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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Montrez Culbreath 11/30/15 Against gun control Over the past few years, the debate over guns has been an issue of major importance. Should there even be gun control laws, is the question. Guns are dangerous, and they can kill but are the only weapons that can cause death. The reason why many people today are for gun control is due to the recent mass shootings taking place in the country, such as Sandy Hook school shooting in NewtonConnecticut. Also the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado in 2012; the shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon that happened this year....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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The Debate About Gun Control

- Khalifah Alfares Instructor 's Name Mark. Petterson Gun control 19 November 2014 Gun Control There is nothing wrong about protecting yourself, but we have to make sure that the weapons we use to protect ourselves don 't get to the wrong people. " The debate about gun control is a global issue. However, it is more intense in the United States of America than any other region (‘Gun Control’ par 1). The groups against gun control show concern about violent crime and they don’t perceive gun control is the answer to violence committed using guns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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Gun Control Is A Good Thing

- Gun control has been around for many years and it has become a topic that has been talked about more and more often. However, gun control has created some differences on whether it is being used effectively and whether it is a good law or not. Gun control is the second amendment of the constitution and basically what it means is that it is the right to bear arms. The right to bear arms is a concerning topic for many people because now when a mass shooting occurs people immediately blame gun control but how do we know that gun control is the problem....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control and School Shootings

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

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The Issue Of Guns And Gun Control

- In America guns have been a part of the country since its birth. Throughout history, people of the US have used guns to protect our nation, their families, to hunt for food. The issue of guns and gun control takes on a fraction of problems in the world. Weighing the rights and liberties of individuals against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a risky balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these issues that has both sides firmly stated in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep weapons, rely on the fact that the facility for such rights is preserved in the constitution....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Necessity Of Gun Control

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

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Every year, “more than 100,000 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides and suicide attempts, accidents, or by police intervention” (Elliot). This shocking statistic serves to highlight the lingering issues brought up by gun legislation in the United States and it brings to mind many vital questions. Would new bans on guns be able to stop such rampant crime. Should Americans sacrifice their right bear arms in exchange for safety. At a time in America when gun violence is becoming a real threat to the country’s well-being, the most important thing people can do is talk about the problem and try to find a way to end it....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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Gun Control And The United States

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

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The Issue Of Gun Control

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

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Gun Control : A Big Issue

- Due to recent shootings in four cities gun control legislation has become a big issue throughout the United States. Government officials have presented legislation for gun control to help reduce mass shootings; however, even with these suggestions for strict gun control twelve states have already passed laws that offer fewer limitations for gun possession. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, Connecticut passed a law to ban gun sales that hold large amounts of ammunition. According to McLeod “in Newtown, Connecticut, the families of ten out of twenty children killed in a December 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School have sued a North Carolina-based gun manufa...   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

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

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Guns : The Battle For Gun Control

- Gun Control in America One can argue that guns in America may or may not be a big issue. There is an old saying that says “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Nevertheless, the tragedies of what one may think guns is one of America’s biggest problem. Guns is becoming one of the most argumentable issues of whether it should be more laws against guns or more leniency with guns. Guns has now become an expeditiously issue in America, between the fear of guns and how many people owning them, the many outrageous loopholes in the system, the lack of mental and criminal records, and the lack of stricter laws on guns....   [tags: Firearm, United States, Gun, Projectile]

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Gun Control Is The United States

- Gun control is a hot issue in the wake of so many recent, tragic mass shootings. So, what is gun control. Gun control which is also known as firearms regulations refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. Some people would argue that gun control is generally a widespread of gun ownership that increases the danger of gun violence while others would argue that gun control does not increase the crime rate as far as gun violence; however it does violate individual liberties....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control And The Second Amendment

- Spencer Sullivan Engl 401 Marino Fernandes Gun Control and the Second Amendment Gun control has always been a popular debate, but it has recently resurfaced due to the multitude of current crimes committed in the United States involving guns. This outbreak has caused man to push heavier gun laws which could potentially restrict gun ownership. Background checks and limiting magazine size is the staple of most gun bills. Gun control is controversial because it is a contemporary issue that has a group of Americans in uproar over the lack of firearm restrictions....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Problem Of Gun Control

- A Solution to Gun Control Tabetha Thompson Kaplan University A Solution to Gun Control From suicide to mass shootings, gun violence is one of the United States biggest debates. Each year an estimated total of thirty thousand Americans die in some form of firearm related incident. One hundred thousand US citizens are victims in some manner whether it be a family member left behind, or the individual discharging the gun (Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 2015). Implementing stricter gun laws will not prevent future crimes involving firearms, but it will impact the amount of offenses over a period of time....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Police]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Gun control is one of the biggest debates that America is currently facing today. The reason why this topic concerns many Americans is because of the crime that is related from it. FBI data shows approximately 70,975 homicides were committed in America from 2006 to 2010 from various different types of firearms (Wenzel, 2012). That 's 14,195 on average per year homicides from firearms. Only 9,075 came from knives and other sharp objects, which equate to about 1815 homicide a year. Firearms are the number one tool being used in America for homicides....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Crime]

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Gun Control And The United States

- In the United States guns have taken a part in our country 's society since the very beginning. Throughout history the citizens of the United States have used firearms to protect the country from invaders, protect their family and for personal protection , and to hunt for food. Having a gun is our right as citizens of the United States. The right to bear firearms, falls under the constitution second amendment in which it 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....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And The United States

- The Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, have been pivotal accidents for the country’s history, making it clear that a change regarding guns needs to be approved. The United States has highest rate of gun ownership in the world. The traditional argument that defends the second amendment is that the use of firearms is to defend ourselves from the potential dangers of the world. However, the United States is also home to the highest firearm homicide rate in the developed world, clearly demonstrating that self-defense is not occurring....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Of The United States

- In the past year there have been a worrying number of shootings in the United States. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there has been 290 mass shootings in 2015 (gunviolencearchieve.org). The United States needs to find a way to limit these numbers any way possible. Although guns are a “right” because of the second amendment, there is no logical explanation on why an assault weapon, which can shoot more than 10 bullets before needing to reload, are legal. Times have changed so the laws should too....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control And Crime Rates

-   I Introduction Whether or not the number of mass shootings over the past couple of years has truly increased or if increased media exposer of these crimes has brought it to the forefront of the public view is debatable. What is not debatable is that every year have gun related deaths. It does not matter if someone is left leaning or right leaning, no one will ever say these deaths are ok. The main debate of this problem is the solution. That leads to the main point of this paper; Does gun control lower crime rates....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Rights Of Gun Control

- Should civilians have the right to bear arms in the United States. Gun Control is a very controversial topic in this country at the moment. Why is Gun Control so controversial. Well to start, gun related fatalities have been increasing by thousands every year. In 1992, the number of deaths associated with gun related activities reached almost 40,000 which almost surpassed the number of deaths associated with automobile accidents (The Effectiveness of Gun Control Laws page 1). There are many different opinions regarding the issue of gun control....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- In studies released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, firearm violence accounted for roughly 70% of all homicides from 1993 to 2011. That 's just one of the many reasons why gun control has become an awfully big issue in the United States today. Guns are extremely powerful weapons that can cause destruction, harm, or even death. Depending on the individuals controlling the gun, they can be used to defend and protect ones life or they can be used to threaten and kill others. Not only have guns been a powerful tool physically, but also socially with the raised discussion of gun control laws....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Fight Against Gun Control

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

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Each year in the US, around 30,000 people die from gunfire. Around half of these are murders, a little less than half are suicide, and the rest are lethal accidents. Of the annual 30,000 death toll, several hundred of the victims are children (Counterpoint: Gun Control Saves Lives). Do crime and guns go hand in hand. This is a question many citizens and lawmakers have been asking themselves over the past decade. The modern discussion over gun control has become a hot topic in both the social, and political arena for years....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control : The Downfall Of America

- Gun Control: The Downfall of America It is to be believed that America’s public safety is being threatened by guns. There have been numerous events leading up to this accusation. Today, there is a rising debate whether gun control should be legalized or forbidden. There stand two sides of this dispute, one is for bearing arms and the other is against it. One could infer that one side remains superior over the other. In America majority vote rules, therefore the gun control laws remain not in effect due to the Second Amendment....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, United States]

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The Debate On Gun Control

- In the past years, and currently now, there has been an ongoing debate on gun control. Mass Shootings have become a compulsive routine in this country and the lives of many Americans have been taken away. In the minds of gun owners, the hearing of gun control means that the government is infringing their right to conceal a weapon. The purpose of gun control is to restrict guns from those who are mentally ill, and a series of background checks are initiated. Many advocators of gun rights support the second amendment of the United States Constitution, which states that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Minimize the Life Threatening Potential In the recent years, gun control has been a very controversial topic as there are supporters and those who oppose implementing gun laws. However, with the mishaps of gun shootings using guns in illegal ways surely leads to the question why America has not been able to prevent such mishaps. Many people interpret the term gun control in different ways as there are multiple paths that the United States can take to restricting or even limiting those who can purchase a gun....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Violence Of Gun Control

- There is one reaction that is always to be expected after a mass shooting, and that is the call for an increase in control. This can be defined in numerous different ways, and can include a great deal of different aspects. People who call for an increase gun control in the wake of mass shootings are, in general, people who believe that more guns means more crimes. Gun control advocates cite studies that state, “Higher gun prevalence is associated with an increase in homicides, and suicides, and possibly even more residential burglaries” (Ludwig 17)....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Due to the large amount of crimes committed using a firearm, gun control is one of the most popular debates in America. Gun control is defined as the laws that control how guns are sold and who can use them (Marriam-Webster). With mass shootings happening across the country, the current President and his administration want to do something to avoid these kinds of tragedies, but standing in the way is the debate over if citizen’s rights would be violated per the Second Amendment of the Constitution....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Since going into effect on Feb. 28, 1994, the law has stopped tens of thousands of prohibited individuals from making over-the-counter handgun purchases. Furthermore, polls have consistently shown more than 90 percent of the American public supporting the law. As stated earlier, there is little jurisprudence in the area of gun control by the Supreme Court. Until the Lopez case, which is really a commerce clause case, not a gun control case, the Supreme Court had not heard a gun control issue since the Miller case in 1939....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control And Gun Safety

- Every year all across the country, millions of citizens are being slaughtered with the same tools that were supposed to protect them from that. Gun safety, or lack thereof, is at the forefront of the average American’s life. People who support guns are often misinformed about their reasons, stating the Second Amendment as the reason everyone should wield a gun. Little do they realize that was written during a completely different time and the societal norms and needs were very different from what we have today....   [tags: Firearm, United States, Gun politics, Handgun]

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The Fight For Gun Control

- No state in America is unfamiliar to the death toll due to firearms. According to the Center of Disease Control, in 2013, there was not a single state in America that went without deaths due to guns. Anyone who is aware of current issues in America knows that gun control is a movement that is supported by half the country. The fight for gun control is one that has been around for decades, but to the dismay of many, there has been little done for their cause. There are many different laws and policies that can be put into place that would lower and greatly diminish the death toll in America that is a result from homicides, suicides, and accidental gun deaths....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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A Speech On Gun Control

- Benjamin Solomon Carson Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery: Johns Hopkins Hospital Republican Party Detroit, Michigan Dear Doctor Benjamin Solomon Carson, Greetings Doctor Benjamin S. Carson, my name is Trevor Mangru. I have recently seen your Press Conference concerning your viewpoints on gun control, as well as how it is your belief that it could have prevented the Holocaust from taking place....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Battle Over Gun Control

- The Gun Control Battle The battle over gun control has become a very controversial topic, where most people will fall on one side of the spectrum or the other. In light of the recent tragedies, massacres and violent acts we have been forced as a society to review how guns, and our regulations affect these events. Gun control by way of increased background checks, laws prohibiting automatic and semi-automatic assault weapons and proper weapon instruction training are necessary changes that need to be made to protect and prevent further assaults....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Should Be Legal

- Gun control is one of those topics that have not had much improvement on either side because both sides are completely against each other. On one side you have liberal gun control advocates who want to make laws to control who can purchase a fire arm, also a lot are trying to get rid of guns completely. On the other side you have conservative gun owners who feel like their “individual right to bear arms” (USA Today) will be taken away from them if laws were passed that would affect them from buying guns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Weapon, Mental disorder]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Left, right, Liberal, Conservative, Democratic, Republican. There are a lot of synonyms for the sides of our nation divided. Divided on many things: religion, political views, morals, etc.. For a nation that prides ourselves on extraordinary security and unity, it is quite ironic that so many issues can cause such distress and uproar within communities. One such issue is gun control. As a white male in a middle-lower class family that has never owned a gun, I may be somewhat biased. Objectively as I can, I am going to report the facts and more importantly, try to find the core issues at play....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- In recent years, gun control is one of the biggest issues that people are concerned. Gun control is a law that regulates who can own a gun and how guns are sold and used. The debate of the Second Amendment, the rights to gun versus the issues of gun control have been a trending topic in recent years since massive shootings that had killed multiple children and adults. With both sides of the debate spending millions of dollars on ads and propaganda—worming their ways into the media to manipulate public’s opinions on the issues....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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An Analysis Of The Gun Control

- An Analysis of the Gun Control “Circus” through Political Satire Gun control in America is a “hot button” issue that typically gets attention in the mainstream media following gun related tragedies. In recent years, these tragedies usually involve mass shootings. While there is nothing funny about the mass murder of American people, the debates that often follow these events can sometimes resemble a “three ring circus”. Proponents of gun control believe that current laws do not address the issue of gun violence....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Rifle]

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Gun Control Around The World

- Gun Control Around The World Gun control is starting to become a huge topic around the world. With all of the mass shootings in the United States along with the crime rate towards the federal government, illegal animal killings in South America along with all the crime in Canada. The government is trying to lock down more on gun rights with preventing everyday citizens having access to guns that are military grade. I believe that if the governments start to step up and take control of who can get their hands on guns the crime rate can be reduced which will prevent random killings, crimes, and random use of guns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- In light of recent tragic events, gun control is once again an important topic of conversation. Both left and right wing individuals attempt to sway society towards their sides of the argument. These debates almost always follow the occurrence of a major attack on innocent persons. The questions are always the same. How did the individual obtain a firearm. What measurements are in place to keep this from happening again. Why does the average person need to own an “assault rifle’’. Why don’t we just ban everyone in the country from owning guns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun, Rifle]

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Gun Control Should Be Legal

- Gun Control Let me be clear, I do not support gun ownership or the right to walk around carrying firearms. I feel that there should be extensive laws for gun enthusiasts. There should be a set number on how many weapons; a firearm owner should have in his or her home, especially if there are children involved. Also, United States Government needs to thoroughly check every person’s background extensively, following as far back as teenage behavior. People with even the slightest hint of a mental problem shouldn’t be allowed a gun....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, United States]

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The Rights Of Gun Control

- When people think gun control, they think about repression and infringing on basic human rights. Gun control doesn’t necessarily have to mean taking away the rights of gun ownership, but just restricting who is allowed to get one. I believe in the right to bear arms, but I also believe that there should be some restrictions. Currently, the process of obtaining a gun isn’t very hard. In Texas, all that is needed to purchase a gun is a valid state issued identification card (Texas 2015). A person is allowed to carry a concealed handgun with proper licensing, however a person can also carry a long gun out in the open (Texas 2015)....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Argument For Gun Control

- An Argument for Gun Control Gun control has been a contentious subject in the United States for quite some time now. However, with mass shootings taking place recently domestically and overseas, the controversial topic has been reignited in America with support for both sides. Even though the Constitution allows for private ownership of arms, I feel that the government needs to take action and repeal the Second Amendment. Living in such a large country, with many large cities, and a large population, means that crime is inevitable....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Of The United States

- Every 23.1 seconds, a violent crime takes place. Every 385 seconds, a criminal will commit a violent crime while armed with a firearm. Every 3500 seconds, a criminal will fire his firearm during the course of the violent crime. Every three and a half hours, a victim of a violent crime will be shot. Is this due to the lack of gun control. Or is this a result of individual. Guns; a privilege or a right. The Second Amendment secures citizens’ right to bear arms. Many citizens choose to do so. There are enough firearms in the United States (about 200 million) to arm more than half of the population of the country....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Argument Behind Gun Control

- Every individual has rights afforded to them, be it natural rights, inherent rights, or rights given by a person’s governing body. With great rights, come great individual responsibilities. Where do these individual rights and responsibilities begin, end, or overlap with the government’s. There are restrictions that accompany these right and responsibilities, and rightfully so. This is due to the fact that not every person is capable of fulfilling the responsibilities set forth to afford these rights....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Is Not The Solution

- More Gun Control is not the Solution Lately, as a nation, it seems that we can’t go more than a month without hearing about some type of shooting on national news. Every shooting that occurs is gaining the national media spotlight. This is prompting leaders and politicians around the country to call for more gun control to answer this current epidemic. Creating more gun laws is not the solution. This only creates more problems with law-abiding citizens obtaining a firearm and infringing on their second amendment right of the United States constitution which states “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall...   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Crime]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Gun Control When we think about gun control, we think of the right to bear arms, we also think about the recent media uproar and endless debates regarding this debate, due to the rise of recent mass shootings using assault weapons all over the nation. The Barriers surrounding this issue is that gun lobbyists believe such laws would violate Americans constitutional right to bear arms and that citizens need weapons in order to defend themselves from criminals and protect their property and possible government tyranny....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Rifle]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Gun control is an ongoing issue that is happening in the United States. Though it is our 2nd Amendment right to own a gun, but what will it take for us to change our policies on guns. There is a shooting almost everyday that we hear about on the news. Kids are taking guns to school and killing other students and teachers. In my opinion the gun issue is pushed away until we have a shooting like what happened in Connecticut in 2012 when 20 kids were shot and killed. Gun control and mass shootings go hand in hand....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, United States]

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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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The Debate Of Gun Control

- When I was a senior in High School, we spent over two weeks on the topic of “Amendments” and one of the most conflicting topics we covered was gun control, specifically the 2nd Amendment. Today, it’s still one most hotly debated topics in the U.S. and how it applies to the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd 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” (Cornell Univ. Law) .Citizens all over the country have made their own interpretations of what the Founding Fathers wrote when giving us the right to bear arms....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Law]

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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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Strict Gun Control Laws

- Strict gun control laws that ban guns/ make them difficult to obtain for law abiding citizens in New York City are not the solution to the problem of violent gun crime. Gun rights and gun control have long been the topics of popular debate here in US. Strict gun control laws that ban guns/ make them difficult to obtain for law abiding citizens in New York City are not the solution to the problem of violent gun crime. These laws do more harm than good by infringing the rights of and criminalizing law abiding citizens....   [tags: abiding citizens, violent gun crimes]

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Gun Violence And Gun Control Laws

- Introduction Gun violence refers to any form of violence committed with the use of a gun. Currently, two forms of gun violence. It may be considered criminal or non-criminal. Criminal gun violence is associated with suicide, homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted suicide. Non-criminal forms include attempted or unintentional injury to an individual. Gun violence is predominant in most states across the world due to laws enacted by different societies. In some countries such as the United States, such laws are enacted in their constitution as a right for all individuals in the society....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control: Is It Gun Violence or Not?

- The conversation of gun control and gun regulation has been a great debate over the decades. NRA Executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, in his speech on Newtown Shooting that occurred on December 21st, 2012, addresses the topic of gun control and argues that guns are not the cause of gun violence. LaPierre's project is to instead of gun control and decreasing the numbers of guns, increase the numbers of guns to solve the problem of gun violence. On the other side of debate, an American journalist, Nicholas Kristof, in his journal, "Do We Have the Courage to Stop This?" argues that guns are the cause of gun violence, but they should not be banned....   [tags: banned, citizens, claims, strategies, contrast]

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Gun Control And Its Effects On The Economy

- Protect Gun Trading Gun control has been one of the most controversial topics in the society. Some people support gun control because they think it will help reduce homicide rates. However, gun control won’t help reduce homicide rates, and it will have negative economic effects. In addition, people can be safer when there is no gun control. First, gun control will have negative effects on the economy. That is to say, if gun trading is limited, government’s tax income will be reduced. According to Firearm Industry Statistics, the annual tax collected on gun trading is 123 million dollar, so if the gun control is implemented, the government will has more federal difficulty....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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Gun Control Should Not Be Gun

- In 1997 Sarah Thompson, a retired physician, informed adults and families on the effects of gun control in American Gun Review. She believes it is not a good idea to enforce laws that restrict gun control and everyone should be able to carry a gun, as long as we use it carefully. In her article, Thompson uses real life examples of crimes such as murders, rapes, and theft to support her view on gun control and as of result of eliminating these restrictions, there would be a decline on criminal rates....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Control Debate On The United States

- Gun control debates raise every year that bring a lot of attention to the people in America. The debate that many Americans face is whether or not laws should be stricter from preventing people to own guns. The debate is among advocates for pro-gun and advocated for gun control. There should be stricter laws because there is not any structure with gun control in the United States. Many agree to this statement and many oppose but both have their own reasons. The shooting at Virginia Tech and Tuscan, have many concerns about the control the government has on guns among many Americans....   [tags: Firearm, United States, Gun]

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Gun Control and the Second Ammendment to the Constitution

- ... He seems to be right as we must learn to love with guns, “we will be better off with more of them in the hands of law-abiding citizens” (John). Unlike other countries where various stringent criteria must be satisfied before having a gun, Americans must be able to say “yes I have a permit by the 1st and 2nd Amendment”. Using guns has become a popular sport in the US for many years as it comes to using them for games and hunting. When America was young it had its boundaries, and the citizens needed to defend themselves against foreign aggression, but today as the 2nd largest army in the world has and our bill of $700 billion a year for a defense budget....   [tags: literature on gun violence is biased]

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The Hot Topic of the Decade: Gun Control

- Gun control is an extremely hot-button topic right now in all over the world. The issue is not likely to go away any time soon. Many societies are questioning whether guns really are the helpful tool that many of us have been saying they are, or if they are the killing machines they have recently been publicised as. Over the past decade, recent shootings that have occurred across the country along with the push for law banning or regulating certain types of firearms have all caused many to review the gun control pros and cons that are believed to shape future debate....   [tags: gun safety, children and weapons]

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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]

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Effectiveness And Feasibility Of Strict Gun Control

- Assessing the Effectiveness and Feasibility of Strict Gun Control Polices in the U.S. In 2013, 8,454 people were murdered by firearms in the U.S., counting as 69% of the total number of homicides (FBI). On the other hand, as the Second Amendment reads: “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.” People who are against gun control laws usually cite the Second Amendment, claiming that the U.S. Constitution supports people to bear firearms....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control And The Right Of Self Protection

- Gun control is one of the major issues in the United States and many have different opinions on how to handle the issue. There are two sides of the gun debate: one is gun control and the other is known as the pro-gun rights groups. One side with the approbation of gun control, debates that the U.S. should have stricter regulations, so there would be less crime and violence. The pro-gun rights groups, debates that guns are needed for self-defense and to protect our rights to own guns. The gun control group favors for more gun laws....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Laws Should Be Legal

- Gun control is one of the most controversial topics when talking about freedom and order. When people are for stricter gun control regulations they are choosing order over freedom, while those who do not want gun control laws are choosing freedom over order. The reason why the public is calling for stricter gun control laws is due to the recent, and reoccurring, school/public shootings that are catching the public attention and making them feel like there needs to be stricter gun regulations to reobtain order....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control Laws Should Not Be Banned

- In recent months, there have been 25 tragic mass shootings in the United States, and most of these shootings occurred in schools (CNN). As a result, President Obama and the Democratic Party pushed for a tighter gun control laws (Bernstein). Not everyone will go along with the President Obama 's proposal to push for tighter gun control laws, because the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects people rights to keep and bear arms, which cannot be infringed. The issues with gun control continue to be controversial topics because there are concerns that the government is overreaching their authority....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control Laws And The United States

- “About 99.8% of firearms and more than 99.6% of handguns will not be used to commit violent crimes in any given year" (National Gun Association [NRA], 1998). However, this said, many Americans still think guns are the problem. They think that guns kill and do nothing else. Their solution is to ban all guns, with more gun control laws, thus creating a happy, murder free, country. However, this can never happen. Throughout the United States, we see many cities and states implementing their own gun control laws....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Policy And Its Origins

- Gun control policy in New York

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 Abstract This essay entails the gun control policy in New York. It describes the historical background of gun control and its origins. What follows is the examination of various problems that led to the policy being implemented and legislation required for the policy implementation. Further description of the factors leading to the system is also established, and the effect of the policy on the society evaluated. It also researches on the policy description determining how the system works and the goals both long term and short term that are to be achieved....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Why Gun Control Is An American Organization

- Why Gun Control Mass shootings are where four or more people are shot in one incident. Everytown For Gun Safety is an American organization that supports gun control. They conducted a case study from January 2009 thru July 2015 using the FBI data and media reports. The study showed that there were, at least, one hundred and thirty-three mass shootings in the six and a half year span. An average of nearly two mass shootings per month happened in thirty-nine states. Eighty-eight to ninety-one Americans are killed every day with guns (“Analysis of mass shootings”, 2015)....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Laws Should Be Legal

- Gun control has been a major issue lately that has sparked a great deal of controversy. With the multiple shootings that have occurred just in this past year, have caused many people to favor stricter gun control laws. Research shows that there are more than 30,000 deaths each year in the United States that are caused by guns. (USA Gun Violence Statistics) Stricter gun laws are needed in order to reduce all of these injuries and deaths. The more gun laws there are in a state, the less deaths tend to occur there....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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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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Gun Control Is A Necessary Item For Safety

- Gun control is a very delicate issue with many different sides and viewpoints. On one side you have those that feel gun control is a necessary item for safety. Others feel it is unjust to take away a person 's right to have firearms. Those people also feel that gun control won 't help stop crime either. Anyway you look at it, guns have become one of the main causes of death in the United States. Firearms are first among young black men. This makes gun control an issue that must be taken care of....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Crime]

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A Need for Gun Control but Not the Governments Form

- ... Firearms fatalities has decreased by twenty eight percent from 1993 to 2000 (“Gun”). In a perfect world nobody would have to die because of a crime, but this is not a perfect world. Even though it would be great for there to be no crime, murders, violence, and attacks, that is not the case. There will always be those things, so wouldn’t it be just a little bit better if most the people who had to experience those things were criminals. People who were already set on the path of destruction, that have full intent in hurting other people....   [tags: society, kill, control, crime]

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Gun Control Laws Should Be Legal

- Gun control is an awfully big issue in the United States today. Many people in America don’t agree with the gun control laws that they have today. Gun control laws only take guns and freedom away from law-abiding citizens. Many citizens 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 aren’t very likely to be attacked by criminals. Owning a handgun is one of the best ways of protection when used correctly. The second amendment states “the right to bear arms”; does this grant everyone the right to own a gun....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Violence And The Second Amendment And Gun Control

- There have been over 42,000 gun violence incidents in the United States, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths (Gun). For a long time the Second Amendment has been up for debate, even though it is one of the rights the Founding Fathers put in place. Back when Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson decided upon that right, guns were not as complex and powerful as they are today. With such advancements, does this amendment need to be reevaluated. When it is time for a new president to be elected, one of the first questions asked by the press is what their position is on gun control....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Gun]

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Gun Control Laws Should Be Banned

- As a result of the many shootings that have taken place in the last couple years, a push to stricken gun control laws has started to grow. Many gun enthusiasts don’t believe that gun control laws will resolve the problem. “Gun laws are obeyed by law abiding citizens, not by would be criminals.” (4) One main argument that anti-gun control groups make is that the people have constitutional rights to own guns. Many people believe that guns should be banned all together. According to the constitution guns cannot be banned because the right was given to the people so it can’t be denied....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Should Gun Control Be The Psychotic Tendencies?

- Mental Health Adding to the problem with guns, at least where mass shootings are concerned, is most of the time, it is reported the shooter had mental health issues and was on some kind of psychotropic medicine. Or at least was supposed to be medication, and decided (on their own) not to take it. According to the Global Healing Center, said prescriptions come with a host of side effects, the one of most concern for the topic of gun control should be the psychotic tendencies (Dr. Group, 2016). Also important to understand that suddenly stopping these pills can cause lead to a mental health crisis....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun]

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We Do Not Need Gun Control

- Alexander Wooldridge English 1213 Clayton Webber 02/25/2015 We do not need gun control. In the last one hundred years, gun control has been a serious debate, and since the second amendment which is the ability to have firearms in your personal home. People that are normally anti-gun have several opinions against guns in general. For example, individuals will argue that it is not safe for children to be around guns in the house, that America is known to be more violent because of the ability to have guns in the house and to raise to their children to be more violent....   [tags: National Rifle Association, Firearm, Gun safety]

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Gun Laws Do Not Stop Gun Control

- Gun control is a controversial topic in which people have many opinions. Some opinions are significantly opposed to gun control, while others agree that it is vital to have. I believe that gun control is necessary and that it should be more difficult to register a gun. Although gun violence has decreased, it still remains a big issue. Gun laws do not stop gun owners from shooting, this is why we need to be more careful about who we allow to register guns. Even though our second amendment states that all citizens have the right to bear arms, some people are better off not being able to possess a gun....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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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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Gun Crime And Gun Control

- Guns and crime are two words that people tend to relate, some people say more guns means more crime, and others say less guns is more crime. One thing is for sure, the current gun control measures are not working. Two articles, one by John C Moorhouse and Brent Wanner, another one by William J vizzard, take this topic and convey their own opinion about it. In their article, “Does Gun Control, Reduce Crime Or Does Crime Increase Gun Control”, Moorhouse and Wanner, come to the conclusion that Gun Control doesn’t reduce crime....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Violent crime]

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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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