is responsible enough to own a gun by a “Universal Background Check”; that sounds right to everyone....   [tags: Gun Control, Check and Balance]
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Should Individual Citizens in Canada Be Able To Own Guns? - Should Individual Citizens in Canada Own Guns. Recently, there has been an issue in Canada on whether individual citizens can have their own handguns or not. Some believe that gun control is absolutely necessary to prevent people from becoming victims of gun crimes, while others maintain the exact opposite view. I agree with the latter, but I also think it is appropriate for the government to regulate the gun-dealing business. First of all, disarming the ordinary people punished the law-abiding citizens, secondly, no clear evidence links gun availability with gun violence, and lastly, with laws to rule the gun-dealing industry, it will not be a concern that people will be shot by a legal gun...   [tags: Individual Rights, Canadian, Gun Control] 662 words
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Do Guns Necessarily Lead to Crime - Crime and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. But are the two really associated. Do guns necessarily lead to crime. And if so, do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and usage stop the crime or protect the citizens. These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when creating gun control laws. Guns have been a part of American history for as long as people can remember. For most individuals guns are supposed to be very dangerous and unsafe; Though, that is not true....   [tags: second amendment,gun control,gun ownership]
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On the Political Issues: Personal Narrative - On the political standpoint the three concerns most favorable to me are gun rights, education reform, job creation, and economy growth. Gun rights are a huge issue for me and a lot of people in the state of Virginia. It’s a huge concern, because anyone that wants to be able to have self-defense is for the 2nd amendment. The 2nd amendment states as a citizen, we the people have a right to keep and bear arms which shall not be infringed. The second main concern is the education reform. The education reform I am most interested in is student testing, teacher testing, teacher pay, and class size....   [tags: Gun Control, Education Reform, Jobs]
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Gun Controls Do Not Control Criminals - Gun Control Does Not Control Criminals   "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" (Bill of Rights, Article II). This seemingly simple phrase is probably the source of more debate and argument than any other single sentence in American history. The argument is not black and white, rather, it encompasses many shades of gray. At the one end of the spectrum you have the National Rifle Association (NRA) which currently views any type of gun control as an infraction against the Second Amendment of the Constitution ("What is the NRA" 1)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Why the U.S. Should Legalize Guns - ... are in favor with the idea of guns being legalized. On the other hand, there are a countless amount of people who are against the legalization of guns. Just a handful of the 50 states have trigger locks on their guns for safety and these small parts of a gun people may not tend to think about but they play a big role in taking someone’s life. In addition to not having trigger locks not all guns are sold legally in stores so you never know who could be buying them, where the gun came from, and finally what the gun will be used for....   [tags: gun control, guns, self defense]
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Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Trafficking - The effects of small arms and light weapons (SALW) trafficking has come under scrutiny in the past decade due to the amount of weapons U.S. SALW manufacturers are hemorrhaging overseas primarily because traceability, culpability, and transparency of information are difficult to come by. Small arms are for personal use and include, “pistols, rifles,... assault rifles and light machine guns.” Light weapons include “heavy machine guns,... portable antiaircraft guns, portable antitank guns,... and explosive devices” (Gildea)....   [tags: Firearms, Gun Control]
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Gun Control Laws Take Guns Away from Law-abiding Citizens - Gun control is a very big issue in the United States today. Many people don't agree with the gun control laws that they have today. Gun control laws only take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Many people 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 are not very likely to be attacked by criminals. Owning a handgun is one of the best ways of protection. The second amendment states "the right to bear arms" does this grant everyone a right to own a gun....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution - The U.S. should not have gun control laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states that, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment has been around since 1791, and there has been gun control almost as long as it's been around. The National Rifle Association is an advocate of the Second Amendment and an opponent of those who propose restrictions on guns. Even Presidents Reagan and Bush are members, and Nixon, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were also members....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 384 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Laws Only Impact Law-abiding Citizens - Tom is running full speed, maybe even for his life. It is a perfect summer night in San Jose, and Tom and his work partner just left work minutes before. They were walking through a “bad neighborhood” when some thugs started hassling them, and yelling obscenities at them. Tom and his friend walked by them quickly soon to be chased by the thugs. The thugs were threatening Tom and his friend’s life. Tom and his friend continue to run till the reach a busy intersection where Tom pulls out a semi-automatic handgun from his backpack and points it towards the thugs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Gun Control: Do NOT Believe What Liberal Politicans Tell You - The book titled "Guns in America" written by Helen Strahinich defines gun control as any las that restricts the ownership or sale of firearms(Strahinich 2). The history of the gun control debate can be traced back to colonial times when guns were being outlawed to keep them out of the hands of the poor. Today, the subject still remains so controversial that many politicians fear touching the subject. Will banning guns eliminate crime. Will criminals still be albe to obtain firearms. These are two of the most controversial questions that fuel the fire in the debaate spotlight....   [tags: Argumentative Example Essays]
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Argumentative Essay: The Appalling Lack of Gun Control in the United States - There is an appalling, despicable lack of gun control in the United States. In my opinion the manner in which the issue of gun control is approached in this country is bordering on criminal negligence in and of itself. The insanity surrounding this controversial issue is taking the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights in the United States constitution way too far. I ask myself this question, could the Founding Fathers of this amazing country have possibly envisioned a world in which teenagers could casually walk into a classroom, pull out a loaded pistol and cold bloodily murder their teachers and fellow classmates....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1095 words
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We Need Gun Control Laws to Ensure Public Safety - We Need Additional Gun Control Laws to Ensure Public Safety On April19, 1999, 7-year-old Nafis Jefferson was shot and killed with a .44-caliber revolver, a Rossi Model 720, while playing with friends along a street in his South Philadelphia neighborhood. Children found the gun stashed under an abandoned car parked along the street. One of the children, also a 7-year old boy, picked up the gun and fired it, hitting Nafis in the head. Nafis died six hours later at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.   This is an excerpt from a press release on 4/17/2001 (www.gunlawsuits.org)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Gun Control - We All Have a Right to Bear Arms - We All Have a Right to Bear Arms    The preamble of the United States Constitution clearly states its objective: to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity   The bill of rights is the set of amendments to the constitution intended to secure these objectives for the individual citizens of the United States. The second amendment states:   A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution - Civilian ownership of firearms has for more than two hundred years been the very cornerstone upon which the liberty of the public has been supported. The very reason that Americans have never suffered a tyranny on the scale of Nazi-Germany has been due to the proliferation of firearms in the hands of the general public. The Second Amendment to the Bill of rights of the United States Constitution states "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In order to understand that right, the modern reader must understand the semantics of the eighteenth century....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 977 words
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A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America - ... The state militia then was called out to put down the rebellion, so the rebellion fell apart quickly. The prosecution in Fries’s case was as same model set out in the trial as the Whiskey Rebellion that prevented the populist vision of the militia. From this rebellion, the notion that state might use their militias against the federal government gained more support when Republicans had to face another constitutional crisis. The crisis, apparently, forced Americans to consider both the militia’s role Another noticeable issue in the the book is how slavery affected the debate over militias in the South....   [tags: rebellions throughout American history]
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An Analysis of Michael Moore's Documentary, Bowling for Columbine - Bowling for Columbine is a documentary about how guns are a bad influence and pollute the mind, rather than supplying safety, which is the real reason behind the possession of a gun being legalised. Michael Moore, the film maker, wrote and produced the film to emphasise his point on why guns should never be sold or purchased again. The main story Moore focused on was one that was absolutely shocking and could astonish you from start to finish: The Shooting at Columbine High School. The ordinary and average school was put through an attack by two absent minded children who destructively killed 1 teacher and 12 students, not including the many more they injured....   [tags: films, gun control, Shootings] 937 words
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Should Guns be Allowed on College Campuses? - School shootings have altered American history greatly over the past two decades. From 1997 to 2007, there have been more than 40 school shootings, resulting in over 70 deaths and many more injuries. School shoot-outs have been increasing in number dramatically in the past 20 years. There are no boundaries as to how old the child would be, or how many people they may kill or injure. At Mount Morris Township, Michigan, on February 29th, 2000, there was a 6 year old boy who shot and killed another 6 year old girl at the Buell Elementary School with a .32 caliber pistol....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control] 1260 words
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Revised Law of Ownership of Handguns - In the article “Chicago to allow handgun ownership under revised gun law” by Mark Guarino on July 1,2010 has enact a revised handgun ordinance by the U.S. Supreme Court that will jeopardized Chicago twenty eight year ban on handguns. In the article, “It establishes new rules that people who own guns are to register their firearms with the Chicago Police Department, they have to attend classroom and firing range training and they have to obtain both a special city permit and a state firearm identification card.” They want to ban all aspects of gun ownership in the home but we are protected by the Second Amendment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Armed and Prepared: An Age of Defense - Thousands of kids roam a college campus - and it only takes one. No amount of preparation, staff training, or school-wide drills can prepare the university for something so terrible. This tragedy will forever change the way students and teachers operate the school. One man. One gun. And the sad part is that all of this can all be averted. For this reason, the law should consent to “licensed concealed carry” (carrying a weapon with a license) on campus. If students were allowed to defend themselves with their own weapons, they would....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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A Well Regulated Militia by Saul Cornell - United States is a country that has problems with gun control, and this issue has many debates between whether or not people should be allowed to carry a gun on them. This free county not only for speech and religion, but also allows people to have the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment of the United States was written by our Founding Fathers,“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” (Government)....   [tags: massive shootings, gun ownership, gun control]
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Life-Saving Defense - A woman gets off her shift of work at midnight. She is walking out to her car in a parking lot with no street lamps on a dark, overcast night. She finds her car only by pressing the unlock button on her key fob, lighting her headlights. She approaches her car and opens the passenger door as an assailant emerges from the dark. As she lays her purse on the passenger seat, he latches onto her arm. The woman has no form of defense and any chance to break free and flee has been forfeited. The assailant has complete control over her and is free to do whatever he desires....   [tags: Gun Control ]
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Americans Should Have Guns - Many people think that banning guns entirely would solve all the gun related crimes in America. It will not. Many of the guns used for illegal activities are not obtained through the lawful way. The gun manufactures do not keep their merchandise under any true security. Many people also claim that guns have saved them from assaults because the gun makes for a great deterrent. Guns that are used lawfully are not only used for protection, people also use them as a means of entertainment or for food....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control] 1172 words
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Persuasive Essay: America Needs Gun Control - Imagine enjoying a movie at Cinema 10, eating a meal at Taco Bell, or even sitting in a history class at Carman-Ainsworth High School while people all around you are carrying loaded guns. Although this may seem unbelievable, it is possible because the second amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to possess and carry guns. It is understandable that Americans would want to possess guns such as shotguns and rifles for the popular sport of hunting. However, it is ridiculous that our government would allow people to carry handguns....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 610 words
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Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People - In the United States today, gun control has become a very big issue in the lives of its citizens. People arguing with each other over whether it is our constitutional right to be able to obtain and bear any kind of arms that we choose or that it only belongs to the militia. Many arguments come up over whether or not just average people can show up at a gun show and sell a gun to any person without giving them a background check first. Not only do they want back ground checks they want restrictions, and bans....   [tags: Say No To Gun Control]
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Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People - Every year, all across America, guns cross the hands of various members of our society. Guns are legally put to use for the military, the police force, SWAT teams, or even hunters. When it is the military, police force or SWAT teams using guns, they are well-trained in their proper use and make responsible decisions that save lives. In extreme cases, guns are used illegally by large numbers of gangs, drug dealers, juvenile offenders, or other forms of criminals. These people do not obtain guns with the greater good of others in mind, they do so to benefit themselves....   [tags: Gun Control Essay 2014]
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Do People kill People, or do Guns Kill People - According to the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment states that the right to bear arms should not be altered.(Bill of Rights). Many American citizens believe this amendment is an individual right, while others believe that it is a collective right intended to restrict Congress from taking away a state's right to self-defense. This, along with other current events, has given rise to heated debate on the topic of gun control. History has shown that there are positive and negative effects of gun control laws and high profile events that have lead to a highly controversial debate....   [tags: gun control, second amendment, firearm act]
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America Should Destroy All Guns - Guns have always been an increasing problem in our country. A lot of people use guns for hunting and other sports where guns are needed. There are also a lot of people who are using guns to kill or injure people. This has been a problem in the United States for many years. The gun control policies that the government has put into effect just flat out have not been working. The second amendment of the United States Constitution 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.” There are many people who agree and disagree with this statement....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 728 words
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The Right to Bear Arms - Gun control has been a controversial issue for many years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even just the pleasure of hunting. Americans have a constitutional right to own hand guns and stricter laws and licensing will not affectively save lives. The second amendment states “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The Founding Fathers included this in the Bill of Rights because they feared the Federal Government might oppres...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gun Control] 1317 words
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The NRA's Fight to Protect the Second Amendment - Canadian and International Law ISP Part A: Essay The NRA (National Rifle Association) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization; its goal is protecting the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights (“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.”) by promoting firearm ownership rights and well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the opposition of legislative proposals for the control of firearms (About the NRA, National Rifle Association)....   [tags: Gun Control, Bill of Rights, Right To Bear Arms]
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Elementary School Students’ Lives versus Second Amendment Rights - The Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, introduced March 21, 2013 was a reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that had occurred on December 14 the year prior. The horrific mass murder at the School in Newtown, Connecticut resulted in twenty children and six adult dead, leaving the entire country in horror and shock. In the wake of this tragedy, there was a fierce public outcry to curb gun violence. The shooter, 20 year old Adam Lanza, known for having a history of mental health issies, shot his mother before going to the local elementary school and open firing upon students and faculty....   [tags: safe schools, gun control, school shooting]
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Banning Guns: Will it make America Safer? - Imagine you are woken up to a noise in your home at 2:00 a.m. An intruder has broken into your home and is armed with an illegally obtained handgun. Guns are outlawed where you live, so you have no way to defend yourself. A call to the police might work, but the police are ten minutes away. In this situation, ten minutes could mean life or death for you and your family. What are you going to do. You do not have very many options. Banning guns is a very illogical idea because not all murders involve guns, guns are used for recreation and hunting, and criminals do not obey laws....   [tags: gun control, weapon laws, second amendment]
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