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Guns in American History - Guns have played a big part in American history. The first settlers found an abundant amount of edible game when they came to this continent. Guns were very useful in hunting for food in this vas landscape. Familiarity with a rifle was an essential skill which also helped the Colonist of the new world to defeat the British troops during the Revolutionary War that was fought from 1775-1783. After the Revolutionary War was over, guns became even more important to American history in the taming of the west....   [tags: america, USA, history, guns, ] 1077 words
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Just Take Away Their Guns - In the essay, “Just Take Away Their Guns,” James Q. Wilson proposes a particular method to assist gun control laws in our country. Wilson proposes that if law enforcement acquires street frisks, the possession of illegal guns will drop in numbers. Through his many methods of persuasion, Wilson’s essay is executed effectively. He shows reasoning and fairness to the opposing sides to his argument but lacks the thought to other issues, such as the economy and social outrage brought on by his idea....   [tags: james wilson, illegal guns, smuggling]
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Why the U.S. Should Legalize Guns - There are many points that can be argued about whether guns should be legal or not on the topic of gun control. I think guns should be legal due to the lack of self-defense people are left with in dangerous situations and have no way of protecting themselves. Though with many pros on the subject come many cons. There are many crimes in today’s society and with those crimes innocent people are involved, but sometimes guns are used improperly that’s why the U.S. should legalize guns, but with a strict restraint against how they have to be stored and carried....   [tags: gun control, guns, self defense]
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Stop Shootings from Happening on Campus: Unsettle Guns - You sit towards the back in Art and Design at eight-forty in the morning, trying to stay awake, an early class your advisor convinced you to take. The teacher is charismatically lecturing on Modernism and its implements on society. He suddenly trails off. There is a stunned silence; screams can be heard from down the hall along with gun fire and it is getting louder. Goosebumps rise on your arm. The teacher, with help from the students, closes the door and attempts to barricade the door with a table and desks....   [tags: students, teachers, guns, violence]
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Does Playing with Guns as a Child can Affect your Adulthood - Boys And Guns There is something most if not all boys have in common, being an adult or a child. That is the unexplained fascination with guns, of course some being more fascinated than others. Growing up I remember making fake guns out of paper and I loved water guns, all toy guns drew my interest. Despite, I always being concerned of ever grimly wielding a gun that could actually fire a harmful projectile. A power like that never seemed to draw my interest. Every boy I knew growing up shared my fascination more or less, this lead to too many imaginary gun based games when playing outside....   [tags: bb guns, toy guns, firearms, killers]
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Feudalism in Men With Guns - Men With Guns contains in it many of the essential ingredients for a feudalist economy, some being more explicitly demonstrated than others, but important and evident all the same. In a feudalist society, distinction between private rights and public authority oftentimes disappeared and local control tended to become a personal matter. Feudal leaders often took over the responsibility for the economic security of "their" territories and dictated how resources were to be produced and used. There was also generally a contract of some sort between the workers and the bosses, such that the bosses could then more easily count on the "faithfulness" and obedience of the workers....   [tags: Men With Guns Essays] 2132 words
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Hand Guns and Conceal Ability - Hand Guns and Conceal Ability The debate of hand guns is highly argued among American citizens. The article "Handgun Bands" from GunCite.com, and the article "Concealed Carry and its Effect on Crime" from CCNCrime.com, advocate the legal possession of a concealed handgun. They attempt to show that legal handguns actually deter crime and violence. The first article "Handgun Bands" takes an emotional approach followed by statistical information to prove the point that handgun bands, or limitations on the ability to purchase and carry a hand gun, do not effectively counter violence....   [tags: Guns Weapons Violence Essays] 742 words
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A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August - A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August “The Guns of August” was written by Barbara W. Tuchman in 1962. The book details the causes of the first World war and describes the first month of the war. The book clearly illustrates how a local war became an entire European struggle by a call to war against Russia. Soon after the war became a world issue. Summary of the Book Plans The Beginning (Chapters 1-5) The book begins at the funeral procession of King Edward VII of England in 1910....   [tags: Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August] 2805 words
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Guns and Society: Guns in the Eyes of Society - In the past years, guns become the most used weapon around the world. Many kind of different weapons were produced and distributed in the public when the world war happened. The people in the early days invent guns not for self-defence but it is used for fighting their opponents. In today’s television people have seen guns related to movies, examples of which are Die Hard, James Bond, and Wanted. In these films the protagonist was excellent in combat that he can fight the enemy all by himself or save the world only using a handgun....   [tags: weapon, violence, shootings]
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Are Guns the Problem? - Are Guns the Problem. Over the past few years the United States seems to have a snowballing problem assimilation around guns and violence. This pandemic is not centered on one or two individual states, but rather the entire country as a whole. There seems to be an escalation in gun violence and showdowns in locations from schools to movie theaters. The major population is forced into assuming that these incidents could have been avoided, if guns had been revoked to the public. This however is not at all practical nor realistic, there needs to be a more reasonable and functional solution to ensure that guns are not going to get used in any particular manor that could instigate harm onto other...   [tags: Firearms, violence, legal]
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The Debate on Guns - “History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” While Adolf Hitler was known to express this sentiment many different times throughout his rise to power, this quote from Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations is the clearest definition of his views on gun control. The principle of controlling and regulating the public's access to firearms is not only reserved to the Third Reich; since the dawning of organized government, the right of the people to keep and bear arms had been greatly debated....   [tags: Safety, Crimes, Law Enforcement]
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Guns and Violence - Guns and violence have some long lasting effects on not only the crime rate, but the rights that people have to own guns themselves. Even though the violence is a factor in why many believe that guns should be banned, guns should be allowed and not banned because they should be allowed because of the laws and the rights of citizens allow them there rights. The ethics and laws that occur with the current and enduring debates are another meaningful point. As Supreme Court Cases rage on about how a cities ban on handguns could break amendments, this is how the topic has gained from it (Hoxie 474)....   [tags: Social Issues, Crimes] 1550 words
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No More Guns - Gun control is an effort to end violent crimes by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. According to our Second Amendment, people have the right to “keep and bear arms.” But, the Supreme Court has acknowledged exceptions to the Second Amendment freedoms, and also the fact that no right is absolute. Americans have argued for a long time about laws that would allow professors or students to carry firearms on college campuses. Do gun-control laws on U.S. college campuses reduce violence, or they take weapons from honest citizens while leaving them in the hands of criminals....   [tags: gun control, firearm, violence, college, students]
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Guns and Gangs - One person is killed by a gun every 17 minutes, 87 people are killed during an average day, and 609 are killed every week. Every day in the U.S., an average of 289 people are shot. Eighty-six of them die, 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is a police officer being shot in the situation of closing in on the gun holder . This is a average that is really ridiculous, if they inflicted these laws that they say are established then rates should be decreasing quickly. Most guns are generally classified into three types: handguns, rifles, and shotguns....   [tags: Permits, Weapons] 660 words
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Guns Make for a Safer Country - ... When most of the time it is the people. In most of the big shootings the people behind them usually have some problem or have been psychologically damaged. One example is the Aurora movie theater shooting just a year ago. James Holmes, the shooter, showed signs before the shooting that he had problems. He was described as bipolar and a shy student. He showed signs that he was crazy in times before the shooting. In one incident he sent a text to a girl saying, “stay away from me because I’m bad news (Goode).” There were plenty of other incidents that should have hinted to people that this guy needs help....   [tags: gun legislation in the US, UK]
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Guns and Their Relationships to Crime - Many of my personal views about crime have been changed by certain readings in criminology. One of the most important topics discussed is guns and their relationship to crime rates. In this paper, I will examine how my early views regarding guns and the gun control debate have been changed through criminology. The gun control debate has been swelling recently in the aftermaths of several mass shootings, notably Tuscon, Newtown, and Aurora. The argument about guns stems into more than just mass shootings, the large realm of the debate regards how guns affect crime rates, and whether more guns leads to more crimes or reduces crimes....   [tags: gun ownership, crime rates]
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The Attitudes Towards Violence and Guns - Youth violence has passed epidemic proportions. Many youth are seen in the emergency rooms due to violent behavior. Homicide is the second cause of death in adolescents and young adults. The Attitude Towards Guns and Violence addresses the fondness towards violence of youth today. It is a simple scale that covers four different areas. It has been tried in at least two different areas. Even though, it has limitations it alerts professionals of threats of possible violence and can be used to assure that interventions are in place to mold the attitude in a different direction....   [tags: Youth Violence, Preventing Homicide]
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Discussion Thread: Guns and the Law - An issue that has been highly debatable in the recent years are the gun laws. Many believe that due to recent events that the gun laws should be changed. On the other hand, people believe that guns are not the true issue and want to keep the laws the same as they are. Both sides have very strong evidence to help support their claim. They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own. Those that are in favor of changing gun laws believe due to recent events such as Sandy Hook, The laws should ban gun ownership to a citizen unless they are certified to own one....   [tags: gun laws, gun ownership, gun control]
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Research Into the Ownership and Distribution of Guns - While the political topics most often discussed in the media over the past several years have been about the economy and wars on terror, gun control is still a major issue that is still being debated in Washington. Some congressmen, usually of the liberal persuasion, advocate stricter gun laws that would limit the number of guns on the street and their availability to the public. Other congressmen, usually of the conservative variety, advocate more relaxed gun laws that would increase public access to guns....   [tags: Gun Control ]
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Setting Limits on Guns in America - The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states, that since there is a necessity for a Free State and regulated militia, the right of the American people to keep and bear arms would not be infringed by the United States government. One cannot stop and wonder the calamities that are caused by guns in their completely proper usage. This nation needs to have a talk over its malignant obsession with guns. Let those, who, of course, will reject such a policy, however strongly it is supported by evidence, tell us what they are going to do about gun violence....   [tags: Obsession, Dangers, Second Amendment]
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More Guns = Safer Streets - Does gun control make our world safer. This is a question that is commonly asked. There have been many studies done to address this question, and none have shown that gun control works. Britain is a country with very strict gun control. In spite of this gun control, Britain still has the highest crime rate in the world. Switzerland on the other hand is a country where all citizens are armed and are trained on the safety and proper use of the weapon, resulting in the lowest crime rate of the world....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Texas Guns by Paul Lehman - A copyright search of Texas Guns by Paul Lehman In response to a request by a patron, a search of the copyright status for the book Texas Guns by Paul Lehman was conducted. This report discusses the steps taken and the information that was found during that investigation. The first step that was taken was a thorough examination of the title page. The book Texas Guns by Paul Lehman uses both 1950 and 1952 for the copyright dates, so because of the date the copyright it was determined that it would have had to been renewed....   [tags: Publishing]
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Teachers Should NOT Carry Guns - Everyone knows that parents’ first worry is the safety of their children. With the increase of violence in schools, parents have started to wonder if their children are really safe in the school setting. Shootings like Sandy Hook and Columbine left parents, administrators, and educators feeling the need to be proactive towards children’s safety. Reacting to situations like these is not good enough when children’s lives are on the line. Administration has started to brainstorm different ways to help insure the protection of their students....   [tags: education, children's safety, parents]
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Guns Aren't All Bad - Have you ever been hunting or shooting. Have you seen an Olympic sport with shooting. Think about losing that because people have the wrong idea about guns. Some people think guns are “all bad.” They also think guns are the cause of ever death, but there aren’t. Guns have seven different good purposes and should not be judged on just the negative, proving that banning guns would also take away the good qualities guns have to offer. In the second amendment of the constitution it gives the right for civilians to bear arms....   [tags: constitution, hunting, protection] 563 words
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Americans Should Have Guns - Many people think that banning guns entirely would solve all the gun related crimes in America. It will not. Many of the guns used for illegal activities are not obtained through the lawful way. The gun manufactures do not keep their merchandise under any true security. Many people also claim that guns have saved them from assaults because the gun makes for a great deterrent. Guns that are used lawfully are not only used for protection, people also use them as a means of entertainment or for food....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control] 1172 words
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Arguement Against Banning Guns - Have you ever been hunting or shooting. Have you seen an Olympic sport with shooting. Think about losing that because people have the wrong ideas about guns. Some people think guns are “all harmful.” They also think guns are the cause of every death, but they aren’t. Banning guns would take away from our constitutional rights and would only hurt the law abiding citizens. Guns have many different positive purposes and should not be judged on just the bad. In the Second Amendment of the Constitution, its gives the right of civilians to bear arms....   [tags: constitution, protection, crime] 621 words
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Guns: Legal or Illegal? - Warfare is what led to the creation and manufacturing of firearms all over the world. Firearms made war less savage and protected soldiers in battle without them needing to even get close to their enemy. In today’s society, guns have reached far passed strictly being used in warfare, being used to murder, steal, and threaten. People are terrified now more than ever because of guns falling into the wrong hands. Although guns have many cons, they have many positives to back them up in recent protests against them....   [tags: firearms, gun control, safety, mental health]
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Guns Should Be Regulated - Regulate Guns In the United States, we will let almost anyone purchase a gun. We need to regulate these dangerous weapons and provide a safer environment for our citizens. There has been a debate in our government for a long time concerning how and when guns should be regulated. It seems that most people who are against gun control do not care or do not understand that regulating guns is a necessity for safety. If guns were more regulated we would not have as many accidental shootings or planned, deliberate shootings by those with mental health issues....   [tags: fort hood shooting, mental health] 817 words
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Guns are Destroying America - Gun control in the United States has been a major debate for hundreds of years. Many people believe that guns should be highly regulated while others believe that anyone should have the ability to own one. Each side has a plausible argument. Throughout this essay it will be show how not having gun control can increase violence and death rates, the right for everyone to own a gun is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment, and how over usage of guns has played a role in the diminishing populations of animals....   [tags: legal issues, gun violence, freedom]
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Guns, Germs, and Steel - All through history, there is a ubiquitous theme. In life’s perpetual cycle, the Europeans always manage to overshadow the other civilizations. Why is it that the Europeans dominated the other races. Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond desperately attempts to answer Yali’s question asking “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own” (Diamond, p. 14). In the Epilogue, Diamond summarizes his answer to Yali’s question essentially attributing the environment for the success of the Europeans and discredits racial superiority of any sort (Diamond, p.405)....   [tags: History, European Dominance] 844 words
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Concealed Guns on Campus - On May, 2011, a bill that allows college students to have concealed guns on campus has been approved by the Texas State Senate according to The Daily Texan news article. Even other states are also trying to pass the law about concealed weapons on campus. Although some might argue that students need to defend themselves by carrying a gun, the law should be abolished because carrying a gun by immature students may increase violence and tragic accidents whether or not it is intentional. Surprisingly, according to some research based on interviews for students, “a study of 119 four-year colleges found that 4% of college students reported having a firearm at college, approximately 700,000 firearm...   [tags: texas law, shootings]
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Guns in the home - Statistics on the National Safe Kids Campaign Website reveals that “Americans possess nearly 200 million firearms, including 65 million handguns. Approximately one-third of families with children (representing more than 22 million children in 11 million homes) keep at least one gun in the home. Gun owners keep firearms in the home for hunting and recreation (60 percent) or for protection and crime prevention (40 percent)”. Although 40 percent seems to be on the minority, households with guns are at higher risk of homicide, and there are few beneficial effects of gun ownership; as a result, alternative methods for crime prevention and protection should be adopted....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Consequences Of Guns - Handguns and other firearms have a long tradition in American civilization. The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18th century, when the constitution was written, times were different; there was a need for armed citizens to insure the safety of the society as a whole. Contemporarily the police department preserves the safety of society and the need for armed citizens is out of date. The founding fathers of the Constitution could presumably never imagine the horrendous outcome of their actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 2578 words
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Guns in the Cockpit - Guns in the Cockpit On the morning of September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked and two of them, brought the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. As a result of these attacks on the United States, airports have come to the realization that the only way to prevent another hijacking is by strengthening the security on aircrafts through the cockpit. In order to secure the cockpit and ensure the safety of the passengers on board, guns were introduced as a possible solution in the event of an emergency situation like those that took place in September of 2001....   [tags: Terrorism Airlines Security Safety Essays]
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The Guns of August - The Guns of August Barbara Tuchman's Pulitzer prize-winning book about the start of World War I is a fascinating and detailed work that delivers the thoughts and actions of the belligerents and their previously mysterious leaders to life on every page. This military history of the first month of the war is written in a way as to keep the reader interested because of the great detail. The author also manages to write about the events in such a manor as the reader sees them as they happened. Despite any previous knowledge about the historical events of the war, the book manages to keep you wondering if the Germans will succeed in its aims....   [tags: Papers Barbara Tuchman Novels] 1107 words
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Guns Divide Society - The second amendment of the United States constitution is "a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed". In addition, guns control laws and policies are used around the whole world. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have very strict limits on gun possession while others, like the United States, are less strict with owning guns. In some countries, the topic is debatable where some people consider the dangers of widespread gun ownership, and the opponents consider owning guns as an individual right of self-protection and individual freedom in general....   [tags: second ammendement of the US constitution]
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Banning Guns: Will it make America Safer? - Imagine you are woken up to a noise in your home at 2:00 a.m. An intruder has broken into your home and is armed with an illegally obtained handgun. Guns are outlawed where you live, so you have no way to defend yourself. A call to the police might work, but the police are ten minutes away. In this situation, ten minutes could mean life or death for you and your family. What are you going to do. You do not have very many options. Banning guns is a very illogical idea because not all murders involve guns, guns are used for recreation and hunting, and criminals do not obey laws....   [tags: gun control, weapon laws, second amendment]
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Ammunition over Guns - The Bill of Rights has stood for centuries as the ultimate embodiment of the rights of citizens in America, and the right to keep and bear arms is a vital part of the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Gun control, or even a ban, infringes upon this fundamental freedom of America’s constitutional law. Furthermore, the problems being targeted are not problems, and the technology being discredited, ludicrous. Finally, gun control proponents base their arguments on fearful statistics, whereas statistics, in reality, favor less restrictive arms bans....   [tags: Gun Control]
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Do Guns Necessarily Lead to Crime - Crime and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. But are the two really associated. Do guns necessarily lead to crime. And if so, do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and usage stop the crime or protect the citizens. These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when creating gun control laws. Guns have been a part of American history for as long as people can remember. For most individuals guns are supposed to be very dangerous and unsafe; Though, that is not true....   [tags: second amendment,gun control,gun ownership]
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Guns and Elections: The Politics of Gun Control - In the book Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of Firearms, Wilson discusses the complex issue of gun control and the many debates and controversies regarding the issue. Many people throughout the United States feel it is the right as a citizen in the United States to own a weapon, and the government should have no say in the matter. These people believe this because of the part of the Second Amendment that states, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” People who are strong advocates against gun control use this part of the Second Amendment to drive their point across....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]
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The Issue of Guns and Gun Control in America - In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history the citizens of the US have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, to hunt for food and to engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun control takes on a proportion of extreme magnitude. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a precarious balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions....   [tags: second ammendment to the US constitution] 1138 words
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CRIMES Are Committed By...CRIMINALS, Guns Are Not The Issue - ... I use the word criminal instead of simply saying that, “people commit crimes not guns” because I don't want any opponents to have the chance to say that since people commit crimes we should ban people from having guns. My argument is that criminals commit crimes, therefore the issue we need to be focused on is crime prevention such as preventing people from becoming murders in the first place. The law abiding citizens option is a contrast to the criminal option on the checklist to show who commits crimes....   [tags: gun control, second ammendment to the constitution]
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Should Guns be Allowed on College Campuses? - School shootings have altered American history greatly over the past two decades. From 1997 to 2007, there have been more than 40 school shootings, resulting in over 70 deaths and many more injuries. School shoot-outs have been increasing in number dramatically in the past 20 years. There are no boundaries as to how old the child would be, or how many people they may kill or injure. At Mount Morris Township, Michigan, on February 29th, 2000, there was a 6 year old boy who shot and killed another 6 year old girl at the Buell Elementary School with a .32 caliber pistol....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control] 1260 words
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Guns in High School: For the Betterment of All - There are an abundant number of places in this country in which you would expect to see people advocating the reduction or revocation of gun control laws. The first places to come to mind would be Montana or Colorado, because of the more rural connotations those places have been given in the popular media outlets such as movies, magazines, and television. Montana is depicted as a state where there are large sweeping plains and horse ranches over every horizon, while Colorado is a land of mountains and forests with a very small amount of urban invasion....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Gun Control: Are Guns Really The Problem? - Gun control is a very controversial topic, but banning every gun will not stop all the shootings that occur. Gun control can go in either direction of the debate. There is something that needs to be done to try to reduce as many shootings as possible, whether it is background checks for every gun purchase or required classes after buying a firearm. Banning every weapon, though that is classified as an “assault” rifle or has a magazine that carries more than ten rounds is not fair to gun lovers who have never done anything wrong in their lives....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Shootings, Violence]
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No Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond - In the novel Guns Germs and Steel, an American biologist named Jared Diamond is attempting to answer a question from a New Guinean politician named Yali, in July 1972. Yali asked him: (1)“Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people hat little cargo of our own?” For over thirty years, Diamond was investigating our inferred history for clues, to answer Yali’s question. He published a scientific opinion that explains how geography is to blame for the dispersal of power, as few societies and civilizations inhabiting in the Middle East had access to resources, such as the seeds of highly nutritious crops alike wheat and barley, and use...   [tags: civilization, behavior, human society]
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Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond - “History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among people themselves.”(Diamond 25) This statement is the thesis for Jared Diamond’s book Guns Germs and Steel the Fates of Human Societies. Diamond wrote this book to answer the question of a New Guinean politician, Yali. He asked “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own.” Diamond set out to find the answer to this question, to find out why history unfolded like it did....   [tags: Fate of Humanity] 981 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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Critique of Scholarly Article on Guns and Crime - Critique of Scholarly Article on Guns and Crime Focus and Findings In their article Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor For Homicide in The Home, Arthur Kellerman and his colleagues state that gun ownership increases the risk of violent crimes in the home instead of conferring protection. However, after reviewing their claims a number of flaws in their research and data collection methods are evident. There are a series of inappropriate conclusions and validity concerns throughout the article – having realized that these exist – it is impossible to sustain that gun ownership leads to higher homicide rates....   [tags: control measures, homicide, criminal activity]
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Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamonds - ... One way the writing system was developed was by using clay tablets to write on by using pointy objects to scratch the surface. He also describes three basic strategies in writing that were used such as logograms, syllables, and letters that are in the alphabet. The alphabet that we use today was developed due to blue print copying. He continued to describe the origins of the writing system and ways literacy was convenient for people in the earlier days, such as explorers. During this time writing was initially used by people who were in a high society such as scribes....   [tags: egalitarian society, cultures, logograms] 929 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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Guns Don't Kill People, Criminals Kill People - In America, gun control has been a source of debate for decades. Recently, an increase in the frequency of mass shootings has caused the country to become extremely polarized in relation to the issue. America is often described as having a gun culture as a result of firearms being engrained in its history and perhaps, consequently, has among the highest rates of gun-related crime as well as gun ownership rates, among developed nations. There exists an abundance of scholarly work done in an effort to develop a solution to reducing America’s high levels of gun related crime; however, there exists no definitive answer to the problem and statistical data could support both arguments for and aga...   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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