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Guns in American History

- Guns have played a big part in American history. The first settlers found an abundant amount of edible game when they came to this continent. Guns were very useful in hunting for food in this vas landscape. Familiarity with a rifle was an essential skill which also helped the Colonist of the new world to defeat the British troops during the Revolutionary War that was fought from 1775-1783. After the Revolutionary War was over, guns became even more important to American history in the taming of the west....   [tags: america, USA, history, guns, ]

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Just Take Away Their Guns

- In the essay, “Just Take Away Their Guns,” James Q. Wilson proposes a particular method to assist gun control laws in our country. Wilson proposes that if law enforcement acquires street frisks, the possession of illegal guns will drop in numbers. Through his many methods of persuasion, Wilson’s essay is executed effectively. He shows reasoning and fairness to the opposing sides to his argument but lacks the thought to other issues, such as the economy and social outrage brought on by his idea....   [tags: james wilson, illegal guns, smuggling]

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Why the U.S. Should Legalize Guns

- There are many points that can be argued about whether guns should be legal or not on the topic of gun control. I think guns should be legal due to the lack of self-defense people are left with in dangerous situations and have no way of protecting themselves. Though with many pros on the subject come many cons. There are many crimes in today’s society and with those crimes innocent people are involved, but sometimes guns are used improperly that’s why the U.S. should legalize guns, but with a strict restraint against how they have to be stored and carried....   [tags: gun control, guns, self defense]

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Stop Shootings from Happening on Campus: Unsettle Guns

- You sit towards the back in Art and Design at eight-forty in the morning, trying to stay awake, an early class your advisor convinced you to take. The teacher is charismatically lecturing on Modernism and its implements on society. He suddenly trails off. There is a stunned silence; screams can be heard from down the hall along with gun fire and it is getting louder. Goosebumps rise on your arm. The teacher, with help from the students, closes the door and attempts to barricade the door with a table and desks....   [tags: students, teachers, guns, violence]

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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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Feudalism in Men With Guns

- Men With Guns contains in it many of the essential ingredients for a feudalist economy, some being more explicitly demonstrated than others, but important and evident all the same. In a feudalist society, distinction between private rights and public authority oftentimes disappeared and local control tended to become a personal matter. Feudal leaders often took over the responsibility for the economic security of "their" territories and dictated how resources were to be produced and used. There was also generally a contract of some sort between the workers and the bosses, such that the bosses could then more easily count on the "faithfulness" and obedience of the workers....   [tags: Men With Guns Essays]

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Hand Guns and Conceal Ability

- Hand Guns and Conceal Ability The debate of hand guns is highly argued among American citizens. The article "Handgun Bands" from GunCite.com, and the article "Concealed Carry and its Effect on Crime" from CCNCrime.com, advocate the legal possession of a concealed handgun. They attempt to show that legal handguns actually deter crime and violence. The first article "Handgun Bands" takes an emotional approach followed by statistical information to prove the point that handgun bands, or limitations on the ability to purchase and carry a hand gun, do not effectively counter violence....   [tags: Guns Weapons Violence Essays]

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A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August

- A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August “The Guns of August” was written by Barbara W. Tuchman in 1962. The book details the causes of the first World war and describes the first month of the war. The book clearly illustrates how a local war became an entire European struggle by a call to war against Russia. Soon after the war became a world issue. Summary of the Book Plans The Beginning (Chapters 1-5) The book begins at the funeral procession of King Edward VII of England in 1910....   [tags: Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August]

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Guns and Society: Guns in the Eyes of Society

- In the past years, guns become the most used weapon around the world. Many kind of different weapons were produced and distributed in the public when the world war happened. The people in the early days invent guns not for self-defence but it is used for fighting their opponents. In today’s television people have seen guns related to movies, examples of which are Die Hard, James Bond, and Wanted. In these films the protagonist was excellent in combat that he can fight the enemy all by himself or save the world only using a handgun....   [tags: weapon, violence, shootings]

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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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No Guns, No Problem

- ... That firearm tore a family apart forever. The mother lost a baby boy, and she lost her husband as well. The father made a mistake purchasing that gun, but the gun did work for what it was made for. Furthermore to reasons to repeal the 2nd Amendment, with firearms, it makes suicide much more considerable due to the quick results and with no pain. Suicide also tears apart a family. Families always wish they could’ve done something sooner to prevent their loved one from taking their own life. With no guns, that process instantly becomes more manageable....   [tags: United States Constitution, Firearm, United States]

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The Debate on Guns

- “History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” While Adolf Hitler was known to express this sentiment many different times throughout his rise to power, this quote from Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations is the clearest definition of his views on gun control. The principle of controlling and regulating the public's access to firearms is not only reserved to the Third Reich; since the dawning of organized government, the right of the people to keep and bear arms had been greatly debated....   [tags: Safety, Crimes, Law Enforcement]

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Guns and Violence

- Guns and violence have some long lasting effects on not only the crime rate, but the rights that people have to own guns themselves. Even though the violence is a factor in why many believe that guns should be banned, guns should be allowed and not banned because they should be allowed because of the laws and the rights of citizens allow them there rights. The ethics and laws that occur with the current and enduring debates are another meaningful point. As Supreme Court Cases rage on about how a cities ban on handguns could break amendments, this is how the topic has gained from it (Hoxie 474)....   [tags: Social Issues, Crimes]

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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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Guns and Gangs

- One person is killed by a gun every 17 minutes, 87 people are killed during an average day, and 609 are killed every week. Every day in the U.S., an average of 289 people are shot. Eighty-six of them die, 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is a police officer being shot in the situation of closing in on the gun holder . This is a average that is really ridiculous, if they inflicted these laws that they say are established then rates should be decreasing quickly. Most guns are generally classified into three types: handguns, rifles, and shotguns....   [tags: Permits, Weapons]

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Guns Are Responsible For The Prevalence Of Crime

- ... At the time, homicide rate was between 0.1 and 0.6 per 100,000 people. Three years after gun control, homicide rate increased to 1.6 per 100 people. Guns and Sweets The rationale behind the tendencies of some political leaders to rely on gun control as a primary solution to their crime problem can probably be likened to the analogy that when a child is not introduced to sweets, he will eat less sweets, and therefore will have less tooth decay. But then, just as little kids do not crave for the likes of candies and chocolates for the harm that these can bring upon their health, the gun owners too do not necessarily carry guns with the intention of starting violence....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics]

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Guns : The Battle For Gun Control

- ... And nearly 3 out of 4 believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to have a firearm.” The vast majority of everyone are afraid of guns, however, there are some people who are infatuated with guns. Guns could possibly make one empowered, it could also have one feeling as if that person was pretending to be God. Giving someone that power to spare a person’s life or to end it right now. According to Ezra Klien, in the article, “Six Facts About Guns, Violence, and Gun Control” he stated that “America is an unusually violent country....   [tags: Firearm, United States, Gun, Projectile]

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Guns Make for a Safer Country

- ... When most of the time it is the people. In most of the big shootings the people behind them usually have some problem or have been psychologically damaged. One example is the Aurora movie theater shooting just a year ago. James Holmes, the shooter, showed signs before the shooting that he had problems. He was described as bipolar and a shy student. He showed signs that he was crazy in times before the shooting. In one incident he sent a text to a girl saying, “stay away from me because I’m bad news (Goode).” There were plenty of other incidents that should have hinted to people that this guy needs help....   [tags: gun legislation in the US, UK]

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Banning Guns Should Not Be Banned

- There are many criminals that are roaming the streets of our neighborhoods and families should have the right to protect themselves and their family. Many innocent families do not deserve that their children go through the fear of criminals that get in houses. An Example is a family in West Bloomfield, Michigan that went through the fear of being hurt. They were in their house when two armed robbers went in their house and tied them up so they could take objects of high value ( Washington Times).This is one of the major causes that will occur if guns are banned....   [tags: Crime, Robbery, Theft, Gun]

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Guns and Their Relationships to Crime

- Many of my personal views about crime have been changed by certain readings in criminology. One of the most important topics discussed is guns and their relationship to crime rates. In this paper, I will examine how my early views regarding guns and the gun control debate have been changed through criminology. The gun control debate has been swelling recently in the aftermaths of several mass shootings, notably Tuscon, Newtown, and Aurora. The argument about guns stems into more than just mass shootings, the large realm of the debate regards how guns affect crime rates, and whether more guns leads to more crimes or reduces crimes....   [tags: gun ownership, crime rates]

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Guns Are Responsible For The Violence

- ... So the fix that was put in place to help only encouraged the opposite. Criminals who are going to commit acts of violence may have a gun, a knife, or any object that may be used as a weapon. “Juvenile Detention Officer Leonard Wall succumbed to injuries sustained when he was severely beaten by three juvenile inmates at the Jack Jones Juvenile Justice Center. Officer Wall was conducting bed checks when the three inmates attacked him and took his keys. When another officer came to check on Officer Wall, the inmates attacked him too, inflicting non-life-threatening injuries”....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun, Weapon]

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The Issue Of Guns And Gun Control

- ... Besides the point that the Constitution ensures its citizens the right to bear arms, the idea of restricting gun ownership in order to reduce gun related violence would fail due to previous tests of gun restrictions in England. Gun restrictions are often measured as an optimal means of protection for ordinary citizens. We all want to feel security at some level at first, and create ideas of safety to the idea of gun control. Unfortunately, sense of safety and being secure can sometimes be wildly deviated in reality....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Guns Are Used For Self Defense

- ... Let the people who have guns take training programs will be useful. Second way to stop school shooting by having a gun is to give mental health care. Guns are said to be a dangerous thing but, when we look at the statistics, it is not always correct. As the article mentions, “the number of legal guns in private hands went up by a third, while the number of firearm-related crimes dropped by 74 percent” (commentary magazine). If the guns were the problem of school shooting, the number of firearm-related crime should increase as the number of the gun increases....   [tags: Mental disorder, Psychology, Psychiatry, Gun]

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The Attitudes Towards Violence and Guns

- Youth violence has passed epidemic proportions. Many youth are seen in the emergency rooms due to violent behavior. Homicide is the second cause of death in adolescents and young adults. The Attitude Towards Guns and Violence addresses the fondness towards violence of youth today. It is a simple scale that covers four different areas. It has been tried in at least two different areas. Even though, it has limitations it alerts professionals of threats of possible violence and can be used to assure that interventions are in place to mold the attitude in a different direction....   [tags: Youth Violence, Preventing Homicide]

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Guns And Crime : Stop And Frisk

- For decades, gun violence had been an extreme debated problem in the US. Over the past 200 years almost every day, the United States has more gun deaths from accidental or unintentional. Every time a firearms incident led to a tragic death, American politics and public debates over gun laws took place. However, there the voices of the people against guns were too little compared with the numerous supporters of gun. In fact, with 310 million guns in circulation in the market, the United States is one of the countries most used weapons in the world....   [tags: Crime, Police, Firearm, Constable]

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Discussion Thread: Guns and the Law

- An issue that has been highly debatable in the recent years are the gun laws. Many believe that due to recent events that the gun laws should be changed. On the other hand, people believe that guns are not the true issue and want to keep the laws the same as they are. Both sides have very strong evidence to help support their claim. They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own. Those that are in favor of changing gun laws believe due to recent events such as Sandy Hook, The laws should ban gun ownership to a citizen unless they are certified to own one....   [tags: gun laws, gun ownership, gun control]

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Research Into the Ownership and Distribution of Guns

- While the political topics most often discussed in the media over the past several years have been about the economy and wars on terror, gun control is still a major issue that is still being debated in Washington. Some congressmen, usually of the liberal persuasion, advocate stricter gun laws that would limit the number of guns on the street and their availability to the public. Other congressmen, usually of the conservative variety, advocate more relaxed gun laws that would increase public access to guns....   [tags: Gun Control ]

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Why Are Guns On College Campuses?

- ... The individuals who make up this organization firmly believe “concealed handguns would not detract from a healthy environment” they support this idea by stating that “…in the absence of metal detectors and X-ray machines…students have no way of knowing who, if anyone, is carrying a gun”(643). The organization tries to create another compelling case by presenting the idea that “Shooters may or may not” be stopped by those carrying the permit but that stopping them “is only one of several benefits” (646)....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun]

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Setting Limits on Guns in America

- The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states, that since there is a necessity for a Free State and regulated militia, the right of the American people to keep and bear arms would not be infringed by the United States government. One cannot stop and wonder the calamities that are caused by guns in their completely proper usage. This nation needs to have a talk over its malignant obsession with guns. Let those, who, of course, will reject such a policy, however strongly it is supported by evidence, tell us what they are going to do about gun violence....   [tags: Obsession, Dangers, Second Amendment]

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The Issue Of Guns Have Never

- ... June 17, 2015, was a day of overwhelming grief in Charleston, South Carolina. On this day, a white male opened fire within a black church and decimated the churchgoers during a prayer meeting. Nine people were killed and among them was a pastor. Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of this incident showed multiple signs of hate for the black race, posting pictures on his Facebook with confederate flag license plates and apparel that hinted at his white supremacy motives. Roof had apparently mentioned to a friend that “The black people are taking over our world and someone has to do something about it” showing clear signs of hostility before the crime took place....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Crime, Firearms]

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The Legalization Of Guns Ownership

- After the civil war, military soldiers were allowed to go home with their rifles. Crime during that period was not very high because the government was working towards creating job opportunities for the citizens. Besides, there was greater demand for skilled workers at that time because there were very few individuals who were educated. However, with the government development projects, schools were built, hospitals, and many other projects were completed that created job opportunities and improved the standard of living in America....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Crime statistics, Firearm]

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The Primary Purpose Of Guns

- ... In some countries which guns are prohibited, even most of polices don’t have gun. For example, in China, many polices can not take control in any tough situation, some suspects are not scared of polices, they refuse cooperate, they negotiate with polices like they are bargaining in the market. However, in the US, polices have rights to put trigger if crime refused to cooperate, in this case, law enforcement definitely will become more efficient. It’s not that difficult to legally purchase a firearm in America....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Shotgun, Gun]

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No Guns On School Campus

- ... Should colleges ever allow guns to be carried on their campus. It is more then highly likely that crimes and shootings would increase on a college campus by the next years. The pressure of getting your degree is already stressful enough, and many students, at times are not in control of their emotions, they can also have an emotional breakdown or anything can set off a barrage of emotions. Imagine this…If a student, who has a gun on their possession, feels that an instructor was unfair in their grades may take out the gun on the instructor and other students and start shooting....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics]

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Guns : Americas Past Time

- ... The conservatives believe that Americans have a right to own and carry weapons under the second amendment of the Bill of Rights. For the past few years, the debate regarding gun ownership between the democrats and republicans have escalated with the amount of firearm related incidents that have occurred recently, making the topic prevalent in American media. The National Association of Gun Rights is an organization that supports the second amendment fully, believing that Americans have a right to own any type of firearm they wish....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Gun, Machine gun]

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More Guns = Safer Streets

- Does gun control make our world safer. This is a question that is commonly asked. There have been many studies done to address this question, and none have shown that gun control works. Britain is a country with very strict gun control. In spite of this gun control, Britain still has the highest crime rate in the world. Switzerland on the other hand is a country where all citizens are armed and are trained on the safety and proper use of the weapon, resulting in the lowest crime rate of the world....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Texas Guns by Paul Lehman

- A copyright search of Texas Guns by Paul Lehman In response to a request by a patron, a search of the copyright status for the book Texas Guns by Paul Lehman was conducted. This report discusses the steps taken and the information that was found during that investigation. The first step that was taken was a thorough examination of the title page. The book Texas Guns by Paul Lehman uses both 1950 and 1952 for the copyright dates, so because of the date the copyright it was determined that it would have had to been renewed....   [tags: Publishing]

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Teachers Should NOT Carry Guns

- Everyone knows that parents’ first worry is the safety of their children. With the increase of violence in schools, parents have started to wonder if their children are really safe in the school setting. Shootings like Sandy Hook and Columbine left parents, administrators, and educators feeling the need to be proactive towards children’s safety. Reacting to situations like these is not good enough when children’s lives are on the line. Administration has started to brainstorm different ways to help insure the protection of their students....   [tags: education, children's safety, parents]

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Guns Aren't All Bad

- Have you ever been hunting or shooting. Have you seen an Olympic sport with shooting. Think about losing that because people have the wrong idea about guns. Some people think guns are “all bad.” They also think guns are the cause of ever death, but there aren’t. Guns have seven different good purposes and should not be judged on just the negative, proving that banning guns would also take away the good qualities guns have to offer. In the second amendment of the constitution it gives the right for civilians to bear arms....   [tags: constitution, hunting, protection]

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Americans Should Have Guns

- Many people think that banning guns entirely would solve all the gun related crimes in America. It will not. Many of the guns used for illegal activities are not obtained through the lawful way. The gun manufactures do not keep their merchandise under any true security. Many people also claim that guns have saved them from assaults because the gun makes for a great deterrent. Guns that are used lawfully are not only used for protection, people also use them as a means of entertainment or for food....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Arguement Against Banning Guns

- Have you ever been hunting or shooting. Have you seen an Olympic sport with shooting. Think about losing that because people have the wrong ideas about guns. Some people think guns are “all harmful.” They also think guns are the cause of every death, but they aren’t. Banning guns would take away from our constitutional rights and would only hurt the law abiding citizens. Guns have many different positive purposes and should not be judged on just the bad. In the Second Amendment of the Constitution, its gives the right of civilians to bear arms....   [tags: constitution, protection, 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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Are Guns Really Safe?

- ... In this paper, I will highlight the reasons why it is imperative that gun control laws and measures are enacted to stem the ever increasing cases of violence. Throughout the world, America has the highest number of gun related deaths each and every year. Comparing the number of deaths occurring in other countries and the cases occurring in the United States, it is possible to understand how dire the situation in the country is. Germany has 381, France has 255 deaths, Canada 165, the UK has 68, Australia has 65, and Japan has 39 gun related deaths while the United States has 11,127 gun related deaths (Squires 35)....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Guns Should Be Regulated

- Regulate Guns In the United States, we will let almost anyone purchase a gun. We need to regulate these dangerous weapons and provide a safer environment for our citizens. There has been a debate in our government for a long time concerning how and when guns should be regulated. It seems that most people who are against gun control do not care or do not understand that regulating guns is a necessity for safety. If guns were more regulated we would not have as many accidental shootings or planned, deliberate shootings by those with mental health issues....   [tags: fort hood shooting, mental health]

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Guns are Destroying America

- Gun control in the United States has been a major debate for hundreds of years. Many people believe that guns should be highly regulated while others believe that anyone should have the ability to own one. Each side has a plausible argument. Throughout this essay it will be show how not having gun control can increase violence and death rates, the right for everyone to own a gun is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment, and how over usage of guns has played a role in the diminishing populations of animals....   [tags: legal issues, gun violence, freedom]

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

- All through history, there is a ubiquitous theme. In life’s perpetual cycle, the Europeans always manage to overshadow the other civilizations. Why is it that the Europeans dominated the other races. Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond desperately attempts to answer Yali’s question asking “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own” (Diamond, p. 14). In the Epilogue, Diamond summarizes his answer to Yali’s question essentially attributing the environment for the success of the Europeans and discredits racial superiority of any sort (Diamond, p.405)....   [tags: History, European Dominance]

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Concealed Guns on Campus

- On May, 2011, a bill that allows college students to have concealed guns on campus has been approved by the Texas State Senate according to The Daily Texan news article. Even other states are also trying to pass the law about concealed weapons on campus. Although some might argue that students need to defend themselves by carrying a gun, the law should be abolished because carrying a gun by immature students may increase violence and tragic accidents whether or not it is intentional. Surprisingly, according to some research based on interviews for students, “a study of 119 four-year colleges found that 4% of college students reported having a firearm at college, approximately 700,000 firearm...   [tags: texas law, shootings]

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Guns in the home

- Statistics on the National Safe Kids Campaign Website reveals that “Americans possess nearly 200 million firearms, including 65 million handguns. Approximately one-third of families with children (representing more than 22 million children in 11 million homes) keep at least one gun in the home. Gun owners keep firearms in the home for hunting and recreation (60 percent) or for protection and crime prevention (40 percent)”. Although 40 percent seems to be on the minority, households with guns are at higher risk of homicide, and there are few beneficial effects of gun ownership; as a result, alternative methods for crime prevention and protection should be adopted....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Consequences Of Guns

- Handguns and other firearms have a long tradition in American civilization. The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18th century, when the constitution was written, times were different; there was a need for armed citizens to insure the safety of the society as a whole. Contemporarily the police department preserves the safety of society and the need for armed citizens is out of date. The founding fathers of the Constitution could presumably never imagine the horrendous outcome of their actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Guns in the Cockpit

- Guns in the Cockpit On the morning of September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked and two of them, brought the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. As a result of these attacks on the United States, airports have come to the realization that the only way to prevent another hijacking is by strengthening the security on aircrafts through the cockpit. In order to secure the cockpit and ensure the safety of the passengers on board, guns were introduced as a possible solution in the event of an emergency situation like those that took place in September of 2001....   [tags: Terrorism Airlines Security Safety Essays]

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The Guns of August

- The Guns of August Barbara Tuchman's Pulitzer prize-winning book about the start of World War I is a fascinating and detailed work that delivers the thoughts and actions of the belligerents and their previously mysterious leaders to life on every page. This military history of the first month of the war is written in a way as to keep the reader interested because of the great detail. The author also manages to write about the events in such a manor as the reader sees them as they happened. Despite any previous knowledge about the historical events of the war, the book manages to keep you wondering if the Germans will succeed in its aims....   [tags: Papers Barbara Tuchman Novels]

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Guns Divide Society

- The second amendment of the United States constitution is "a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed". In addition, guns control laws and policies are used around the whole world. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have very strict limits on gun possession while others, like the United States, are less strict with owning guns. In some countries, the topic is debatable where some people consider the dangers of widespread gun ownership, and the opponents consider owning guns as an individual right of self-protection and individual freedom in general....   [tags: second ammendement of the US constitution]

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Banning Guns: Will it make America Safer?

- Imagine you are woken up to a noise in your home at 2:00 a.m. An intruder has broken into your home and is armed with an illegally obtained handgun. Guns are outlawed where you live, so you have no way to defend yourself. A call to the police might work, but the police are ten minutes away. In this situation, ten minutes could mean life or death for you and your family. What are you going to do. You do not have very many options. Banning guns is a very illogical idea because not all murders involve guns, guns are used for recreation and hunting, and criminals do not obey laws....   [tags: gun control, weapon laws, second amendment]

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Ammunition over Guns

- The Bill of Rights has stood for centuries as the ultimate embodiment of the rights of citizens in America, and the right to keep and bear arms is a vital part of the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Gun control, or even a ban, infringes upon this fundamental freedom of America’s constitutional law. Furthermore, the problems being targeted are not problems, and the technology being discredited, ludicrous. Finally, gun control proponents base their arguments on fearful statistics, whereas statistics, in reality, favor less restrictive arms bans....   [tags: Gun Control]

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Do Guns Necessarily Lead to Crime

- Crime and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. But are the two really associated. Do guns necessarily lead to crime. And if so, do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and usage stop the crime or protect the citizens. These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when creating gun control laws. Guns have been a part of American history for as long as people can remember. For most individuals guns are supposed to be very dangerous and unsafe; Though, that is not true....   [tags: second amendment,gun control,gun ownership]

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Guns and Elections: The Politics of Gun Control

- In the book Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of Firearms, Wilson discusses the complex issue of gun control and the many debates and controversies regarding the issue. Many people throughout the United States feel it is the right as a citizen in the United States to own a weapon, and the government should have no say in the matter. These people believe this because of the part of the Second Amendment that states, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” People who are strong advocates against gun control use this part of the Second Amendment to drive their point across....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]

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The Issue of Guns and Gun Control in America

- 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, to hunt for food and to engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun control takes on a proportion of extreme magnitude. 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: second ammendment to the US constitution]

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CRIMES Are Committed By...CRIMINALS, Guns Are Not The Issue

- ... I use the word criminal instead of simply saying that, “people commit crimes not guns” because I don't want any opponents to have the chance to say that since people commit crimes we should ban people from having guns. My argument is that criminals commit crimes, therefore the issue we need to be focused on is crime prevention such as preventing people from becoming murders in the first place. The law abiding citizens option is a contrast to the criminal option on the checklist to show who commits crimes....   [tags: gun control, second ammendment to the constitution]

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Should Guns be Allowed on College Campuses?

- School shootings have altered American history greatly over the past two decades. From 1997 to 2007, there have been more than 40 school shootings, resulting in over 70 deaths and many more injuries. School shoot-outs have been increasing in number dramatically in the past 20 years. There are no boundaries as to how old the child would be, or how many people they may kill or injure. At Mount Morris Township, Michigan, on February 29th, 2000, there was a 6 year old boy who shot and killed another 6 year old girl at the Buell Elementary School with a .32 caliber pistol....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Guns Do Not Need More Restrictions

- Along with many other reasons, guns do not need any more restrictions. No one seems to be taking into account all of the other means of deaths and the death tolls of those actions. Many of the murders in the United States are committed with a variety of resources such as hammers and clubs, drugs, and even vehicles. According the FBI crime files, in 2006 the amount of deaths executed with clubs and hammers were 618, meanwhile the amount of murders rifles were used in was only 438 (Hawkins, “FBI: More People killed…”)....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Guns in High School: For the Betterment of All

- There are an abundant number of places in this country in which you would expect to see people advocating the reduction or revocation of gun control laws. The first places to come to mind would be Montana or Colorado, because of the more rural connotations those places have been given in the popular media outlets such as movies, magazines, and television. Montana is depicted as a state where there are large sweeping plains and horse ranches over every horizon, while Colorado is a land of mountains and forests with a very small amount of urban invasion....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Gun Control: Are Guns Really The Problem?

- Gun control is a very controversial topic, but banning every gun will not stop all the shootings that occur. Gun control can go in either direction of the debate. There is something that needs to be done to try to reduce as many shootings as possible, whether it is background checks for every gun purchase or required classes after buying a firearm. Banning every weapon, though that is classified as an “assault” rifle or has a magazine that carries more than ten rounds is not fair to gun lovers who have never done anything wrong in their lives....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Shootings, Violence]

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No Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

- In the novel Guns Germs and Steel, an American biologist named Jared Diamond is attempting to answer a question from a New Guinean politician named Yali, in July 1972. Yali asked him: (1)“Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people hat little cargo of our own?” For over thirty years, Diamond was investigating our inferred history for clues, to answer Yali’s question. He published a scientific opinion that explains how geography is to blame for the dispersal of power, as few societies and civilizations inhabiting in the Middle East had access to resources, such as the seeds of highly nutritious crops alike wheat and barley, and use...   [tags: civilization, behavior, human society]

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Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond

- “History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among people themselves.”(Diamond 25) This statement is the thesis for Jared Diamond’s book Guns Germs and Steel the Fates of Human Societies. Diamond wrote this book to answer the question of a New Guinean politician, Yali. He asked “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own.” Diamond set out to find the answer to this question, to find out why history unfolded like it did....   [tags: Fate of Humanity]

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Testing a Hypothesis on Guns, Education, and Race

- The United States Bill of Rights contains the second amendment that allows the citizens a right to bear arms. This is translated to the right of firearm ownership for private use. Some Americans take to owning a gun as a right of passage and a need within the society. In the United States 43 of the 50 states enacted in the State constitutions to affirm a right for their citizens to own firearms for personal use with out being a member of the state's militia (Winkler, 2007). While this is one freedom many American enjoy gun deaths is still one of the highest forms of fatality that occur in the United States....   [tags: Statistics, Gun Laws]

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Critique of Scholarly Article on Guns and Crime

- Critique of Scholarly Article on Guns and Crime Focus and Findings In their article Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor For Homicide in The Home, Arthur Kellerman and his colleagues state that gun ownership increases the risk of violent crimes in the home instead of conferring protection. However, after reviewing their claims a number of flaws in their research and data collection methods are evident. There are a series of inappropriate conclusions and validity concerns throughout the article – having realized that these exist – it is impossible to sustain that gun ownership leads to higher homicide rates....   [tags: control measures, homicide, criminal activity]

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Guns And Strict Gun Control Laws

- “Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave; o 'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” (“The Star Spangled Banner,” 2012). The United States of America is a patriotic nation. It’s founders fought long and hard for the liberties that American’s enjoy today. The Constitution of the United State of American, along with the Bill of Rights was the founder’s way of ensuring that their posterity and all American’s would enjoy the liberties and freedom that were bravely fought for. The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects the individual’s right to bear arms and strict gun control laws infringe on those rights; moreover, the government should focus on the person behind the...   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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The Article On Gay Marriage, Guns And Marijuana

- ... The states are taking matters into their own hands and in fact “doing their own thing”. The "authorization" or power, for the states to make their own decisions in some of these policy areas is located in the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. According to Governing States and Localities by Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt the Tenth Amendment is “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states, are reserved to the state respectively, or to the people” (38)....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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Guns Don 't Kill People

- ... Being able to defend anyone at harm should be the main priority even if it means the use of a gun while doing it. The Gun Owners of America defend this act with facts only, “Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year -- or about 6,850 times a day,” this shows really how Being able to defend someone with a firearm for lawful purposes happens more than not and if there were laws diminishing guns then there would be even more deaths because of the lack of self defense....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond

- “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo [goods] and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” [p. 14]. This question: Yali’s question, is the centerpiece of Jared Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel. Diamond’s claim is that the evolution of technology and overall differences of the advancement of society are due to the factors of geographical location, plants, and animals . “Technology may have developed most rapidly in regions with moderate connectedness [Europe], neither too high [China], nor too low [India]” [p....   [tags: New Guinea, Cargo]

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Guns, Germs, And Steel, By Jared Diamond

- ... From previous information stated, a key factor in world history was the spread of diseases. Europe had a huge impact with disease, helping in the success of their conquests. Their geography granted them to be safe from such illnesses while an estimate of, "95 percent of the pre-Colombian Native American population" were killed (p.77). This meant that due to their environment and what it provided to them, they were able to survive and flourish. Another theme is the development and interaction of culture and knowledge within and between societies....   [tags: Sociology, Society, Economics, Domestication]

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Guns Germs And Steel By Jared Diamond

- ... However, tribes have hundreds of people and are kin-based clans and they all live in one village and in that tribe they only have one ethnicity and language. A tribes government is also egalitarian or they have a chief or wise elder, tribes do not have a bureaucracy which is a system of government and have a informal way of punishment and no hierarchy of settlement. Tribes do not have much of a religion, and in their economy they started with no food production but over time they have learned how to grow food, but do not have division of labor, in tribes they have reciprocal exchanges and clans have control of the land....   [tags: Sociology, Race, Band society]

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Guns Don 't Kill People

- “Guns don’t kill, people kill people.” This is a popular saying heard in a number of R rated movies where gun violence is the predominate theme. One excellent illustration can be seen in the movie Romeo Must Die when the actor DMX said that phase as he was getting ready to shoot someone. The phase was first coined by Wayne LaPierre who is a long-time executive director of the National Rifle Association. From his words and from his job title, a person can correctly guess that he is a pro-gun activist....   [tags: Suicide, Major depressive disorder]

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Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond

- After reading Guns, Germs, and Steel, the five main points are domestication of plants and animals, food production, government, innovation, and germs. The domestication of plants and animals helped determine a society's supply of food. First of all, there is the domestication of plants. Domesticated plants were used for food, clothing, and traction. There is about 200,000 wild plant species, but human only eat only a few thousands of those wild plant species, and on top of that, only a few hundred are even domesticated....   [tags: Domestication, Plants, Animals]

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Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamonds

- In this book review I will be discussing chapters twelve, thirteen, and fourteen from the book “Guns, Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamonds. Chapter 12 “Blueprints and Borrowed Letters” talks about the evolution of writing, whereas chapter 13 “Necessity's Mother” talks about the evolution of technology, and chapter 14 “From Egalitarianism to Kleptocracy” talks about the evolution of government religion. Jared Diamond believed that societies developed due to environmental differences. He suggested that some societies and cultures had advantages due to their geography....   [tags: egalitarian society, cultures, logograms]

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Guns, Germs, And Steel By Jared Diamond

- ... The question then arises as to why mass food production only developed in certain regions of the world. In his book, Diamond ponders, “Why did food production develop first in these seemingly rather marginal lands, and only later in today’s most fertile farmlands and pastures” (Diamond 94). This moves us forward in understanding why countries within Eurasia today are now mass-producing surpluses food, while many parts of Africa are still struggling to harvest enough food to feed its populous....   [tags: Agriculture, Food, Culture, Latitude]

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Guns and Mental Illnesses Don't Mix

- “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” This is a well known statement that is oftentimes considered true. However, it is not completely true. Someone who is mentally ill may be unable to make logical decisions and the perception they receive of reality may be tainted by the illness. Gun laws pertaining to those suffering mental illnesses should be more restrictive. Weapons such as guns make committing an act of violence, especially when there are multiple victims, much easier. It is difficult to assess the probability of a person to commit a violent act that harms anyone including himself/herself....   [tags: nics, gun laws, schizophrenia]

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Guns and Violence

- Guns and Violence School shootings, gang violence, drive by shootings, murder, and thousands of acts of violence are committed every day. Members of our society criticize their own people for this violence while they continue to sit back and do nothing about it. These acts of violence have many contributing factors. Violence in our country today is escalating because we don't control the distribution of the guns sold. There are not enough restrictions on guns sold legally. The illegal purchase of guns through the black market is out of control....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Weapons Arms Essays]

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Cowboys With Guns

- Cowboys with Guns during the Wild Wild West In the Old West, guns played an important role in the lives of cowboys. There were various kinds of guns that cowboys used. They fell into two categories: hand gun and rifle. The most common handguns were the Derringer and the Colt .45; as for rifles there was the Winchester. Most of the time guns were used for shooting animals for food or calming the cattle. Occasionally, a cowboy might have to use one against Indians or rustlers. On the trail most cowboys would have guns with them but they would leave them in the chuck wagon....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Guns and Violence

- Preservation of the 2nd Amendment When our forefathers sat down to write the bill of rights they made ten basic rules or freedoms that all Americans are entitled to. For hundreds of years no one has questioned any of those freedoms, that is until recent years. The second amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms. The purpose of this amendment is to be able to form a militia in order to be able to overthrow a repressive government. In recent years the availability and number of guns in the United States has increased....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Men with Guns

- Men with Guns Men With Guns is not so much a film about economic processes as it is a film about the effects of a certain economic system - feudalism. It is more a film about cultural and political processes than anything else, a film that deals in depth with the grave consequences of a country in Central or South America whose Indians are subjects to the knights - the “men with guns” - who control and terrorize their existence. Cultural processes can be defined as the creation, or transfer, of knowledge....   [tags: Films Movies Economics Feudalism Essays]

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