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Political Novels of The Jungle and Johnny Got His Gun

- Political Novels of The Jungle and Johnny Got His Gun Introduction: Although writing has been around for thousands of years, the medium of books is a relatively recent phenomenon. In the mid 15th century, German Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press that made multiple, cheap copies of works that were easily available for the masses. With the help of other technological developments including the linotype in the mid-1880’s, the printing process became easier and faster and therefore books became cheaper and more available....   [tags: Politics Junge Johnny Gun Essays Papers]

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Johnny got his gun

- When you think about it, no one likes war it is a horrible thing. The book Johnny Got his Gun defiantly proved that point, in the sense that it can leave you as a helpless human, or even kill you. If you win a war the outcome of it may be good for you but just think if you are in the position where you may not be able to move talk or even know if you are awake or asleep because your whole face has been ripped off by the shrapnel of the apposing enemy. If that isn’t torture than I don’t know what is....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Johnny Got His Gun

- dignity because he could no longer interact with other humans. It was the author’s idea of the worst case scenario that could have occurred to a soldier who was injured. The description of his injuries gave the reader a picture of what it would be like to have lived with no legs, arms, or a face. It was a gruesome thought that helped personalize the story by making the reader feel bad for the main character. At this time many perceived fighting in a war to be noble but for most of the soldiers it was anything but noble....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Johnny got his gun

- Johnny Got His Gun Johnny Got His Gun is a striking literary work about a young man, Joe Bonham, and his internal struggles following a devastating war injury. He lost his arms, legs, and face. Dalton Trumbo, the author Johnny Got His Gun, allows the reader to know Bonham's thoughts, but nothing more. The reader follows Joe's progression toward and away from insanity, and between hope and despair. Trumbo shows this progression through the use of a plethora of literary techniques. Characterization is one of the most extensively used techniques....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Johnny got his gun

- Joghnny got his gun Joe’s Loses The most horrific part of the novel Johnny Got His Gun is the fact that Joe Bonham (the protagonist) is stripped of all he has and left with only his life and a sense of touch. His arms, legs and face have been blown off while fighting “for democracy” in the first world war. In addition to all his extremities and face he is also stripped of his vision, his hearing, his taste and smell. He is only left with a vague sense of touch on what he has left of his body....   [tags: essays papers]

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Johnny Got his Gun

- Johnny Got his Gun When I first started reading Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo, I thought it would be more direct in its description of World War I. However, the entire novel takes place in one American soldier’s hospital bed. His name is Joe. He no arms, legs, or face, and he is deaf. Rendered this way after an explosive shell hit him, he has no way to communicate with the world. Joe dreams throughout the novel, mostly about his memories, and because of this, a great deal of the book is disjointed and contains a dreamlike quality....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo

- Johnny Got His Gun War in its self is a tragedy. Experiencing the tragedies of war has a life long impact on ones life. In the novel " Johnny got His Gun" by Dalton Trumbo, Joe Bonham is a victim of war and he is forever changed physicaly, mentally and spiritualy. Through Joe it is evident that the price we pay for war is much to high. All people in life have some sort of basic function. Weather it be a parapaliegic who lives alone, goes to work, has some sort of social life, and is a member of a wheelchair basket ball team or a quadrapaliegic who is incapable of doing much but still communicate with friends and family members....   [tags: essays papers]

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Metamorphosis vs. Johnny Got His Gun

- Gregor vs. Joe The short story, “The Metamorphosis,” discusses how Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning transformed into a giant beetle like insect. As a result of Gregor’s appearance, he faces many obstacles such as loosing his job, communicating with his family, and learning to survive as a bizarre creature. Gregor shows a similar trait to the character; Joe in “Johnny Got His Gun”. These traits entail the solitudes and loneliness of being locked up in your own little world with no communication....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun: The Horror Of War

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The Folk Tale Legend of Johnny Appleseed

- Johnny Appleseed is one of the most illustrious and respected folk tale legends of his era. The only thing different is that his story is not only a folk tale but real story. This paper will explore his travels, contributions and accomplishments throughout his journey. His voyages took him far and wide and expanded for over 50 years. Appleseed’s unconventional way of life, his travels and compassion makes him a celebrated hero today. Many books, movies and plays convey his story. Many communities in the mid-west have streets, buildings, parks and schools with the Appleseed name....   [tags: travels, contribuations, accomplishments]

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A Great America Hero: Johnny Appleseed

- Johnny Appleseed is one of the most illustrious and respected folk tale legends of his era. The only thing different is that his story is not only a folk tale but real story. This paper will explore his travels, contributions and accomplishments throughout his journey. His voyages took him far and wide and expanded for over 50 years. Appleseed’s eccentric way of life and travels makes him a celebrated hero today. Many books, movies and plays convey his story. Many communities in the mid-west have streets, buildings, parks and schools with the Appleseed name....   [tags: notorious pioneers]

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' The Johnny Quest Episode, The Robot Spy, By Dr. Zinn

- ... Zinn and carry out his orders. Another argument for the consciousness is how the robot spy collects the data and keeps it, the data are not immediately transferred to Dr. Zinn. The robot spy also displays intelligence without Dr. Zinn’s advice. The robot spy knew to hide from Johnny when he glanced out the window. The robot spy recognized that it would be problematic to have been caught where he was. So the spy moved into a position around the window that was unable for Johnny to view. Clearly, the robot spy has a form of consciousness and would be the best example of a “res cogitans” or a thinking thing....   [tags: Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Consciousness]

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Notorious Outlaw, Machine Gun Kelly

- ... Just the cold, hard, terrifying look that was always on Kelly’s face unless he was with his wife. We waited on a hill for Charles Urschels family to go to bed but those stubborn kids would not stop playing a game of bridge. Kelly grew impatient and we went for the front door Kelly with his trademark tommy gun, and James and I with handguns. We stormed in and of Kelly being Kelly immediately started threatening to blow everyone’s head off. We couldn’t tell which of the two guys in the house Charles Urschels was so we took both of them until we could identify one of them as Urschel....   [tags: twenties, prohibition, ganges]

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Dally and Johnny Similarities and Differences in S.E. Hinton´s Outsiders

- Imagine a life where danger lurks in every corner, and there is no hope for a shooting star to appear. This is how Dally and Johnny,two characters from S.E Hinton’s, The Outsiders, live everyday. One welcomes this trouble while the other cowers away. Dally Winston and Johnny Cade are two characters who although very different, have very similar characteristics. Johnny and Dallas are two very similar characters. For example, they both have neglectful parents. Dally was jailed at the age of ten and spent three years on the deleterious side of New York.He became hard and cold, with a hatred of the world, all because he didn’t get the proper attention....   [tags: danger, characters, neglectful]

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Who is Hunter Stockton Thompson?

- You drive up a long dirt path, up to the house that stands alone like a church, up to the backyard where the electronic screaming of animals roars, up to the man with the bald head, the yellow sunlit aviators, and the gun that never stops firing that rests in his hand, now you are next to Hunter S. Thompson. No one thought the juvenile delinquent from Louisville, Kentucky would become one of the most celebrated American authors of the 21st century. From being idolized by some of the Western hemispheres most beloved actors and Icons such as Bill Murray and Johnny Depp he has made quite a name for himself, but who really is Hunter S....   [tags: Johnny Depp, the battle of aspen]

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James Bond, Die Another Day and Johnny English

- James Bond, Die Another Day and Johnny English James Bond’s, Die Another Day is a spy film filled with action. James Bond is the main character in the film who has a mission to discover the connection between a North Korean terrorist and an adventurous diamond broker. His character seems very clever and crafty. He is always the hero that successfully completes each mission. He has the gadgets, the fast car, women and of course a famous catchphrase which is what makes up James Bond’s role....   [tags: Papers]

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"Who Shot Johnny?": A Portrait of Youth Violence

- Who Shot Johnny. As humans we strive to live in a utopian environment, free of elements of aggression, greed, and violence. Most of us try to live a healthy and satisfying life, gaining from opportunities that we have sought and worked hard for. We take life as it comes, and we accept the challenges and difficulties that life puts out as we continue on no matter how hard it gets. However, there are a multitude of people who tend to think that life is just too hard and that they should be handed everything on a silver platter....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Cash 's Music By Johnny Cash

- ... Another event that gave Cash grief was the death of his older brother, Jack Cash. The two brothers were extremely close and he was an important person that Cash looked up to during his childhood. Jack died by accidently falling on a saw mill while working to earn extra money for the family. His wound was cut through his ribs and down to his groin. He survived for a week until he lost his fight at the age of 15. Even though it was not his fault, Johnny Cash blamed himself for Jack’s death and carried that guilt for years to come....   [tags: Johnny Cash, Country music, Drug addiction]

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Gun Laws And Gun Control

- ... The Brady Bill says that people act on impulse. In other words if a person is hit headed their judgement will be clouded by anger. The bill more or less helps with the solution of minimal gun control (Kluin 1982). In 1980, between 1,500-3,000 felons were legally killed by armed civilians as self-defense and about another 8,700-16,600 criminals were wounded under the same circumstances, which mean it was legal (Zimring 1995). 20,000 gun control bills have been passed through Congress, However, the crime rate has remained the same....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Gun, Gun politics]

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William Gibson's Johnny Mnemonic

- William Gibson's Johnny Mnemonic "Johnny Mnemonic," is a short story written by William Gibson. It appears in a book of short stories written by Gibson called Burning Chrome in 1986. Gibson is a writer of science fiction and one of the first to write in the new genre called cyberpunk. Cyberpunk is a type of fiction that examines a futuristic world dominated by computer technology, massive cartels, and cyberspace. In other words, its an artificial universe created through the linkup of tens of millions of machines (Gibson 904)....   [tags: William Gibson Johnny Mnemonic Essays Papers]

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Gun Control And Gun Violence

- ... In order for individuals to protect themselves for those individuals who are bring guns illegally to the state, more guns will be the answer. Continuing with Kristof’s argument, that before buying a gun individuals should have background checks, stating “That means universal background checks before somebody acquires a gun” (Kristof). The question is will background checks work. Yes, the back ground checks would stop some of the individuals to get guns but not all. Avoiding individuals to access a gun is only risking other individual’s lives because those who did not obtain a gun will end up borrowing the guns from others....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Gun violence in the United States]

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Gun Control And Gun Violence

- ... Additionally, research indicates that the issue of gun violence has a major effect on the American children. It follows more than 1 to 5 teenagers as well as children in the US at the age of 17 and 14 reports to have evidenced a shooting. In every seven teenagers under the age of 200 years are killed by the use of a gun on a daily basis. The American children are dying by guns a rate that is 11 times often that the children who are in the alternative high-income nations. The youth who aged between 1 to 19 years in the rural regions of the US is more likely to die as a result of gunshots in a similar rate as their counterparts living in the urban areas (Swanson, et al....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Firearms, Handgun]

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Gun Control And The Gun

- If you have ever picked up a handgun whether it ranges from a real gun to even a water gun, you know of how simple it is to use and or operate it within a matter of minutes. You simply enough pick it up, aim it, and squeeze the trigger. The gun does all the rest. The trigger pushes against the sear and the disconnector, this releases the hammer which hits the firing pin that expels the bullet from the cartridge. From a technical viewpoint, this process is almost child 's play. Therein lies the problem....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Firearms]

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Johnny Walker

- Johnny Walker Sera walked into Circle K on fifth st. without noticing it had not been remodeled since 1986, and that someone from another, more financially kept city might actually find the convenience store to be disgusting, the dirt being so thick on the windows that you could only see blurry faces on the inside. Inside she saw five people in the store and believed that all of them were staring at her, looking through her like they knew more about herself than she did. The clerk, she thought, had even looked up from her monotonous duties at the cash register to glance her wrinkled leathery face in Sera's direction....   [tags: Johnny Walker Short Story Essays]

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Gun Control And Gun Laws

- ... Gale.). Gun control is for people’s safety. Unfortunately, guns are being bought illegally and legally. The way guns are used, sold, and produced is how guns should be handled instead of them being handled poorly and misused. “Many buy or own firearms and provide requirements for registration, licensing, and carrying of concealed weapons” (“Gun Control”. Gale. ). The laws regulate who may own or buy a gun. When a person buys a gun they must show their registration or license to own a gun. To receive a license a background check is done....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Ownership And Gun Control

- ... has led to an increase in gun violence. It is true that the number of guns per person has risen from .94 in 1993 to 1.45 in 2013. What is surprising is that the number of gun deaths by homicide have decreased over the same period from 9 per 100,000 people to just under 4. Based on this information, the mere increase in the number of guns in society does not cause an increase in gun related homicides. The dominant contemporary approach to reducing gun violence is the adoption of several forms of state gun control laws....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And Gun Violence

- ... Mental Illnesses can impair your judgement and behavior. It is obviously unsafe for people who are separated from reality to be able to carry a weapon capable of taking a life. Americans with depression may be contemplating suicide, and the choice of a gun is proven to be more effective than other options. Some people believe prohibiting guns from certain people will lower gun violence by focusing on what kinds of people are typically involved in it. More than half of the country is agreeing to this option, so it’s uncertain to why it hasn 't been done....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Laws And Gun Ownership

- Gun laws and gun owner regulations are absurd and mask the problem; guns are not the real issue. Guns will still be prominent regardless of whether or not the government tries to take them. Some countries with the most strict gun policies, where it is basically impossible to legally own a gun, have the highest shootings statistics. Instead of outlawing guns, people should run more strict background and mental health checks on the people buying the guns. Piers Morgan, a British journalist with his own show on CNN, argued for more gun control in the country on his last show airing....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Controls And Gun Control

- ... Though the government is trying to help, they aren 't solving any of the problems, they are just making it harder for the average citizen to obtain a gun. It is the average citizen, after all, who is going to go out and buy a firearm legally. When it comes to handguns, most are just looking for protection for themselves and their loved ones. Robert Dillon writes, "Yeah, I armed myself two years ago. Why. Because like a lot of other Angelenos, I was scared. My 26-year-old son was shot in his car on Crescent Heights, near Pico..." (Dillon53)....   [tags: Firearm, Gun Control Act of 1968]

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Gun Control And Gun Rights

- Gun control and gun rights is one of the most talked about in America today, the Second Amendment of the Constitution is a right which all American should have, the right to bear arms. Gun rights and gun control groups alike have been hovering over Congress for decades to craft a legislation for each of the opposing favors. In the year 2015 there were 353 mass shootings and in the last decade there has been over 4,000,000 victims assaulted. Twice in the past two years the issue has reached the nation’s highest court, but what has gotten gun control to be such a serious subject....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Rights And Gun Control

- Guns are viewed as sacred symbol, as it should be, as they took a significant role in America gaining its independence. Gun ownership is very common in the United States. According to recent reports, there is enough nonmilitary guns in the country to arm every man, woman, and child, with a few million weapons left over (Keidan, 2014). With so many guns in our nation, they affect many different aspects of our lives. Some think they affect life in a positive way and that we should have the right but at the same time, the other side of the debate, they say that we need more gun control....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And Gun Controls

- ... Being American citizens we have no need for apologies for usage of firearms because we are going off the United State Constitution 's’ Second Amendment. By enforcing the gun constriction laws, its making households unsafe being that an intruder has an illegal right to handle a firearm, leaving those who own the property at risk due to the hardship it has put on us. So why does our country want us to have such restriction that can end up winding into more deaths. For the past twenty plus years here in the United States, our gun sales have completely heightened, while the homicides with firearms are currently down by thirty-nine percent while that was being recorded, our other crimes invol...   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Gun Of Gun Violence

- ... They required soldier citizens to receive training from the military, and most of the guns are being kept in storage(Kenny, 2013). Therefore, it will decrease the chance of misusing a gun if guns are not being kept at home and gun owners received training before legally purchasing a gun. Before we try to reduce the frequency of mass shootings in America, we need to understand that America is a complicated country to make any adjustment on gun regulations. The American Constitution is sacred in that it hasn’t changed for hundreds of years, but it has come to our attention that some of the amendments are outdated....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, National Rifle Association]

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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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Gun Control And The Rights Of Gun Owners

- ... Then very recently that trend has come to a halt. On December 2, 2015, another shooting happened. This one was different though, people didn’t and couldn’t blame a lack of gun control for the crime, because this crime happened in California. The shooting I am referring to would be the San Bernardino shooting. Without a doubt this was another terrible crime, it resulted in 14 dead and 21 wounded, according to LA Times. You may at this point be wondering, why couldn’t those people complain. What was different this time....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun, Law]

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Gun Control versus Gun Rights

- Introduction In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history the citizens of the US have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, hunt for food and engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun control is complex. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a precarious balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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The Effects Of Gun Control On Gun Violence

- Sherman, Lawrence W., and Dennis P. Rogan. 1995. “The Effects of Gun Seizures on Gun Violence: ‘Hot Spots’ Patrol in Kansas City.” Justice Quarterly 12(4):673–93. The Kansas City Gun experiment was launched in October 1972 through October 1993 by the Kansas City Police Department through a grant awarded program. The “Weed and Seed” was a program developed under the Bureau of Justice Assistance in 1991. The study was designed to deter carrying a gun in hot spot areas known for high crime rates. Due to the need for gun control became a nationwide issue, the Kansas City Gun Experiment goal was to seize illegal guns in order to control gun crime....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Police, Gun politics]

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Gun Ownership And Establishing Gun Laws

- The town of Newtown, Connecticut will never forget the unfortunate accident which took place on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when an armed man entered and killed twenty-two children, six adults, and leaving several wounded. With these tragic events of gun crime happening more often than ever, people have looked to the source of this violence: guns. The topic of controlling gun ownership and establishing gun laws arose, and have been even more controversial in recent times. Despite some claiming that gun legislation is against their civil liberty of the Second Amendment, gun laws are absolutely constitutional, through background checks and higher security measures with t...   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And Gun Ownership Rates

- According to the article women are more likely to be killed in states with higher rates of gun ownership.This is cause by the National Rifle Association unable to cut off federal funding for research and data collection and sharing, studies have indeed come out, revealing some of the pro-gun party’s favorite arguments to be full of holes. The numbers don’t lie: When it comes to cold, hard statistics, the pro-gun argument doesn’t have legs to stand on. Let’s start off by dispelling that silly “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” nonsense....   [tags: Firearm, Gun violence in the United States]

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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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Analysis of Gun Violence in the US

- "We're not doing enough." President Obama vowed to use his power to curb gun violence after the slaying of 26 people in Newtown Connecticut. Chicago. The very place where the now President served as governor 4,265 people were murdered in just the city almost identical to Operation Iraqi Freedom which lasted nine years, with a total of 4,422 killed. Guns are currently being used in this society for, hunting, in the military drill team, for war and by the police force. Guns are also misused for murders, suicides, and gang activity....   [tags: guns, gun violence, gun control]

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Gun Violence On The United States

- ... Taking a look at statistics, it’s said that there have been 294 mass shootings in 2015 alone (Sherman, Amy.) The violence puts a heavy burden on the families, not only the groups of high victimization rates, but on the community as well. Some people are subjective to believing that the guns in general are the problem, and others might agree that the person behind the trigger is the problem. The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms to protect themselves from the violence assaults that may occur....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Gun politics, Aggression]

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Gun Control Is A Good Thing

- Like every other young boy, I am worried about being the victim of a random shooting, as it seems to happen more and more frequently. At the same time, I want to be able to shoot a nice buck during the hunting season. Guns affect every one of us every day. They fill us with fear and also make us feel protected. Guns can be a problem, but using gun control to abolish them isn 't the solution. By “gun control”, I mean laws that keep firearms off the streets by stopping their purchase. I agree that some form of gun control is needed, but what we really need to focus on is gun licensing and more gun safety....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun, Gun]

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Gun Control And The United States

- ... The mother shot the intruder 5 times saving her children from any possible threat he imposed. Many people looking to commit acts such as robberies or homicides will try to find places with the least resistance. Every mass shooting, except one as of 2012, took place in a gun free zone (Guns in America). If teachers and professors had the option to arm themselves, there’s a possibility that many lives could have been saved in the numerous school shootings in the past years. on April 16, 2007 at Virginia tech, 32 people were killed and 17 others were injured....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Gun, Handgun]

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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 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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Firearm Safety And The Gun Safety

- Firearm safety is a controversial topic in America attributable to the several accidents that involve firearms. The main cause of an accident or death when operating a firearm is a accidental discharge. Several safety procedures and courses may prevent this from happening. Firearm safety and the education behind it is important and necessary in decreasing the several accidents and deaths in America. Guns are not toys and everyone should have proper gun safety before handling or possessing a firearm....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Ammunition, Gun]

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Dave Saunders And The Gun

- Dave Saunders is a 17-year-old male, working as a field hand for money that his mother holds onto for him, because she deems him too irresponsible to handle his finances. Dave struggles to gain respect from the other workers due to his young age, as they often "talk to him as though he were a little boy" (p 6). Saunders begins to consider himself a work mule; he does all the work for none of the pay or glory. He fantasizes about the day he will become a respected man. Dave feels he can obtain this respect by owning a gun....   [tags: Gun, Weapon]

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Say No To Gun Control

- The debate between those for and against gun control is becoming more and more prominent in the United States. Several gun control activists have problems with the possibility of owning weapons. The solution is simple. The United States should continue supporting the second amendment and allow Americans to protect themselves using firearms. Currently the United States’ President, Barack Obama, is creating a plan to increase restrictions on owning arms. The current draft includes background checks for every single purchase as well as limiting ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds (Gettings, McNiff)....   [tags: Gun Rights]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- ... With increased regulations on those weapons, certain shootings would have decreased amounts of casualties. Different or more determined shooters would take the new regulations as a challenge. Making something illegal could add a new twist in their agenda. The criminals would just take it as a challenge in acquiring the weapons needed for their plan. In most American homes, you will typically find a type of firearm hidden somewhere within the home. People would normally use the weapons for hunting or protection from intruders....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Gun, Weapon]

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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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America Needs Gun Education, Not Gun Control Laws

- Gun crime in America has become a big issue. We are barraged by news outlets with story after story showing the wide use of guns in horrific and tragic crimes. These crimes all too often end in single if not multiple deaths. Politicians and law makers are constantly trying to find ways to reduce these crimes and keep the public safe. Unfortunately their ideas or methods involve some measure meant at reducing or eliminating the public’s access to guns. This method only infringes on the basic and most significant of all American rights, the right to keep and bear arms, as defined in the second amendment....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Will NOT Stop Senseless Gun Violence

- Gun violence in the United States is higher than ever, and criminals with guns will “…kill as many as 1000 people each day” (Alpers&Wilson). Taking this into perspective, it is only right to fight fire with fire or, in this case, use a gun to protect yourself and those around you. Gun control does not only decrease the ability for protection, it also decreases our rights as U.S citizens. The constitution clearly states that we are given the right to bear arms, meaning we may carry fire arms. Even if we have stricter laws for guns, it will not stop killers from shooting innocent people....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Battle Between Gun Control and Gun Rights

- The debate over the right to bear arms according to the Second Amendment has been a hotly contested issue for many years in American history. The matter has been one of the most controversial issues in the second half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first; disputed between politicians on the liberal and conservative side along with issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and gay marriage. The Supreme Court has officially defined the controversial Second Amendment by stating that states have the right to maintain a militia separate from a federally controlled army (Gale Encyclopedia, pg....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Laws Should Not Be Made

- Gun control yes or no “If guns kill people; then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat.” (Anonymous) The author is saying that if guns kill people then that is giving a lifeless object a mind of its own, giving it the ability to harm without it having to have a brain to make the decision. Gun control is a major issue right now, some believe that the United States needs to have more laws created and passed restricting who can have guns and when they can be used....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Gun]

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Gun Control in the United States

- Gun Control in the United States has gone out of control. The United States should enforce laws to not allow any guns in a house hold in order to reduce violence and crime in the country. Reducing the rate of crime in the United States, controlling big weapons, taxing ammunition, and gun collection can help make this happen. Gun Control can make this country a safer environment to live in. Gun Control has obviously gone out of control in the recent years. Look around, they are everywhere. Reducing the rate of Crime in the United States would make the country a better place to live....   [tags: Gun Laws, Reduce Violence, Crime, Gun]

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Gun Control Of The United States

- In the United States, mass shootings are on the rise as tensions increase worldwide. Most recently, there was a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California that killed fourteen and left almost twenty additional people injured. Since the assassination of Presidents Kennedy and especially after the attempted assassination of President Regan which severely wounding one of his press secretaries James Brady. After the incident, Brady became a rallying point in the 1990s to instate gun control in the United States....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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Gun Control Is Not A Good Choice

- ... It is much better to own a gun and not ever need to use it than to be in a life or death situation in which a gun could save your life, but not have access to one. Home burglaries are a real occurrence and a firearm can ensure that you and your family aren’t harmed. If there was ever a larger terrorist attack, gun owners would be more appreciated. Those in favor of gun control would realize that firearms aren’t so bad after all. Also, the government should not have to regulate how many guns a person can own....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Weapon, Firearms]

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Gun Laws in the United States

- Gun law in the U.S. is defined by several states and federal statuses. In the U.S., the protection against infringement of the right to keep and bear arms is addressed in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive is enforce by the Federal Gun Laws. In today’s society, it is simple that we argue and blame guns for senseless attacks and not the person pulling the trigger of a gun. It’s a question whether people want to follow current gun policies or disagree with them....   [tags: gun control, firearms, amunitions]

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The Safety Of The Gun Owners

- CLIPFORT delivers the primary benefit Respondents seek from a gun lock -- the guarantee of safety from accidents. It puts it right next to me safe and secure – Influencer with kids, N It’s a safeguard made simple for a bad or worse moments waiting to happen – Influencer with kids, N This is safe AND secure – Gun Owners with kids, N It brings security and safety to the forefront for firearm users – Male Gun Owners no kids, D It would give me more peace of mind, like when I take my car in - Female Gun Owner no kids, N This makes me feel like I would have it on me, everyday carry – Female Gun Owner, N CLIPFORT also provides readiness -- the secondary benefit that is most often sacrificed in...   [tags: Gun, Cannon, Firearm, Handgun]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- Nathan Miller Mr. DeCenso American Lit October 7,2015 1) The law won 't help so having a handgun by your side would be key. I do not believe in gun control it is important to have a gun by your side. But I do believe in moderate gun control 2) The debate 3) The use of guns 4) The Second Amendment 5) Conclusion Gun control Handguns are easy to get, that 's why they are the weapon of choice for people who choose to use them for self-defense....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Gun]

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The Pros and Cons of Gun Control

- This essay will discuss the pros and cons of gun control. Some U.S. States have already adopted some of these gun control laws. I will be talking about the 2nd amendment, public safety, home safety, and do gun control laws really control guns. I hope after you have read this you will be more educated, and can pick your side of the gun control debate. So keep reading and find out more about the gun control laws that the federal and some state governments want to enforce on U.S. Citizens. Firearms are classified into three broad types handguns, rifles, and shotguns....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Will Not Reduce Crime

- Introduction The implementation of gun control in the United states is a large problem as it will take away the 2nd Amendment rights and would also stop the ability of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals who obtain guns illegally. The right to bear arms is promised to citizens of the United States, and to put gun control into effect is to take away their Constitutional rights. Crime is very high in cities that have few gun control laws. However, the problem will not be solved by taking guns away from people who are registered and licensed to carry them....   [tags: Anti Gun Control Essays]

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Should Gun Control Be Enforced?

- Should gun control be enforced or should it be abolished completely. No matter what side is taken in this argument, the person involved always seems to find themselves on the defensive no matter what they chose. One side of the topic fights for stricter gun control laws make on the grounds America is one of the leading countries in gun violence. However, on the other side of the argument, the opponents of strict gun control claim guns do more help than harm. This issue has existed for decades and has spurned a massive debate on the ethics of gun control and what should be done about it....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Kyler Smith 9/15 “Gun Control…” Although crimes and gun may go together, are they actually associated. Does the gun lead right to a crime on its own. Do laws on firearms, restricting them, stop the crime. That is several questions asked by citizens and even lawmakers are asking about these gun control laws. The debate over gun control has been going on for several years. Firearms are very dangerous weapons. These firearms are very powerful and can cause harm to others and even death. The use of a firearm could be to protect, defend, threathen and even kill....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Gun politics in the United States]

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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 Issue Of Gun Control

- ... Assault rifles have been highly used in mass shootings because it can hold more than ten rounds. On April 16, 2007 a school shooting occurred in Blacksburg, Virginia on Virginia Tech’s campus, which led to the deaths of 32 students and faculty members. Another school shooting occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtowne, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 which led to the deaths of 20 children and 6 faculty members. In order to resolve the ongoing issue of the gun control, the proponents and opponents of gun control need to agree to a compromise....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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The Effects and Consequences of 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.” The right of all Americans to bear arms is a right the Founding Fathers held to equal importance as the Constitution itself. Gun control laws directly violate this right and therefore should not even be under consideration. Even if that issue is overlooked, gun control advocates state that in order to reduce firearm related violence, gun control laws must be implemented to remove the violence caused by firearms....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Gun Control is NOT the Solution

- Arguments against Gun Control The development of arguments surrounding gun control corresponds to the increased violence and problems related to weapons and firearms use. This then prompted the expansion of gun control initiatives and has shapes public opinion particularly in the promotion of increased regulation to banning. Due to this, it became controversial as it split the opinions of the citizenry particularly in their stance to advance different objectives. Arguably, the process of developing gun control remains to be detrimental due to its capacity to challenge individual rights and liberty, undermine the value of guns and firearms in the promotion of deterrence and self-defense and...   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control And The United States

- There have been arguments regarding the gun control in the United States, where some people argue that laws on gun control should be enhanced, while others supported the idea that there should be no regulations governing gun control in the country. In recent years, gun violence has increased significantly in this world. People across the United States are facing an ever-growing problem of violence. With more people are affected on a regular basis, more problems arise as how people can live safely when guns are being used in increasing numbers....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun]

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Gun Control Should Be Legal

- ... If guns became banned, the percentage would drop, and criminals, like rapists or burglars would have more motivation to commit crimes. In Australia, a country with extremely tight gun control, the rate of sexual assaults is 28.6% and in America, a country with loose gun control, the rate is 27.3%, so it is obvious that if America were to ban guns, the rate would increase. Another repercussion that results in taking away guns is actually more violence happening. According to politifact.com, in 1976, Washington DC required for all new handguns at home to be stored unloaded and disassembled at home....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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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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The Benefits Of Stricter Gun Control

- ... Besides the fact that there is a large exposure of firearms to young kids, most accidental gun deaths are self-inflicted, or inflicted upon friends and family as well. Additionally, The Daily Beast states, “The number killed in gun accidents is 20% higher than the total number killed in all U.S. civil aviation accidents” (Frum, 2). It is evident that the likelihood of accidents increases as firearms fall into the hands of adolescents, who have no previous experience or knowledge of the weapon....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun politics]

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Gun Laws And The State Of Alabama

- ... Any gun that does not have a shoulder stock is not considered a rifle or shotgun, and is not available for purchase by people that are under twenty-one years of age. Alabama law also restricts the sale firearms to certain in. Some of these include people with a history of violence, disorderly conduct, or alcohol relate problems. Alabama prohibits possessing, buying, selling, or using a short barreled rifle or short barreled shotgun AKA sawed off shotgun. This is a Class C felony that is subject to a one to ten years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine....   [tags: Firearm, Shotgun, Handgun, Gun]

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Gun Violence And The United States

- ... Clearly, Chicago’s tougher gun control laws did not keep criminals from accessing guns. Also, Kate and Mauser stated in the their article for Harvard law that even though America and other countries such as Germany have a high gun rate, their murder rates are just as low as countries that don’t allow guns. They also give an example in which they say “Luxembourg, where handguns are totally banned and ownership of any kind of gun is minimal, had a murder rate nine times higher than Germany in 2002”.(652) This shows that even with stronger or full gun control a countries murder rate can still be very high....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Weapon]

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Gun Laws In The State of Georgia

- Georgia has many gun laws, which help protect the state and the people in the state. The laws range from having a permit to carry a hand gun, where you cannot carry a handgun, what kind of guns you can carry without having a firearm permit, what age someone can buy a gun. The second amendment gives us the right to bear arms not just in the state of Georgia but it gives us the right everywhere. Georgia also has a law about the possession of people with guns who was involved in a crime, minors with the possession of handguns, and possession of dangerous weapons and the possession of a firearm under the influence in the state....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Violence and Children in the United States

- In recent years a great deal of attention has been centered on youth violence. Numerous studies have been conducted on children of all races who are subjected to gun violence. However, violent behaviors start from within the environment where children have been exposed too. Household, poor communities and school as well have put children at risk. Yet the problems of violence relatively are increasing according to Children’s Defense fund that gets their information from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, and other government statistics....   [tags: Gun Violence ]

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Gun Control : The United States

- ... Those who want more strict laws are right in that they want to lower the amount of deaths due to guns, which have been on the increase as of late, and to take the guns out of the criminals hands. But they are wrong in the way they want to accomplish this. Making the laws, which are already ineffective in the first place, more strict does nothing to better the effort of taking the guns out of the criminals hands. In the article, Hawkins later explains how the guns that the gunman used to shoot up the school in Oregon used “weapons acquired through a background check.” The laws that were made to filter the criminals out of those viable to receive a gun are shown to be ineffective with the...   [tags: Firearm, Weapon, Gun, Firearms]

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A Survery and Results on Gun Control

- I remember when I wrote an essay about gun control and one thing was on my mind, which was a scary story. It was about a young girl who was killed by her brother. Their mother stepped outside of her house for just while, and the children were playing in their mother’s bedroom. The gun was in the closet, and the brother got the gun from the closet room and started shooting at his sister, and she died. It is sad story how the young girl died by the gun. Also, people keeping guns and they irresponsible of their gun....   [tags: defend, gun, impact]

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Pulling the Trigger on Gun Rights

- Guns have been in the public’s hands for over a thousand years. Firearms have been used to hunt, to protect, settle differences, and win wars. Today the government is trying to find ways to revoke the 2nd amendment, so that only the police and military can carry guns. The second amendment is the individual right to keep and bear arms. This push to eliminate society from having guns in their possession is said to protect citizens. Pro-gun citizens are upset that the government is trying to take away their guns, because it would be harder to protect them-selves from people that get guns illegally or use their guns to harm others....   [tags: gun control, government, firearms]

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