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The two different strategies for gun control involve “deterrence” (discouraging by instilling fear) and “ interdiction” (legally forbidding the use of) Advocates of deterrence, most notably the Second Amendment Foundation and the NRA, recommend consistent enforcement of current laws and instituting tougher penalties to discourage individuals from using firearms in cr... ... middle of paper ... ... 8. Smith, Tom W : “ 2001 National Gun Policy Survey of the National Opinion Research Center: Research Findings, University of Chicago, Dec 2001. Primary source: National Gun Policy survey, 1996-1999 and 2001 and General Social Survey, 1996-2000. 9. Smith, Tom, W. Public opinion about Gun Policies.
The opposing side says we don’t need stronger laws, or we need fewer laws. My stand on the argument is that we do not need stronger gun control laws. The thesis of this paper will focus on the argument against tougher gun laws. The anti thesis will focus on the opposition’s belief that there should be stronger gun control laws. Finally, the synthesis will focus on refuting the arguments put forth in the antithesis.
This paper will examine gun control legislation and look at factors that affect party cohesion on this specific issue. Paying special attention to special interest groups, particularly the National Rifle Association (NRA) and their campaign contributions, the congressional districts and the constituents, and third look at how current events and the media have had an impact on political action. I will show that political action on the Hill, by introducing bills and voting, is affected by those three things. I'll begin by looking at one of the most recent pieces of legislation to be on the floor of the House, H.R. 2122 which failed to pass on June 19, 1999.
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“Gangs, Guns & Supervision In the News”. 2014. Project Safe Neighborhoods. Retrieved from the Web 14 April 2014 Scott Baldauf, Staff writer of The Christian,Science Monitor. "Texas Case could Redefine Gun- Control Laws it Seeks to Clarify Whether Constitution Gives Individuals Or Militias the Right to Bear Arms."
There has been so much controversy and debating lately regarding whether we the American people should have the right to own and use firearms. In the United States Constitution the II amendment 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.” (1). Many people would like to argue the point of this amendment, even though it clearly states that it is the right of the people of the United States of America to own and use their guns and that this right should not be broken or violated. United States citizens have the right to use their guns for protection as well as recreation. Our State Constitution also states that we have a right to bear arms.
This question is where much of the misconception begins. Many people would reply to this question simply by saying taking away guns. They are correct but this is just a small part of what gun control actually is. The authors of the article, "Does Gun Control Reduce Crime or Does Crime Increase Gun Control?” give a good definition for what gun control is. “Gun control is an umbrella term covering everything from laws prohibiting the ownership of defined classes of firearms to mandating the inclusion of gun locks with every firearm sold.”(Moorhouse) The first step to making a stance on any subject should be to fully understand what all is contained in the issue.