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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]

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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]

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Gun Control And Its Effect On Crime Levels

- criminals not obeying laws, enormous amounts of guns being in circulation throughout the country, criminal’s access to the black market, restrictive laws, and ineffective registration laws. The Enactment of Banning Guns Across the Country and its Effect on Crime Levels In the United States the right to keep and bear arms is a right for Americans protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. This Amendment has accounted for many spirited debates over the nature of its content. This has caused gun control to become an extremely controversial area of American politics....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Gun politics, Crime]

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Gun Control Under Control

- Gun Control Under Control Whenever a shooting happens, such Columbine, the Aurora Theater Shooting, or the Navy Yard shooting, the question of gun control comes up in politics again. Then after a month or two, the topic is dropped, until yet another shooting happens. When is this nation going to finally make a change. America needs to put more emphasis on making certain potential criminals and the clinically insane do not have access to such dangerous weapons. What about the little boy who found his parent’s gun in his parent’s bedside drawer and accidentally shot himself....   [tags: legal issues, Navy yard shooting]

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Gun Control: A Big Issue in the World Today

- In the past year, I am sure that you have heard about the issue of gun control. Well, do you really know the full story behind the debate. My goal for this essay is to fully explain everything to you behind this issue and why it is such a big deal in our world today. There are many different problems behind why gun control is such a big issue in the world today, and why some people want gun control and others do not. Through these contrasting opinions on gun control, the world will never fully decide what is completely right....   [tags: gun owners, self defense, gun violence]

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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]

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The Cons Against Gun Control in the United States

- Gun control is a topic that stirs a strong opinion from the general public. Gun control is the effort to regulate or control usage and sales of guns. The right to bear arms is granted to all Americans by the Second Amendment and many consider it essential to maintain order in the United States of America. Even though this was the Second Amendment right granted to citizens in the Bill of Rights, many Americans opt not to own a gun, and others would like for this right to be abolished altogether. Both sides of this issue have a good argument, but when further researched, there are many more details that come up explain why siding against gun control is a better conclusion for the United States...   [tags: usage, sales, safer, gun]

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The Implementation of Gun Control in Texas

- The implementation of gun control in the United States is a large problem as it will take away the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens, while preventing law abiding citizens from protecting themselves from criminals.( Noyes, 3) The right to bear arms is promised to citizens of the United States. Crime is very high in states that have loose gun control laws. The state of Texas is known to have the most lenient gun control laws of any state in America.( Noyes, 6) However, the solution of taking guns away from people who are registered and licensed to carry them with no criminal record is not the answer to the problem....   [tags: second ammendment rights]

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The Gun Control Of The United States

- Gun Control The gun control debate in America has been highly controversial for many years and after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the question arose if citizens should be allowed to own firearms. The goal of gun control laws is to stop heinous people from murdering innocent citizens. USA Today writer John R. Lott stated that killers target the defenseless and that gun control laws do not necessarily hinder crime and violence. Nearly every public mass shooting in the USA has taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns, places such as schools, restaurants, churches, hospitals and theaters (Bitto)....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Control in The United States

- Gun control is a problem that is ever growing. It occurs all over the world knowing no limits or boundaries. As of today, the United States of America is experiencing lots of problems with gun control. The definition of gun control is any law or policy that is based upon restricting or limiting anything involving firearms. This includes, but is not limited to possession of firearms, production, shipment, sale and even use of firearms. Currently there are quite a few gun control laws in place. Each country has its own around the world, with the United Kingdom being the strictest of anybody in regards to the possession of guns....   [tags: firearm, laws, policies]

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The Gun Control Debate in America

- GUN CONTROL DEBATE IN AMERICA Gun control has become a very hot topic of contention in America today. What seems to echo here are two words: “guns” and “crime”, in a sense that are these words mutually exclusive to each other. Does the use of guns ultimately lead to crime. On the flip side, have the laws in America restricting firearm use been effective enough to protect the lives of the citizens. These are some of the questions that strike the hearts of many when the gun control debate music is played....   [tags: guns, crime, laws, firearms, weapons]

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Stand Firm On The Grounds We Have Gun Control

- Stand Firm on the Grounds We Have Gun control has been an issue for many years, each side trying to prove their argument. Reading through different articles, essays and point of views, really re-enforced what I already believe. Some people like Mark Nuckols that cogitate that having stricter gun laws will reduce violent crime. Then again, there are others that believe a reduction in the death toll from firearms will come from enforcing the laws we already have in place. I believe there are several different factors that need to be considered....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Crime]

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Gun Control And Its Effect On The Crime Rate

- Does Gun Control Lead to Less Crime. A never ending controversy, a very touchy subject. Gun Control. What should we do with the guns in America and how can this all be handled in a way to satisfy the general public. We can’t, in this paper I will talk about the multiple reasons why steepening gun control will not affect the crime rate in a way that will “benefit” our country. What are the laws. Who makes the rules. And why do so many people believe that allowing people in our country to possess firearms leads us to be negligent and irresponsible....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Weapon, Gun]

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Gun Control and the Bill of Rights

- ... Many countries before us have tried to control guns and put strict laws and regulations or even banning them altogether. Soviet Russia banned weapons in 1929 and from 1929 to 1953 approximately 20 million unarmed protesters were gathered up and killed. The same thing happened in Turkey in 1915, Germany during the holocaust, China during the reign of Mao Zedong, and many other countries in the 20th century. Even in modern Germany, a nation with very strict laws about gun control, cannot stop from sociopaths from deciding one day to go out and kill a bunch of people....   [tags: george mason, firearms, guns]

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Gun Control, Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

- Gun Control, Good Idea or Bad Idea. Have you ever been minding your own business at the bank and soon your life was changed forever. Greeting the bank teller when a hooded man pulls out a gun. “Bang. Bang!” Horrific screaming all around you. Has Doug, (your father) ever been bleeding all over the floor begging you for help. Have you ever felt helpless starring as the hooded man while he’s shooting your father and not being able to defend yourself. No. Me neither, but it happens. Without protection, we are helpless to those with harmful intentions....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun, Weapon]

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Gun Control And The United States

- Gun Control Gun control or gun restrictions are not needed in the United States because people use them to defend themselves, it is our second amendment right, and people use guns to hunt. Some people may argue that assault weapons are not needed or that background checks will help prevent these tragedies, but that is simply not the case. Guns are used to help save lives in everyday situations constantly. We cannot deny the fact that in nature, an animal has the right to defend itself against a predator....   [tags: United States Constitution, Firearm, Rifle]

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Gun Control And The United States

- As more and more crime sweeps the nation, the United States has been faced with an extremely important decision to make, and this decision regards gun control. Should the government take away gun so crime will go down or will that make the problem worse. Also how would the government use these gun control regulations. Gun control could greatly help the United States by making it safer by getting guns off the streets but also hurt the country by taking away from the right to bear arms and the ability for people to protect themselves....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Control Should Not Be Banned

- How can somebody defend themselves if they are unable to bear arms. Gun control should not ban civilians weapons because the police are not always there, armed citizens deter criminals, and citizens that do carry are able to protect themselves and others especially in mass shooting situations. Many people often wish they had a gun after the situation has ended, for example a mass shooting or an armed robbery. One person with a gun could kill multiple people in seconds, but if there is one so called good guy carrying a weapon they may be able to stop the shooter and save the innocent bystanders....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The Second Amendment and Gun control

- ... Imagine if that is no longer an option, more people will seek illegal ways to get guns and the criminal rate will just increase. Criminals will see that people will be defenceless and they will flourish in many towns.”Such a ban will only increase the criminal ability to victimize the innocent.” “Over the past 20 years, gun sales have absolutely exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent during that time and “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent.” This was the number 1 in the 18 little-known gun facts that prove that guns make us safer, written by Michael Snyder....   [tags: criminals, firearms, homicides]

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Gun Control in the United States

- Mass-shootings — defined by the FBI as four or more murders occurring during the same calamity, with no distinctive time period between the homicides (Serial Murder) — have stricken across the United States at the rate of about one every two weeks since 2006 (Database of Mass Shootings, 2006-2013). This abysmal statistic has rightfully triggered much debate concerning gun restraints. The theory of gun control pertains towards any efforts intended to regulate, define, or limit the possession, production, sales, and use of guns....   [tags: Legal Issues, Mass-shootings]

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The Second Amendment and Gun Control

- Gun Control According to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, "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." Gun control is unfair to the ordinary citizen since it limits their ability to protect themselves. According to the Wikipedia, gun control, as any law, is meant to provide the guidance that in terms of handling all gun related issues. This includes the assembly, transportation, distribution, sale and final use of the guns....   [tags: US constitution, less crime]

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Gun Control : A Middle Ground

- In 1982, a survey of male inmates from eleven different penitentiaries, stated that sixty-nine percent of the prisoners knew another criminal that had been scared off, wounded, or decided not to commit a crime because they thought the victim had a gun (Agresti and Smith). As The United States heads to the end of 2013, current gun control debates are striking the nation, leaving everyone to develop their own positions on which side of the debate they want to be on. Gun control is defined as efforts to regulate or control sales of guns; however, most of what we hear from other people is that Obama wants to take away every gun in the nation....   [tags: the right to bear arms, second ammendment]

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Gun Control in the United States

- The problem of gun control and violence, in the United States, has been an unsolved problem. After the shootings at Virginia Tech and the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, people started debating over whether everyone should have the right to own a gun. In 1800s, the Supreme Court decided that the “right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is a right granted by the Constitution,” then their next decision was the “free to regulate the rights of citizens to bear arms” (“Background”). Since then, Americans citizens have been questioning the wisdom of American’s right to own a gun (NRA)....   [tags: Arms, Amendment]

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Gun Control is not the Answer

- Without a doubt there is a lot of violence in the news today, from school shootings to someone getting murdered almost every day. It's odd though when I hear of these crimes the guns aren't going to jail. It's the people that do the crime that pay the time. Guns and weapons should be available for civilian use. Recent shootings have put gun ownership in question. The most recent massacre was the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting where 20 year old Adam Lanza killed several children and teachers....   [tags: shooting, mental illness, defenseless]

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Gun Control Of The United States

- Firearms have been apart of our country since the very start of the United States, it is in the Constitution that we as the people of the United States have the right to posses firearms. There activists currently attempting to overrule our constitutional right to have firearms. The Right to have firearms is our Second Amendment right and we need to hold true to this and not give in, to add laws preventing this right would go against the constitution of america. “Firearms policy in the United States has periodically entered the policy agenda for almost a century....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution, Firearm]

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Gun Control And The United States

- Despite the United States having the strictest law on guns, yet mass shooting is still taking place in all states. Not only the country, but also the states have their own laws, which lawmakers and other jurisdictions around the country have passed. All fifty states have their own laws regarding guns. For example, Chicago has had a handgun ban for more than thirty years, yet it is one of top states with shooting murder on rise. Guns indeed are very powerful firearms, which can cause extreme damage such as death....   [tags: Firearm, United States]

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Gun Control and the Black Market

- Criminals are running around with illegal guns. So we are not able to find the guns and the murder weapons. Their should not be able to get the gun at all but their find ways. This need addressing because if we do not address the problem, it will just get worse and more people will die from are mistaken. The worse it gets, the more people that die from this. People should not have to worry about the criminals who were in jail, having guns and what they would be doing with them. Gun control laws should stop criminals not law abiding citizens....   [tags: Criminals, Weapon]

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No More Gun Control in America

- ... England has the highest violent crime rates involving knives. Many blame this on the fact that England does not allow concealed carry so that citizens have no way of protecting themselves against a perpetrator with a knife. In 1975 Washington D.C. proposed a gun control act. The act required all firearms including shotguns and rifles be kept unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger locking mechanism. Prior to this decision the Firearms Control Regulation Act of 1975 also restricted residents from owning handguns except for those registered prior to 1975....   [tags: laws, amendment, protection, food, sports]

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Is Gun Control the Answer?

- ... These laws allow people with permits or whatever is required per the law to carry weapons on their person. Places that these right-to-carry laws have been put in place have shown a decrease in crime rates which is what was to be expected of banning weapons. In 1987 Florida enacted a right-to-carry law and since then the murder rate has dropped an average of 36 percent. Before the law Florida averaged a fair amount higher murder rate than the national level and since the right-to-carry law has averaged 11 percent lower than the average rate....   [tags: violence reduction, the right to bear arms]

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Gun Control: The Opposing Viewpoints

- Gun control is an issue that is constantly being debated. There are people who are pro gun control and those who believe gun control is unconstitutional to the citizens. Many political leaders and organizations have strong opinions on gun control, which keeps the gun control debate publicized. Gun control is limiting or taking the right of citizens to carry or purchase a gun. Guns are used for protecting the citizens by police officers and the military, as well as for many personal reasons like hunting and self-defense....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, legal reform]

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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]

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The Trouble With Gun Control

- The Trouble with Gun Control We as a country have been caught up lately in the idea that we need to take away people 's guns in order to make people safer. Adolf Hitler once said, “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens (Quotes About).” Do I really need to explain where history seems to be repeating here. What people do not seem to understand is that by trying to control guns, you are just making it easier for those who would mean to do harm to get away with it. This is especially true in states with really strict gun laws....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, New York, United States]

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Consequences of Stricter Gun Control

- Pro-gun control advocates are flawed in the reasoning for stricter gun laws because stricter gun control infringes on the constitutional rights of law abiding owners and doesn’t affect the criminals that are the ones that commit crimes and are not obeying laws. If the crimes are being committed by ones that already do not obey the laws that are in force now then what good does stricter gun control do. There has been other countries that have put in place very strict gun laws and has seen violent crimes go up....   [tags: constitutional, rights, crimes, laws, shooting]

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Gun Control: For or Against?

- The debate over gun control in the U.S today is not merely as welcomed today as it was in the early 1700’s because of controversy, misunderstanding of the law, and the danger guns cause. In 1791 James Madison had written the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights makes up the first 10 amendments in the Constitution. Madison had to create this Bill of Rights in order to win over the state of New York in order to rewrite the Constitution himself. The right to keep and bear arms is the second amendment in our Constitution....   [tags: issue, government, bare, arms, laws]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- In the United States of America, we as people have certain guaranteed rights, and one of those is the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment has been a crucial issue throughout the history of this country and still continues to be of vital importance today. Today there are several conflicts with this amendment the 1st being a law-abiding citizens right to own a weapon, Second the crime rates because of these weapons and 3rd being the distribution of weapons....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]

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Gun Control in the Media

- Gun control has been a topic in the media and popular culture since guns were manufactured. But within the last few years, the topic has been widely talked about in light of the tragedies throughout the nation. Many people have brought up the idea of stricter legislation for gun ownership and carrying purposes, believing that these laws would lead to a decrease in gun violence around the country. However, research has been done on the topic and shows that this is simply not true. Several studies and articles have been published to prove that stricter gun control does not equate to a lesser number of homicide by gun occurrences....   [tags: bill of rights, government]

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Gun Control: A Deadlier Weapon

- ... The American economy would be hurt because of gun control. In our world today, many people are unemployed and businesses continue to lay off workers. Gun control would not be the best solution, because it’s going to take down the gun industry. The gun industry is an essential part of America’s economy, because they create a lot of money and jobs for the country. According to Hoovers, a business research firm, the estimated revenue made from the gun industry here in the US is $6 billion. In addition to that, the industry also generates billions of taxes for the US economy....   [tags: the right to bear arms]

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Gun Control And The Civil Rights Act Of 1866

- Gun control started in the pre-Civil War times as a meaning of stopping the Black individuals from accessing guns. At that time, gun control appeared to be a mean of isolating a party of society by denying them a right to have guns. With the end of Civil War, the ownership of guns by black people became legal with the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This allowed ownership of guns among different representatives of society without discrimination of race, sex, and other social criteria of classification....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Say Yes to Gun Control

- Say Yes to Gun Control What would make you feel safer. Walking down the streets knowing that people can carry guns around willingly or knowing that people cannot carry guns willingly and that there are strict rules and regulations for having a gun. I would go with the second option. America has some of the highest rated gun related crimes and homicides. If you erase the option people being able to own guns, maybe there will be less gun related incidents. Yes you can still be able to get guns from places but it will also limit the list of people with guns....   [tags: crime, ignorance, suicide]

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Executive Order On Gun Control

- Samaria Grant executive order on gun control page 1 In January of 2016, President Barack Obama announced a new executive order on gun control, that had issued and required all sellers and buyers to get a complete background check before selling or buying a gun. Many people have argued that Obama’s recent executive order on gun control is unconstitutional and should be stopped. Many critics also believe that this executive order will not stop illegal gun sale, and the order will only have an increase in crime and violence....   [tags: President of the United States, United States]

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NRA, Government, and Gun Control

- A big issue in the U.S. is gun control. I understand that some guns should not be used by civilians but some guns civilians need to own for their own protection. The guns that civilians own right now are good but they have many restrictions. The only other thing that I can say about guns that civilians own are they are not always handy when they are needed. For example, rounds and clips have a lot of restrictions now. Magazines are also either being banned or restricted until you can not hardly use them....   [tags: protection, restrictions, citizens]

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Annotated Bibliography On Gun Control

- Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography Ashbey Jones. "Permits Soar to Allow More Concealed Guns." WSJ. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. Many Americans are now applying for a license to carry licensed concealed arms with them. The rate at which licenses are being approved is worrying. This development is concerning law enforcement authorities. Putting so many firearms at the disposal of the public is counterproductive to the gains that are being made on improving security and especially in the cities where incidences of gun crime and violence are on the rise....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- During my last year of high school, we were required to create a senior project in order to graduate. The project was of your choice, but you had to do extensive research on the topic and prepare a presentation. I chose gun safety, the do’s and don’ts of how to properly keep your gun safe. The reason I mentioned this is because back then I really didn’t realize the potential a gun has to end a life. Without the proper controls it can be a lethal weapon. Currently there are certain measures to control the flow guns and restrict the access to certain individuals who may pose a threat, but they don’t seem to be working....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control And Public Safety

- Mass shootings have become a disturbing occurrence that only seems to be rising. The Orlando tragedy, once again, caused America to engage in a conversation about gun control and public safety. Americans no longer feel safe. The theoretical statement made in Why Obama Can’t do anything about guns by Jamelle Bouie is gun control isn’t the President Barack Obama’s failure; it is the American people at fault for not speaking up. The theory should not be accepted because the understanding of gun policy is still a myth (Bouie, 2016)....   [tags: President of the United States, Barack Obama]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Gun Control The debate over gun control laws is a divisive argument in American politics. Americans should be allowed to carry guns in any area if they have a concealed weapons permit because gun control laws won’t stop violence or mass shooting; furthermore, stricter gun laws won’t stop criminals, and being armed provides citizens with self-defense. The problem is that Americans cannot carry guns in some areas even if they have a concealed weapons permit. Gun control will not stop criminals from committing violent crimes....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- In the future of this great country, we could lose the right to protect our own. This would be done by destroying our right to bear arms. The fear of guns, a mandated background check, infringing on our Second Amendment rights, and keeping the regulations of firearms within each individual state are the current issues that are impacting the federal government’s need to control our gun rights. This paper will present these four issues in more detail, along with a proposed solution to this problem....   [tags: United States Constitution, Firearm, United States]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- The average number of people that die as a result of falling victims to incidents involving guns is 31537, per year, which evidently huge. The United States is a country with the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world. With incidents happening in the country related to guns, the issue of gun control has been a topic of debate for a really long time. Every state in the United States has different gun laws. Many states don’t require the individual to take permission from the state to obtain a gun....   [tags: Firearm, United States]

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Gun Control and Self Protection

- Gun control is probably one of the most debatable concerns in the constitution. There are many scenarios in which you can see the good in pro-gun control and also other scenarios where con-gun control is good. Gun control should not be a plan the U.S government should take because there are many cases in which a firearm will determine you from death or life. And the right to carry a firearm is like the right to protect our freedom, and to self defend ourselves. Firearms are used defensively roughly 2.5 million times per year, more than four times as many as criminal uses....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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Gun Control: Pros and Cons

- 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." This means that each person has the right to protect themselves. Many people try to speculate about what our Founding Fathers' meant by "A well-regulated Militia". They try to fight that gun ownership was only meant for the purpose of defending our nation. But this is not true, many gun enthusiast believe that the second amendment was created by the Founding Fathers to protect citizens from government tyranny....   [tags: firearms, restrictions, attackers]

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Gun Control Is Not Enough

- “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns. (Obama)” This said prior to Obama’s presidency, in the 1990’s, is still a topic that is constantly questioned today. Many American’s feel the need to seek ownership of weapons as a source of protection; While others believe that private ownership of guns will do nothing more but heighten the rate of violence due to people taking matters into his or her own hands. Philosophy professor Jeff McMahan agrees with Obama’s statement in regard to the ownership of guns....   [tags: wild west, crime, shootings]

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America Today Is Gun Control

- One issue that is critical to America today is gun control. There have been 162 mass murders since Barack Obamas time in office. These malicious acts of violence have left several innocent civilians dead. The second amendment gives Americans the right to bare arms. It is a freedom that cannot be taken away. Barack Obama’s plan to prevent future mass shootings is to have stricter gun laws. Gun laws vary by state, Massachusetts requires people to take classes in order to get a permit to carry. However, in New Hampshire the only requirement is that you have to be eighteen....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Assignment 1 Christian Dino Palm Beach State College Professor Mancusi, Philip Gun Control Gun control is a subject of debate intrinsically, and uniquely, ambiguous in American culture. To start, there’s the issue of the actual constitutional interpretation of our second amendment right. That is, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Some argue that the clause “the right of the people” automatically implies that the right to bear arms rest within the individual....   [tags: Human rights, Rights, Liberty, Liberalism]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- In the past couple of years, gun control has been a debatable topic throughout the United States, especially with the rising occurrences of mass shootings. Citizens all around are asking if firearms are necessarily a helpful tool that we need, or are they dangerous killing machines that people and news say. Today, a majority of the population respects the right to own and carry a firearm on a daily basis. Some states are changing the law from concealed carry to open carry. This means that instead of a licensed citizen hiding their firearm underneath their clothing....   [tags: Firearm, Crime]

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Protest Of Your Attempts Toward Gun Control

- I am writing to you in protest of your attempts toward gun control in this country. In my opinion, and this has been proven, what stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. According to research by the University of Chicago, 32 percent of Americans either own a gun or live with somebody that does. In my view, that’s about 68 percent too little. Your anti-gun lobby efforts have discouraged those remaining homeowners from properly arming themselves. Yet, it is our inalienable right as Americans to own guns, symbolic pieces of freedom and justice....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Laws Should Not Reduce Crime Rate

- Zach Bertoia American History - Period E 3rd Quarter Research Project February 6, 2015 The debate between those who believe in no guns or having laws in place to control guns versus those who believe in no gun laws has been very controversial in America. Obviously both groups want to reduce gun violence in America, but do gun control laws reduce crime rate. Gun control laws do not reduce crime rate because gun control laws don’t reduce crimes, gun control laws are unconstitutional because they violate our second amendment, and mandatory sentences for people who commit gun-related crimes are a better alternative than gun control itself....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Second Amendment Versus The Idea Of Gun Control

- Over the past few years with the increase of technology, easily accessible media and multiple other factors lead to expansion of the idea of the Second Amendment versus the idea of gun control. When the Founders crafted the Constitution, they wrote "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" (U.S. Const. Amend. II): which essentially obtained several different interpretations. Since then, the Supreme Court has taken up multiple cases where they are slowly determined the meaning of the Second Amendment, however there is still is no clear, concise meaning....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Crime, Firearm]

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Serious Issues Regarding Gun Control

- Serious Issues Regarding Guns in Iowa Today there is a lot of controversy with whether or not guns are a serious issue, especially with the presidential election right around the corner. Some might argue that guns are safe and guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Others might argue that guns are not safe and that guns kill people, people don’t kill people. There is a lot of supportive evidence that could back up either of those people’s arguments. However, it’s not necessarily about whether guns are good or guns are bad, it’s about how many people we have dying because of undereducated people using guns....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Gun, Firearms]

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Gun Control : Hillary Clinton Vs. Bernie Sanders

- Gun Control: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders The gun laws in California are some of the most restrictive in the United States. In order to purchase a gun legally, one must obtain a firearm safety certificate by passing a written test. There is a 10-day waiting period as well as many limitations on who may own a firearm. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are two democratic candidates who recently had a presidential debate in Flint Michigan for the 2016 election. The purpose of this essay is to compare both candidates’ standpoint on the subject of gun control and determine which candidate has the best policy....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Firearms, Hillary Rodham Clinton]

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Gun Control : Deciding Who 's Pulling The Trigger

- Gun Control: Deciding Who 's Pulling the Trigger Atrocity and guns, these two phenomena seem to be closely associated with one another. However, how significantly do they actually correlate with one another, and do guns always mean violence. If so, does the current system help the people in the communities around America feel safe and protected. These are some of the questions that are asked in the early stages of trying to reform the current gun control system. Guns have been a significant part of American society, as they are used for self-defense and it is used for recreational purposes; such as hunting and target practice....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Effects Of Gun Control On The Citizens Of The United States

- Gun control, is it productive or harmful to the citizens of the United States. One well aimed shot is all it takes to take the life of another human being. In the split second that one person decides to pull the trigger and fire a shot, that person has made a decision of whether or not to commit an act that can change the whole dynamic of his or her life. If they fire that bullet and it ends someone else’s life, there will be consequences to pay. The person who fired the bullet could possibly spend the rest of their life in jail do to that split second decision or they can be regarded as an American hero....   [tags: United States, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control Laws Won 't Help

- Gun control Laws Won 't Help 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....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography

- Frates, Chris. “The Gun Debate Isn’t Over Yet.” National Journal (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 31 Oct. 2013. In this article written by Chris Frates, the author talks about how democrats and republicans are going back, and forth on gun control laws. Both parties are finding it difficult to come to an agreement. While leaving republicans asking the question “How do you take away Americans 2nd Amendment?” It’s a tricky situation as republicans, and congress continue to try find loop holes in the system to force stricter gun control laws....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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Controversial Gun Control Laws

- Gun control is one of the oldest laws dating back to the early 1800’s. It was approved in the southern part of the United States. During this period, the Georgia administration banned handguns, but the Supreme Court cancelled the law after some time due to the second amendment. The second amendment of the United States which says “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” has secured certain gun rights for Americans for more than two centuries....   [tags: second amendment , school shootings]

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Media and Gun Control

- Gun Control Gun control has always been a fairly important matter in American society, yet has be-come a much larger concern within the past few years. Our founding fathers felt gun control was an imperative enough issue to create the second amendment. As society has shifted from the freedom of English rule to the diverse, technologically advanced nation it is today, new situa-tions have greatly influenced public opinion to bring about adjustments to current policies. The issue overwhelming America is whether or not gun control will positively affect the safety of citizens as a whole....   [tags: stricker laws, right to bear arms]

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America Needs Gun Control

- For years proposals for gun control and the ownership of firearms have been among the most controversial issues in modern American politics. The public debate over guns in the United States is often seen as having two side. Some people passionately assert that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns while others assert that the Second Amendment does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. There are many people who insist that the Constitution is a "living document" and that circumstances have changed in regard to an individual’s right to bear arms that the Second Amendment upholds....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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A Case Against Gun-Control

- Anti - Gun Control The issues of gun control are the subject of much controversy. In the article “The Killer Who Supports Gun Control” by Nicholas D. Kristof (2013), he argues that a strong gun control will yield fewer deaths. Kristof summarizes how the gun itself and the person are responsible for deaths, in order to show how dangerous the combination of the two is. Kristof (2013) argues that more gun control will make it difficult for people to acquire guns, which will lead to fewer deaths by guns in the following way: We lose many lives to gun violence....   [tags: arms and violence]

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Gun Control Law Misconceptions

- Gun control has raised various debates in the public policy for quite a long time. Gun control involves the banning of ownership of some or all types of firearms, waiting period and the so called ban on Saturday night specials. These gun control laws have not been useful in combating crimes as many studies conducted before and after the laws have shown no correlation. In most cases there are misconceptions like high death rates in children related to the gun associated accident and the effectiveness of these control laws in other countries which are false....   [tags: Debate in Public Policy, Murder Rates]

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Politics and Gun Control

- 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. -U. S. Constitution, "Amendment II" Over 200 years ago, when the Founding Fathers drafted the Second Amendment, no one ever questioned the need for private gun ownership. The founders at that time had considered that private firearms were efficient to protecting personal liberty, both as a means of opposing foreign threats and also as a check against excessive government power....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]

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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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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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Reasons for Gun Control

- ... Imagine your local police coming to your doorstep in your house and taking your only good form of self defense.Then turning right around and kidnapping your children and kids and including yourself.I mean thats what the jews were facing during the holocaust.This is why so people do not support gun control for fear of government taking over us and loss of their guns.also some people use guns to provide food for their family thru the form of hunting.you take away their guns you take away their ability to provide for their family.I believe the government doesn't have a right to take our guns to get a hold on us.But its actually better when the government lets us carry weapons around in our...   [tags: carry concealed weapons, violent crime]

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Gun Control Is Unconstitutional

- Gun Control Is Unconstitutional Is it right to guarantee 100% of your rights outlined in Constitution of the United States of America in one area, but only about 90% in another area. The Second Amendment allows citizens the right to bear arms.This topic is very important to every traditional and patriotic American that wants to provide and protect for their families. Americans need to see that guns are not the trouble for all the violence and crimes that are reported on the news. Guns are needed for protection and owning a gun is not unconstitutional....   [tags: protection, security, firearms]

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Gun Control and Rights

- Gun control is a set of laws which control the rate of sale, manufacturing, possession, transfer, and the modification of legal firearms. Gun control laws are different around the world. These laws help people with safety and protection. These laws are needed to keep people from killing or threatening or other people and living things. Gun control in North Carolina consists of concealed permits, the right to bear arms, and the right to protect. These permits could have, or did prevent terrorist related actions....   [tags: protection, permits, arms]

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Issues with Gun Control

- Picture this. A loud noise wakes you up in the middle of the night. Is someone in your house. You’re not sure. Then you hear another noise: a faint scraping sound. Someone is moving around downstairs. You walk across the room, pick up a small handgun, and go downstairs. You confront a man going through your home. He lunges at you, but as he sees the gun, he stops mid-assault, and runs away. This could happen to anyone. We think, “Oh, that won’t happen to me,” but the truth is, a home is broken into every thirteen seconds....   [tags: criminals, safety, constitution]

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Gun Control in America

- ... The survey showed more Americans wanted to keep their rights to own a handgun in 2011 than in 1991. Guns offer to some, protection and a way to cope with the dangers of the outside world. In 2008, there were over 16,000 murders in the United States, of those murders 67 percent were firearm related. Firearms are the number one factor in over half of the murders in the United States in 2008. When talking about murders involving firearms one must not forget to analyze events such as school shootings....   [tags: license, backgroundcheck]

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Issue of Gun Control

- Gun control has been a controversial issue in the past, but it has recently been popping everywhere on the news, considering the recent occurrences of abuse. I believe we need a system in which citizens do not need to fear, but we also need a system in which rights are not being taken away. European countries such as United Kingdom have extremely strict laws on firearms. This extremeness has actually proven to work causing fewer deaths by guns. . Assault weapons are far too dangerous for regular citizens to hold, some restrictions should be placed so not everyone can achieve them we have seen the many mass murders because of assault weapons....   [tags: abuse, assault weapons, firearms, controversy]

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Kids and Gun Control

- In the cartoon it shows a little boy knocking on the door of the National Rifle Association, the man at the door hands the little boy two–twenty three caliber guns, as he smiles. The man has wrapped the guns in what is supposed to be the 2nd amendment. This paper will focus on gun control and kids. I would hope that nobody would just hand a child a firearm. I know growing up; it was common for the boys to go hunting with the men. The boys were never alone with the hunting rifles, and were taught to respect firearms....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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Effects of Gun Control

- There are thousands of people that own guns in the United States. People have owned guns for the entire duration of American history. Even pre-dating the formation of the country, there were the Massachusetts minutemen who owned their own firearms and used them to defend themselves against oppression. Many lawmakers now want to go against these principles of allowing gun ownership for civilians (Dreier 92). They want to challenge the freedoms that have built the United States into the nation that it is today....   [tags: Pros, Cons, Citizen Protection]

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Gun Control in America

- ... I believe our government need to have strict laws and more requirements to be able to own a firearm. It’s true that our current laws prevent certain people from getting a firearm but it did not complete stopping them from having an access to a firearm and use it to do something awful. In 2011, due to record US have 12,664 murders and 8,583 were caused by firearms which mean 68% out of 100. Firearm is one of the most quickest and dangerous weapons out there. If our government do not taking action soon there will be more mass murder can be happen....   [tags: second amendment, protection]

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Youth and Gun Control

- Introduction No parents should ever have to worry about sending their children to school. Wondering if they will come home alive or come home injured. What kind of world are we living in. Where students have to be scared to leave their house and go anywhere because you never know where someone could snap. You just don’t want to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. No student should ever have to worry about going to school. Should there be a better way to control the violence. Guns shouldn't be that easy to get a hold of because easy access will leave us wondering why they want to kill so badly, gun dealers make it easy to get them, and it increases youth violence....   [tags: Violence, Bullying]

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