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The Symbol of Ignorance - The Symbol of Ignorance Political emblems and logos can symbolize various things to various people. People see the same image but they do not look at it the same. To some, the representation may be positive, while to others it denotes a negative connotation. The National Rifle Association's emblem conveys ignorant ideologies. The National Rifle Association (NRA) founded in 1871 developed an icon that entails a n eagle grasping rifles in its feet while standing atop a shield painted like the American flag....   [tags: Gun Control Freedom Essays]
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Guns: Legal or Illegal? - Warfare is what led to the creation and manufacturing of firearms all over the world. Firearms made war less savage and protected soldiers in battle without them needing to even get close to their enemy. In today’s society, guns have reached far passed strictly being used in warfare, being used to murder, steal, and threaten. People are terrified now more than ever because of guns falling into the wrong hands. Although guns have many cons, they have many positives to back them up in recent protests against them....   [tags: firearms, gun control, safety, mental health]
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Discussion Thread: Guns and the Law - An issue that has been highly debatable in the recent years are the gun laws. Many believe that due to recent events that the gun laws should be changed. On the other hand, people believe that guns are not the true issue and want to keep the laws the same as they are. Both sides have very strong evidence to help support their claim. They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own. Those that are in favor of changing gun laws believe due to recent events such as Sandy Hook, The laws should ban gun ownership to a citizen unless they are certified to own one....   [tags: gun laws, gun ownership, gun control]
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Taming The Curiousity - There is something most if not all boys have in common, being either a child or even an adult: an unexplainable fascination with guns. Some would argue that this fascination, along with access to real or toy guns, is in combination with lethal consequences. This belief is based on the unproven notion that children tend to mature with less of an appreciation for the lives of others. On the other hand, there are those who do not view the combination as an issue. These people do understand that there is an associated danger, but that is stems more from the pre installed mindstate of the wielder....   [tags: Gun, Gun Control, Lethal Consequences]
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Gun-Control in Charlton Heston’s Is Freedom Lost on the Next Generation and Paul Craig Robert’s Unarmed and Unsafe - Gun-Control in Charlton Heston’s Is Freedom Lost on the Next Generation and Paul Craig Robert’s Unarmed and Unsafe There are three ways to approach gun-control: first, it is the citizens’ constitutional right to own firearms; second, firearms kill - get rid of them; and third, to have no opinion and not deal with the issue. Whichever view people have on gun-control, they must first understand the facts and statistics of these issues. Charlton Heston’s “Is Freedom Lost on the Next Generation?” and Paul Craig Robert’s “Unarmed and Unsafe” both study the opposing side of gun-control with facts and logic....   [tags: Amendment Rights Essays Guns]
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Guns Are a Part of the American Way of Life - In my opinion guns are a vital part of the American way of life. People who lived and died by the gun developed America. If Americans weren't armed, what would have happened when the British came to take control. The people who fought for the independence of America weren't psychotic violent people, they were just average people who farmed, hunted, and raised kids. This event in history is a perfect example of the vital role that guns play in society. Many of the people attempting to control guns today are under the impression that guns are the roots of all that is evil when in fact, in responsible hands, they are just the opposite....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 346 words
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America Must Ban the Selling of Firearms - The majority of crimes committed in the United States were accompanied by a weapon, which was usually a gun. The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research dedicates its service to prevent gun-related deaths and injuries. Studies have proven that in 2010 there were 52,436 gun related deaths which calculated out equals 143 deaths a day. A study by researchers from the University of Chicago, John Lott and David Mustard, showed that violent crime is reduced when citizens have a law that allows them to carry concealed weapons....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Second Amendment - “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This quote from Benjamin Franklin illustrates how an emphasis on safety can drastically reduce the freedoms enjoyed by citizens of the United States, especially the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which states that “...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” However, with active shooter situations such as Columbine; the Tucson, Arizona shootings, which nearly killed former Representative Gabrielle Giffords; and recent situations at Newtown, Connecticut; Los Angeles International Airport; and Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in New Jersey...   [tags: Constitution, US, gun control, federal government]
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No More Guns - Gun control is an effort to end violent crimes by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. According to our Second Amendment, people have the right to “keep and bear arms.” But, the Supreme Court has acknowledged exceptions to the Second Amendment freedoms, and also the fact that no right is absolute. Americans have argued for a long time about laws that would allow professors or students to carry firearms on college campuses. Do gun-control laws on U.S. college campuses reduce violence, or they take weapons from honest citizens while leaving them in the hands of criminals....   [tags: gun control, firearm, violence, college, students]
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It Is the Right of Every United States Citizen to Own a Firearm - It is the second amendment of the constitution that states that we the people of The United States of America have the right to own a firearm. Recently, our government has been taking the necessary steps to abolish this amendment. Owning a gun is a right, not a privilege. We as citizens have to protect the second amendment so we can protect ourselves if necessary. No one is capable of taking away all arms. Every gun in the country cannot be tracked down. The amount of money it would take to go door to door collecting firearms could be spent on lowering all types of crime....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 354 words
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Argumentative Essay: All Handguns MUST Be Banned - All handguns must be banned because they are the cause (s) of many deaths amongst the people of the world today. Gun violence result in fifty percent of today’s tragedies. Handguns causes too many deaths, the government need to make gun less accessible, and the law/law enforcement need to really enforce the laws they make. First, and foremost many handguns have claimed the lives of too many people. This is a very serious issue we must tackle globally not just in the United States. The same problem is killing our past, present, and future....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 348 words
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Argumentative Essay: Handgun Ownership Should Not be Banned - Should handgun ownership be banned. I don't believe so. You would think America would learn from examples from other countries. When you take away handguns the crime rate rises. American citizens need to know their rights, responsibilities and safety of owning a handgun. The second amendment says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The second amendment was made for two things. It is there for first, to guarantee the individuals right to have arms for self-defense and self-preservation....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 358 words
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Responses to School Shootings: How Teachers, Students, Law Enforcement, and EMS Respond - Preparing and planning only go so far, the response to a school shooting is something most are not prepared to deal with. Teachers, faculty, and students normally do not receive formal training on how to respond to a shooting in their school and are not prepared for the high risk situation. Although there are steps that can be taken in order to lessen the severity of the situation should it occur, many students, teachers, and staff are not fully aware of them and ready to put the actions in place....   [tags: school shooting, rapid deployment, gun control]
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Analysis of Aaron Alexis's Case - Aaron Alexis’s case could have been avoided if gun laws had been more reliable. Investigators believe that the victims of Aaron Alexis, the navy yard shooter, were selected at random because there was no evidence that a single event triggered Alexis’s violent outburst. Alexis shot twelve people with no indication of a motive. (Hermann) What he did have, though, was a mental illness. He had showed signs of psychosis, but never received any treatment. (Tanfani) Police knew about his delusions and were worried about them; however, there were no reports that he had been hospitalized, although he spent time in the Veterans Affairs Hospital for Insomnia....   [tags: navy yard shooting,mass violence, gun control]
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The Effects of Incarceration on the Family - Introduction According to Bowen’s (2013) family systems theory, individuals in a family unit are all interconnected and the system is comprised of interlocking connections (Bowen, 2013). Consequently, whenever an individual in a family system is experiencing a stressor or problem the other individuals in the system will be affected by the stressor and will experience a change in the family system (Bowen, 2013). Bowen (2013) suggests that this family system can be used to understand the dynamics of the family unit and explains that an individual’s behavior has a specific function in his or her own family system (Bowen, 2013)....   [tags: Social Issues, Bowen Theory, Gun Control]
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Analysis of The Brady Bill - Analysis of The Brady Bill Introduction      The legislative process in the United States Congress shows us an interesting drama in which a bill becomes a law through compromises made by diverse and sometimes conflicting interests in this country. There have been many controversial bills passed by Congress, but among all, I have taken a particular interest in the passage of the Brady bill. When the Brady debate was in full swing in Congress about three years ago, I was still back in my country, Japan, where the possession of guns is strictly restricted by laws....   [tags: Gun Control Rights Laws Jim Brady Essays] 4294 words
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Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore - Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore In the recent film “Bowling for Columbine,” Michael Moore claims that fear drives people to violence; a short animation clip is also used by Michael Moore to depict the history of the United States in the documentary. The animation brought out a number of issues that set people thinking. Issues on race, fear and violence are also discussed in the documentary (as well as the interview of Oprah Winfrey and Michael Moore.)It is shocking to realize how people have got involved in the culture of fear, and violence....   [tags: Movie Social Fear Discrimination Gun Control] 1427 words
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The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms - The Second Amendment And The Right To Bear Arms Throughout the years there has been an ongoing debate over the Second Amendment and how it should be interpreted. The issue that is being debated is whether our government has the right to regulate guns. The answer of who has which rights lies within how one interprets the Second Amendment. With this being the case, one must also think about what circumstances the Framers were under when this Amendment was written. There are two major sides to this debate, one being the collective side, which feels that the right was given for collective purposes only....   [tags: Gun Bear Arms Control Essays Debate] 2184 words
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Gun Violence and Children in the United States - In recent years a great deal of attention has been centered on youth violence. Numerous studies have been conducted on children of all races who are subjected to gun violence. However, violent behaviors start from within the environment where children have been exposed too. Household, poor communities and school as well have put children at risk. Yet the problems of violence relatively are increasing according to Children’s Defense fund that gets their information from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, and other government statistics....   [tags: Gun Violence ]
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Youth and Gun Violence - Youth and Guns Imagine being able to get your hands on a gun in your community with ease when you were younger. Sounds cool right. Well, to some it might and that’s how young children are living in our communities now-a-days. Kids are able to get guns as long as they have parents with guns or the money to buy one. There aren’t enough restrictions on guns & who can get a hold of them on the streets and parents aren’t doing a well enough job of hiding their guns from their children. Something needs to be done....   [tags: firearms, gun laws]
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Reducing Gun Violence - Gun violence has reached an all-time high. After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, widespread concern forced legislators to take a second look at our gun laws. When twenty children and six educators were gunned down, many citizens were outraged and begged authorities to pass more stringent gun laws because with fewer guns, there could possibly be fewer incidents involving gun violence. Many people believe that the widespread availability of guns is making society unsafe....   [tags: The Need for More Gun Laws]
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United States: Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court - Should the government outlaw handguns. This has been a controversial point for many years. There are those who argue: yes handguns should be banned because it gives guns to the criminal, its dangerous in households and the Second Amendment was intended for militia. However, others argue that handguns should not be banned because they are in the second amendment, for self protection, and for the fact that they are already restricted so that not just anybody can own a handgun. Handguns should not be restricted because they are a right in the second amendment, they offer self protection and crime deterrent and that there are already restrictions put in place to control guns, and finally there...   [tags: gun laws, second amendment, gun act]
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The Effect and Solution of Gun Violence in the United States - In recent events, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has brought issues relating to gun violence to residents of United States. In order to understand the causes of gun violence in the USA, a comparison of gun laws and rates on gun violence in Massachusetts and Mississippi are viewed, the possible solutions of gun violence are discussed, together with a comparison of gun violence in US and Canada. CONCLUSION SENTENCE Gun violence, “may be defined as a category of violence and crime committed by the use of firearm” (Gun violence, 2013, para....   [tags: gun laws, self-defence, injury, death, firearm]
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Emotion in Emily Dickinson's “My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun” - This poem was written by American poet, Emily Dickinson, who was born in the 1800. This was the period where art was based on emotion; the “Romantic Period”. She was also born in the Victorian Era, where women had to be shackled to their pedestals and most had to be married by age eighteen. They were not allowed to vote, or earn money. This information should help the reader better understand the poem. When writing the poem “My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun” Dickinson thought of what format to use to express her emotions; Quatrain (four verses)....   [tags: My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun, Emily Dickinson,]
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My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun by Emily Dickinson - My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun by Emily Dickinson Today, few would deny that Emily Dickinson is an important figure in American literature. The numerous ways to interpret her poetry draws more and more readers into her publications. It's as if everyone could interpret Dickinson's poems into his or her personal life; seeing the poems the way they want to see it. This is the effect "flexible" poems have on people. In Dickinson's "My Life Had Stood—A Loaded Gun", I interpreted the poem literally, thinking the poem was really about a gun and the relationship with its owner....   [tags: My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun] 813 words
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There is No Need for Gun Safety Locks - In the summer months of the year 2000, a horrible tragedy occurred in California that left two children dead before the police killed the intruder. A fourteen-year-old girl, whose father had trained her in the use of firearms, could not access her father’s gun when she needed to because it was locked in accordance with California’s state law (Pratt). This preventable tragedy is one of many reported scenarios that scream that there is no need for gun safety locks. The critics respond with the need for gun safety locks, citing examples of children finding unlocked and loaded guns in their homes....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Gun Laws and Conspiracy Theorists - Over the past five years Americans have seen many horrific tragedies related to gun violence. Each of these terrible events has been accompanied with scrutinizing media coverage, and subsequently, a push on government level for increased gun control. On the surface these movements to take away guns from Americans may seem justified because of these events. In reality the federal government is encroaching upon our Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. Conspiracy theorists have been around for thousands of years....   [tags: Legal Issues, Tragedies, Violence]
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Comparing the Personality of Matt Dillon throughout Three Episodes of Gun Smoke - In this essay I am going to compare the personality of Matt Dillon throughout three episodes of Gun Smoke. Matt Dillon is the sheriff of Dodge City and throughout these three episodes, with the help of this trustee companion Chester (The Deputy), he is able maintain the law and keep peace in the turbulent town of Dodge City. Matt Dillon right from the start of "Loch invar" demonstrates that he has a rough hard personality. With his harsh quick responses to whomever he meets, to some extent makes him seem unfriendly and unsociable to whomever he is talking to....   [tags: Gun Smoke] 780 words
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Gun policy - Gun control has been a big debate across America due to the high crimes that involves a gun. Oklahoma has nearly half of the states citizen owning a gun, due to Oklahoma laws are so lay back on their citizens owning a gun. Crimes in this state is are near the top half of the United States that involve some sort of firearm. Today there are more tragic mass shootings that are occurring in the United States, in which some are involving small children. This is why the state of Oklahoma needs to put a stricter gun policy to the citizens of this state, so that the crime rates that involve a gun will go down....   [tags: Mass Shootings, Background Check]
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Gun Regulation - Title We live in a society protected by firearms. Our army protects our freedom with guns. Policeman patrol the streets and protect us from criminals with guns. Even our own president is protected security guards wielding guns. If this is true, then should not we, as individuals, be able to protect our own lives with guns. As we all know, the Constitution is the supreme law of the land when it comes to questions concerning individual rights. One of the most important parts of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, is list of rights guaranteed to each individual residing legally in the United States of America....   [tags: Second Amendment, Criminology]
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Gun Violence - The right as an American to own a firearm has always been apart of our history. However, recent events have put into the question the second amendment and whether or not it still holds any real purpose in our society. Gun violence has constantly occurred throughout our history and has always been a problem to end. It wasn’t until recent that activists became so passionate about enforcing stricter gun laws or abolishing the second amendment all together. What would cause such a drastic upheaval....   [tags: Hostile Environment, Second Amendment]
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Gun Legalization - Warfare is what led to the creation and manufacturing of firearms all over the world. Firearms made war less savage and protected soldiers in battle without them needing to even get close to their enemy. In today’s society, guns have reached far passed strictly being used in warfare, being used to murder, steal, and threaten. People are terrified now more than ever because of guns falling into the wrong hands. Although guns have many cons, they have many advantages to back them up in recent protests against them....   [tags: Legalization, guns, warfare]
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National Gun Laws - National Guns Laws The U.S Supreme Court allowed the national government to require states and local law enforcement officials to enforce national Gun Laws through the Firearms Freedom Act. The act stated that any firearm made and retained in-stage are beyond congress under its power to regulate trade amongst the states. This led to clones of the act being enacted in Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming amongst other states. But the act brought about confusion in many of the states bringing the notion that the US Supreme Court should not have allowed the national government to require states and local law enforcement officials to enforce national Guns Laws....   [tags: US Supreme Court]
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Informative Essay: Adolescent Gun Violence in America - On an unseasonably cold March morning in 1993, high school sophomore Edward Gillom exited his first period classroom and made his way through the crowded hallways of Harlem High School. After engaging in a heated argument, allegedly over a girl, with Ronricas “Pony” Gibson and Ricoh Lee, Gillom pulled out a .38-caliber gun and opened fire. Gillom’s shots fatally wounded Gibson and left Lee with a non-fatal gunshot wound to the neck (Washington Ceasefire, 2011 pg 1). The shooting in Harlem, Georgia sparked national attention as one of the first high school shootings and added to the alarmingly high rates of gun violence by adolescents during the 1990s....   [tags: Informative Essays] 1169 words
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The Right to Own a Gun - The Right to Own a Gun      Are you willing to sit back and become a victim of violent crime or allow the government to tamper with your civil liberties. In recent years, anti-gun politicians have attempted to control guns in the name of crime prevention this is an assault on the Second Amendment rights of US citizens . 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.” Not only did our Founding Fathers focus their debate on the right of people to keep and bear arms, they devoted energy to encouraging future generations to defend theses freedoms....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1075 words
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Gun Violence Issue and Assault Weapons in America - This obsession that the American people have when it comes to guns is beyond ridiculousness. In America there are approximately 270 million firearms possessed by civilians and only about 897,000 are carried by police. Just looking at this we can see how much the American people need for guns. It has been 15 years since the horrible tragic shooting that happened in Columbine high school where a set of 12 students and one teacher were murdered, whereas they injured an additional 24 people using assault weapons....   [tags: Crimes, Rampage, Violenc]
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We Must Work To End Gun Violence - Gun control and gun rights are crucial topics that have been debated for years. Some people believe that civilians should not have the right to own a gun while others believe it is our god given right to bear arms. The second 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.”(Shermer). This is a right that society has had for years and is one of the main reasons why no solution has been reached yet....   [tags: mass shootings]
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Informative Speech For Gun Ownership - Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizen to bear arms is just one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible. -Hubert Humphrey, 1960 My background is probably atypical for a somewhat high-profile supporter of the right to keep and bear arms....   [tags: essays research papers] 650 words
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Gun Free - Gun Free, Why have Guns. Abstract This report will show how effective gun free zone will cut down the number of crimes committed here in United State. It will also show how using gun free zone will enforce gun control. This reports main focus is on gun control and not to take away or get rid of guns. It is our constitutional right to bear arms. The justice system has been trying to come up with ways of controlling and monitoring the use of guns. One of the main goals that many citizens want this action is they don’t want guns landing in the wrong hands They want to protect their children and families....   [tags: Why have guns?] 637 words
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Gun Legislation - "Being Prepared in Suburbia" is an essay by Roger Verhulst published in 1992. The purpose of this essay is to show how guns can change a person's mind and emotions. Throughout the essay, Verhulst shares personal examples of his beliefs of gun ownership and personal examples of how his life changed once he bought a Crossman Power Master 760 BB Repeater pump gun. After purchasing the gun, he believed that the reason people like guns so much is because of a passion that gun owners feel. He stated, "This is the feeling that explains their passion, their religious fervor, their refusal to yield....   [tags: American Literature] 1005 words
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Encouraging Gun Ownership - Encouraging Gun Ownership Introduction I. What is the foundation of modern technology. It's the history of the gun. Thesis Statement: I will persuade you in that, (1) federal gun control laws are unconstitutional, and (2) I will prove the 2nd Amendment is both a "State" and "Individual Right." Body I.The foundation of our country is based in English Bill of Rights and the American Revolution. A. What is the difference between the Declaration of Independence, the U. S. Constitution and the "Bill of Rights?" 1....   [tags: Guns Weapons Rights Amendments Essays]
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Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment of the Constitution - Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment Over the centuries, the Supreme Court has always ruled that the 2nd Amendment protects the states' militia's rights to bear arms, and that this protection does not extend to individuals. In fact, legal scholars consider the issue "settled law." For this reason, the gun lobby does not fight for its perceived constitutional right to keep and bear arms before the Supreme Court, but in Congress. Interestingly, even interpreting an individual right in the 2nd Amendment presents the gun lobby with some thorny problems, like the right to keep and bear nuclear weapons....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms] 1611 words
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Emily Dickinson's Poem, My Life had stood---a Loaded Gun--- - There are dangers and risks if you are a woman and a poet. With a poetic voice comes a vast amount of power. The knowledge and power women gain from their craft can be dangerous. It is dangerous in terms of addiction, the inability to go back to a point when ignorance was available. There is a moment of recognition as a female poet who uses her words with effect, words that possess immense power, that despite this power, as a woman you are still incapable of controlling how your words will be directed....   [tags: male and female roles, poetry analysis] 1450 words
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Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History - Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao tse-tung, and Pol Pot have in common. When they came to power, they took all guns from the civilian population. For this reason my specific goal is to encourage gun ownership. Introduction: The gun 1st appeared in Europe's literature in 1326. It evolved into a mechanical tool as no other tool before it, it incorporated different materials like wood and metal, it also involved physics, chemistry and had ignition....   [tags: Guns Weapons European Leaders Essays]
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California Legislature and Handgun Control - California Legislature and Handgun Control The California Legislature is currently debating a bill that would require handgun owners to be licensed by the state. And amid the debate over Assembly Bill 273, you can be sure there will be claims that burdening law-abiding gun owners with more regulations is necessary to "protect our children" from gun violence. But if you look at the statistics in Orange County, it's pretty clear that there's something else out there that poses a far greater danger to kids than guns do....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 405 words
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Guns Don"t Kill People, People Do - With all the problems that occur today with gun violence on the television and political advocates against guns. The question that I always wanted to ask is, “are all the horrible things they say about guns true.” Are guns truly a danger or is it hype. Violence is prominent in society. The politicians claim we solve disputes through talking and negotiations. However, the truth is that most conflicts ultimately end with the pointing of a weapon. I researched why people wanted guns. Most claim it is for hunting or pleasure (the shooting clay pigeon or targets)....   [tags: argumentative essay, gun laws] 1198 words
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Guns and Their Relationships to Crime - Many of my personal views about crime have been changed by certain readings in criminology. One of the most important topics discussed is guns and their relationship to crime rates. In this paper, I will examine how my early views regarding guns and the gun control debate have been changed through criminology. The gun control debate has been swelling recently in the aftermaths of several mass shootings, notably Tuscon, Newtown, and Aurora. The argument about guns stems into more than just mass shootings, the large realm of the debate regards how guns affect crime rates, and whether more guns leads to more crimes or reduces crimes....   [tags: gun ownership, crime rates]
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Testing a Hypothesis on Guns, Education, and Race - The United States Bill of Rights contains the second amendment that allows the citizens a right to bear arms. This is translated to the right of firearm ownership for private use. Some Americans take to owning a gun as a right of passage and a need within the society. In the United States 43 of the 50 states enacted in the State constitutions to affirm a right for their citizens to own firearms for personal use with out being a member of the state's militia (Winkler, 2007). While this is one freedom many American enjoy gun deaths is still one of the highest forms of fatality that occur in the United States....   [tags: Statistics, Gun Laws]
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Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore - In American society, violence runs rampage throughout the country that cause its citizens to be afraid and discouraged about their homeland. One of the major parts of American violence is from guns. In the documentary, "Bowling for Columbine", a famous filmmaker, Michael Moore addresses the ubiquitous situation in America. He argues that the use of gun in America co-insides or correlates to the recent massacres and that America, as a whole, should have stricter gun control laws. Throughout the film, Moore uses specific references to it and employs rhetorical and persuasive devices to construct his argument in favor of changing gun laws....   [tags: Gun Violence, Laws, America]
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