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Gun Control: American vs the NRA - Introduction It is a Friday afternoon in Charlesbay High School. Students are piling into the lunch lines awaiting hot pizza, fresh French fries and ice-cold sodas. As the students discuss what they are going to do after the football game and how their 1st hour test was, a gunshot is heard not far away. The students are ordered to stay low to the ground by school security guards. None of the students know what is happening outside the lunch lines. What is going on is a 17-year old frenetic boy who attends Charlesbay, got upset with a couple students....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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United States' Gun Control Problem - United States' Gun Control Problem Gun control is hardly a new issue in America, much less in American politics. Ownership of guns is extraordinarily widespread in the United States, and has been for some time. Since the late 1950s, the share of American households reporting at least one firearm has remained fairly constant at just under 50 percent (Gun Control Debate 959). This shift in the character of ownership has taken place against a complicated legal backdrop, the basic feature of which at the federal level is the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Brady Crime Prevention Act passed in 1994 (Cohen)....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 926 words
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America Needs More 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.” What does the second amendment to the Constitution to the United States really mean. Does every citizen have the right to own a gun. Should there be limitations on who can possess a gun. Gun right advocates believe they have the right to possess a gun without restrictions. Gun Control advocates on the other hand support more limitations on the accessibility of guns and also want to ban certain types of guns....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1405 words
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Why Gun Control Won't Work - Why Gun Control Won't Work Gun control is a very controversial subject now days in politics. My personal view on gun control is that it will never work. I'm am just fore warning you that this paper may be a little bias, but I'll try to give views from both sides. Many gun control activists believe that the solution is simple; ban all guns and there won't be any crimes committed with guns. Obviously this is not the answer but there are people that believe this would work. There are also a lot of people that know this would never work....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 412 words
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America Needs More Gun Control - " The American people are sick and fed up with what assault weapons have done. The American people have come to realize what these weapons are doing on our streets. They are saying, enough, is enough, is enough." (Gibbs, 1993) Many Americans believe that gun control should be improved and the regulations made more stringent. However, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has a most formidable lobby, and lobbing campaign, which up until this time, has presented past Presidents from initiation gun control laws....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1385 words
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Persuasive Speech: Against Gun Control - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that each individual must take responsibility for his or her own actions. The must not blame guns for problems caused by people. . . Attention Grabber: Gun control isn't about guns, its about control . Body of Speech . I'd like to read a quote by our 3rd president Thomas Jefferson. "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an...   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 679 words
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Firearms Control Laws in the United States - Gun control is an extremely controversial topic. Some people argue that the government has no authority to restrict the citizens’ rights to bear arms. Other people argue that it is the duty of the government to protect the people by getting tougher on gun control. Usually, gun control debates take place right after a national tragedy occurs. The United States already has background checks performed on people who are seeking to buy guns from gun stores. Despite the restrictions that are already set in place, terrible shootings continue to occur....   [tags: gun control, arms rights, brady act]
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Ineffective Enforcement of Gun Control Laws and Policies - Illegal immigration across the Mexican border is not the only problem arising with the presence of drug cartels. With around a $40,000 gap in GDP per capita between the U.S. and Brazil, poverty in Brazil comes with its fair share of problems such as lack of education and infant mortality (World Factbook). Violence in both Brazil and Mexico is a major social and economic issue. Particularly gun violence, for firearm deaths account for most of the homicides. Even with restrictive laws against guns, it has been shown that they are not enough to stop violence and further actions must be done....   [tags: Brazilian and Mexican government]
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Concealed Fireamrs on Campus - With backpacks in tow and pencils in hand, college students crisscross campus with stress of acing the test, hardly thinking about their safety. This was the case on a clear Tuesday at the University of Texas on September 28th, 2010. Students fled from a mask gunman carrying an AK-47 and shooting randomly around campus. Nineteen-year-old Colton Tooley, wearing a black mask, eventually killed himself in the library. Remarkably, no one else was injured or killed. (MSNBC) This was not the case in 1966 when 16 people where killed with 32 injured by a gunman in the UT clock tower....   [tags: Gun Control ]
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Effects of Gun Control - It is impossible not to open a newspaper, watch the television, or listen to the radio with out hearing about some type of gun violence. Perhaps the main reason for such high gun violence is that guns are so plentiful in the Unites States. In fact, there are sixty five million handguns in America ("The `facts' about Guns"). These guns contribute to an annual medical cost of fourteen billion dollars, which is spent solely on treating gun victims ("Handguns in America"). Not surprisingly, handguns are the cause of eighty percent of homicides, seventy percent of suicides, and almost every accidental shooting ("Youth and Violence")....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1724 words
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Gun Control: Opposing the Removal of Guns from American Citizens - Because of many incidents involving handguns, and any other type of gun, the government has been trying to push a gun ban law. As a result of this rumor and possible law, there have been numerous outbursts of support and resistance. Some people believe that banning firearms would be a benefit to our nation’s safety and its population’s safety, while others oppose this proposal and say that guns are not the ones that need to be controlled, people should be the ones that are controlled. During this decision, people from different organizations have expressed their own views and thoughts....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Black And White: The Reason Why Gun Control Debate Fails - Gun control has been being a controversial topic for many years that people try to discuss about it. This issue has become more serious because of many recent tragedies have been happened in the US, and the main reason of those tragedies is lack of control. For example, tragedies in Newtown or Colorado, which everybody has known, took away many lives of innocent children and adults. That is why American citizens think that guns are dangerous and should be banned. However, there are some problem of banning guns brings more negatives than maintaining the status quo....   [tags: criminal culture, tragedies, protection]
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Stop the Massacres: America Needs Gun Control - “The breadth and complexity of the problem of gun violence is great, but it is not an excuse for inaction” (Kelly 24). By being inactive, like Captain Mark Kelly of the United States Navy said, our nation is allowing the problem of gun violence to continue. Mass shootings are occurring more and more every year in the United States. As a whole, this nation has not taken the proper procedures in preventing this gun violence. This is because we have divided our nation into two different groups: one that is pro guns and the other group, who is against guns....   [tags: legal issues, defense]
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Gun Control Control Laws Decrease Crime Rates - The United States of America has encountered many problems due to the increase in amount of gun owners which has contributed to the rise of crimes and problems that we face today. Our nation has about 65 million people who own a frightening 240 million firearms. This ridiculous amount of firearms in our nation creates a need for gun control. Gun control laws such as the Brady Act can help solve gun problems and make America a safer place to live. The Brady Act and other gun control laws are effective solutions to our gun control needs....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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Selective Gun Control and Its Benefits to Society - As long as there have been men and women on this planet there has been violence. This is an immutable fact. In all likelihood, there will always be violence within the human race. Robert Heinlein said, "Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." Indeed this is plausible. The premise of these arguments is that giving a creature with a proven track record of violence a phenomenally powerful tool of destruction is less than wise....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 878 words
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Gun Laws - People ask the government for change but cry out “unconstitutional!” There needs to be stricter gun laws in the United States. It isn’t a coincidence that the United States is the only country that treats gun ownership as a human right and has the highest number of gun related injuries of any developed country in the world. The U.S. take on gun control has been controversial since the late 20th century. Many nationally recognized events such as Columbine, Sandy Hook Elementary and Tucson occurring, people continuously flip-flop on whether to create more gun laws or keep it as is....   [tags: gun control, violence, legislation, firearm, crime]
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Ammunition over Guns - The Bill of Rights has stood for centuries as the ultimate embodiment of the rights of citizens in America, and the right to keep and bear arms is a vital part of the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Gun control, or even a ban, infringes upon this fundamental freedom of America’s constitutional law. Furthermore, the problems being targeted are not problems, and the technology being discredited, ludicrous. Finally, gun control proponents base their arguments on fearful statistics, whereas statistics, in reality, favor less restrictive arms bans....   [tags: Gun Control]
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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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Don't Blame The Weapon...Blame the Person - The author believes that stem cell research was a very important scientific discovery and still is today, but now there are many people that are against it. Do to the fact that it requires getting the cells in a way that offends some people because of their religious beliefs. For instance some people of the Christian faith believe it is wrong to get them from aborted babies because they believe that “God” would consider that killing which is against the ten commandments that he set up for his people many years ago....   [tags: Gun Control] 1287 words
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The NRA Controls the Government - The questions that surround the issues of gun safety have resurfaced again since the recent shootings in Arizona. (Luo) Are background checks enough to help prevent shooting violence. Do guns that have the capacity to fire several rounds without having to reload have any influence on the number of deaths that occur due to shootings. Should mental health screening go beyond the current set standard as a preventative safety measure. Perhaps we the American people will never have the answers to these questions, because of the interference piloted by the NRA....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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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 - 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?. (Warren 308). ?Most everyone will agree that felons, addicts, morons, juveniles, alcoholics, the mentally incompetent, and others in whose hands even an ice pick or a baseball bat becomes a deadly weapon, should be denied a gun.....   [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 United States and Assault Rifles - ... This design lead to greater and more powerful weapons to be used in the First and Second World War. The weapons used in the World Wars were by far the most advanced of their time. The new weapons produced three times the amount of firepower either sides of the Civil War could produce at any given time. These weapons were feared by the citizens of the time. These new weapons consisted of the Thompson, a submachine gun, which fired a .45 caliber bullet at high velocities. This rifle became the standard fully automatic rifle for the United States Armed Forces....   [tags: gun control]
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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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History of the Right to Bear Arms - In 1938 Adolf Hitler put restrictions on the Jewish people that kept them from manufacturing firearms or ammunition. Then he took up all of their firearms, and as a result of that when Adolf began the holocaust the Jews had no way of defending themselves. First he disarmed them then he killed them all because they had no way of fighting back. Some of the biggest mass murderers in history are governments that have taken peoples gun rights away, or never let them have guns in the first place. This one of the reasons gun control does not need to happen (Callahan, Bo)....   [tags: modern gun control] 1185 words
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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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The Importance of Fire Arms for the American People - ... If guns were made illegal it would damage the economy because the income of taxes would be around 500,000,000 less than it is and that would very bad. The people who are anti-gun think that guns don’t play as big of a role for our economy than they actually do. The manufacturers for firearms also create many jobs for people and are helping in unemployment because of this. The manufacturing and sales in the United States contribute significantly to the economy. Hunting is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States....   [tags: gun control, safety]
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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 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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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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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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Government Firearm Regulation or Constitution Infringement - ... Wayne LaPierre did on December 12, 2012 with his simple statement, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” (Hunter 1) This response to the latest lunge for the banning of firearms due to the shooting in Newtown provided a glimpse into the simple solution to the school shootings that sparked the outcry of anti-gun rights activist, to stop the surge of school shootings, one must increase the number of good guys with guns to combat the number of bad guys with guns....   [tags: gun control policies]
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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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Fighting Fire with Fire - Over the course of the past few years, mass killings have escalated in the United States, causing an immense uproar from the many American citizens demanding a solution. Due to the two conflicting sides regarding the solution, gun control; many are not able to come to an agreement. While some argue gun control is the only way to help stop the mass killings that are on the high rise, others argue that it is against the Constitution and against one’s rights to not be able to bear arms. Gun control, although portrayed as the only solution to the mindless killing, is not the answer to today’s violence; in fact many believe that stricter gun control enables more mass shootings to take place (Stat...   [tags: gun control in the US] 547 words
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Amending the Second Amendment - ... Furthermore, all sales were to be recorded in a national registry. This act was a big step in the gun control debate and led to further landmark cases, one of which was entitled United States vs. Miller. Later, in 1968, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated along with Rev. Martin Luther King, which awakened the country to the dangers of easily accessed guns. This lead to the Gun Control Act of 1968, which prohibits all convicted criminals, drug users and those who are mentally ill from buying guns....   [tags: gun control law] 1093 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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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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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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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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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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Gun Control: Law Abiding Citizens Should be Permitted to Have Guns - Gun Control: Law Abiding Citizens Should be Permitted to Have Guns "Bleeding and weakened from the bullet wound in her chest, Susan Gonzalez aimed her husband's .22-caliber pistol, the one she hated, and emptied it into one of the robbers who had burst through the front door of her rural Jacksonville home"(Pinkham). This story shows that guns can be used to save lives. Americans have gun rights and privileges thanks to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. It 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." The U.S....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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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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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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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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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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Argumentative Essay: Guns Do NOT Kill People - Many stories like the following occur, but are hardly every published: Three robbers entered a Commerce City, Colo., residence, one of them pulled a knife, according to officials. The two men and a woman apparently had planned to rob an acquaintance: but the homeowner resisted the threat, drawing his semiautomatic handgun and shooting the two men. After the three fled, they called for medical help from a cousin's house. The police followed shortly thereafter. "As soon as they get out of the hospital, we'll be there to meet and greet them," said Sgt....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gun Control] 1443 words
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Guns Don't Kill People, Criminals Do - Guns Don't Kill People - Criminals Do      It's late at night, and you're home all alone.  You double checked to make sure all of the doors were locked and made sure all of the windows were closed. It's been a quiet night, but for some odd reason you cannot sleep.  During your restless night, you hear a bump in the kitchen.  At first you dismiss it as the wind.  But there it is again, and it's louder this time.  You're scared, your pulse is racing and you cannot think of what to do.  You don't know whether to call 911 or just lay there and hope whatever it was will go away.  But then you realize you have a 9-mm Smith and Wesson hand gun in the nightstand.  You quietly get it out, tak...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gun Control]
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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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