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America Needs Gun Control Laws

- America has the highest amount of gun related deaths each year in the world. “In Germany 381, in France 255, in Canada 165 in the United Kingdom 68, in Australia 65, in Japan 39 and in the United States, 11,127” (Moore Michael, 51:15-51:48). Since the United States has the highest number of deaths, it is important to have gun-control laws that restrict people from owning dangerous firearms like machine guns. Gun-control laws should support both sides of the debate. Of course, both sides will not be completely happy with the laws created, but America should have a balance....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control in the United States of America

- Gun Control in the United States of America is a topic that has had some criticism and support by many citizens. The critical people of this topic believe that the guns do not kill people, it is the people that kill people. The supporters of this topic believe that guns lead to violence and a feeling of power over others. They also believe that if guns were eliminated from the public, then violence and death would decrease heavily in this country. These two opposing views leave the federal government open to a decision on whether or not to abolish one of our Constitutional rights, or to keep allowing people the right to own a gun....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Argumentative Essay: America Does NOT Need Gun Control

- Americans are faced with a huge problem of violence in the streets, these streets have become a place where old people are beaten for their social security checks, where little women are attacked and raped, where teen aged thugs shoot it out for some turf to sell their illegal drugs, and finally where small children everyday are caught in the way of bullets during drive by shootings. We try to ignore the criminals in our society and how they hurt it, but we shouldn’t. We should take actions to stop these acts of crazy people....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control A Well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms , shall not be infringed. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S.      The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for military service. The nation's powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, holds that it means the right to keep and bear arms -any arms....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control Section 1. Overview The issue of the letter which I sent was gun control legislation. The recipient of my letter was United States Senator George V. Voinovich of Ohio. This issue is an important topic in our country at this time which involves critical and controversial legislation, a large industry and special interest groups. Section 2. Summary of the Issue The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution states, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The reason for this Amendment as intended by the founding fathers was to insure that the citizens of the newly formed union could protect themselves from governme...   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Whenever some terrible act of violence occurs, such as a horrible school-shooting, people start asking questions and pointing fingers. They want to put the blame on someone or something. The blame is most often put on an inanimate object that does only what the person using it wants it to do. Guns do not cause crime and more gun control laws are not the answer. Gun control violates rights given to us by the Second Amendment, guns have proven to be extremely effective in deterring crimes and protecting private property, gun control does not work in controlling violence, and gun control goes against everything the founders of this country stood for....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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America Needs Some Gun Control

- Gun control is the effort to restrict or limit the possession and use of guns. The gun control debate may be one of the most important issues in our society. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the 2nd Amendment restrains the government’s ability to ban handguns. Some politicians are passionate about gun control and make voting decisions based upon on this issue alone; hence, the people we elect into office directly affect our lives. A few republican politicians have a strong belief in the right to own guns....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Louisiana Needs Gun Control Laws!

- In Louisiana, gun ownership is one of the most valued rights because many see it as the only means for self-defense. Though it is a right, if crime rate increases due to gun violence, should self-defense hamper with the enforcement of gun-control laws. Currently, gun related crime is at “18.9 [...] deaths for every 100,000 people [...]” (“States With The Most Gun Violence: 24/7 Wall St.”). This statistic places Louisiana in one of the top spots for gun related crime, thus reminding us that gun-control is necessary....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control is Bad for America

- Picture in your mind a killer outside your house just when you’re about to go to bed. Are you ready to protect your family and yourself. Many people in today’s society are able to defend themselves in any dangerous situation because they are able to own guns. It will be harder for the burglar or killer to break into the house knowing gun owners live at certain homes. Many people cannot legally own guns for many reasons, including having a criminal record or being violent. I believe that every citizen should be able to legally own a gun to protect themselves and their family....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Why Is Anti Gun-Control Necessary?

- The banning of firearms in America is an illegal act, and degrades the values this country was founded on. They not only play a vital role in many people's lives, but are useful tools, fun to use, and can protect people from harm. Our founding fathers wanted us to have them to protect ourselves from the government, and would be disgusted at our government's current abuse, and overall disregard of the constitution of the United States. A lot of people argue that guns kill people; this is untrue. Guns in the hands of a negligent person have potential to kill people, just as anything else....   [tags: Bear Arms, Gun Control, Argument]

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A Survery and Results on Gun Control

- I remember when I wrote an essay about gun control and one thing was on my mind, which was a scary story. It was about a young girl who was killed by her brother. Their mother stepped outside of her house for just while, and the children were playing in their mother’s bedroom. The gun was in the closet, and the brother got the gun from the closet room and started shooting at his sister, and she died. It is sad story how the young girl died by the gun. Also, people keeping guns and they irresponsible of their gun....   [tags: defend, gun, impact]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control My response to this comment is that it is based on facts that have been misused and only represents one side of a story that is multifaceted. Many recent studies have shown that gun control is needed in a society like ours today and helps to curb all types of gun related fatalities not just homicides. In Canada, over 3000 firearms are stolen annually. Gun control is needed to be able to trace the usage of guns and the hands they fall into. Many stolen guns are used in violent crimes and are easier to trace when they have been registered; registration has been proven to tie some criminals to their crimes....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- In the wake of all the school shootings in the past fifteen years gun control has become a more serious issue than before. Gun control has always been a concern in the United States, but not until the first major school shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado did this topic become a reality to the American public. In 1999, this massacre left fifteen people dead including the assassins. And just recently on March 5, 2001 did the tradition continue, when Charles Andrew Williams killed two classmates, leaving many injured in Santee California....   [tags: Persuasive Essays]

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Gun Control

- Since the early days, gun control has been a never-ending debate. It is because of the fast increase in crime, the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control in order reduce the crime in the United States, that this issue has been hotly debated in recent years. The streets of America are now a war zone especially right here were we live. ?Florida has the highest crime rate of any state and the sixth highest homicide level?(www.guncite.com). A sad fact but true....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control in the United States News is all around us and is readily available to everyone. There are many flaws in the system that hurts the authenticity of the news when you see it. The media is indirectly part of the political system. Most news is either considered liberal or conservative by many. The media is often considered to be biased. The reason for this is because they do not act neutral on the things that they report on. They usually give their point of view and tend to warp the information so it’s easily digestible by the average person....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control In the United States of America, guns are one of the top causes of unnatural deaths. Therefore, guns must be regulated in this country, so that we as a country can decrease the number of murders caused by gun use. This can happen only if the punishments for illegal actions involving guns are reinforced and there is an increase in security in all public locations. Amending the current second amendment, so that guns should be given only to police and people with a clean record and all guns must be purchased through the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- The United States of America is the most heavily armed population in the world. There are 200 Million guns and 60 to 65 Million legal owners who have one or more guns. In the United States, more than half of the households have guns. In 1974, nearly two million guns were produced in the United States, and four hundred thousand guns were imported. In 1975, the House Judiciary Committee Report Number 94-1103 stated that there were about three hundred thousand actual or potential handgun deaths annually....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Americans participated in a great debate through the 60's, 70's, 80's, and into the 90's. It is the argument of whether handguns, shotguns, and rifles should be restricted or banned. This debate over ownership of a firearm has produced strong emotions through the past years and does not seem to be abating. Does the U.S. Constitution give people the right, or should guns be restricted or banned because they are used in the commission of many crimes. Some argue that the right to bear arms is not as vital today as it was in the 1700's, or that it does not apply to individuals....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Firearms are dangerous weapons used to intentionally and unintentionally kill people, which lead to one of America�s most heated debates: gun control. With increasing crime and violence, many people look to gun control laws as a way to slow these trends down. On the other hand, others believe that owning a gun is a constitutional right that should never be taken away. James Q. Wilson�s essay �Just Take Away Their Guns� is an attempt to offer a solution to both sides of this argument. He claims that illegal possession of firearms is the problem and that frisking suspicious characters would be a good solution to the debate of gun control....   [tags: Gun Control, 2015]

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Gun Controls And Gun Control

- ... Though the government is trying to help, they aren 't solving any of the problems, they are just making it harder for the average citizen to obtain a gun. It is the average citizen, after all, who is going to go out and buy a firearm legally. When it comes to handguns, most are just looking for protection for themselves and their loved ones. Robert Dillon writes, "Yeah, I armed myself two years ago. Why. Because like a lot of other Angelenos, I was scared. My 26-year-old son was shot in his car on Crescent Heights, near Pico..." (Dillon53)....   [tags: Firearm, Gun Control Act of 1968]

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The Pros and Cons of Gun Control

- This essay will discuss the pros and cons of gun control. Some U.S. States have already adopted some of these gun control laws. I will be talking about the 2nd amendment, public safety, home safety, and do gun control laws really control guns. I hope after you have read this you will be more educated, and can pick your side of the gun control debate. So keep reading and find out more about the gun control laws that the federal and some state governments want to enforce on U.S. Citizens. Firearms are classified into three broad types handguns, rifles, and shotguns....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Will Not Reduce Crime

- Introduction The implementation of gun control in the United states is a large problem as it will take away the 2nd Amendment rights and would also stop the ability of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals who obtain guns illegally. The right to bear arms is promised to citizens of the United States, and to put gun control into effect is to take away their Constitutional rights. Crime is very high in cities that have few gun control laws. However, the problem will not be solved by taking guns away from people who are registered and licensed to carry them....   [tags: Anti Gun Control Essays]

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The Gun Control Debate

- Gun control is a highly controversial topic in the United States. There are many advocates of gun control - people who wish to have stricter laws to prevent certain groups of people from purchasing a firearm. However, there are also the people who disagree with gun control laws and believe there should be a more lenient gun control to furthermore help people defend themselves during risky situations. Many gun control laws have been passed for many years. While many have been passed, many have been voted unconstitutional meaning they affect the citizens second amendment rights....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control is NOT the Solution

- Arguments against Gun Control The development of arguments surrounding gun control corresponds to the increased violence and problems related to weapons and firearms use. This then prompted the expansion of gun control initiatives and has shapes public opinion particularly in the promotion of increased regulation to banning. Due to this, it became controversial as it split the opinions of the citizenry particularly in their stance to advance different objectives. Arguably, the process of developing gun control remains to be detrimental due to its capacity to challenge individual rights and liberty, undermine the value of guns and firearms in the promotion of deterrence and self-defense and...   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Will Not Reduce Crime

- In "Just Take Away Their Guns," author James Q. Wilson argues that "Legal restraints on the lawful purchase of guns will have little effect on the illegal use of guns" (Wilson 63). Wilson points out that it would be tough to remove all legally purchased guns from the streets and nearly impossible to confiscate illegally purchased guns. Gun advocate J. Warren Cassidy argues that "The American people have a right 'to keep and bear arms'. This right is protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution....   [tags: Anti Gun Control Essays]

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The Gun Control Debate

- "I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it." -- Clint Eastwood Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. However, more recently, the debate over gun control has escalated into a much more public issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, stories about incidents involving guns appear frequently today in newspapers and on television or the radio. One could say that the debate started with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain groups of people and regulated the sale of guns....   [tags: Gun Control, 2015]

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The Effects and Consequences of 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.” The right of all Americans to bear arms is a right the Founding Fathers held to equal importance as the Constitution itself. Gun control laws directly violate this right and therefore should not even be under consideration. Even if that issue is overlooked, gun control advocates state that in order to reduce firearm related violence, gun control laws must be implemented to remove the violence caused by firearms....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Persuasive Articles on Gun Control

- Persuasive Articles on Gun Control Persuading an audience can be done in several different fashions, one of which is Hugh Rank’s Model of Persuasion. Rank’s model states that two major strategies are used to achieve the particular goal of persuasion. These strategies are nicely set into two main schemas; the first method is to exaggerate an aspect of something, known as “intensify.” While the second is to discredit it, which is referred to as “downplay.” Al Franken, Jeffrey Snyder, Harlan Ellison, and George Will, have all written persuasive articles about gun control....   [tags: Persuasion Argumentative Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control in America

- There are gun control laws to try and reduce the number of violent shootings that occur. They are trying to put limits on weapons that Americans can own. The government is trying to take our guns away mainly because of people that are criminally insane. Most of the people who commit crimes don’t even have the weapons legally. If the government takes away the rights of people who are allowed to have firearms in their possession, it will most definitely cause an outrage. Most people believe that the people should be more capable of maintain proper use of the firearms instead of having them all taken away....   [tags: Gun Control, Gun VIolence, Shootings, Crime]

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The Need For Gun Control in America

- The Second Amendment 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." An AR-15 is semi automatic, high capacity firearm with a muzzle velocity of over three thousand feet per second. The rifle will fire as fast as one can pull the trigger. This commando style weapon, with high capacity magazines, in the hands of a mentally or emotionally unstable individual, is a recipe for disaster that could cause great harm and death to the innocent....   [tags: Pro Gun Control]

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America Needs Limited Gun Control

- Gun control has become a heavily debated topic within the courts and among activists who support gun control and those who do not. Numerous individuals will argue that there are not enough laws and restrictions for firearm owners across the country. While others will argue that the current laws and regulations violate every Americans right to the Second Amendment. Which 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 main reason the United States established gun control was to regulate the sale and ownership of firearms....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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America Does Not Need Gun Control

- Gun control is often considered as an effective means of protecting ordinary citizens. We all want to feel safe, and it's easy to ascribe notions of safety to the idea of gun control. Unfortunately, feeling safe and actually being safe can be very different things. Gun control sounds wonderful in theory: no guns means no shootings. If only it were that simple. When one considers some of the worst shootings and gun-related crimes in recent history, it's peculiar to realize how often these occurred in places where guns were illegal to carry or even own....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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America Needs Gun Control Laws

- Guns have been the weapon of choice for some of the most brutal massacres on America soil. Since early history guns have been used mainly for militia and defense purposes. But, the development of new gun technology has made firearms more accessible and deadly. Although the second amendment gives the right to bear arms, guns should be controlled and monitored by the government because guns have contributed to a lot of killings in America and will increase crime rates. Gun control can be defined as “the use of law to limit people's access to handguns, shotguns, rifles, and other firearms” ("Gun Control")....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Reduce Crime

- “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it”. -- Clint Eastwood This nation was built on the right to bear arms, but this freedom is more controversial than ever. With all the school shootings and gun violence in America today at some point it may seem that just too take away all guns may be the answer to this problem. In defense, this is not the answer. If someone wants to commit a crime, gun laws will not stop them from obtaining the weapon....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control and Crime Rates

- Does gun control reduce crime rates. Actually, gun control does not significantly reduce crime. In fact, strict gun control regulations do not stop criminals from getting guns because only law-abiding citizens comply with the law. In contrast, criminals do not obey gun control laws just as they do not obey many other laws. Gun advocates argue that less available guns results in less crime, however research has shown the opposite. Gun control is an ineffective way of reducing crime because gun control does not target the underlying causes of crime....   [tags: Strict Gun Control Regulations, America, Guns]

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America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

- On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, by a man named Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy’s assassination sent shockwaves through the United States, which initiated the heated debate of gun control, and is continued today due to horrific mass shootings. Perhaps the most frequently used argument by people who are against gun control is the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Pro-gun enthusiasts claim that gun control is in direct violation of this Amendment....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Why America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

- According to dosomethingnow.org, “close to 33,000 Americans were victims of gun-related deaths in 2011”(11 Facts About Guns). When used properly, guns can be beneficial to society. They are used by police officers and military officials to save lives. Guns are also used for hunting purposes. However, when in the wrong hands, guns can be used to do terrible things. America needs stricter rules and regulations regarding those who have access to guns. These harsher laws will help create a safer environment, decrease the number of homicides, and reduce the number of suicides....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

- Gun control has become more of a hot topic in recent years. Some believe that there is no need for additional gun control. On the other hand, we have some that believe that the government can improve gun laws. Although many believe that gun control will violate their rights, the idea of stricter gun control laws can help communities. We live in very violent times. There are daily accounts reported in the media about shootings. We do well to ask, Is there a solution to this growing crisis. Yes. It is call gun control....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

- “It is estimated that there are 310 million non – military guns in America” (O’Brien and Stanton). Many people that own a firearm usually have more than one gun. Also, a majority of gun owners feel that owning a firearm is the best way to protect themselves at home. With the large number of guns said to be in America, there needs to be a way to prevent the number of frequently occurring mass shootings. The solution to this issue is called gun control. Gun control needs to be implied more in our society because gun related crimes are mostly committed by those diagnosed with mental illnesses, there is no contradiction with the second amendment, it has the ability to lower the amount of mass sh...   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Fails To Prevent Criminals From Getting Guns

- It’s a quiet, Sunday afternoon. The rain is coming down outside, and the sound of it makes for a relaxing ambiance. You open a few windows and the front door to better enjoy the calming effect of the rainfall. Going into the kitchen, you decide to make a cup of coffee so you can sit down and read the Sunday paper. Suddenly, a man bursts into your home carrying a small pistol and comes running towards you. You manage to shut the kitchen door and go through the pantry into your hallway. Running up the stairs, you turn around and see the man coming up behind you....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Gun Control vs the Rights of Concealed Carry License Holders

- “More guns equal less crime” is a statement coined by John Lott. It means that if more law-abiding citizens are able to carry concealed weapons, these actions will lower violent crimes. Forty-two states have “Shall-Issue” laws where any private citizen can receive a Concealed Weapon Permit as long as they meet the prerequisites. The prerequisites are age, no prior felonies, and no recent mental health issues. The other eight states have “May-Issue” laws where the state officials take judgement on whether or not the private citizen should receive the Concealed Weapon Permit....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Stronger Gun Control Will Save Lives an Article by Christine Watkins

- Gun Control in America is seen as ineffective, citizens believe gun control laws in place are not protecting lives, but taking them away. In order to solve this problem, many think more laws should be put in place. By doing so, they believe guns would no longer be in the hands of criminals and lives would not be ended before their time. In Christine Watkins’s article, “Stronger Gun Control Will Save Lives” She explains that if guns were objects that truly kept us safe, America would be the safest country in the world....   [tags: ineffective, gun control laws, weapon]

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Gun Control And Gun Violence

- ... In order for individuals to protect themselves for those individuals who are bring guns illegally to the state, more guns will be the answer. Continuing with Kristof’s argument, that before buying a gun individuals should have background checks, stating “That means universal background checks before somebody acquires a gun” (Kristof). The question is will background checks work. Yes, the back ground checks would stop some of the individuals to get guns but not all. Avoiding individuals to access a gun is only risking other individual’s lives because those who did not obtain a gun will end up borrowing the guns from others....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Gun violence in the United States]

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Gun Control And Gun Controls

- ... Being American citizens we have no need for apologies for usage of firearms because we are going off the United State Constitution 's’ Second Amendment. By enforcing the gun constriction laws, its making households unsafe being that an intruder has an illegal right to handle a firearm, leaving those who own the property at risk due to the hardship it has put on us. So why does our country want us to have such restriction that can end up winding into more deaths. For the past twenty plus years here in the United States, our gun sales have completely heightened, while the homicides with firearms are currently down by thirty-nine percent while that was being recorded, our other crimes invol...   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And Gun Laws

- ... Gale.). Gun control is for people’s safety. Unfortunately, guns are being bought illegally and legally. The way guns are used, sold, and produced is how guns should be handled instead of them being handled poorly and misused. “Many buy or own firearms and provide requirements for registration, licensing, and carrying of concealed weapons” (“Gun Control”. Gale. ). The laws regulate who may own or buy a gun. When a person buys a gun they must show their registration or license to own a gun. To receive a license a background check is done....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control And Gun Violence

- ... Mental Illnesses can impair your judgement and behavior. It is obviously unsafe for people who are separated from reality to be able to carry a weapon capable of taking a life. Americans with depression may be contemplating suicide, and the choice of a gun is proven to be more effective than other options. Some people believe prohibiting guns from certain people will lower gun violence by focusing on what kinds of people are typically involved in it. More than half of the country is agreeing to this option, so it’s uncertain to why it hasn 't been done....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Laws And Gun Control

- ... The Brady Bill says that people act on impulse. In other words if a person is hit headed their judgement will be clouded by anger. The bill more or less helps with the solution of minimal gun control (Kluin 1982). In 1980, between 1,500-3,000 felons were legally killed by armed civilians as self-defense and about another 8,700-16,600 criminals were wounded under the same circumstances, which mean it was legal (Zimring 1995). 20,000 gun control bills have been passed through Congress, However, the crime rate has remained the same....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Gun, Gun politics]

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Gun Ownership And Gun Control

- ... has led to an increase in gun violence. It is true that the number of guns per person has risen from .94 in 1993 to 1.45 in 2013. What is surprising is that the number of gun deaths by homicide have decreased over the same period from 9 per 100,000 people to just under 4. Based on this information, the mere increase in the number of guns in society does not cause an increase in gun related homicides. The dominant contemporary approach to reducing gun violence is the adoption of several forms of state gun control laws....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And The Gun

- If you have ever picked up a handgun whether it ranges from a real gun to even a water gun, you know of how simple it is to use and or operate it within a matter of minutes. You simply enough pick it up, aim it, and squeeze the trigger. The gun does all the rest. The trigger pushes against the sear and the disconnector, this releases the hammer which hits the firing pin that expels the bullet from the cartridge. From a technical viewpoint, this process is almost child 's play. Therein lies the problem....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Firearms]

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Guns Control And Gun Control

- ... These background checks search for wanted persons, persons subject to domestic abuse restraining orders, deported alien felons, persons in the U.S. Secret Service protective file, foreign fugitives, and known or suspected terrorists. After analyzing a person’s record for any of the previously mentioned offenses there are three outcomes. One outcome would be to “proceed”, indicating that no prohibiting record was found. Another outcome is “denied” indicating that at least one prohibiting record was found....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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The Issue Of The Control Of Gun Control

- ... The number may sound exaggerated because this number of guns is more than the total number of guns that are found in Pakistan, Yemen, and West Gaza. Research show that there is much violence which has occurred because of owning guns; thus, gun ownership does not guarantee the safety of person (Jacobs, 2002). The argument on gun control is very precise. The first argument for gun control is that the increase in the number of guns will mean an increase in homicides cases. It is an assumption that when people are armed with guns, the cases of killings are likely to reduce in the country (Lott, 2003)....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Say No To Gun Control

- The debate between those for and against gun control is becoming more and more prominent in the United States. Several gun control activists have problems with the possibility of owning weapons. The solution is simple. The United States should continue supporting the second amendment and allow Americans to protect themselves using firearms. Currently the United States’ President, Barack Obama, is creating a plan to increase restrictions on owning arms. The current draft includes background checks for every single purchase as well as limiting ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds (Gettings, McNiff)....   [tags: Gun Rights]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- ... With increased regulations on those weapons, certain shootings would have decreased amounts of casualties. Different or more determined shooters would take the new regulations as a challenge. Making something illegal could add a new twist in their agenda. The criminals would just take it as a challenge in acquiring the weapons needed for their plan. In most American homes, you will typically find a type of firearm hidden somewhere within the home. People would normally use the weapons for hunting or protection from intruders....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Gun, Weapon]

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Gun Control And Gun Ownership Rates

- According to the article women are more likely to be killed in states with higher rates of gun ownership.This is cause by the National Rifle Association unable to cut off federal funding for research and data collection and sharing, studies have indeed come out, revealing some of the pro-gun party’s favorite arguments to be full of holes. The numbers don’t lie: When it comes to cold, hard statistics, the pro-gun argument doesn’t have legs to stand on. Let’s start off by dispelling that silly “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” nonsense....   [tags: Firearm, Gun violence in the United States]

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Gun Control And The United States

- ... The mother shot the intruder 5 times saving her children from any possible threat he imposed. Many people looking to commit acts such as robberies or homicides will try to find places with the least resistance. Every mass shooting, except one as of 2012, took place in a gun free zone (Guns in America). If teachers and professors had the option to arm themselves, there’s a possibility that many lives could have been saved in the numerous school shootings in the past years. on April 16, 2007 at Virginia tech, 32 people were killed and 17 others were injured....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Gun, Handgun]

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Gun Control And The Rights Of Gun Owners

- ... Then very recently that trend has come to a halt. On December 2, 2015, another shooting happened. This one was different though, people didn’t and couldn’t blame a lack of gun control for the crime, because this crime happened in California. The shooting I am referring to would be the San Bernardino shooting. Without a doubt this was another terrible crime, it resulted in 14 dead and 21 wounded, according to LA Times. You may at this point be wondering, why couldn’t those people complain. What was different this time....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun, Law]

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Gun Control And Gun Violence

- ... Additionally, research indicates that the issue of gun violence has a major effect on the American children. It follows more than 1 to 5 teenagers as well as children in the US at the age of 17 and 14 reports to have evidenced a shooting. In every seven teenagers under the age of 200 years are killed by the use of a gun on a daily basis. The American children are dying by guns a rate that is 11 times often that the children who are in the alternative high-income nations. The youth who aged between 1 to 19 years in the rural regions of the US is more likely to die as a result of gunshots in a similar rate as their counterparts living in the urban areas (Swanson, et al....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Firearms, Handgun]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... Assault rifles have been highly used in mass shootings because it can hold more than ten rounds. On April 16, 2007 a school shooting occurred in Blacksburg, Virginia on Virginia Tech’s campus, which led to the deaths of 32 students and faculty members. Another school shooting occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtowne, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 which led to the deaths of 20 children and 6 faculty members. In order to resolve the ongoing issue of the gun control, the proponents and opponents of gun control need to agree to a compromise....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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Gun Control Should Be Legal

- ... If guns became banned, the percentage would drop, and criminals, like rapists or burglars would have more motivation to commit crimes. In Australia, a country with extremely tight gun control, the rate of sexual assaults is 28.6% and in America, a country with loose gun control, the rate is 27.3%, so it is obvious that if America were to ban guns, the rate would increase. Another repercussion that results in taking away guns is actually more violence happening. According to politifact.com, in 1976, Washington DC required for all new handguns at home to be stored unloaded and disassembled at home....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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Gun Control Is Not A Good Choice

- ... It is much better to own a gun and not ever need to use it than to be in a life or death situation in which a gun could save your life, but not have access to one. Home burglaries are a real occurrence and a firearm can ensure that you and your family aren’t harmed. If there was ever a larger terrorist attack, gun owners would be more appreciated. Those in favor of gun control would realize that firearms aren’t so bad after all. Also, the government should not have to regulate how many guns a person can own....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Weapon, Firearms]

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Gun Control and School Shootings

- Gun control is both a crime issue, as well as a safety issue. It can range from moderate to extreme. Gun control goes as back as the 17th century where Japan was using guns for war making as to current tragedies occurring in schools. Guns have never disappeared, they have only multiplied in numbers to numerous amount of guns, ranging from small to big. Gun control isn't only a problem but it can also be solution depending on how it is being used and the person using it. Gun control can be controlled with many methods but in the end it matters how the person is going to use the weaponry....   [tags: crime issue, gun violence]

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Gun Control And The Effort

- ... I plan to demonstrate the two different perspectives of this debate. In hopes to sway my readers to be against gun control. I will explain that taking away a law abiding citizen’s right to bear arms will not put an end to the madness in the world, yet only increases the chances of a life lost. Many people use firearms as a self-defense mechanism. Taking away a citizen’s second amendment will not reduce crime in my perspective. In other studies, many show that violence and crime numbers skyrocket in other forms of death not pertaining to firearms....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Weapon, Gun]

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The Benefits Of Stricter Gun Control

- ... Besides the fact that there is a large exposure of firearms to young kids, most accidental gun deaths are self-inflicted, or inflicted upon friends and family as well. Additionally, The Daily Beast states, “The number killed in gun accidents is 20% higher than the total number killed in all U.S. civil aviation accidents” (Frum, 2). It is evident that the likelihood of accidents increases as firearms fall into the hands of adolescents, who have no previous experience or knowledge of the weapon....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun politics]

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The Necessity Of Gun Control

- What is the need for gun control. The necessity of gun control is one of the most debatable topics today, and one of the reason for gun control is to get the guns out of the wrong hands. 33 million Americans own firearms for hunting, but hunting is not the sole reason for which many citizens of America purchase firearms. Of all countries, the United States is one of the top countries that is troubled by a large number of criminals who are in possession of guns even without registrations. According to the FBI report for the year 2013 the amount of murders (not counting robberies or any other violent crimes that involved firearms) in that year alone added up to 8,454, and for the year 2014 the...   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Crime, Handgun]

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Gun Control Act Of 1968

- ... Having guns on campus doesn’t have a large beneficial outcome to containing guns in the U.S. It leaves room for people to still slip through the faults we already have with containing our guns. Keeping guns off college campuses allows the government to have more visual on illegal guns out in the communities. For example, in 2015, there was an on-campus shooting at Savannah State University where a student was shoot and killed. Non-registered guns are more of an issue for underage citizens. More and more teens have access to guns....   [tags: Firearm, Weapon, Gun politics]

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Gun Control : The United States

- ... Those who want more strict laws are right in that they want to lower the amount of deaths due to guns, which have been on the increase as of late, and to take the guns out of the criminals hands. But they are wrong in the way they want to accomplish this. Making the laws, which are already ineffective in the first place, more strict does nothing to better the effort of taking the guns out of the criminals hands. In the article, Hawkins later explains how the guns that the gunman used to shoot up the school in Oregon used “weapons acquired through a background check.” The laws that were made to filter the criminals out of those viable to receive a gun are shown to be ineffective with the...   [tags: Firearm, Weapon, Gun, Firearms]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Recent mass shootings at San Bernardino and Sandy Hook Elementary have resurfaced the issue of gun control, with citizens appealing to the federal government to change laws concerning firearms. While there are organizations that are for tighter gun laws, groups like the National Rifle Association argue any laws restricting possession and use of firearms ignores the Second Amendment, and therefore reduces a law-abiding citizen’s constitutional right to own a firearm (Stingl, 2015). However, the United States still has a higher crime rate compared to other developed countries that have tighter gun laws, suggesting more restrictive laws could reduce gun violence (Grey House Publishing, 2011)....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... A background check is generally a further investigation on one 's criminal and financial records. Background check requirements vary depending on their purpose. Specifically, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is a United States system used for deciding if desired firearm and explosive buyers are worthy of buying. Some people believe that the requirements behind this system are to easily determinable; others disagree. The process of this particular system is surprisingly somewhat easy....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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Gun Control Should Not Be Legal

- Gun Control Long before the Second Amendment was made by the founding fathers, gun control has always been issue. Throughout colonial America included criminalizing the transfer of guns to the Catholics. In the United States now has eighty-eight point eight guns per hundred people. Which is the highest total and per capita number in the world. This is the lowest our gun related crimes have been in the past twenty years. These numbers are in relation to the amount of gun control that has been continuously rising....   [tags: Firearm, Weapon, Gun, Cannon]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Gun Control is one of the issues that always find its way into the public eye when election time comes around or when tragedy strikes. This very delicate issue has been getting a lot more attention today with the Aurora Colorado and Sandy Hook shootings. This begs the question ‘what’s the limit on what someone can own.’ Or ‘should someone be allowed to own a firearm’. Especially when in the past 30 years movie franchises like Die Hard, The Matrix, and the Expendables glorify the use of firearms; or video game franchises like Call of Duty and Halo brainwashing an audience that isn’t of age to play these games in the use of firearms....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Ammunition, Handgun]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... If America bans all guns to citizens while maintaining unmanned drones and AR-15 assault rifles, how are we supposed to hold them accountable. Or any other nation for that matter. Simple answer, we can’t. Our only response would be to lay down what weapons we do have and surrender to the will of those who are in authority. Just as FlameHorse, a writer for Listverse said, “Any subsequent military invasion—probably armed with AK-47 variants—would find it very easy to overrun civilians armed only with lever, bolt, and pump action weapons.” (FlameHorse) The second point is to arm your citizen for their protection....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun, Weapon]

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The Main Reason For Gun Control

- ... Having a gun in the house can also be dangerous because of temperament, rage, and impulse because murder is usually a crime of passion. "If you or someone in your family has a hot temper that leads to rather violent reactions, you should not keep a gun around" (Cruit, 23). Guns are an easy solution to problems in and enraged person 's mind. They are quick and clean and most of all impersonal. Enraged people are impulsive and handguns make impulsive actions deadly. "In and all-too-typical case: A retired railroad worker in San Francisco who bought a gun to protect against muggers used it in 1982 to kill a neighbor in an argument over a parking space" (Isaacson, 163)....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Gun, Cannon]

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A Personal Statement On Gun Control

- ... Her hands are larger than mine and I just can 't grasp as many arrows. I could fire my first three arrows off as quick as she. More quickly in fact, once I learned her technique, I could fire a volley much quicker than she. Nonetheless she fired five to my three, thanks to just having bigger hands. She took points for accuracy too. Though I 'd never seen it myself, I came to understand Fitz dwarfed us both. I 'd read his book, but discounted his claims. Teena promised there was no exaggeration....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Weapon, Cannon]

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Gun Control And The United States

- ... Cases of homicide are not news in America, a person shoots another dead then claim it was self-defense. Without guns I do not think cases of homicide will be experienced. Robbery is another crime that guns in the hand of criminals become very useful for example in over 90% of bank robberies, the thugs always have guns to scare people or even shoot at them. Don’t you think such cases will be rare or distinct if guns are prohibited. Strict laws in addition to the already existing ones need to be enforced by both state and national authorities....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And The United States

- Firearms regulation refers to law or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. Some of these regulations attempt to control crime or reduce the harmful effects of violence. There are very strict regulations in some countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan while the United States has fewer restrictions that vary from state to state. Gun control in the United States has been such a big deal with several back and forth on if individuals should own guns, gun rights, gun control, the second amendment and the hundreds of mass shooting America has experienced in the past year alone....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... In other words, gun control law cannot restrain criminals’ actions, as John Lott, a gun rights activist, states, “ The problem with such gun control laws is that they take away guns from law-abiding citizens, while criminals just ignore them.” For example, according to a statistic, in all of sixty- two mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and 2012, there were forty-nine of the shooters used legally obtained guns and one hundred forty- three guns were possessed by the killers with about seventy- five obtained legally (John)....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Fight Against Gun Control

- In 1776, the American nation was born and with it, democracy. Under the democratic government, people had new freedoms they once didn’t have and promises to protect those; these promises were guaranteed by the constitution and the amendments. American’s are aware of their rights, especially the second amendment. The second amendment secures the right to bear arms, which means all American’s have the right to own guns. Since this amendment was passed, almost 240 years ago, guns and gun control have changed tremendously....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

- ... Looking at these gun control advocates and the way they are planning to enforce gun control, some may even ask, why we are even contemplating using these banal means. A few of these are; that of limiting the size of gun magazines and prohibiting the use of assault rifles, enforcing trigger locks, and limited sales at gun shows. Ok, so we can see that even the Brady Bill has its limits, and how will these Bills stop murders and criminals by regulating background checks, keeping mentally incapacitated people away from owning guns, and longer waiting periods before gun purchases....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... In order to understand the idea of gun control, importance of the subject, and how it ties into present-day issues, some background information will be presented. Generally, firearms can be classified under three broad categories: handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Furthermore, these broad categories can be broken down into simpler categories, primarily based on their gauge and caliber, as well as the action employed (semi-automatic, automatic, revolver, etc.) The purpose of gun control is to regulate who is accessible to a firearm, prevent criminals from purchasing firearms to conduct acts of violence, terrorism, and shootings....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Debate On Gun Control

- ... Even though this is an older article it points out great facts about why gun control is not the answer. There are millions of guns, where the majority of them being handguns that increase the death rate in this country. Guns are such an essay access to make deadly violence more common in us, especially teenagers and young adults. For example, drug deal, gang fights, and parties. There are so many guns in this country that there is no way to confiscate millions and millions of guns because it is just impossible to do that....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Crime]

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