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Disadvantages of Allowing Firearms on Campuses

- Firearm mortality and morbidity is a serious concern in the public sector as it has significant impacts to the society (Carlson, 2002). The concept of allowing students to carry guns while in colleges has been the subject of debate in the recent times, though the majority of the campus students are not in favor of this idea. A number of incidences like the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 have prompted the need to allow students' posses' guns while colleges (Lott, 2003). However, this idea has proved to a serious challenge as the disadvantages still overweigh its advantages (Lott, 2003)....   [tags: Firearms on Campuses]

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Firearms Pros and Cons

- Firearms are a very important and debated subject in today’s news. There are mainly two sides on the debate, for gun control or against it, and both sides have well thought out arguments and statistics to justify their ideas. Firearms were invented after gunpowder in China in the 14th century. Wars were raging and China needed to advance in their technology. Other surrounding countries had archery which was fast and a good defense during war. Therefore when gunpowder was found to be explosive the Chinese put it into bamboo barrels, and were now ahead in the war (Jeff Harder)....   [tags: Firearms, legalization, homicides]

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Americans and Firearms

- The old saying goes, “Live by The Sword, Die by The Sword”. The euphemism that suggests anyone living a life where violence is a means of survival will ultimately meet his end by violence. The idea is contemporary to our modern society, where many Americans are opposed to private firearm ownership among a costly ongoing war, and an increase in random shooting massacres and firearms related deaths. However, in the ongoing and emotional debate of the right to bear arms, many Americans may also tell you that the most important part of living by the sword, is that you do live....   [tags: American Society]

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Physics of Firearms

- Shooting is a popular activity and it is enjoyed by many people, so much so that it is also done at a competitive level. Although many people may have shot a firearm of some sort, few of those people actually realize how much physics is involved with the shot. So what exactly is Ballistics. Ballistics is the science or study of the motion of projectiles and in the case of most firearms, these projectiles are the bullets. There are two things that affect the flight of a bullet once it has been shot out of the gun....   [tags: physics gun guns firearm ballistics]

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The Role of Firearms Throughout History

- Have you ever wondered how guns came to be. Most people have little or no idea. The history is more complex than people assume it to be; there is no one person credited with "inventing" the firearm. One nation in particular has played a major role in the incredible discovery that would change the way people hunt, protect themselves, and engage in warfare. This nation is China, and the history of the firearm can be traced to the second century. But before we dive into the history of firearm, one must understand what a firearm is....   [tags: Weapons ]

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The Benefits of Concealed Carry of Firearms

- ... All of these are required by the ISP in order to apply for a permit. During the course the instructors will spend eight of the sixteen hours in the classroom and the other eight at the range. The class teaches you how to responsibly carry a concealed weapon. It also goes over when and when not to use your concealed weapon. During the time at the range the instructors show how to holster and UN-holster the firearm correctly. They also show you how to use the firearm safely and correctly. During the class the main point is safety, safety, safety....   [tags: lowering crime rates]

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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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Firearms Rights and the Second Amendement

- ... They didn’t trust standing armies, theirs or any other, or their government — they wanted a country that really was just “the people” with the power. Period Founding Fathers on Gun Control Their views weren’t minced either. They firmly, adamantly believed the right to keep and bear arms was an important unalienable right — that the right of the people to be able to repel invasions and topple tyrants was a fundamental natural right. Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence and twelfth President of The Continental Congress, wrote the following in The Pennsylvania Gazette in 1788: “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess a...   [tags: crimes, mental, illness, states]

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Federal Censorship of Printable Firearms

- During WWII the United States Army designed and produced a pistol called the FP-45 Liberator. The name FP-45 was an abbreviation of “flare projector .45 caliber” and the minimally designed 23 pieces were disguised with misleading labels such as the barrel being “tube” and the firing pin being a “control rod”, which was intended to cover the operation during production. More than a million were produced within six months by the General Motors Corporation. The pistol itself was not an effective firearm, being clumsy and poorly made....   [tags: the Liberator, technology, violent weapons]

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Homicide, Firearms, and Robbery

- Homicide/Firearms/Robbery In Cold Blood/Red Handed The First 48 Hours video that I have chosen is “In Cold Blood” and “Red Handed.” Because I have chosen this video I decided to do my topic on homicide, firearms, and robbery. I will discuss each one of these. I then will tell how it played a role in the video. I then will explain how it all comes together to help solve the crime. So let’s get started. First is homicide. What does homicide mean. Homicide is the killing of a person (human being)....   [tags: Cold Blood, Red Handed, Crime, The First 48 Hours]

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Firearms Control Laws in the United States

- Gun control is an extremely controversial topic. Some people argue that the government has no authority to restrict the citizens’ rights to bear arms. Other people argue that it is the duty of the government to protect the people by getting tougher on gun control. Usually, gun control debates take place right after a national tragedy occurs. The United States already has background checks performed on people who are seeking to buy guns from gun stores. Despite the restrictions that are already set in place, terrible shootings continue to occur....   [tags: gun control, arms rights, brady act]

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Physics of Firearms

- A firearm, in the most basic form, consists of a barrel, an action, a firing mechanism, a stock and a sighting device. No matter the form of the firearm, the same basic principles of physics and chemistry apply. The study of these principles is called ballistics. There are three types of ballistics, internal, external, and terminal. Internal ballistics is the study of the flight of a projectile inside a firearm. External ballistics is the study of the flight of a bullet after leaving the muzzle and until it hits the target....   [tags: physics firearm gun guns rifle pistol]

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Ballistics: Firearms Identification

- ... When there are too few good matching characteristics joining the evidence to the firearm, then there is no need to continue looking. However, if enough characteristics are found then the examiners will proceed to the next step of finding proof of a conformation that relates the evidence to the firearm by a process called individual characteristics. This process finds the marks produced by the random imperfections or irregularities of tool surfaces and from those random markings are produced incidental to manufacture and/or caused by use, corrosion, or damage....   [tags: ammunition, recovering evidence, gun powder]

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The Negative Effects of Restrictive Firearms Laws

- 1 Many authorities and organizations have been pushing to have new, stronger, and more restrictive firearm laws passed, due to recent occurrences, primarily being the recent massacres storming the country. Suggested restrictions include a reduction in the availability of certain firearms, the overall banning of whole lines of weapons, requirements for obtaining firearms becoming stricter, and dropping gun ownership, as to increase the safety of everyday environments. Although gun restriction laws are helpful in theory, extremely strict regulations, such as the banning of all firearms not specifically used for hunting or competition, will be harmful for the economy, our rights, and our safety...   [tags: economics, rights, safety, weapons, banning]

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- Firearms War. Conflict. Famine. Pestilence – these are the four horsemen of Apocalypse as the people in the mid-ages imagined them. They stormed through countries and cities, leaving thousands dead, injured, frightened or crying behind. The first two – the most merciful ones, or to be more precise, the fatal tools they use to make their evil deeds are the subject of my essay. To be precise, I’m going to speak about the types of modern firearms - the ones that a single man can handle and which fire bullets – very simple, easy-to-use and deadly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

- The Importance of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is one of the most important Federal Agencies we have. It is dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue and protecting the public. The ATF, for short, has many different programs for alcohol, firearms, arson and explosives, and tobacco. The ATF has a long background starting in 1789. It serves a huge function to keeping illegal alcohol and guns off the streets....   [tags: Papers]

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America Must Ban the Selling of Firearms

- The majority of crimes committed in the United States were accompanied by a weapon, which was usually a gun. The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research dedicates its service to prevent gun-related deaths and injuries. Studies have proven that in 2010 there were 52,436 gun related deaths which calculated out equals 143 deaths a day. A study by researchers from the University of Chicago, John Lott and David Mustard, showed that violent crime is reduced when citizens have a law that allows them to carry concealed weapons....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Physics and Firearms

- So you are into reloading and you wonder how well that little package with 77 grains of IMR 4350 powder behind a 300 grain round nose, full metal jacket bullet will do. Well, you can do two things, a little bit of physics calculations, or go out and touch it off, hoping that it doesn’t explode in the barrel. I would choose to do a little physics myself… By using some basic physics equations, you can figure out just about any part of the rifles ballistics data. For instance, if you know a few variables, you can predict range with physics, or if you like you can figure things like drag on the bullet, pressure and expansion values inside the gun, on the bullet and much more, all from physics....   [tags: physics firearm gun guns ballistics]

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Too Many Gun-related Deaths Leader to Better Gun Control

- ... Firearms caused a lot of trouble in the United States for example, 68 percent of murders, 41 percent of robberies, and 21 percent of aggravated assaults were all related to firearms in 2011. A lot of firearm shooting in the public cases happened for the court to reform the law. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords got shot in the head by a gunman in grocery store parking lot in Arizona. “The gunman killed six people, including a nine-year-old girl” (Opposing viewpoints….). There was a school shooting in Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2002....   [tags: background checks, permit, 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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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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Gun Control and the Bill of Rights

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

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Do People Kill People or Do Guns Kill People?

- Do people kill people, or do guns kill people. According to the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Amend. II, Bill of Rights). Many American citizens believe this amendment is an individual right, while others believe that it is only a collective right intended to restrict Congress from taking away a state's right to self-defense. This, along with other current events, has given rise to heated debate on the topic of gun control....   [tags: crime, amendment, firearms]

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Are Guns the Problem?

- Are Guns the Problem. Over the past few years the United States seems to have a snowballing problem assimilation around guns and violence. This pandemic is not centered on one or two individual states, but rather the entire country as a whole. There seems to be an escalation in gun violence and showdowns in locations from schools to movie theaters. The major population is forced into assuming that these incidents could have been avoided, if guns had been revoked to the public. This however is not at all practical nor realistic, there needs to be a more reasonable and functional solution to ensure that guns are not going to get used in any particular manor that could instigate harm onto other...   [tags: Firearms, violence, legal]

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Gun Control: Pros and Cons

- ... In other states you must have a permit to own any type of firearm. "The Constitution shall never be constructed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams, during the Massachusetts Convention to Ratify the Constitution (Cothran). Gun Control enthusiast believe that the second amendment was only intended for the men and women of our National Guard, hints “Militia”. But in a federal court case in 2001 the judges ruled that the Second Amendment "protects the right of individuals, including those not then actually a member of any militia or engaged in active military service or training, to privately possess and bear th...   [tags: firearms, restrictions, attackers]

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The Second Amendment and Gun control

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

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The Right to Bear Arms: Argument in Favor

- The constitution of the United States claims we, as American citizens, have the right to bear arms. Since 1787, the ownership of handguns has been legal. If we fast-forward to the twenty-first century, we see an increase in the number of homicides and suicides occurring on a daily basis. This increase has created the belief that the gun policy needs tighter restrictions or that guns should be banned completely from citizen possession. However, making it more difficult to obtain a gun or banning guns from citizen possession will not solve the gun problem....   [tags: US constitution, guns, firearms]

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Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Trafficking

- The effects of small arms and light weapons (SALW) trafficking has come under scrutiny in the past decade due to the amount of weapons U.S. SALW manufacturers are hemorrhaging overseas primarily because traceability, culpability, and transparency of information are difficult to come by. Small arms are for personal use and include, “pistols, rifles,... assault rifles and light machine guns.” Light weapons include “heavy machine guns,... portable antiaircraft guns, portable antitank guns,... and explosive devices” (Gildea)....   [tags: Firearms, Gun Control]

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A Stricter Gun Control Policy in America

- ... According to the Second Amendment, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment gave us the right to use gun from tyranny, and because of that, gun control will take away people’s right and violate the amendment. According to the vice president of the National Rifle Association, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” They think if you restrict guns, then only criminals will have guns, and that is why having guns is so important....   [tags: firearms, back ground check]

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Gun Control is Out of Control

- What would be flashing through your mind if you were at a coffee shop and a maniacal psychopath appeared and began firing at innocent people. At your family. You would be afraid for yourself and the lives of those most precious to you; but would you be thinking that if the government made guns illegal, this would never have happened. Certainly not. You would have probably thought that if you were permitted a handgun, you could not only have protected your family and yourself, but others around you as well....   [tags: firearms, freedom, handgun, criminality]

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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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Youth and Gun Violence

- Youth and Guns Imagine being able to get your hands on a gun in your community with ease when you were younger. Sounds cool right. Well, to some it might and that’s how young children are living in our communities now-a-days. Kids are able to get guns as long as they have parents with guns or the money to buy one. There aren’t enough restrictions on guns & who can get a hold of them on the streets and parents aren’t doing a well enough job of hiding their guns from their children. Something needs to be done....   [tags: firearms, gun laws]

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Gun Debate to Bear Arms

- ... They want to let the people have the chose to own a gun or not. The most well-known lobby for Gun Rights is the NRA. The NRA works by asking people who want to have the right to own a gun if they will sponsor the NRA. If the person choses to sponsor the NRA then they send in some money back. With that money the NRA is able to send more powerful people to the Congress and explain why they should keep Gun Rights. The Gun Rights lobby makes a lot of the same or similar points. For instance a lot of the time they got back to the second amendment and how it is our right to own guns....   [tags: right, firearms, shooting]

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Creative Writing: A Love Story

- "Ok, now let's see what you can do with this pistol alright" I gave her five shells to load and told her, "always leave the hammer on an empty chamber for your safety" I stood behind her and watched as she took aim not expecting her to hit any of the targets. Boy was I wrong, with every shot a target flew through the air with a hole dead center. After she unloaded the pistol she motioned for me to give her more ammo. I gave her five more shells, she loaded the gun, aimed and fired with the same results....   [tags: firearms, cabin, parents]

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Gun Control Is Unconstitutional

- ... Then you have to write your name, address and social security number. On the next page, you have to answer yes or no questions. These are the questions such as, "Have you ever been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could have imprisoned you for more than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence including probation?". The next one asks, "Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance....   [tags: protection, security, firearms]

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United States Constitution: Amendment Process

- The United States constitution has an amendment process that has been included in the Bill of Rights. The amendment allows Americans to make changes on the September 17, 1789 United States Constitution was ratified and made law. The amendment of the Bill of rights has made America to continue growing in prosperity through the years and to become one of the most powerful nations in the world. The United States constitution was created with an amendment in Article V. This amendment process allows the constitution to adapt to the changes in the American society....   [tags: bill of rights, bear firearms, amendments]

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History of the U.S. since 1865

- History of the U.S. since 1865 There have been many firearms throughout the history of the United States, but some have played a critical role in the shaping of our great nation. Some firearms have even given Americans the advantage they needed to win decisive battles throughout the history of the United States. This paper looks at four particular weapons that gave Americans the advantage they needed to stand victorious in history’s most engaging battles. Colt Single Action Army Until 1873, most firearms used in the United States were single shot firearms....   [tags: gun, west, black powder, firearms]

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District of Columbia versus Heller

- District of Columbia vs. Heller was a court case in which Dick Heller challenged the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975. This Act was a law that prohibited the possession of handguns by any person who had not been previously licensed to carry one. If licensed to carry before the passing of the law, it was mandatory for those individuals to reregister the handgun, and to keep the firearms “unloaded and disassembled, or “bound by a trigger lock or similar device” unless the firearm was in a business or “being used for a lawful recreational activity.” After the statute was created, people were no longer allowed to register to carry any handguns, only shotguns or rifles attained through a...   [tags: Supreme Court cases, firearms regulation]

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Should New York State repeal the SAFE act?

- Should NYS repeal the SAFE Act. The Most opposed piece of legislation in state history. If you own a firearm in New York State you know about the secure ammunition and firearms enforcement act or SAFE act for short. What you may not know about it though is much more important. What most people don’t realize is that this law is under more opposition than any other law in the state’s history “As of 3/11/2013, we've had 127,715 people sign the petition!” (New York senator Kathleen Marchione). There are many explanations why....   [tags: legislation, firearms, law enforcement, crime]

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Gun Law Reforms

- ... Lives can be saved if guns are restricted from the wrong hands. The Supreme Court has ruled one of many gun law reformations, cited by Supreme Court decision District of Columbia v. Heller, which reiterated the right to bear arms is far from unlimited. (ThinkProcess) In the year since Newton shootings, 39 state laws have tightened restrictions on guns, but 79 states have loosened them. (Associated Press) Many lives can be saved if tragedies are prevented because of the reformation of gun laws....   [tags: gun control, firearms]

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Do Stricter Gun Control Laws Really make us Safer?

- Gun control is a very touchy topic in the US. mass shootings have made this subject harder to talk about, but Americas strong belief in the 2nd amendment make it impossible to completely take away our guns. The most recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado has sparked more interest in this topic from both activist and anti-gun advocates. Our culture has always heavily relied on guns for things like hunting, target shooting, and mainly personal protection. Would taking away our guns and to make a safer really work....   [tags: Firearms, Gun Control, Homicides, Violence]

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The Gun Control Debate in America

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

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Issue of Gun Control

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

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We Must Be Put To an End to Gun Control in America

- Today in America we face many controversial problems. With strict gun control, Americans cannot feel safe, and to some the thought of not being able to use a firearm in self-defense is very frightening. We Americans should never have to be in fear of not being able to protect ourselves, especially in the comfort of our own home. How are strict gun control laws and regulations going to reach the estimated 65 million gun owners that own approximately 240 million firearms (Just Facts Gun Control)....   [tags: Firearms Weapons Laws Essays]

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Keeping Our Rights

- “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 (Second Amendment – U.S. Constitution).” This stands as our second amendment in the U.S. Constitution and has been in there since December 15th, 1791. Unfortunately in recent years, this amendment has been disputed greatly in the latest government conferences. Modern occurrences of terrorism have generated doubt and questionability in reference to the second amendment....   [tags: second ammendment, firearms, US, protection]

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Gun Ownership and Gun Control in Canada

- Gun Ownership and Gun Control in Canada The Oscar-won documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ has aroused people’s awareness of gun ownership and gun control issues. Should gun ownership be banned or should guns be controlled. Does gun ownership create a violent society. The answer is not measurable, however, from the firearm situation between America and Canada, the answer is more obvious. America probably has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. In Canada, the percentage of Canadian households with a rifle is approximately equal to the level in United States....   [tags: firearms weapons guns crime]

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Guns: Legal or Illegal?

- Warfare is what led to the creation and manufacturing of firearms all over the world. Firearms made war less savage and protected soldiers in battle without them needing to even get close to their enemy. In today’s society, guns have reached far passed strictly being used in warfare, being used to murder, steal, and threaten. People are terrified now more than ever because of guns falling into the wrong hands. Although guns have many cons, they have many positives to back them up in recent protests against them....   [tags: firearms, gun control, safety, mental health]

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An Argument Against Gun Control

- The Gun Control issue has sparked major controversy in America today. People who support gun control feel that guns are the reason for the soaring crime rate in our country. I disagree with the supporters of gun control. I feel that because of the black market, violent criminals being released from prison early, and the need to ensure personal safety, stricter gun control will have very little impact on violent crime in America. I believe that gun control works in theory, but not in real life. Sure, there are many violent crimes where guns are used, but most of these guns are obtained illegally, because the gun control laws enforced are not enough....   [tags: Firearms Brady Bill]

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Gun Control is Not the Answer to High Murder Rates

- Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in the United States, with a Gallup poll showing that people are divided approximately in half over the issue. The poll done in January of 2013, shortly after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, showed that 38% of Americans wanted stricter gun laws, while 43% were satisfied with the current laws. Only a mere 5% of people were of the opinion that the gun laws should be looser. Although American lawmakers propose tighter gun regulations with every occurrence of a major shooting, such an action would not reduce the number of homicides in the United States....   [tags: Legal Issues, Deadliest shootings, Firearms Policy]

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Does Playing with Guns as a Child can Affect your Adulthood

- Boys And Guns There is something most if not all boys have in common, being an adult or a child. That is the unexplained fascination with guns, of course some being more fascinated than others. Growing up I remember making fake guns out of paper and I loved water guns, all toy guns drew my interest. Despite, I always being concerned of ever grimly wielding a gun that could actually fire a harmful projectile. A power like that never seemed to draw my interest. Every boy I knew growing up shared my fascination more or less, this lead to too many imaginary gun based games when playing outside....   [tags: bb guns, toy guns, firearms, killers]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada

- Introduction This paper will be focusing on the controversial issue of mandatory minimum sentences in Canada. There has been much debate over this topic, as it has quickly become implemented for the sentencing of drug offenders, drug-related crimes and banned firearm offences. I will argue that every case that comes through the criminal justice system is different and deserves a fair trial with a sentence that is not already determined for them. There have been many cases where the judge has no discretion in the sentence due to the mandatory minimum sentences pre-determined for the case, no matter what the aggravating or mitigating factors were....   [tags: firearms, criminal justice system, prison, trial]

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Who is Packin’ Heat?

- Six million people today in the united states have a conceal and carry license (Vieira). There are 313.9 million people in the united states as of 2012. Conceal and carry is the act of concealing a firearm and carrying it on your person around in public. Forty eight out of fifty states in the United States allow for their citizens to carry a concealed firearm and it is up to the states not the federal government. So the question is to arm citizens or not to arm citizens. Does arming citizens prevent crime or does it create a problem....   [tags: Conceal and Carry License, Firearms, Gun Control]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control Gun control is an issue that many are faced with daily. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children more now than before. Some want gun control and some do not. I am against gun control because I believe if properly educated about a gun, anyone can use it to a certain extent. I know gun control laws would help cut back on the store robberies, bank robberies, gang shootings, etc. Gun laws that restrict the sale of handguns would help keep handguns out of criminals’ hands....   [tags: Argumentative Firearms Essays Papers Weapons]

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The Right to Carry a Concealed Firearm

- American citizens should legally be permitted to carry a concealed fire army without a permit. The second Amendment to the United States constitution guarantees our rights as American citizens to bear arms. Yet overly strict concealed carry laws prevent us from doing so. It is in fact these laws which cause much of the violent crime in America. These laws also keep citizens from being able to protect themselves from potential threats. If citizens could carry concealed fire arms without permits there would be less crime and fewer death of innocent people....   [tags: permit, rights, american citizens, ]

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Firearm and Tool Mark Analysis

- Firearm and Tool Mark Analysis is exactly what it sounds like – a compilation of those two separate sciences. They have come to be associated together because by practicing one of those skills, the person generally will have the knowledge and intuition to practice the other. By definition, firearms identification is a discipline mainly concerned with determining whether a bullet or cartridge was fired by a particular weapon (Saferstein, 460). A tool mark is any impression, cut, gouge, or abrasion caused by a tool coming into contact with another object (Saferstein, 481)....   [tags: Crime ]

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Government Firearm Regulation or Constitution Infringement

- ... Wayne LaPierre did on December 12, 2012 with his simple statement, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” (Hunter 1) This response to the latest lunge for the banning of firearms due to the shooting in Newtown provided a glimpse into the simple solution to the school shootings that sparked the outcry of anti-gun rights activist, to stop the surge of school shootings, one must increase the number of good guys with guns to combat the number of bad guys with guns....   [tags: gun control policies]

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Nuclear Weapons- A Possible End to Civilization

- Nuclear weapon is a new kind of technology that gives us an unprecedented power over nature and humanity. The technological decisions regarding nuclear weapons will have a huge impact upon all nations around the world and even future generations. “Of all the unprecedented powers in our hands, none is potentially more destructive than nuclear weapons. For forty years we lived with the threat of a nuclear holocaust that could wipe out a large part of humanity and other forms of life” (Barbour, 200)....   [tags: War Firearms Essays]

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Advancements in Firearm Technology during the American Civil War

- During the years leading up to and during the American Civil War there were a number of advancements in firearms technology. This paper will focus on a few of those advancements, namely the inventions of the Minié ball, the Spencer and Henry repeating rifles, and of the Gatling gun. Prior to the invention of the Minié ball it was necessary for the bullet to be the same diameter as the barrel in order for it to engage the rifling. This made it difficult and time consuming to load because the bullet would have to be rammed down the barrel with some force....   [tags: Minié ball, Henry rifle, Gatling gun]

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It Is the Right of Every United States Citizen to Own a Firearm

- It is the second amendment of the constitution that states that we the people of The United States of America have the right to own a firearm. Recently, our government has been taking the necessary steps to abolish this amendment. Owning a gun is a right, not a privilege. We as citizens have to protect the second amendment so we can protect ourselves if necessary. No one is capable of taking away all arms. Every gun in the country cannot be tracked down. The amount of money it would take to go door to door collecting firearms could be spent on lowering all types of crime....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Regulations: Gun Laws Have Changed Dramatically

- From the dawn of the United States the government has created laws regulating firearm ownership. These regulations address everyone from gun sellers to owners and are constantly changing. In 1791, The Bill of Rights of the Constitution was ratified to ensure the protection of the American people’s rights. The Second Amendment addressed the right to bare arms. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (1)....   [tags: firearm ownership, owner, congress]

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The Gun Control Debate: Is it a Violation of the Constitution?

- The Gun Control Debate: Is it a Violation of the Constitution. The United States Constitution is regarded as the supreme law of the land. When it was drafted over two centuries ago, the goal of the founding fathers was to provide for the general welfare and common defense of all citizens, establish a more perfect Union and insure domestic tranquility for the United States of America. Unfortunately, this tranquility has been disturbed by unnecessary tragedies at the hand of armed individuals. Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting and the Columbine massacre, where armed individuals took the life of innocent civilians mercilessly, have shaken our communities and forced us to take a different a...   [tags: columbine massacre, shootings, firearm]

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Constitutionality of Assault Rifles

- Thomas Jefferson once said “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” In 1791 The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were ratified and became the law of the land. The Bill of Rights was intended to enumerate the rights “Of the people” Including the 2nd amendment which states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people...   [tags: control, semi-automatic, firearm]

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Different Gun Laws Around the World

- ... Canadians have somewhat of a limited admittance to firearms, although they are still able to purchase them with ease. Licensing provisions of the Firearms Act aim to ensure proper training and safe storage. Members must possess a license, called a "possession and acquisition license". A firearms safety class must be passed before applying for a license. A non-resident can have a "non-resident firearms declaration" confirmed by a customs officer, which provides that person a temporary 60-day pass to carry a firearm in Canada....   [tags: firearm laws, policies, gun control]

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- Violence Skills & Science of Doctoring By now images of horror and shock like the one of students and teachers crying at Buell Elementary have become all-too-common. As we reel once again from the terrible thought that an innocent life has been taken and it was a child who pulled the trigger, we should be vigilant for the next event, which is becoming equally predictable… As public health professionals, we are trained to ask important questions so we can treat both the symptoms and root causes of a sickness....   [tags: Handguns Firearms Essays]

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Crime Reduction and Gun Control

- CRIME REDUCTION Missouri crime is on the decline and the statistics are piling up to prove it. People are becoming educated and more aware of crime. Capt. Hull of the Missouri State Patrol shed some light on the matter. “There were 162 reports in 2012 where a weapon was used in a situation that was reported,” Hull said. “In 2013, that dropped to 116 incidents. It has to be a new program that the Columbia PD has implemented.” In 2012, the Columbia Police implemented a Ceasefire Initiative to curb crimes that involved weapons....   [tags: weapon, firearm, safety]

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The Issue of Weapon Control

- ... The thought that constraining the span of a magazine or managing the sort of firearm you can buy or actually doing something as basic as a personal verification will stop homicides like the Connecticut shooting from happening is outrageous. In Making Gun Control Happen the writer, Patrick Radden Keefe, composes as a backer to firearm control. He demonstrates that one conspicuously clear change might be to "order a criminal personal investigation for all firearm buys" as it would clearly prevent lawbreakers from getting their active a weapon (Keefe)....   [tags: supporters, firearm control]

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Keeping the Right to Bear Arms Alive

- Even though uninformed people think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crime, firearms are an essential right of the American people because if guns were taken away the government would totally control us and without firearms we are defenseless. There are those people that think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crimes. In 2011 there were close to 33,000 Americans that were victims of gun-related deaths. According Brady campaign an average of 268 people are shot every day; in America that is 97,820 people a year....   [tags: gun related deaths, firearm control]

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Gun Control in The United States

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

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California Gun Laws

- ... If you purchase a firearm you should be liable to prove that you own a gun safe and that you have taken a safety class. These precautions will eliminate many circumstances in which a firearm ends up in the hands of someone that is incapable of safely operating a firearm. With any controversial topic, firearm control laws in California also has counter claims against keeping the freedom of the second amendment. One of the biggest argument is that gun laws will help protect the public against attacks and violence....   [tags: recent firearm legislation]

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Police Officers Tools: Tazers

- Tazers Is Essential A police officer draws his firearm and starts shooting at the person who is charging at the officer with a golf club, resulting in the offender dying from his wounds. When police officers did not have tasers, they would have to rely on their firearms. When faced in situation like the one above, pepper spray and a baton is not an effective tool which then would only leave the firearm as the only option. A taser is an essential tool that every officer should carry....   [tags: pepper spray, firearm]

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The Blame Game Analyzing Gun Violence in America

- Introduction In 1993, there were more than 18,000 firearm homicides in America. That number has been decreasing for the past two decades. In 2011, the reported number of firearm homicides was a little more than 11,000. In another part of the world, Germany was reported to have less than 200 firearm homicides, France less than 50. It is also estimated that there are around 270 million guns in America. This paper examines the possibility that if the American government put into place gun regulation laws, and made penalties more harsh for gun related crimes, the national murder rates would go down....   [tags: Firearm, Homicides, Gun Control, America]

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Why Gun Safety Should Be Mandatory In School

- In America there is 89 firearms per 100 people (Moore) so it is safe to say most people will come in contact with a firearm in their life time. But when you do will you know how to handle the situation. Guns can be deadly when abused and used incorrectly. There is a way to reduce the unnecessary deaths. Firearm safety is the important piece in reducing the deaths and firearm abuse and it should be made mandatory in schools. The first step in making firearm safety mandatory in school is to find programs that will teach it....   [tags: firearm, Eddie Eagle GunSafe program]

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Gun Control Issues

- Throughout the years, the firearms industries have been making firearms for the civilians to protect themselves from danger. All fifty states in the United States of America have different laws as to the type of firearms one can own. In some states you can own semi-automatic weapons and in some states such as California one is not allowed to own a semi-automatic. There are laws in certain states where you have a right to carry a concealed weapon. Unfortunately, like most of the laws, citizens on whether or not the gun laws should have restrictions bring up some concerns....   [tags: Firearm Industries, Protection, Security, Guns]

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Do People kill People, or do Guns Kill People

- According to the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment states that the right to bear arms should not be altered.(Bill of Rights). Many American citizens believe this amendment is an individual right, while others believe that it is a collective right intended to restrict Congress from taking away a state's right to self-defense. This, along with other current events, has given rise to heated debate on the topic of gun control. History has shown that there are positive and negative effects of gun control laws and high profile events that have lead to a highly controversial debate....   [tags: gun control, second amendment, firearm act]

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The Effect and Solution of Gun Violence in the United States

- In recent events, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has brought issues relating to gun violence to residents of United States. In order to understand the causes of gun violence in the USA, a comparison of gun laws and rates on gun violence in Massachusetts and Mississippi are viewed, the possible solutions of gun violence are discussed, together with a comparison of gun violence in US and Canada. CONCLUSION SENTENCE Gun violence, “may be defined as a category of violence and crime committed by the use of firearm” (Gun violence, 2013, para....   [tags: gun laws, self-defence, injury, death, firearm]

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Gun Control Laws

- Many government officials believe it is their right to control the use of firearms in our country. Many civilians believe it is their right to bear arms to protect themselves and their families. This has been a very controversial issue over the past recent years. Especially since Barack Obama was inaugurated. Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting really set a fire underneath the feet of liberals to secure more gun control laws. Is it really effective to take away guns from law abiding citizens. What about the gun running by the gangs and cartel....   [tags: firearm, school system, crime, controversy]

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No More Guns

- Gun control is an effort to end violent crimes by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. According to our Second Amendment, people have the right to “keep and bear arms.” But, the Supreme Court has acknowledged exceptions to the Second Amendment freedoms, and also the fact that no right is absolute. Americans have argued for a long time about laws that would allow professors or students to carry firearms on college campuses. Do gun-control laws on U.S. college campuses reduce violence, or they take weapons from honest citizens while leaving them in the hands of criminals....   [tags: gun control, firearm, violence, college, students]

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Gun Control

- Gun control Is the way the government regulates guns safe. “In the first seven years of the Iraq war, 4,400 soldiers were killed. Almost as many civilians are killed with guns in the U.S every month,” (Ruben, Alan). It nearly sounds impossible how 2,555 days of war amounts to 30 days of a living environment in America. Guns should only be able to be purchased in stores and not locally because they cannot be given to irresponsible or dangerous people, easier to enforce background checks, and this would be a great substitute instead of banning guns....   [tags: firearm, ban, policy, murder, government]

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Gun Laws

- People ask the government for change but cry out “unconstitutional!” There needs to be stricter gun laws in the United States. It isn’t a coincidence that the United States is the only country that treats gun ownership as a human right and has the highest number of gun related injuries of any developed country in the world. The U.S. take on gun control has been controversial since the late 20th century. Many nationally recognized events such as Columbine, Sandy Hook Elementary and Tucson occurring, people continuously flip-flop on whether to create more gun laws or keep it as is....   [tags: gun control, violence, legislation, firearm, crime]

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Gun Laws are a Major Controversy Now

- Gun laws are a major controversy now days and they will continue to be so until the government finds the best way for the laws to be. The right to bear arms is our second amendment and the second amendment states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”(Amendment 2) To me the right to bear arms means that as a country every citizen has the right to be armed with weapons and this right should not be changed....   [tags: second amendment, firearm]

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