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Should You Be Able to Carry a Concealed Handgun? - Did you know the second amendment states that you have a right to own and use arms for protection. Kentucky passed a law in 1813 that prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons. In May 1987, Florida passed a “shall-issue” law that became a model for other states. There were 11 states that have the “may-issue” law which allowed permits. On July 8, 2011, Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed carry. (ProCon.org) Adults who go through training and obtain a permit should be able to carry a concealed handgun....   [tags: permit, law, criminals, handgun] 718 words
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The Right to Bear a Concealed Handgun - The Right to Bear a Concealed Handgun Should every adult citizen have the authority to have a handgun for protection of self-defense, or other individual reasons. Well, every citizen knows the fact that adults are allowed to have a gun, because of the approval of the 2nd amendment. Even though this policy is approved, some citizens are in political debate of this handgun approval. For years this law, there has always been a forward and against group. Some see the negative outcomes for their community, predicting that there could be more high crimes and injuries....   [tags: self-defense, citizens, criminals] 1182 words
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California Legislature and Handgun Control - California Legislature and Handgun Control The California Legislature is currently debating a bill that would require handgun owners to be licensed by the state. And amid the debate over Assembly Bill 273, you can be sure there will be claims that burdening law-abiding gun owners with more regulations is necessary to "protect our children" from gun violence. But if you look at the statistics in Orange County, it's pretty clear that there's something else out there that poses a far greater danger to kids than guns do....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 405 words
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The Need for Handgun Control in the United States - The Need for Handgun Control in the United States “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall.” This quote was said by the ruler of Germany , Adolph Hitler, during the Edict of March 18, 1938. He realized that the people were violent, and allowing them to carry arms would be disastrous. Today, in America handgun violence is at an astronomical high....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 862 words
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Argumentative Essay: Handgun Ownership Should Not be Banned - Should handgun ownership be banned. I don't believe so. You would think America would learn from examples from other countries. When you take away handguns the crime rate rises. American citizens need to know their rights, responsibilities and safety of owning a handgun. The second amendment says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The second amendment was made for two things. It is there for first, to guarantee the individuals right to have arms for self-defense and self-preservation....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 358 words
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Policy Analysis on the Maryland Against Handgun Abuse Program - Policy Analysis on the Maryland Against Handgun Abuse Program Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse (MAHA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to the prevention and education of handgun violence. According to the FBI Uniform Crime report over 65.2% of crimes committed in 1999 involved a firearm. Approximately 10,096 people were murdered this year by a firearm. The MAHA says, " Guns have no boundaries of sex, race, or geography." The plan of action for the MAHA is to reach the community, devise legislative plans, educate youth, and help to incorporate awareness programs into school's curriculum....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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Gun Restrictions: Employers' Right To Restrict Weapon - With the rise in mass shootings, more Americans are choosing to obtain a permit for a concealed handgun. Unfortunately, most of these shootings are taking place in public buildings where people are banned from bringing their concealed weapons. If these types of bans do not stop criminals, then law-abiding citizens should not be denied the chance to protect themselves and others. There should not be any public building where a person that has legally obtained a concealed-carry permit can not be allowed to bring his or her weapon....   [tags: handgun, shootings, self defense, ]
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Gun Control is Out of Control - What would be flashing through your mind if you were at a coffee shop and a maniacal psychopath appeared and began firing at innocent people. At your family. You would be afraid for yourself and the lives of those most precious to you; but would you be thinking that if the government made guns illegal, this would never have happened. Certainly not. You would have probably thought that if you were permitted a handgun, you could not only have protected your family and yourself, but others around you as well....   [tags: firearms, freedom, handgun, criminality]
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Handguns in America: To Ban or Not to Ban - Handguns in America: To ban or not to ban. Americans should be able to have, own and carry handguns if they feel the need to protect them. It’s a statement that is a topic of major debate and has been for years. There are proponents and oppositionists with regards to handgun laws and rights. Both sides have strong, seemingly valid arguments. In the end, we should have that choice. One of the strongest arguments for banning handguns: An increase in the availability of handguns equals an increase in crimes using handguns....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Right to Own Handguns - The right to own a handgun has been a controversial issue for decades with both Gun rights activists and anti-gun supporters citing the Second Amendment. Many gun enthusiasts believe that an individual’s right to own a handgun is protected by the United States Constitution’s Second Amendment and enforcing Gun Control is violating a persons Constitutional rights. While the anti-gun supporters believe the Second Amendment does not assure the individual right to own a handgun but guarantees only the right of individual states to have their own militias and that the government has the duty to protect its citizens and prevent crimes by enforcing stricter Gun Control laws....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Revised Law of Ownership of Handguns - In the article “Chicago to allow handgun ownership under revised gun law” by Mark Guarino on July 1,2010 has enact a revised handgun ordinance by the U.S. Supreme Court that will jeopardized Chicago twenty eight year ban on handguns. In the article, “It establishes new rules that people who own guns are to register their firearms with the Chicago Police Department, they have to attend classroom and firing range training and they have to obtain both a special city permit and a state firearm identification card.” They want to ban all aspects of gun ownership in the home but we are protected by the Second Amendment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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District of Columbia v. Heller: The Use and Permit of Handguns - With many recent incidents that involve guns between 2012 and 2013, gun control laws have become a hot topic in America. On one hand, after the horrific incident like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown in 2012, most people wanting to limit guns from getting into the wrong by setting up a rigorous system that control who can and cannot obtain a gun. On the other hand, we have the people who believe that with such rigorous system in place is violated the individual rights that granted and protected by the United States Constitution....   [tags: Gun control, License]
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SOCIETYS NEED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF HANDGUNS - Society’s Need for the Registration of Handguns Guns are an instrument that even the most careful of people could do harm with. Gun owners should go to firearm safety classes so they will be educated on proper handling and storage of the gun. While this should only be voluntary, something should be done to insure that guns are only sold to people who have a safe background and are of age. Congress should mandate the registration of handguns in order to keep criminals from possessing guns, to cut back on violence in the home, and to avoid accidental or intentional violence among children....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Gun Control: Less Government Restrictions - A New Jersey woman told police of how two men tried to open her front doors of her car at the same time. In the driver seat she reached for her gun, pulled it out and screamed. The two men fled the scene. “On Feb. 3, 1997 outside a bar in Mexico a female used a gun to stop a man from raping her" (Gale 88). A college park woman shot and killed an armed assailant who tried to car-jack her in her van with her 1 year old daughter inside. These and many other examples are of how and when handguns can save your life....   [tags: stricker, guns, handguns, protect] 1856 words
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Argumentative Essay: All Handguns MUST Be Banned - All handguns must be banned because they are the cause (s) of many deaths amongst the people of the world today. Gun violence result in fifty percent of today’s tragedies. Handguns causes too many deaths, the government need to make gun less accessible, and the law/law enforcement need to really enforce the laws they make. First, and foremost many handguns have claimed the lives of too many people. This is a very serious issue we must tackle globally not just in the United States. The same problem is killing our past, present, and future....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 348 words
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Policy on Handguns and Assault Weapons - Only law enforcement and the military should be allowed to own handguns or assault weapons. If everyone in the world can have access to these guns the crime rate will keep increasing. We should only be able to own/buy guns that are certified for hunting purposes. This will allow people to own/buy a regular shotgun or rifle. What kind of criminal is going to go running around with shotguns and rifles breaking into houses or killing young innocent victims. Criminals are going to do whatever they can to get their job done....   [tags: hunting, criminals, deaths, weapons]
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Should all handguns be legalized? - Should handguns be legalized. As we all know, guns as a whole have been a controversial issue for people from all walks of life. One side feels that guns should be legalized and the other side that feels guns should be completely illegal. When someone is in a dangerous situation, he or she should have the right to defend his or herself. However, if one is against guns, how is that person going to be able to defend him or herself. Because of this, I am a huge proponent of guns when it comes down to being in a dangerous situation....   [tags: Legal Issues, Weapon, Pros, Cons] 2374 words
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Handguns in Households with Children - Handguns in Households with Children Guns in America are a problem as bad as the drug problem: 43% of households that have children have handguns in them; 10 children die every day from handguns, approximately one every 2 ½ hours. That is the same of a classroom of children every two days. Parents do not realize that children get the physical capacity to reach and discharge a firearm long before the ability to understand the potential consequences of these actions. Parents who insist on keeping guns in the home should be urged strongly to store their firearms unloaded and locked in a secure place....   [tags: essays research papers] 1536 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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It's Time to Reconsider America's Right to Bear Arms - Imagine a world in which humans weren’t forced to stoop to a criminal’s level in order to feel safe, a world in which arguments were settled with words, and power came from the mind and not a weapon. Imagine a world without guns. Unfortunately in the United States, this world has become unattainable, but stricter legislation on handguns would bring this ideal world one step closer. The handgun statistics in America speak for themselves. After comparing America’s statistics to those in other countries with stricter handgun legislation, it becomes clear that something must be done to fix the broken American system....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Effects of Gun Control - It is impossible not to open a newspaper, watch the television, or listen to the radio with out hearing about some type of gun violence. Perhaps the main reason for such high gun violence is that guns are so plentiful in the Unites States. In fact, there are sixty five million handguns in America ("The `facts' about Guns"). These guns contribute to an annual medical cost of fourteen billion dollars, which is spent solely on treating gun victims ("Handguns in America"). Not surprisingly, handguns are the cause of eighty percent of homicides, seventy percent of suicides, and almost every accidental shooting ("Youth and Violence")....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1724 words
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Bearing Arms at Nineteen Years Old - The right to bear arms is embedded in our Nation’s constitution as the second amendment of the Bill of Rights. The amendment states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (Bill of Rights).” Currently these laws should be extended to nineteen year olds because they are considered legal adults and citizens. Although the United States no longer has local militias, the idea of keeping a secure state still stands today....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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United States: Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court - Should the government outlaw handguns. This has been a controversial point for many years. There are those who argue: yes handguns should be banned because it gives guns to the criminal, its dangerous in households and the Second Amendment was intended for militia. However, others argue that handguns should not be banned because they are in the second amendment, for self protection, and for the fact that they are already restricted so that not just anybody can own a handgun. Handguns should not be restricted because they are a right in the second amendment, they offer self protection and crime deterrent and that there are already restrictions put in place to control guns, and finally there...   [tags: gun laws, second amendment, gun act]
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The Right to Bear Arms: Argument in Favor - The constitution of the United States claims we, as American citizens, have the right to bear arms. Since 1787, the ownership of handguns has been legal. If we fast-forward to the twenty-first century, we see an increase in the number of homicides and suicides occurring on a daily basis. This increase has created the belief that the gun policy needs tighter restrictions or that guns should be banned completely from citizen possession. However, making it more difficult to obtain a gun or banning guns from citizen possession will not solve the gun problem....   [tags: US constitution, guns, firearms]
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Gun Control and Banning in the US - ... A shotgun used multiple projectiles and is designed to shoot a spread of shot at a moving target for short range. A semi-automatic firearm fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. It ejects the shell of the fired bullet and automatically loads another bullet for the next pull of the trigger. A fully automatic firearm, sometimes called a machine gun, fires multiple bullets with the single pull of the trigger. Second Amendment A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed is our second amendment of our Constitution....   [tags: Weapons, Controversy] 2161 words
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Threatened Patriotic Rights - Every American has a constitutional right to defend themselves and obtain ownership of any style of handgun, if they so choose to do so. Although, some may feel this is an outdated method of self-protection or hobby people such as congress and anti-gun activist who feel there is no need for a civilian to own any firearms. However, in the past few years there has been an ongoing war between the NRA (National Riffle Association) and congress to limit or ban the use or ownership of handguns. Some people think by disarming society, it will limit deadly altercations and fatalities of innocent people.(should there be more here ) Everyone has a right to own a handgun for either protection or a hobb...   [tags: Americans, Constitutional Rights, Gun Control]
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The Right to Carry a Concealed Firearm - American citizens should legally be permitted to carry a concealed fire army without a permit. The second Amendment to the United States constitution guarantees our rights as American citizens to bear arms. Yet overly strict concealed carry laws prevent us from doing so. It is in fact these laws which cause much of the violent crime in America. These laws also keep citizens from being able to protect themselves from potential threats. If citizens could carry concealed fire arms without permits there would be less crime and fewer death of innocent people....   [tags: permit, rights, american citizens, ]
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The Right to Bear Arms - In 1791 the United States government added the second amendment to the constitution. As stated in the Constitution, this amendment states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. In the early years of the United States it was common for people to walk around with their rifles or revolvers. Nobody really gave a second look or glared at them like they were doing something wrong. Openly carrying a firearm was normal in those times. Today, almost 223 years later, people are allowed to conceal their firearms from one another....   [tags: second ammendment to the US Constitution]
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Persuasive Essay: America Needs Gun Control - Imagine enjoying a movie at Cinema 10, eating a meal at Taco Bell, or even sitting in a history class at Carman-Ainsworth High School while people all around you are carrying loaded guns. Although this may seem unbelievable, it is possible because the second amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to possess and carry guns. It is understandable that Americans would want to possess guns such as shotguns and rifles for the popular sport of hunting. However, it is ridiculous that our government would allow people to carry handguns....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 610 words
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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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Gun Control: Opposing the Removal of Guns from American Citizens - Because of many incidents involving handguns, and any other type of gun, the government has been trying to push a gun ban law. As a result of this rumor and possible law, there have been numerous outbursts of support and resistance. Some people believe that banning firearms would be a benefit to our nation’s safety and its population’s safety, while others oppose this proposal and say that guns are not the ones that need to be controlled, people should be the ones that are controlled. During this decision, people from different organizations have expressed their own views and thoughts....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Gun Control: Should the Second Amendment of the Constitution be Updated? - According to the F.B.I., 14,369 murders involving firearms took place in the year 2013 within the United States. We as Americans have the right to “bear arms,” however there can be some changes to at least try to minimize these casualties. The 2nd Amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This may be outdated now that we have a strong military (that is our “well regulated Militia,”) to protect our security, but can a right be scratched off the Constitution because of someone’s interpretation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1187 words
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Gun Control is Out of Control - What would be flashing through your mind if you were at a coffee shop and a maniacal psychopath appeared and began firing at innocent people. At your family. You would be afraid for yourself and for the lives of those most precious to you; but would you be thinking that if the government made guns illegal, this would never have happened. Certainly not. You would have probably thought that if you were permitted a handgun, you could not only have protected your family and yourself, but others around you as well....   [tags: 2nd ammendment to US constitution] 1007 words
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Argumentative Essay: Guns Do NOT Kill People - Many stories like the following occur, but are hardly every published: Three robbers entered a Commerce City, Colo., residence, one of them pulled a knife, according to officials. The two men and a woman apparently had planned to rob an acquaintance: but the homeowner resisted the threat, drawing his semiautomatic handgun and shooting the two men. After the three fled, they called for medical help from a cousin's house. The police followed shortly thereafter. "As soon as they get out of the hospital, we'll be there to meet and greet them," said Sgt....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gun Control] 1443 words
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Gun Control in America - One of the most controversial topics of the year is the argument on guns and the government attempting to ban and control certain guns. This topic has always been in disagreement among the American public but has recently become much more popular after several large-scale shootings such as the infamous Sandy Hook. Despite gun control appearing to be the solution to these tragic events, controlling and banning guns will simply not work. Why will it not work and why is it so bad. Because it has not worked before, current gun control laws and attempted laws target the wrong guns, banning the targeted guns or any guns for that matter will not prevent mass shootings, and it infringes on our const...   [tags: controversial issues]
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Gun Control: Not Fair to the People Trying to Protect Themselves - ... civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year (Agresti and Smith). Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of women that use guns to protect themselves against sexual related crimes every year. Based upon these statistics and data, it is obvious that guns do more good than evil and in most cases prevent evil from even occurring. One evil that countless people place the blame on guns for is mass shootings. After a 1995 act, concealed carry permit holders could no longer carry guns in schools....   [tags: the right to bear arms]
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Concealed Carry Bills - Walking into your favorite restaurant, you notice multiple people carrying pistols on their hips. One may believe that this is illegal, but every day more states are passing concealed carry bills. Concealed carry is becoming more common in public venues due to the passing of bills in more states. What is concealed carry. Concealed carry is the carrying of a handgun on one’s person with a legal permit allowing them to do so. The handgun must be visible from three points of view. In order to attain a concealed carry permit, an individual must attend one or more classes taught by a certified teacher....   [tags: gun control in America]
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Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun an Article by Linda M. Hasselstrom - ... Even though Hasselstrom solution has worked for her, it doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone. Her events that took her to make the decision to carry a handgun is based on personal experiences and not statistical or hard evidence. Hasselstrom first occasion where she felt there was an uncomfortable situation was when she and other women went camping. She explains that they had a run in with two men who openly discussed what they will do with the women after dark. Hasselstrom attempted to alert the rangers who were nearby, but instead their plea for protection was taken as a joke....   [tags: gun´s right, concealed weapon] 958 words
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The Benefits of Concealed Carry in the United States - Gun control is a major topic of debate in America today, and has been ever since the 2nd Amendment was ratified. It is a topic that could affect the Americas who already own firearms. Using the data gathered from a multitude of sources, ranging from NRA data bases to opposing views on this topic, the average citizen may form a new frame of reference concerning this topic. This argumentative research paper shall more specifically focus on the subject of conceal carry in the United States today and the questions surrounding it: What a conceal carry permit is, the controversy surrounding such laws, how one obtains a conceal-carry permit – including classes and other instructional course as we...   [tags: Concealed Carry Laws]
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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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District of Columbia versus Heller - District of Columbia vs. Heller was a court case in which Dick Heller challenged the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975. This Act was a law that prohibited the possession of handguns by any person who had not been previously licensed to carry one. If licensed to carry before the passing of the law, it was mandatory for those individuals to reregister the handgun, and to keep the firearms “unloaded and disassembled, or “bound by a trigger lock or similar device” unless the firearm was in a business or “being used for a lawful recreational activity.” After the statute was created, people were no longer allowed to register to carry any handguns, only shotguns or rifles attained through a...   [tags: Supreme Court cases, firearms regulation] 1252 words
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U.S. Special Operations Command - In August, 1991 a request was made for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for an "offensive" handgun. Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer and President Clinton would probably tell you that all handguns are offensive, but SOCOM had something different in mind. Termed the OHWS, for Offensive Handgun Weapon System, it was a pistol designed within certain specified parameters that would be sufficient for conducting "offensive" operations, as opposed to the more tradtional role for the handgun, for "defensive" operations....   [tags: essays research papers] 451 words
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Visual Effects Gun Sequence Pre-Production - So this is my first time using nuke, it was a difficult task to complete but I got there in the end. It was a lengthy process when key framing certain aspects of the sequences. Which subsequently made it a difficult task to complete. When it came to filming I had a basic idea of what I wanted to film. With the network being down it mean’t we could use the opportunity to film. That never always worked out we had to wait for keys, technician and memory cards. Before we got the chance to film it was so late in the assignment, that the sequence that was captured had to be used....   [tags: resident evil, flash, flare, filming]
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The Blame Game Analyzing Gun Violence in America - Introduction In 1993, there were more than 18,000 firearm homicides in America. That number has been decreasing for the past two decades. In 2011, the reported number of firearm homicides was a little more than 11,000. In another part of the world, Germany was reported to have less than 200 firearm homicides, France less than 50. It is also estimated that there are around 270 million guns in America. This paper examines the possibility that if the American government put into place gun regulation laws, and made penalties more harsh for gun related crimes, the national murder rates would go down....   [tags: Firearm, Homicides, Gun Control, America]
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The Heller Decision: Reaffirming the Second Amendment - The Heller Decision: Reaffirming the Second Amendment Purpose: This paper aims to provide an analytic review of the background, context, and key decisions behind the Supreme Court’s ruling in the District of Columbia v. Heller case and explore the effects and impacts of their landmark decision and how it pertains to legal interpretations of the Second Amendment. BLUF Issue: The Supreme Court of the United States of America agreed to review the Second Amendment violation claims involved in the District of Columbia v....   [tags: District of Columbia v Heller Case]
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Gun Control in Wisconsin - Living in a rural area of Wisconsin, I have always grown up with guns around, especially for hunting and recreational activities, such as shooting trap. Gun control is a large controversy throughout the United states, but in Wisconsin, there is much debate on what should be done. Michael Steele once said, “You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons....   [tags: rural area, hunting, recreational activities]
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.45 Colt vs. .44 Magnum - “I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five. Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky. Well, do ya punk?” (Clint Eastwood) From the beginning of wars, hunting, and sport, man has striven to find the most powerful and sufficient caliber for the handiest gun around, the hand gun....   [tags: Weapons ]
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Gun Control is Racial Discrimination - Gun violence is one of the most serious problems in the United States. Each year in the U.S., more than 35,000 people are killed by guns, a death rate much higher than that in any other industrial nations. In 1997, approximately 70 percent of the murders in the United States were committed with guns. However, ironically, the United States also is the country that has the most gun control laws. Gun control laws generally focus on passing legislation—by local state, or national government—to restrict legal ownership of certain firearms....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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How Big is Your Gun - The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, in 1791, stated “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 controversy soon started on who, what, and how the founding fathers bestowed these rights. Who should be allowed to carry arms. What type of arms should be allowed to bear. How can the people obtain these arms. All of these questions have been debated, discussed, and argued by both sides of the controversy....   [tags: Gun Control] 1143 words
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Concealed Weapons in the United States - In the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights the founding fathers of America gave us the right to bear arms for self-defense. Although everyone in America has the right to own a firearm, you must have a concealed carry permit in order to bring a hidden handgun into a public area. Through people carrying concealed handguns we can reduce violent crimes. Each state gets to determine if they will allow concealed weapons. If the state does permit concealed carry then people have to go through a long process before they can receive their concealed weapons permit....   [tags: Guns, Law, Permit]
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The Gun Control Debate Continues - In today’s society it’s easy to find something in a newspaper, magazine, or on television that portrays the scrutiny of guns in the home. While reading or viewing such opinions it can possibly influence one to see issues in a particular way. It is not my goal to persuade you to lean in a specific direction but to see the issue from different angles. When viewing both arguments you are faced with reflecting on your own opinion and possibly agreeing more firmly with your own choice or changing your outlook and coming across the subject in a new way....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Rights to the States - The Supreme Court ruled on June 28th that the 2nd Amendment's protection of the right to bear arms applies on state and city levels. The 5-4 decision along ideological lines echoed 2008's decision to strike down DC's handgun ban, citing the 14th Amendment as a major factor in the decision to extend the federal right to own a hand gun for personal protection down to local levels. Though it officially returned McDonald v. City of Chicago to the lower courts for a decision, it is expected that Chicago's 28 year old handgun ban will be overturned, and that legislation against handgun restrictions in other states will be legally challenged for years to come....   [tags: Media Analysis] 1200 words
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An Argument Against Gun Control - The Gun Control issue has sparked major controversy in America today. People who support gun control feel that guns are the reason for the soaring crime rate in our country. I disagree with the supporters of gun control. I feel that because of the black market, violent criminals being released from prison early, and the need to ensure personal safety, stricter gun control will have very little impact on violent crime in America. I believe that gun control works in theory, but not in real life. Sure, there are many violent crimes where guns are used, but most of these guns are obtained illegally, because the gun control laws enforced are not enough....   [tags: Firearms Brady Bill]
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The War on Gun Control - ... It has been proven to make change and to make it a safer place to live if gun control laws are passed. Over time we have encountered many laws that made it hard for people to possess guns, such as The national Fire Arms Act of 1938 which only allowed fully automatic weapons to be approved by congress, to as severe as The Gun Control Act of 1968 which prohibited a fire arm to anyone who is not legally entitled to possess it, it secluded people with a criminal record, drug abuse or age. This act one of the first steps taken to control and limit the access of fire arm to those who might commit harm with the weapons....   [tags: unconstitutional, court, shooting] 958 words
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Gun Advocates! The Crème of the Crop of Americans - Have you been told repeatedly that something is really dangerous. Have you been told to stay away and perhaps report things that seem risky. Have you learned that those things as time goes on aren’t as jeopardizing and are even beneficial to people. Gun ownership is an example of things that may seem threatening, but really isn’t. Legalizing gun ownership reduces the crime rate dramatically, is a Second Amendment right in the Constitution, and helps control animal populations from exploding out of control....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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America Needs More Guns: Say No to Gun Control - Guns do not kill people, people do. The American Dream is being able to work towards and achieve whatever makes you happy, whether it be owning your own business, joining the military, or staying at home raising a family, but the only way to reach your dream is to do it without living in fear that your dream will be taken away. In the last couple years mass shootings and attacks on schools have sadly become a common tragedy. Those who have been victims of public shootings or any other life scarring event due to a criminal, along with anyone else who has watched the coverage of the tragedies on the news is somewhat living in fear, but if concealed carry laws were passed then living in fear wo...   [tags: Anti Gun Control]
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The Endless Gun Control Debate - The Constitution of the United States of America went into effect on March 4, 1789. It has been amended twenty-seven times. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. It contains valuable freedoms which the founders thought necessary and were left out of the constitution. The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. (United States Constitution) The Second Amendment to the Constitution has drawn a great deal of criticism especially in recent years. The topic of gun control is controversial, and issues involving it have gone to the Supreme Court....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The 2nd Amendment and you - So you are sleeping and hear a loud crash, what sounds like your window breaking, and a door open. You call 911 and they say the police will be there in 15 minutes. You notice they have guns. What do you do. Me, being a gun activist, would roll over, grab my Benelli shotgun, and enforce the stand your ground policy. Unfortunately, If I had to use a force I would have it readily available. I look at it like if it was my life or the intruders, whose is more important. Well to me mine is. If you didn’t have a firearm though, chances are you would be dead by the time the police got to your house....   [tags: Bill of Rights, Guns, Laws, Bans]
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Why Gun Control is Better Than No Gun Control - Why Gun Control is better than No Gun Control Consequently, a strong need for gun control exists in the United States. Given the evidence of civilian deaths is a convincing way of saying the government needs to limit who is able to purchase a gun. A society overly protected by gun ownership will eventually result in civilian deaths due to the irresponsibility of gun owners, the access of guns to children, and the uncontrolled anger with the ability to use a weapon. Today there exist much blameless and irresponsible ownership of guns....   [tags: second ammendment to the US Constitution]
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Illinois vs Wardlow - In the case of Illinois vs. Wardlow, many factors contributed to Wardlow’s arrest. Starting with the facts of the case, on September 9, 1995 Sam Wardlow fled after seeing police vehicles covering an area in Chicago where it was known to have high drug trafficking. Two police officers spotted Wardlow, Officers Nolan and Officer Harvey, and once Officer Nolan caught up with Mr. Wardlow, Officer Nolan proceeded to conduct a pat-down search of only the outer layer of clothing, or a “Terry Stop.” Officer Nolan was well aware that in this area, there was almost always a weapon on a suspect that was involved with some type of drug transaction....   [tags: criminal law]
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Firearms Control Laws in the United States - Gun control is an extremely controversial topic. Some people argue that the government has no authority to restrict the citizens’ rights to bear arms. Other people argue that it is the duty of the government to protect the people by getting tougher on gun control. Usually, gun control debates take place right after a national tragedy occurs. The United States already has background checks performed on people who are seeking to buy guns from gun stores. Despite the restrictions that are already set in place, terrible shootings continue to occur....   [tags: gun control, arms rights, brady act]
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Effective Tactics to Reduce Juvenile School Shootings - ... According to these statistics, it is irrational to deny the fact that gun possession and use are more prevalent among juveniles. The studies performed to examine the relationship between gang membership and gun behaviors have been well documented. According to Thornberry et al. (2003), existing research has “uniformly found that gang members are more likely to be involved in criminal activity than their non-gang counterparts, especially serious crime such as gun violence”. Gang membership has been shown to “intensify delinquent behavior in ways that exceeds the simple effects” of association with delinquent peers....   [tags: tougher gun control laws, violent crimes]
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Case: NY versus Bernhard Goetz - In the case of NY v Bernhard Goetz, on December 22, 1984, a Saturday afternoon, Troy Canty, Darryl Cabey, Barry Allen, and James Ramseur boarded an IRT express subway train in the Bronx heading south toward lower Manhattan. The four young men rode together in the back section of seventh car of the train. The defendant Bernhard Goetz boarded the same subway train at 14th street in Manhattan and sat on a bench near the back section of the same car of the train as the four youths. Goetz carried an unlicensed .38 caliber pistol in his possession which was loaded with five rounds of ammunition in a waistband holster (Lender)....   [tags: assault and murder cases]
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Texas: Gun Free Fortified Zone - Throughout the year working class parents across America take their beloved children to school each morning. The morning drive usually ends with a few wise parenting words of encouragement and a shared loving glance before parting ways. For most, this routine will repeat itself year after year without any incidents. As parents work throughout the day they will likely never receive a call about their children's welfare. They leave their children at school each day without questioning their safety during school hours....   [tags: shootings, schools, violence] 1229 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution - The U.S. should not have gun control laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states that, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment has been around since 1791, and there has been gun control almost as long as it's been around. The National Rifle Association is an advocate of the Second Amendment and an opponent of those who propose restrictions on guns. Even Presidents Reagan and Bush are members, and Nixon, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were also members....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 384 words
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