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Different Gun Laws Around the World - ... Canadians have somewhat of a limited admittance to firearms, although they are still able to purchase them with ease. Licensing provisions of the Firearms Act aim to ensure proper training and safe storage. Members must possess a license, called a "possession and acquisition license". A firearms safety class must be passed before applying for a license. A non-resident can have a "non-resident firearms declaration" confirmed by a customs officer, which provides that person a temporary 60-day pass to carry a firearm in Canada....   [tags: firearm laws, policies, gun control]
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Gun Laws In The State of Georgia - Georgia has many gun laws, which help protect the state and the people in the state. The laws range from having a permit to carry a hand gun, where you cannot carry a handgun, what kind of guns you can carry without having a firearm permit, what age someone can buy a gun. The second amendment gives us the right to bear arms not just in the state of Georgia but it gives us the right everywhere. Georgia also has a law about the possession of people with guns who was involved in a crime, minors with the possession of handguns, and possession of dangerous weapons and the possession of a firearm under the influence in the state....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Gun Laws in the United States - Gun law in the U.S. is defined by several states and federal statuses. In the U.S., the protection against infringement of the right to keep and bear arms is addressed in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive is enforce by the Federal Gun Laws. In today’s society, it is simple that we argue and blame guns for senseless attacks and not the person pulling the trigger of a gun. It’s a question whether people want to follow current gun policies or disagree with them....   [tags: gun control, firearms, amunitions]
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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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Gun Violence and Gun Laws - Gun violence has recently become an issue of the United States as more and more tragedies have arisen with relation to gun use. United States are among the top armed nations around the world, and roughly 270 million guns are held by US civilians (Brussel). With such a mass number of guns, it could become unpredictable without proper gun control. As an example, one of the most tragic events was brought upon the nation on December 14 2012, twenty children and six staff members were killed by a single man at Sandy Hook Elementary school....   [tags: preventing mass shootings]
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Strict Gun Control Laws - Gun Control This world that we humans live in, is filled with numerous interactions on a small and large scale. These interactions can be harmful, beneficial, or have no effect at all on the other members of the interaction. On a more personal basis there is the subject of war and conflict. As civilization have developed and evolved, war has evolved along with us, and the weapons that coincide with this harmful event between two or more people have changed and increased in the effectiveness of their lethality....   [tags: unconstitutional, ownership, machine gun]
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Strict Gun Control Laws - ... The police have taken an oath to “Uphold the constitution”. They are not bound by oath to protect any one. Their job is to enforce the laws. While many officers will take action to protect civilians, they are by no means obligated to do so. They owe no duty to victims of criminals (Warren v. District of Columbia). Majority of the crimes occur when the police are not present and the victims are alone. In those crucial moments the victim is on their own. Living in New York City means that if anyone ever finds themselves in such a situation, all they can do is hope for the best....   [tags: abiding citizens, violent gun crimes] 1502 words
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Gun Laws in the United States - Access to guns in the United States (US) is too easy and the laws governing access should be strengthened. Current US gun laws are very permissive, which has led to excessive gun-related violence and deaths. Guns are one of the leading causes of violence in the US at the moment, and access to guns (legally and illegally) is very easy. Currently, there are ~211 million firearms in circulation and 70 million are handguns. (1) Today, there is at least one gun in fifty-percent of households in the United States....   [tags: violence, access, rights] 1049 words
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The Benefits of Strict Gun Laws - ... A license for a handgun may be granted to an applicant who is of good character, who is over twenty-one, and to whom no good cause exists for the denial of the license. This license is required to carry the license on his person at all times when carrying a handgun. Assault weapons must now be registered with the state police. Any person lawfully in possession of a firearm who suffers the loss or theft of said weapon must report the facts and circumstances to a police department within twenty-four hours of the discovery of the loss of theft....   [tags: violence, safety, license] 1012 words
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Gun Laws and Conspiracy Theorists - Over the past five years Americans have seen many horrific tragedies related to gun violence. Each of these terrible events has been accompanied with scrutinizing media coverage, and subsequently, a push on government level for increased gun control. On the surface these movements to take away guns from Americans may seem justified because of these events. In reality the federal government is encroaching upon our Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. Conspiracy theorists have been around for thousands of years....   [tags: Legal Issues, Tragedies, Violence]
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Gun Laws in America - Guns are recurrent in the news, as more and more cases of tragic public shootings and school massacres are being reported. These weapons separate the United States of America into those who own these unnecessary weapons and those who are vulnerable to this twisted society. Organisations like the National Rifle Association, or the NRA, support these easily preventable butcherings because they believe it is a ‘right’ to bear arms. But is it. Guns make America an unsafe country, with most individuals living in fear....   [tags: public shootings, school massacres, bear arms]
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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Reduce Crime - Gun control laws aim to restrict or regulate firearms by selecting who can sell, buy and possess certain guns. Criminals do not obey laws and stricter gun control laws or banning guns will have little effect on reducing crimes. There are many myths about gun control reducing acts of gun violence, which are simply not true according to research. People are responsible for the crimes, not the guns themselves. Taking guns away from United States citizens that use them for many reasons, shooting practice, competition, hunting and self-defense, should not be punished for the acts of criminals....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Reduce Crime - Some people believe that extremely tight gun control laws will eliminate crime, but gun control laws only prevent the 'good guys' from obtaining firearms. Criminals will always have ways of getting weapons, whether it be from the black market, cross borders, or illegal street sales. New gun control laws will not stop them. Since the shootings of Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook, the frequency of mass shootings has increased greatly. Gun control is not effective as it has not been shown to actually reduce the number of gun-related crimes....   [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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Should Gun Control Laws be Stricter? - Should gun control laws be stricter. Every day some news related to gun violence are being heard all over the world. Shooting in driveway, public places, schools, homicide and suicide are some of different types of gun violence. Shooting on people and killing them is a big issue in the world and different comments are provided about that. One of the most important of them is about gun control laws. Stingl (2013) says “The term gun control as it is used in the United States refers to any action taken by the federal government or by state or local governments to regulate, through legislation, the sale, purchase, safety, and use of handguns and other types of firearms by individual citizens.” A...   [tags: shootings, gun violence] 1343 words
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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Reduce Crime - From the beginning of our nation up to today, we as a country have debated some of the most trying topics known to man. One topic that continues to make its way into our everyday lives is the epic “Gun Rights vs. Gun Control” argument. Opinions on both sides range from moderate to extreme, and some have even attempted extreme measures to get their points across. No matter what side of the argument you fall on, chances are, at some point, you can see the other point of view. It is this that causes such great dilemmas when attempting to put to rest one of the greatest debates in American history....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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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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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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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 - Gun Control Laws Can we, “carefully controlling guns,” how many shootings at schools or malls will it take before we understand that people who intend to kill are not deterred by gun laws(Stossel). Guns do not kill, people with the wrong mindset kill. There should not be any gun control laws, because criminals can get a gun no matter the law “money talks”; many of the gun massacres happen in gun-free zones; and when was the last time you saw a story on the national evening news about a citizen saving lives with a gun....   [tags: gun-freeze-zones, background checks]
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America Needs Gun Education, Not Gun Control Laws - Gun crime in America has become a big issue. We are barraged by news outlets with story after story showing the wide use of guns in horrific and tragic crimes. These crimes all too often end in single if not multiple deaths. Politicians and law makers are constantly trying to find ways to reduce these crimes and keep the public safe. Unfortunately their ideas or methods involve some measure meant at reducing or eliminating the public’s access to guns. This method only infringes on the basic and most significant of all American rights, the right to keep and bear arms, as defined in the second amendment....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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National Gun Laws - National Guns Laws The U.S Supreme Court allowed the national government to require states and local law enforcement officials to enforce national Gun Laws through the Firearms Freedom Act. The act stated that any firearm made and retained in-stage are beyond congress under its power to regulate trade amongst the states. This led to clones of the act being enacted in Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming amongst other states. But the act brought about confusion in many of the states bringing the notion that the US Supreme Court should not have allowed the national government to require states and local law enforcement officials to enforce national Guns Laws....   [tags: US Supreme Court]
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California Gun Laws - ... If you purchase a firearm you should be liable to prove that you own a gun safe and that you have taken a safety class. These precautions will eliminate many circumstances in which a firearm ends up in the hands of someone that is incapable of safely operating a firearm. With any controversial topic, firearm control laws in California also has counter claims against keeping the freedom of the second amendment. One of the biggest argument is that gun laws will help protect the public against attacks and violence....   [tags: recent firearm legislation]
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Gun Laws are a Major Controversy Now - Gun laws are a major controversy now days and they will continue to be so until the government finds the best way for the laws to be. The right to bear arms is our second amendment and 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.”(Amendment 2) To me the right to bear arms means that as a country every citizen has the right to be armed with weapons and this right should not be changed....   [tags: second amendment, firearm] 703 words
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Potential Consequences of Stricter Gun Laws - ... In 2012 Chicago ended the year with 500 murders which are more than any other city in the United Sates and surprisingly this city has the strictest gun laws in the country (Vidal, policiymike.com). Another example of why stricter gun laws wouldn’t help decrease violent crimes is that the country of Norway has the highest gun ownership in Europe yet the lowest amount of murders and violent crimes. But Holland on the other hand has the lowest amount of gun ownership yet has the highest amount of murders in Western Europe (Harvard)....   [tags: violence, rights, enforcement] 543 words
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The Complex Issue of Gun Control - Taking into account of the recent shooting sprees, the gun control debate has started again. However, people have contemplated: “Why does America need gun laws” and “Why are so many states disagreeing about the restrictions that need to be put in place for civilians looking to purchase firearms.” The reasoning for such contemplation is that the fluxuating strictness of gun laws have led to several incidences within states that have strict gun laws due to the fact that the perpetrators of these incidences have purchased their firearms either from black markets, or states where the severity of gun control is at minimal levels....   [tags: gun laws, illegal firearms]
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Gun Rights vs Gun Control - The continuing Mass Shootings in the United States has caused the gun control debate to intensify. While anti-gun control advocates say the Second Amendment guarantees each individual the right to bear arms, the pro-gun control group reads the Second Amendment as a collective right to bear arms; meaning organized militia are the only ones with that right. This essay will analyse the effectiveness of several different articles which present arguments for and against gun control. Charles W. Collier’s article, “Gun Control in America: An Autopsy Report”, dives into the controversial topic of gun ownership and gun control in the United States....   [tags: right to bear arms, gun laws]
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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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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Stop Senseless Shootings - The motive is excellent; the diagnosis is correct. The goal is to save the lives of children, those who cannot defend themselves. The verdict is that public shootings can and should be prevented. However, the treatment is completely detrimental. Gun control is defined by Merriam-Webster as “laws that control how guns are sold and used and who can own them” (“Gun Control”). The modern description used in debates is very close, and the term is often referring to restrictions, not necessarily prohibition....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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America Needs More Gun Control Laws - A shooting here; a shooting there; an every day occurrence heard in the newspapers and on the news channels on television. New media are reporting a shooting somewhere. Whether the shootings are accidental or intentional; they are happening across the United States. Nevertheless, in today’s society, gun violence is sparking debate and controversy on how to control gun violence. Throughout the country, thousands of laws and regulations have been created to aid in the control of guns. Through much study, the gun laws and regulations in place have very little effect on the number of gun related injuries and deaths....   [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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America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws - Every day in America two hundred sixty-eight people are shot (“11 Facts”). That adds up to more than ninety-seven thousand people every year. Which means ninety-seven thousand people die an unnecessary and easily preventable death. If there were better gun laws, that number would be zero. It is horrible to think that we can live in a country, a world, where so many people die and are taken from their families so violently. It wouldn’t be difficult to prevent this from happening or at least cutting down the numbers of deaths involving armed weapons to a much lower number....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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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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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 - Gun related violence is a plague that is consuming the United States of America. Anti-gun control lobbyists are buying their way into the debate in order to keep gun policies the same. Since the late 90’s mass shootings and other gun related assaults on humanity have transpired between Americans and the government has yet to deal with this serious issue. The amount of blood spilled because of the wrong people having possession of such dangerous weapons is terrifying. Background checks are an essential measure that should be taken to limit the murder rate, stop mass shootings, and make communities safe....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Youth and Gun Violence - Youth and Guns Imagine being able to get your hands on a gun in your community with ease when you were younger. Sounds cool right. Well, to some it might and that’s how young children are living in our communities now-a-days. Kids are able to get guns as long as they have parents with guns or the money to buy one. There aren’t enough restrictions on guns & who can get a hold of them on the streets and parents aren’t doing a well enough job of hiding their guns from their children. Something needs to be done....   [tags: firearms, gun laws]
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Gun Control Laws Will Increase Crime - America has always prided itself on being the land of the free. Our national Constitution and Bill of Rights have ensured that the people of America maintain their basic rights. Nevertheless, many of the rights guaranteed in these historic documents are often the subject of heated debate. The right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee against self-incrimination, the First Amendment’s protection of speech and petitioning activity, all of these issues have been subject to contentious arguments in courts of law and the courts of public opinion....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Gun Regulations: Gun Laws Have Changed Dramatically - From the dawn of the United States the government has created laws regulating firearm ownership. These regulations address everyone from gun sellers to owners and are constantly changing. In 1791, The Bill of Rights of the Constitution was ratified to ensure the protection of the American people’s rights. The Second Amendment addressed the right to bare arms. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (1)....   [tags: firearm ownership, owner, congress] 1213 words
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Controversial Gun Control Laws - Gun control is one of the oldest laws dating back to the early 1800’s. It was approved in the southern part of the United States. During this period, the Georgia administration banned handguns, but the Supreme Court cancelled the law after some time due to the second amendment. The second amendment of the United States which 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.” has secured certain gun rights for Americans for more than two centuries....   [tags: second amendment , school shootings]
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Reducing Gun Violence - Gun violence has reached an all-time high. After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, widespread concern forced legislators to take a second look at our gun laws. When twenty children and six educators were gunned down, many citizens were outraged and begged authorities to pass more stringent gun laws because with fewer guns, there could possibly be fewer incidents involving gun violence. Many people believe that the widespread availability of guns is making society unsafe....   [tags: The Need for More Gun Laws]
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America Needs More Gun Control Laws - Gun control in the United States has been a major debate for many years. Many people believe that guns should be highly regulated as a way of keeping criminals from obtaining weapons that could be used to kill. Others believe that guns should not have any regulations and that anyone should be able to own one as a way of protecting themselves from others. Guns in general have been a major issue in the United States due to the high mortality rates and accidental discharges that occur from untrained users....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Need for Stricter Gun Laws in Micheal Gawenda's Book, America's Lethal Affair with the Gun - ... Throughout most paragraphs, the text includes the persuasive technique of statistics, for example, “American's own an estimated 280 million guns” and “12,000 hand gun deaths... only 160 or so of these deaths have been in self defense.” These statistics persuade readers in a way where it gives the audience an idea of just how dangerous unrestrained and irresponsible gun control laws are, so that the audience agrees that America does in fact need to make the laws stricter. Connotations were also included in the text, but quite seldom....   [tags: control, laws, shot]
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Gun Control in the United States - Gun Control in the United States has gone out of control. The United States should enforce laws to not allow any guns in a house hold in order to reduce violence and crime in the country. Reducing the rate of crime in the United States, controlling big weapons, taxing ammunition, and gun collection can help make this happen. Gun Control can make this country a safer environment to live in. Gun Control has obviously gone out of control in the recent years. Look around, they are everywhere. Reducing the rate of Crime in the United States would make the country a better place to live....   [tags: Gun Laws, Reduce Violence, Crime, Gun]
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America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws - The right to bear arms has gone way back to when Indians ruled the land. People with guns have fought and won our freedom from many different countries. Since we have had guns for so long in America, it has become a tradition to get or own a gun. It would make people go insane if the people got their right to bear arms taken away from the government (Alters2 1 of 8 ). Since the beginning of fire arms it has become a tradition for most families in America. Firearm ownership has been an America tradition and it has been in America since the early 1600s when England sent people to North America....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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United States: Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court - Should the government outlaw handguns. This has been a controversial point for many years. There are those who argue: yes handguns should be banned because it gives guns to the criminal, its dangerous in households and the Second Amendment was intended for militia. However, others argue that handguns should not be banned because they are in the second amendment, for self protection, and for the fact that they are already restricted so that not just anybody can own a handgun. Handguns should not be restricted because they are a right in the second amendment, they offer self protection and crime deterrent and that there are already restrictions put in place to control guns, and finally there...   [tags: gun laws, second amendment, gun act]
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Gun Control Laws - Many people believe that by making stricter gun laws will eliminated armed crime, they also thought that in D.C. on 1976, and when they did pass the anti-gun law armed crime erupted and the capital got the nickname of the “ Murder Capital”. Criminals won’t stop because there is a law, they will break it because thats what they do. There shouldn’t be anymore gun control laws, it is against the second Amendment to ban guns, criminals won’t stop, and people will switch to a different weapon. Banning any type of gun is against our Second Amendment, the right to bare arms....   [tags: rights, crime, weapons] 551 words
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Gun Control Laws - Many government officials believe it is their right to control the use of firearms in our country. Many civilians believe it is their right to bear arms to protect themselves and their families. This has been a very controversial issue over the past recent years. Especially since Barack Obama was inaugurated. Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting really set a fire underneath the feet of liberals to secure more gun control laws. Is it really effective to take away guns from law abiding citizens. What about the gun running by the gangs and cartel....   [tags: firearm, school system, crime, controversy]
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The Issue of Stricter Gun Control Laws - The issue of stricter gun control laws is an on-going battle that continues to be debated at both the local and federal levels. Regardless of one’s viewpoint on the matter, this subject makes for a very passionate debate on both sides. At question is whether or not stricter laws and regulations help reduce the number of gun-related crimes. Obviously, the answers vary greatly depending on the strongly held viewpoint of the responders. Often, horrible gun-related crimes are committed by people who do not value human life, which translates to mental issues....   [tags: mass shootings, perpetrators]
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The Need for Stricter Gun Control Laws - ... He killed his mother in their own home and then proceeded to break into Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Connecticut and shot at innocent teachers and children. Twenty of the people he killed were under the age of ten. Sandy Hook reminded Americans of the Columbine High School massacre, another school shooting that took place in Colorado, 13 years before Sandy Hook, which resulted in thirteen casualties. Due to the lack of gun control, these two incidents did not only ruin the lives of victims killed, but the lives of all of their families and friends as well....   [tags: homicide, weapons, massacres] 1600 words
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The Need for Stricter Gun Control Laws - ... Even all these gun control laws don't stop felons from getting guns. Many people still get guns illegally. Many accidents or suicide still happen from guns. Are there any alternatives to protecting yourself. Guns are dangerous and not needed for a first world country like the U.S. Criminals get guns in many untold ways. The first is straw purchases. How criminals get guns from straw purchases is a friend or family member buy’s the gun with a clean background check and gives it to the criminal....   [tags: shootings, safety, suicide] 557 words
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Gun Control Laws Should be Tightened - According to James Madison in his Federalist Papers, “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms,” (Raymond). Madison may be correct about Americans having more rights than many other countries, but sometimes the government has too much trust in the American people. Taking away all privately owned guns does not solve anything because doing so would consequentially create a communist state....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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The Effect and Solution of Gun Violence in the United States - In recent events, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has brought issues relating to gun violence to residents of United States. In order to understand the causes of gun violence in the USA, a comparison of gun laws and rates on gun violence in Massachusetts and Mississippi are viewed, the possible solutions of gun violence are discussed, together with a comparison of gun violence in US and Canada. CONCLUSION SENTENCE Gun violence, “may be defined as a category of violence and crime committed by the use of firearm” (Gun violence, 2013, para....   [tags: gun laws, self-defence, injury, death, firearm]
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Private Gun Ownership Should NOT be Banned - Would you choose to own a gun if your life depended on it. America has defended itself with guns since December 13, 1631 when the National Guard was born. We are a country that defends what we love. What do we defend ourselves with. Guns of course. Guns and America were discovered around the same time. Guns will forever be a part of America. Without guns the American Revolution would not have been won (Boehm). There have been some times in American history where guns have caused the loss of innocent Americans lives due to an unstable person, but there have also been multiple times where guns have defended each and every American’s freedom....   [tags: gun control laws]
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Do Stricter Gun Control Laws Really make us Safer? - Gun control is a very touchy topic in the US. mass shootings have made this subject harder to talk about, but Americas strong belief in the 2nd amendment make it impossible to completely take away our guns. The most recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado has sparked more interest in this topic from both activist and anti-gun advocates. Our culture has always heavily relied on guns for things like hunting, target shooting, and mainly personal protection. Would taking away our guns and to make a safer really work....   [tags: Firearms, Gun Control, Homicides, Violence]
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The Importance of Gun Control Laws in the United States - On December 14, 2012, twenty-year old Adam Lanza shot and killed six adult staff members and twenty children in a killing spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Before arriving at the school, Lanza shot and killed his mother at their Newtown home. Just as first respondents arrived, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. With “safe” gun laws intact, a mentally ill person such as Adam Lanza should not have been able to obtain deadly firearms. America’s gun laws have proven to be ineffective and inefficient in keeping citizens safe with the rising number of gun related deaths, which supports the need for stronger gun control laws....   [tags: Weapons, Minors, Fear] 1107 words
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Comparing Gun Control Laws in Kentucky, USA and Germany - “Our love is to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.” Since this quote that Thomas Jefferson once said, guns and their capabilities have changed history throughout the world and have affected all most everyone living in today’s society. Gun control and gun polices have created an upheaval among a growing amount of nations. With increasing gun rate crime and the ease of accessibility to obtain firearms in some places in the world, states inside America and countries around the world have altered its stance on gun control and their laws....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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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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Will Stricter Gun Control Laws Hurt This Country? - Gun control laws intend to regulate or restrict guns by choosing who can posses, buy and sell particular guns. Prohibition on guns will have little effect on reducing crimes, as criminals do not obey laws. There are many myths about gun control reducing acts of gun violence, which are simply not true, according to research. People are responsible for crimes, not the guns themselves. If more people had guns on their person, the crime rate would drop, as criminals would be discouraged to cause an instance when people could protect themselves....   [tags: crimes, prohibition, shooting, teachers, defensive] 1351 words
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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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America Needs More Gun Control Laws - According to James Madison in his Federalist Papers, “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms,” (Raymond). Madison may be correct about Americans having more rights than many other countries, but sometimes the government has too much trust in the American people. Taking away all privately owned guns is not the answer, because doing so would consequentially create a communist state. Instead, the best solution is to control who buys guns and for what purpose....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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The Right to Bear Arms Should Not Be Altered by the Government - ... Some people just want an increased background check. Which won’t do anything except make it more complicated for the people who are buying guns for their own self protection not criminal usage. The majority of guns used by criminals were purchased on the street or in the black market meaning they were obtained without a background check or with documents of them owning the weapon. Meaning an increased background check will not catch any of these criminals just frustrate the innocent. The majority of gun control supporters say with more gun control laws more lives will be saved....   [tags: weapon, gun laws, gun control] 1168 words
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Testing a Hypothesis on Guns, Education, and Race - The United States Bill of Rights contains the second amendment that allows the citizens a right to bear arms. This is translated to the right of firearm ownership for private use. Some Americans take to owning a gun as a right of passage and a need within the society. In the United States 43 of the 50 states enacted in the State constitutions to affirm a right for their citizens to own firearms for personal use with out being a member of the state's militia (Winkler, 2007). While this is one freedom many American enjoy gun deaths is still one of the highest forms of fatality that occur in the United States....   [tags: Statistics, Gun Laws]
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Guns Don"t Kill People, People Do - With all the problems that occur today with gun violence on the television and political advocates against guns. The question that I always wanted to ask is, “are all the horrible things they say about guns true.” Are guns truly a danger or is it hype. Violence is prominent in society. The politicians claim we solve disputes through talking and negotiations. However, the truth is that most conflicts ultimately end with the pointing of a weapon. I researched why people wanted guns. Most claim it is for hunting or pleasure (the shooting clay pigeon or targets)....   [tags: argumentative essay, gun laws] 1198 words
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Guns and Mental Illnesses Don't Mix - “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” This is a well known statement that is oftentimes considered true. However, it is not completely true. Someone who is mentally ill may be unable to make logical decisions and the perception they receive of reality may be tainted by the illness. Gun laws pertaining to those suffering mental illnesses should be more restrictive. Weapons such as guns make committing an act of violence, especially when there are multiple victims, much easier. It is difficult to assess the probability of a person to commit a violent act that harms anyone including himself/herself....   [tags: nics, gun laws, schizophrenia]
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Enforcing the Second Amendment - With all the unpredictability in the world today many American citizens exercise their second amendment rights and choose to own a firearm to defend themselves, their families, and their property. Growth shows about four million new gun owners each year in the U.S. (Doherty 46 -47). Some research has shown that a 41% decline in violent crimes over the past two decades can be partly attributed to the lessening of firearm carrying laws, and that enabled lawful citizens to defend themselves (Doherty 46 -47)....   [tags: Role of Gun Laws]
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The Issue of Gun Control Legislation - The Issue of Gun Control Legislation One of the most controversial issues in our society is gun control legislation. Violence associated with guns is increasing every year and something must be done to stop it. Gun legislation varies in every state. In some states gun policy is stricter than in other states. Gun legislation should be abolished in favor of federal gun legislation. To analyze the problem with gun violence today you must understand the gun laws that are in effect. The gun legislation in the United States are mostly based on a state level....   [tags: Gun Control Weapons Laws Essays] 1603 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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We Need Stricter Laws for Gun Control - About forty years ago, teachers used to say that the worst problems in their schools were students chewing gum and talking during class. Wouldn't it be wonderful if those were still the biggest problems. Unfortunately, teachers now are struggling with many deaths of their students and maybe even their own children. The numbers of teenagers’ deaths increase everyday from gun violence. Students, particularly boys, who carry guns, are more likely to be involved in drug activity according to The Children Data Bank and more likely to have committed crimes with weapons....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 1187 words
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Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore - In American society, violence runs rampage throughout the country that cause its citizens to be afraid and discouraged about their homeland. One of the major parts of American violence is from guns. In the documentary, "Bowling for Columbine", a famous filmmaker, Michael Moore addresses the ubiquitous situation in America. He argues that the use of gun in America co-insides or correlates to the recent massacres and that America, as a whole, should have stricter gun control laws. Throughout the film, Moore uses specific references to it and employs rhetorical and persuasive devices to construct his argument in favor of changing gun laws....   [tags: Gun Violence, Laws, America]
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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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Is There A Magic Formula - When violent gun crimes are committed, blame is placed on scapegoats such as: the media, the parents, and the music. But where does blame truly lie. The lack of stringent gun laws allows these violent crimes to continue. Ultimately, an individual makes the final decision concerning the action he or she takes, but laws need to be in place to curb certain behaviors. When an individual commits a crime using a firearm, the first thing that goes through peoples’ minds, is why. What the majority of people do not understand is that sometimes there is no reason why....   [tags: Violent Gun Crimes, Laws, Gun Control, USA]
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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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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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