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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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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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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 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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Gun Laws And Gun Ownership

- ... It was a law banning all sales or consumption of alcohol, and you could even be arrested for possessing or making alcohol. Still, alcohol was still around, many people drank during the prohibition, thanks to secret bars called speakeasies. The government realized that no matter how hard they try, they would not be able to get rid of alcohol, and repealed the law in 1933. Gun control is basically the same uphill battle as prohibition. “Prohibition didn’t stop alcohol… gun control won’t stop guns....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Gun Control And Gun Rights

- ... One of which was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 following the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th, 1968. Robert F. Kennedy two months later fast-tracked the bill, which made stricter registration standards. The bill also put a ban on the sale of guns and ammunition to felons and those with mental illness. The law also installed this on “destructive devices,” that are identified as gases, bombs, grenades, rockets, and missiles. This created The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) of 1972 and would be responsible for enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Rights And Gun Control

- ... The Second Amendment how been enormously effective in keeping gun laws from taking root. There has been innumerous cases about individuals wanting to own a gun and not being allowed to. The supreme court case of District of Columbia v. Heller held that the Second Amendment protects an individual the right to bear arms for self-defense, and that a citywide ban on handguns in the District of Columbia was a constitutional infringement of that right. District of Columbia v. Heller’s contribution helped establish that the Second Amendment is not limited to militia connected people or arms as had been the previous notion....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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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 Safety

- ... These children living in homes with guns are at an inordinate risk. In a normal day in the United States, eight children and teens will die from gunfire. Gun death peaks between the ages of 15 and 24, were boys and girls are naturally curious about life and learn their lessons through trial and error. The only problem is that with guns, there is very little room for error. If a child stumbles across their father’s unlocked gun, there is a high chance that an injury will occur. The U.S., with its loose gun laws, puts their kids at a higher risk than in other countries with less gun prevalence....   [tags: Firearm, United States, Gun politics, Handgun]

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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

- ... However, the main goal of the program was to decrease gun crimes due the area being the 2nd highest of drive-by shootings of any patrol beat. As a result, funds allotted for additional police patrol and overtime though the “Weed and Seed” grant. The program used a quasi-experimental research design with a non-equivalent group design as the methodology as a result of measuring reality in criminology. The target area beat chosen was an 8 by 10 block. Beat 144 was chosen as the targeted beat because it had the 2nd highest homicide rate with a total of 349 violent felonies....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Police, Gun politics]

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Gun Ownership And Establishing Gun Laws

- ... Having ownership over a weapon requires a great amount of responsibility, which, having a system that checks for an individual’s credibility to own such a powerful item makes total sense. Moreover, this system doesn’t break any condition of the Second Amendment; everyone still has a right to own a gun, however they must a through a system which assures that they are reliable to handle it. The same article from the “New York Times” also states that, “ A comprehensive system of background checks and registration would not prevent law-abiding people from obtaining guns for purposes of lawful self-defense...but it would make life far more difficult for criminals......   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Gun Control And Gun Ownership Rates

- ... Good guys with guns can’t stop rampaging criminals any better than an unarmed civilian. You know how many mass shootings have been stopped by armed civilians in the past 30 years is Zero. On the other hand, armed civilians more often than not wind up being the victim. 1 in 5 shooting victims in the hospital are guards whose gun was taken and used against them. I think personally keeping a gun at home doesn’t make you any safer either. In fact, having a gun in your home has been linked to higher risks of homicide, suicide, and accidental death by gun....   [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 Control Is A Good Thing

- ... Groups against gun control, the most important being the NRA (National Rifle Association), are fearful that harsh gun control is the first step in outlawing guns. James Wilson, a professor and an author of several crime books, states that “How could or would we ever get rid of the hundreds of millions of guns that are already in the US?” (Wilson). Also he takes the stance that banning guns is pointless and that everybody already has one, “The genie is out of the bottle.” (Wilson). Though the government is trying to help, they aren 't working out any of the problems; they are just making it more difficult for the average citizen to obtain a gun for their own safety and pleasure....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun, Gun]

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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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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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Gun Violence And Gun Control Laws

- ... It has been noted that gun violence is more likely to occur in countries where gun are accessible to a huge population. In this case, it is more likely to occur because guns are accessible to a many members of the society. Most people owning guns became more likely to use them in case of any altercation in the society. For example guns would be more likely to be used in solving small feuds in the society. The most common example would be an individual pulling out a gun once a given party offends them....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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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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Gun Violence And The Second Amendment And Gun Control

- ... Trump’s tone could also be described as being passionate, almost angry, throughout the article. Being a major presidential candidate, he needs to get people riled up in order to pull more people onto his side of the Republican Party. As a gun owner, he should be passionate over the idea that one of his constitutional rights that the Founding Fathers put in place being revoked. Trump uses a lot of parallelism in the article. He consistently asks at the end of every one of his points involving the Second Amendment as to why the topic matters to law-abiding gun owners....   [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

- ... Without guns we have no ways to protect ourselves. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. Good men and women will die if guns are taken away since they have no way to protect themselves. If guns are taken away the only people who will be able to obtain the guns are the bad people who plan to cause harm. “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Stated an unknown author. We all have the rights to keep our arms thanks to the Second Amendment. This Amendment was made so that we are able to protect ourselves and our property....   [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

- ... This is the amendment of the Constitution that allows people to own firearms. That being said the truth is because of the way it is worded, it is debated by both sided the meaning of this amendment. The United States is far from being the only country to deal with the issue of what to do with guns in a modern world. In Canada, they enacted strong gun control laws limiting what type and quantity of guns a private owner can obtain. They ran into many problems with their laws one of which was the fact that for centuries the Canadian Government was trying to arm citizens for security on the frontiers of its country....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... But I do believe in moderate gun control. Gun control is something that is debated a lot in the United States today. Events like the shooting in Sandy Hook and the shooting in a Colorado theater have led many government officials to support gun control laws. Though, many government officials still believe in the 2nd Amendment, which states, "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." This being part of the Constitution, it gets a lot of people believing in it....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Gun]

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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

- ... This combines those two – Male Gun Owners no kids, D You want to be safe in a quick fashion…it doesn’t compromise why you need a gun in the first place – Male Gun Owners no kids, D The fact that CLIPFORT only works for registered users is a strong and motivating benefit. It is really important that only I can use it. I know that it can’t be turned on me - Female Gun Owner no kids, N It’s a personalized tool or magazine – Gun Owners with kids, D Its one person or one family use – Gun Owners with kids, D It let’s me know that the gun can’t be used against you – Influencer with kids, D The fact that it only works for me and those I designate let’s me know I am control – Gun Owners with kid...   [tags: Gun, Cannon, Firearm, Handgun]

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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

- ... These gun control laws have had a lot of positive outcomes but doesn’t mean they will successfully stop anyone from getting a firearm. Besides ensuring the safety of citizens in America, one of the main goals is to keep criminals away from owning a gun. But that will not stop a criminal from getting a firearm, in fact, they are criminals for a reason. So taking firearms away from everyone can increase the rate of robberies. If someone knows you are unarmed they are more than likely to commit a crime against you rather than you being armed and decreasing the rate of crime....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- ... A way criminal gate their hands on guns other than through black-market is by taking matters into their hands and stealing them. Stolen guns have a connection to the black market because, the black market resells some stolen guns. Especially because its fast cash. The stolen guns that criminals have they obtain them from places such as people 's home." An estimated 230,000 guns per year get stolen from homes during burglaries and property crimes. ( THOMAS , Date and Ryan). Guns get stolen from people who Personal use such as hunting and target practicing and....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, 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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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

- ... “The murder of 26 people, including 20 children aged 6 and 7 are dying each day (“Gun Control 2”). People argue that if these attacks are happening on a regular basis, then the government should control the gun policy. The Gun Control Act made few restrictions of using guns properly. However, the murder rate and homicide rates did not decrease. So, these laws that are being made doesn’t have any impact the rate of deaths every day. Indeed, despite the efforts to make the laws more difficult to obtain firearms following such highly publicized shootings, no gun control legislation has been passed on the federal level in recent years....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun]

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Gun Laws Do Not Stop Gun Control

- ... All of which are completely reasonable. All people who wish to possess a gun must be 18 years old or 21, depending on the state. The type of gun a person can usually get is usually a handgun, but you must be 21 years of age to own one.. Also, of course, many states have you take a test, and a do a thorough background check. The states that require a permit are: Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, North Dakota, Vermont and other few states. There are also a few states that give permits to residents only are: California, Delaware, New York City, and the Virgin Islands....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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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 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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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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The Complex Issue of Gun Control

- Taking into account of the recent shooting sprees, the gun control debate has started again. However, people have contemplated: “Why does America need gun laws” and “Why are so many states disagreeing about the restrictions that need to be put in place for civilians looking to purchase firearms.” The reasoning for such contemplation is that the fluxuating strictness of gun laws have led to several incidences within states that have strict gun laws due to the fact that the perpetrators of these incidences have purchased their firearms either from black markets, or states where the severity of gun control is at minimal levels....   [tags: gun laws, illegal firearms]

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Firearms and Gun Control in America

- Firearms are a huge part of the American culture; guns are used for various tasks. These firearms have recently assumed a bad name due to the lawbreakers that have been doing horrible actions with them. However, anything can acquire a bad review or reputation due to incorrect usage. A pencil can receive the label a weapon if set in the wrong hands and participates in a horrific act. A pencil can be a weapon that states wrongful information or hurtful facts that can destroy people. There have been tragedies, which have given guns a nasty reputation, but shouldn’t the person have the awful reputation, the gun did not choose to take this action....   [tags: gun, weapon, hunting, crime]

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Gun Control is Bad for America

- Picture in your mind a killer outside your house just when you’re about to go to bed. Are you ready to protect your family and yourself. Many people in today’s society are able to defend themselves in any dangerous situation because they are able to own guns. It will be harder for the burglar or killer to break into the house knowing gun owners live at certain homes. Many people cannot legally own guns for many reasons, including having a criminal record or being violent. I believe that every citizen should be able to legally own a gun to protect themselves and their family....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Should Not Be Legal

- ... It 's entirely possible that people will start making homemade guns illegally. Even with criminals that are watched closely, they are able to find ways around the system. If criminals can do it than so can citizens. Home made guns are constructed of common objects, e.g. plastic pipes as the barrel and rubber for the bullets. Certain circumstances allow these objects not to be classified as a form of weaponry. This also causes a draw back for citizens that live in the country. It wouldn 't be as much of a problem if laws allowed bow and arrow hunting year round....   [tags: Firearm, Weapon, Gun, Cannon]

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The Need For Gun Control in America

- The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution 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." An AR-15 is semi automatic, high capacity firearm with a muzzle velocity of over three thousand feet per second. The rifle will fire as fast as one can pull the trigger. This commando style weapon, with high capacity magazines, in the hands of a mentally or emotionally unstable individual, is a recipe for disaster that could cause great harm and death to the innocent....   [tags: Pro Gun Control]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... In George Mason’s first annual address he famously said, “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined...” (qtd. in Rosenthal 58). This shows that gun rights were intended to ensure freedom. Although it may seem like a foreign concept to most Americans, there are governments that wish to take weapons from the people in order to control them. Though our current leadership may have good intentions, disarming ourselves now would make it difficult to defend against potential dictators in the future....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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Portrayal of Gun Violence in the Media

- In today’s society media plays a major role in the perception we have of how certain issues in our society are improving, worsening, or staying the same. One hot bed issue over the years has been that of random shooting and gun control. It seems a few times a year there is a very high profile random shooting spree in schools or other public locations that draws the entire county’s attention for a week or two. During this media fallout many different strong viewpoints come out as to why gun control is not doing enough to protect ourselves from these atrocious crimes or that it is not the gun control that is the issue, but better yet the people committing these crimes that are the problem....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Many Perspectives Of Gun Laws

- ... Not too long ago, tragic instances, to say the least, have taken place and were directly associated with a, or multiple, weapons (possibly illegal). This calls for concern to many law abiding citizens. How, then, do local municipalities and law enforcements go about creating, organizing, and implicating laws to protect our citizens even with these laws “more than 80 Americans are dying daily from gunfire and another 200 are suffering injuries,” (Horwitz). Most gun-related crimes are committed using handguns, this has caused law enforcement to place laws in to place....   [tags: United States, Firearm, Gun]

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The Debate About Gun Control

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

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The Necessity Of Gun Control

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

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Gun Control and School Shootings

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

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... However, to supplement the Second Amendment, The Omnibus Crime Control and the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 significantly increased regulations of obtaining firearms and ammunition (Vizzard, 2015). To further fuel debates about the Second Amendment, lawmakers passed the Stand Your Ground Act, which protects the rights of a private citizen to defend themselves through deadly force if they feel their life is being imminent (Mantel, 2013). A challenge to gun control law is the access to firearms among those with mental illness....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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The Machine Gun

- No other weapon in my opinion has changed the face of the battlefield as has the machine gun. It's design and and association with mass death makes it a great and powerful weapon. Two men, Hiram Maxim and Richard Gatling, made huge impacts in the development of the Machine Gun and bringing it to use in the military. These two brilliant men designed capable and reliable versions of Machine guns in a time when everyone was making unreliable models. However before we get into discussion about the inventions of Hiram Maxim and Richard Gatling, it's important to understand how machine guns were developed....   [tags: Weapon, Volley Guns, Gatling's Gun]

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Gun Control: The Opposing Viewpoints

- U.S congress woman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head. This happened in Arizona, a state where guns are allowed in open carry meaning everyone has option to carry a gun as long as it is not concealed. When this congress woman was shot, the shooter became enraged. After shooting 3 more people his gun got jammed, this is when a civilian jumped him and stopped his irrational behavior. This brings up many different opinions on whether guns should be allowed or taken away. John Luik author of the article “The Increased Availability of Guns Reduces Crime” and Sabina Thaler the author of the article “The Claim of Increased Gun Availability Reduces Crime is Unfounded” are two examples of people...   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... Pro-gun organizations claim that if firearms are banned that the criminals will still procure their firearms from illegal arms vendors because they believe that is where a majority of the criminal populace get their ordinance. According to Gary Kleck “Some criminals acquire guns legally from licensed dealers through legal purchases (because the criminals are not convicted felons, and do not show up as hits in background checks), while others may use straw purchasers to illegally buy guns from licensed retailers who have no way of recognizing the Gun Control being Overly Complicated 4 putative buyers as straws” (Kleck, 2009, sec....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Ammunition, Handgun]

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The Problem Of Gun Control

- ... Now, eighty one years later the laws have evolved, however gun violence still continues. Society blames an inanimate object for assisting in taking a life or harming someone, but what about the individuals operating the firearm. How do current decrees make that individual accountable. Recently South Carolina was struck by a tragedy when one individual invaded a church, firing on its congregation and killing nine people. This person was underage, and later determined to be mentally unstable....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Police]

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An Argument for Gun Control

- America is the most well armed nation in the world, with American citizens owning about 270 million of the world’s 875 million firearms (Marshall). Indeed, this is more than a quarter of the world’s registered firearms. The reason why Americans own so many guns is because of the Second Amendment, which states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (Rauch) This amendment guarantees U.S. citizens the right to have firearms....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

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

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The Problem Of Gun Violence

- ... This article focuses on the easy access to deadly weapons these killers have and emphasises that fact that there might not be an easy law, or any kind of ultimate solution. I wondered then, what kind of steps we can take to at least make progress. I felt even more strongly that something has to be done and this article made me think that the best solution comes from the source, the limitation of guns. I started to also wonder about the current status of guns in the US and if they are truly as easy to obtain as the author suggests....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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The Endless Gun Control Debate

- The Constitution of the United States of America went into effect on March 4, 1789. It has been amended twenty-seven times. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. It contains valuable freedoms which the founders thought necessary and were left out of the constitution. The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. (United States Constitution) The Second Amendment to the Constitution has drawn a great deal of criticism especially in recent years. The topic of gun control is controversial, and issues involving it have gone to the Supreme Court....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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School Violence and Gun Access

- Through out history, school violence has been an issue everywhere. It is only human nature to be violent and suppresive to weaker peers. Some examples of school violence are bullying, mass massacres, as well as psychological issues that go unnoticed or ignored by staff and doctors. Although there are many problems still occurring today, there are numerous organization helping to stop or prevent school violence. School violence may never be suppressed, but its our job to find the origins, the effects, the causes, how people are trying to solve the problem, and how is the problem decreasing or increasing....   [tags: gun control, bullying]

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Gun Control in America

- There are gun control laws to try and reduce the number of violent shootings that occur. They are trying to put limits on weapons that Americans can own. The government is trying to take our guns away mainly because of people that are criminally insane. Most of the people who commit crimes don’t even have the weapons legally. If the government takes away the rights of people who are allowed to have firearms in their possession, it will most definitely cause an outrage. Most people believe that the people should be more capable of maintain proper use of the firearms instead of having them all taken away....   [tags: Gun Control, Gun VIolence, Shootings, Crime]

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