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Handguns in America: To Ban or Not to Ban

- Handguns in America: To ban or not to ban. Americans should be able to have, own and carry handguns if they feel the need to protect them. It’s a statement that is a topic of major debate and has been for years. There are proponents and oppositionists with regards to handgun laws and rights. Both sides have strong, seemingly valid arguments. In the end, we should have that choice. One of the strongest arguments for banning handguns: An increase in the availability of handguns equals an increase in crimes using handguns....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Revised Law of Ownership of Handguns

- In the article “Chicago to allow handgun ownership under revised gun law” by Mark Guarino on July 1,2010 has enact a revised handgun ordinance by the U.S. Supreme Court that will jeopardized Chicago twenty eight year ban on handguns. In the article, “It establishes new rules that people who own guns are to register their firearms with the Chicago Police Department, they have to attend classroom and firing range training and they have to obtain both a special city permit and a state firearm identification card.” They want to ban all aspects of gun ownership in the home but we are protected by the Second Amendment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Policy on Handguns and Assault Weapons

- Only law enforcement and the military should be allowed to own handguns or assault weapons. If everyone in the world can have access to these guns the crime rate will keep increasing. We should only be able to own/buy guns that are certified for hunting purposes. This will allow people to own/buy a regular shotgun or rifle. What kind of criminal is going to go running around with shotguns and rifles breaking into houses or killing young innocent victims. Criminals are going to do whatever they can to get their job done....   [tags: hunting, criminals, deaths, weapons]

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Should all handguns be legalized?

- Should handguns be legalized. As we all know, guns as a whole have been a controversial issue for people from all walks of life. One side feels that guns should be legalized and the other side that feels guns should be completely illegal. When someone is in a dangerous situation, he or she should have the right to defend his or herself. However, if one is against guns, how is that person going to be able to defend him or herself. Because of this, I am a huge proponent of guns when it comes down to being in a dangerous situation....   [tags: Legal Issues, Weapon, Pros, Cons]

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Right to Own Handguns

- The right to own a handgun has been a controversial issue for decades with both Gun rights activists and anti-gun supporters citing the Second Amendment. Many gun enthusiasts believe that an individual’s right to own a handgun is protected by the United States Constitution’s Second Amendment and enforcing Gun Control is violating a persons Constitutional rights. While the anti-gun supporters believe the Second Amendment does not assure the individual right to own a handgun but guarantees only the right of individual states to have their own militias and that the government has the duty to protect its citizens and prevent crimes by enforcing stricter Gun Control laws....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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SOCIETYS NEED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF HANDGUNS

- Society’s Need for the Registration of Handguns Guns are an instrument that even the most careful of people could do harm with. Gun owners should go to firearm safety classes so they will be educated on proper handling and storage of the gun. While this should only be voluntary, something should be done to insure that guns are only sold to people who have a safe background and are of age. Congress should mandate the registration of handguns in order to keep criminals from possessing guns, to cut back on violence in the home, and to avoid accidental or intentional violence among children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Handguns in Households with Children

- Handguns in Households with Children Guns in America are a problem as bad as the drug problem: 43% of households that have children have handguns in them; 10 children die every day from handguns, approximately one every 2 ½ hours. That is the same of a classroom of children every two days. Parents do not realize that children get the physical capacity to reach and discharge a firearm long before the ability to understand the potential consequences of these actions. Parents who insist on keeping guns in the home should be urged strongly to store their firearms unloaded and locked in a secure place....   [tags: essays research papers]

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District of Columbia v. Heller: The Use and Permit of Handguns

- With many recent incidents that involve guns between 2012 and 2013, gun control laws have become a hot topic in America. On one hand, after the horrific incident like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown in 2012, most people wanting to limit guns from getting into the wrong by setting up a rigorous system that control who can and cannot obtain a gun. On the other hand, we have the people who believe that with such rigorous system in place is violated the individual rights that granted and protected by the United States Constitution....   [tags: Gun control, License]

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Gun Control: Less Government Restrictions

- A New Jersey woman told police of how two men tried to open her front doors of her car at the same time. In the driver seat she reached for her gun, pulled it out and screamed. The two men fled the scene. “On Feb. 3, 1997 outside a bar in Mexico a female used a gun to stop a man from raping her" (Gale 88). A college park woman shot and killed an armed assailant who tried to car-jack her in her van with her 1 year old daughter inside. These and many other examples are of how and when handguns can save your life....   [tags: stricker, guns, handguns, protect]

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Argumentative Essay: All Handguns MUST Be Banned

- All handguns must be banned because they are the cause (s) of many deaths amongst the people of the world today. Gun violence result in fifty percent of today’s tragedies. Handguns causes too many deaths, the government need to make gun less accessible, and the law/law enforcement need to really enforce the laws they make. First, and foremost many handguns have claimed the lives of too many people. This is a very serious issue we must tackle globally not just in the United States. The same problem is killing our past, present, and future....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Should You Be Able to Carry a Concealed Handgun?

- Did you know the second amendment states that you have a right to own and use arms for protection. Kentucky passed a law in 1813 that prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons. In May 1987, Florida passed a “shall-issue” law that became a model for other states. There were 11 states that have the “may-issue” law which allowed permits. On July 8, 2011, Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed carry. (ProCon.org) Adults who go through training and obtain a permit should be able to carry a concealed handgun....   [tags: permit, law, criminals, handgun]

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The Right to Bear a Concealed Handgun

- The Right to Bear a Concealed Handgun Should every adult citizen have the authority to have a handgun for protection of self-defense, or other individual reasons. Well, every citizen knows the fact that adults are allowed to have a gun, because of the approval of the 2nd amendment. Even though this policy is approved, some citizens are in political debate of this handgun approval. For years this law, there has always been a forward and against group. Some see the negative outcomes for their community, predicting that there could be more high crimes and injuries....   [tags: self-defense, citizens, criminals]

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The Need for Handgun Control in the United States

- The Need for Handgun Control in the United States “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall.” This quote was said by the ruler of Germany , Adolph Hitler, during the Edict of March 18, 1938. He realized that the people were violent, and allowing them to carry arms would be disastrous. Today, in America handgun violence is at an astronomical high....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]

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Violence

- 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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Argumentative Essay: Handgun Ownership Should Not be Banned

- Should handgun ownership be banned. I don't believe so. You would think America would learn from examples from other countries. When you take away handguns the crime rate rises. American citizens need to know their rights, responsibilities and safety of owning a handgun. The second amendment says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The second amendment was made for two things. It is there for first, to guarantee the individuals right to have arms for self-defense and self-preservation....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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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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Gun Restrictions: Employers' Right To Restrict Weapon

- With the rise in mass shootings, more Americans are choosing to obtain a permit for a concealed handgun. Unfortunately, most of these shootings are taking place in public buildings where people are banned from bringing their concealed weapons. If these types of bans do not stop criminals, then law-abiding citizens should not be denied the chance to protect themselves and others. There should not be any public building where a person that has legally obtained a concealed-carry permit can not be allowed to bring his or her weapon....   [tags: handgun, shootings, self defense, ]

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Policy Analysis on the Maryland Against Handgun Abuse Program

- Policy Analysis on the Maryland Against Handgun Abuse Program Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse (MAHA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to the prevention and education of handgun violence. According to the FBI Uniform Crime report over 65.2% of crimes committed in 1999 involved a firearm. Approximately 10,096 people were murdered this year by a firearm. The MAHA says, " Guns have no boundaries of sex, race, or geography." The plan of action for the MAHA is to reach the community, devise legislative plans, educate youth, and help to incorporate awareness programs into school's curriculum....   [tags: Papers]

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California Legislature and Handgun Control

- California Legislature and Handgun Control The California Legislature is currently debating a bill that would require handgun owners to be licensed by the state. And amid the debate over Assembly Bill 273, you can be sure there will be claims that burdening law-abiding gun owners with more regulations is necessary to "protect our children" from gun violence. But if you look at the statistics in Orange County, it's pretty clear that there's something else out there that poses a far greater danger to kids than guns do....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays]

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United States: Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court

- Should the government outlaw handguns. This has been a controversial point for many years. There are those who argue: yes handguns should be banned because it gives guns to the criminal, its dangerous in households and the Second Amendment was intended for militia. However, others argue that handguns should not be banned because they are in the second amendment, for self protection, and for the fact that they are already restricted so that not just anybody can own a handgun. Handguns should not be restricted because they are a right in the second amendment, they offer self protection and crime deterrent and that there are already restrictions put in place to control guns, and finally there...   [tags: gun laws, second amendment, gun act]

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Effects of Gun Control

- It is impossible not to open a newspaper, watch the television, or listen to the radio with out hearing about some type of gun violence. Perhaps the main reason for such high gun violence is that guns are so plentiful in the Unites States. In fact, there are sixty five million handguns in America ("The `facts' about Guns"). These guns contribute to an annual medical cost of fourteen billion dollars, which is spent solely on treating gun victims ("Handguns in America"). Not surprisingly, handguns are the cause of eighty percent of homicides, seventy percent of suicides, and almost every accidental shooting ("Youth and Violence")....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Persuasive Essay: America Needs Gun Control

- Imagine enjoying a movie at Cinema 10, eating a meal at Taco Bell, or even sitting in a history class at Carman-Ainsworth High School while people all around you are carrying loaded guns. Although this may seem unbelievable, it is possible because the second amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to possess and carry guns. It is understandable that Americans would want to possess guns such as shotguns and rifles for the popular sport of hunting. However, it is ridiculous that our government would allow people to carry handguns....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Gun Control: Opposing the Removal of Guns from American Citizens

- Because of many incidents involving handguns, and any other type of gun, the government has been trying to push a gun ban law. As a result of this rumor and possible law, there have been numerous outbursts of support and resistance. Some people believe that banning firearms would be a benefit to our nation’s safety and its population’s safety, while others oppose this proposal and say that guns are not the ones that need to be controlled, people should be the ones that are controlled. During this decision, people from different organizations have expressed their own views and thoughts....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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Threatened Patriotic Rights

- Every American has a constitutional right to defend themselves and obtain ownership of any style of handgun, if they so choose to do so. Although, some may feel this is an outdated method of self-protection or hobby people such as congress and anti-gun activist who feel there is no need for a civilian to own any firearms. However, in the past few years there has been an ongoing war between the NRA (National Riffle Association) and congress to limit or ban the use or ownership of handguns. Some people think by disarming society, it will limit deadly altercations and fatalities of innocent people.(should there be more here ) Everyone has a right to own a handgun for either protection or a hobb...   [tags: Americans, Constitutional Rights, Gun Control]

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Gun Control is Out of Control

- What would be flashing through your mind if you were at a coffee shop and a maniacal psychopath appeared and began firing at innocent people. At your family. You would be afraid for yourself and for the lives of those most precious to you; but would you be thinking that if the government made guns illegal, this would never have happened. Certainly not. You would have probably thought that if you were permitted a handgun, you could not only have protected your family and yourself, but others around you as well....   [tags: 2nd ammendment to US constitution]

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Bearing Arms at Nineteen Years Old

- The right to bear arms is embedded in our Nation’s constitution as the second amendment of the Bill of Rights. The amendment states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (Bill of Rights).” Currently these laws should be extended to nineteen year olds because they are considered legal adults and citizens. Although the United States no longer has local militias, the idea of keeping a secure state still stands today....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Should Individual Citizens in Canada Be Able To Own Guns?

- Should Individual Citizens in Canada Own Guns. Recently, there has been an issue in Canada on whether individual citizens can have their own handguns or not. Some believe that gun control is absolutely necessary to prevent people from becoming victims of gun crimes, while others maintain the exact opposite view. I agree with the latter, but I also think it is appropriate for the government to regulate the gun-dealing business. First of all, disarming the ordinary people punished the law-abiding citizens, secondly, no clear evidence links gun availability with gun violence, and lastly, with laws to rule the gun-dealing industry, it will not be a concern that people will be shot by a legal gun...   [tags: Individual Rights, Canadian, Gun Control]

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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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Hand Guns Must Go

- Handguns Must Go People own hand guns for many reasons. Some keep handguns for protection; others collect them as a hobby. There is a substantial amount of people in America that own handguns for one specific reason, to commit crimes. Usually they are committing a crime just by having a gun in their possession. The person is breaking current laws anyways; making tougher gun control laws will not change the fact that they are committing a crime. How can guns be kept away from criminals. By taking away their guns, and stopping them from getting replacements....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Why Gun Control is Better Than No Gun Control

- Why Gun Control is better than No Gun Control Consequently, a strong need for gun control exists in the United States. Given the evidence of civilian deaths is a convincing way of saying the government needs to limit who is able to purchase a gun. A society overly protected by gun ownership will eventually result in civilian deaths due to the irresponsibility of gun owners, the access of guns to children, and the uncontrolled anger with the ability to use a weapon. Today there exist much blameless and irresponsible ownership of guns....   [tags: second ammendment to the US Constitution]

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Gun Control: Not Fair to the People Trying to Protect Themselves

- ... civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year (Agresti and Smith). Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of women that use guns to protect themselves against sexual related crimes every year. Based upon these statistics and data, it is obvious that guns do more good than evil and in most cases prevent evil from even occurring. One evil that countless people place the blame on guns for is mass shootings. After a 1995 act, concealed carry permit holders could no longer carry guns in schools....   [tags: the right to bear arms]

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How Big is Your Gun

- The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, in 1791, stated “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The controversy soon started on who, what, and how the founding fathers bestowed these rights. Who should be allowed to carry arms. What type of arms should be allowed to bear. How can the people obtain these arms. All of these questions have been debated, discussed, and argued by both sides of the controversy....   [tags: Gun Control]

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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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The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution

- ... As of 2009, the United States has a population of 307 million people. Based on production data from firearm manufacturers, there are roughly 300 million firearms owned by civilians in the United States as of 2010. Of these, about 100 million are handguns” (Just the Facts). “On June 26, 2008, in a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right of individual Americans to keep and bear arms. The court said gun ownership is an individual right, not connected with military service, and that it can be regulated in some ways....   [tags: ten amendment, right to bear arms]

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It's Time to Reconsider America's Right to Bear Arms

- Imagine a world in which humans weren’t forced to stoop to a criminal’s level in order to feel safe, a world in which arguments were settled with words, and power came from the mind and not a weapon. Imagine a world without guns. Unfortunately in the United States, this world has become unattainable, but stricter legislation on handguns would bring this ideal world one step closer. The handgun statistics in America speak for themselves. After comparing America’s statistics to those in other countries with stricter handgun legislation, it becomes clear that something must be done to fix the broken American system....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Politics and Gun Control

- A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. -U. S. Constitution, "Amendment II" Over 200 years ago, when the Founding Fathers drafted the Second Amendment, no one ever questioned the need for private gun ownership. The founders at that time had considered that private firearms were efficient to protecting personal liberty, both as a means of opposing foreign threats and also as a check against excessive government power....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]

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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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Violent Video Games are a Key Contributor to Teen Violence in America

- Violence or aggression refers “to any behaviour that demonstrates a malicious intent to harm one another”. Numerous people are being killed and murdered because of the continuous violence happening all over the world, particularly in the United States. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), violence, in general, is among the leading causes of death, and that each year; over 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives due to it. WHO states that about 8.2% of the world’s population are being murdered because of violence in the United States....   [tags: violence, video games, argumentative, persuasive]

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Guns Can Have a Positie or Negative Effect in the World

- Guns can have a positive or a negative effect in the world. Guns can be the most important instrument for the “good guys” to bring peace, but guns can be used in a wrong way by the “bad guys” committing violent crimes. The views on the gun control from the gun owners and those who oppose guns are different. Lots of peoples are murdered every day in gun violence. There is a controversy going on about gun control in the United States, whether if the gun controls should be permitted or not. The gun control debate has been a hot topic for year, and lots of people think guns are unnecessary tool, but some think it is needed for their safety....   [tags: gun control, the right to bear arms]

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Weapons Used by the U.S. During WWI

- ... It was also had a gas-operated and air-cooled design. (Colt Browning M1895) This belt-fed gun could fire from a closed bolt with a cyclic rate of 450 rounds per minute. The Colt-Browning M1895 was the first successful gas-operated machine gun to enter the service. Once redesigned by Colt from Browning's ideas, it weighed thirty-five pounds. Along with being the first gas-operated machine gun, it was the first machine gun adopted by the United States military. Colt ceased production of the gun in 1916 after it became obsolete when the US entered World War I....   [tags: world history]

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A constitutional right?

- A constitutional Right. Carl T Bogus, the author of a 1992 article, “ The Strong Case for Gun Control”, explains to the reader of the importance and relevance of tougher and more strict gun control laws in local governments today. Bogus begins by telling of the recent rise in school shootings and violent crimes in the united states. He explains that in 1998, more than four thousand children were killed by guns, and it took a string of school related shootings to bring that fact to the attention of the public....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gun Control in America

- One of the most controversial topics of the year is the argument on guns and the government attempting to ban and control certain guns. This topic has always been in disagreement among the American public but has recently become much more popular after several large-scale shootings such as the infamous Sandy Hook. Despite gun control appearing to be the solution to these tragic events, controlling and banning guns will simply not work. Why will it not work and why is it so bad. Because it has not worked before, current gun control laws and attempted laws target the wrong guns, banning the targeted guns or any guns for that matter will not prevent mass shootings, and it infringes on our const...   [tags: controversial issues]

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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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Concealed Weapons in the United States

- In the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights the founding fathers of America gave us the right to bear arms for self-defense. Although everyone in America has the right to own a firearm, you must have a concealed carry permit in order to bring a hidden handgun into a public area. Through people carrying concealed handguns we can reduce violent crimes. Each state gets to determine if they will allow concealed weapons. If the state does permit concealed carry then people have to go through a long process before they can receive their concealed weapons permit....   [tags: Guns, Law, Permit]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- The Right to Bear Arms How many of us want the U.S. government to have the right to tell us what to do, and when w can do it. There are probably not many who would agree that the government should have that right. Though having gun control laws is not to that extreme, some would say it is the first step. Growing up in a small town, and also growing up with guns my whole life I was one of those people who did not want gun control laws. Then after reading two articles that discussed this topic I found that I have been ignorant about this subject....   [tags: Papers]

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Gun Control is Racial Discrimination

- Gun violence is one of the most serious problems in the United States. Each year in the U.S., more than 35,000 people are killed by guns, a death rate much higher than that in any other industrial nations. In 1997, approximately 70 percent of the murders in the United States were committed with guns. However, ironically, the United States also is the country that has the most gun control laws. Gun control laws generally focus on passing legislation—by local state, or national government—to restrict legal ownership of certain firearms....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Benefits of Strict Gun Laws

- ... A license for a handgun may be granted to an applicant who is of good character, who is over twenty-one, and to whom no good cause exists for the denial of the license. This license is required to carry the license on his person at all times when carrying a handgun. Assault weapons must now be registered with the state police. Any person lawfully in possession of a firearm who suffers the loss or theft of said weapon must report the facts and circumstances to a police department within twenty-four hours of the discovery of the loss of theft....   [tags: violence, safety, license]

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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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A Case Against Government Gun Control

- America is changing, the country that once was based on religious ideas is slowly becoming history, to the point that we can lose all traces of the America that was founded in 1776. As the days continue there is a continuous battle over the public possessing guns. A large portion believes and supports laws preventing civilians from owning military style rifles. With the growing support, these supports are trying to get guns all together out of the hands of people. With the recent mass shootings, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Colorado, and Virginia Tech, causing big support of these laws, many people fear that losing guns to the government will allow for criminals to do anything they want because civil...   [tags: the right to bear arms, personal safety]

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The Great Gun Control Debate

- Since its creation the firearm has served as man’s best means of self preservation, has helped in the expansion of frontiers, and has served to help many, including Americans, to secure and enforce their rights and maintain democracy. Even today our military uses firepower to prevent the spread of tyranny throughout the world. We refer to our troops as “armed forces” and the necessity of maintaining our firepower has been recognized throughout the human history, which the firearm has helped to shape....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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Selective Gun Control and Its Benefits to Society

- As long as there have been men and women on this planet there has been violence. This is an immutable fact. In all likelihood, there will always be violence within the human race. Robert Heinlein said, "Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." Indeed this is plausible. The premise of these arguments is that giving a creature with a proven track record of violence a phenomenally powerful tool of destruction is less than wise....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive 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 Second Amendment and Gun Control

- Gun Control According to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Gun control is unfair to the ordinary citizen since it limits their ability to protect themselves. According to the Wikipedia, gun control, as any law, is meant to provide the guidance that in terms of handling all gun related issues. This includes the assembly, transportation, distribution, sale and final use of the guns....   [tags: US constitution, less crime]

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Issues with Gun Control

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

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Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation

- Smith and Wesson one of the world’s leading manufacturers of firearms was founded in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson (Form 10-K Annual Report p.1, 2011). Over the next 160 years the company would be bought and sold several times starting with Mr. Wesson purchasing Mr. Smith’s interest in 1873. The Wesson family sold Smith & Wesson Corp. in 1965 and the company would change hands 4 more times between 1984 and its final resting place as Smith & Wesson Holding Company in 2001. They are one of the largest manufacturers of handguns and handcuffs in the USA and the largest US exporter of handguns....   [tags: Smith & Wesson Analysis]

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Gun Control and Banning in the US

- ... A shotgun used multiple projectiles and is designed to shoot a spread of shot at a moving target for short range. A semi-automatic firearm fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. It ejects the shell of the fired bullet and automatically loads another bullet for the next pull of the trigger. A fully automatic firearm, sometimes called a machine gun, fires multiple bullets with the single pull of the trigger. Second Amendment A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed is our second amendment of our Constitution....   [tags: Weapons, Controversy]

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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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Gun Control in America

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

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Reducing Gun Violence

- Gun violence is a crucial predicament in North American society. The stringent fundamental laws put in place and enforced by the federal, provincial, and state governments of Canada and the United States of America are efficacious in dealing with fire arms and the violence that accompanies them. In essence the American system is flawed; hence the higher death rate due to gun violence in comparison with Canada. The American system is fallacious because of their adamant belief in the Second Amendment; which is not of cardinal significance in the 21st century America....   [tags: Gun Control]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control Guns control is a topic that is very misunderstood. Guns, more often than not, get a negative association of death. The majority of the media only focuses on the negatives of guns. The only thing one hears concerning guns is about murder and mass killings. The positives of having guns accessible are many times completely overlooked. This paper compares how the benefits of having guns completely prevails over the claimed benefits of gun control policy. Citizen Protection There are roughly over 5,000,000 violent crimes committed every year....   [tags: legal issues, media]

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America Needs Gun Control Laws

- Guns have been the weapon of choice for some of the most brutal massacres on America soil. Since early history guns have been used mainly for militia and defense purposes. But, the development of new gun technology has made firearms more accessible and deadly. Although the second amendment gives the right to bear arms, guns should be controlled and monitored by the government because guns have contributed to a lot of killings in America and will increase crime rates. Gun control can be defined as “the use of law to limit people's access to handguns, shotguns, rifles, and other firearms” ("Gun Control")....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Rights vs Gun Control

- The continuing Mass Shootings in the United States has caused the gun control debate to intensify. While anti-gun control advocates say the Second Amendment guarantees each individual the right to bear arms, the pro-gun control group reads the Second Amendment as a collective right to bear arms; meaning organized militia are the only ones with that right. This essay will analyse the effectiveness of several different articles which present arguments for and against gun control. Charles W. Collier’s article, “Gun Control in America: An Autopsy Report”, dives into the controversial topic of gun ownership and gun control in the United States....   [tags: right to bear arms, gun laws]

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An Argument For Gun Control

- Gun control is an issue that has been debated by Americans since the 1960’s (Dolan 1). The debate questions the right of Americans to bear arms, this including, handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Some say a simple restriction of these arms is in order while some think they should be banned altogether (Dolan 1). Both sides hold strong opinions often causing conflict in the matter and confusion among the citizens of the United States. However, the opponents do agree that a death rate of 30 million a year due to the powerful and deadly weapon is too high; only they have different views on how to lower this rate....   [tags: Guns Shooting Arms Weapons Essays]

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Argumentative Essay: American Have the Right To Bear Arms

- Being a young American I have witnessed many problems with growing up in this great country of ours. We have homeless people who can't find work, rising inflation rates, an unbalanced budget, and more importantly, a problem with guns. Like every other good ol' boy, I am concerned about being the victim of a random shooting, but at the same time, I want to be able to take down a nice10-point buck during hunting season. Guns effect every one of us every day. They fill us with fear or they make us feel protected....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive ]

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America Does NOT Need Gun Control

- America Does Not Need Gun Control   There are presently in excess of 200 million guns in the United States, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms  Each year this number grows by 4 to 5 million. There are 60 to 65 million legal owners of one or more guns.1  There is a firearm on the premises of more than half the households in America.  Most gun owners keep guns for protection.  Others keep them for hunting, target shooting, collecting, and similar pursuits. In recent years nearly 35,000 people have been killed annually by guns in the United States.  These deaths include 15,000 murders, 18,000 suicides, and 1,500 accidents.2  It is because of these statistics that many wou...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Rights to the States

- The Supreme Court ruled on June 28th that the 2nd Amendment's protection of the right to bear arms applies on state and city levels. The 5-4 decision along ideological lines echoed 2008's decision to strike down DC's handgun ban, citing the 14th Amendment as a major factor in the decision to extend the federal right to own a hand gun for personal protection down to local levels. Though it officially returned McDonald v. City of Chicago to the lower courts for a decision, it is expected that Chicago's 28 year old handgun ban will be overturned, and that legislation against handgun restrictions in other states will be legally challenged for years to come....   [tags: Media Analysis]

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Gun Laws In The State of Georgia

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

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Strict Gun Control Laws

- Gun Control This world that we humans live in, is filled with numerous interactions on a small and large scale. These interactions can be harmful, beneficial, or have no effect at all on the other members of the interaction. On a more personal basis there is the subject of war and conflict. As civilization have developed and evolved, war has evolved along with us, and the weapons that coincide with this harmful event between two or more people have changed and increased in the effectiveness of their lethality....   [tags: unconstitutional, ownership, machine gun]

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The War on Gun Control

- ... It has been proven to make change and to make it a safer place to live if gun control laws are passed. Over time we have encountered many laws that made it hard for people to possess guns, such as The national Fire Arms Act of 1938 which only allowed fully automatic weapons to be approved by congress, to as severe as The Gun Control Act of 1968 which prohibited a fire arm to anyone who is not legally entitled to possess it, it secluded people with a criminal record, drug abuse or age. This act one of the first steps taken to control and limit the access of fire arm to those who might commit harm with the weapons....   [tags: unconstitutional, court, shooting]

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The Necessity of Gun Control

- The Necessity of Gun Control Gun control is one of the most debatable topics today. Thirty-three million Americans own firearms for hunting (Aitkens 9). But hunting is not the sole reason for which many individuals buy firearms. Of all countries, the United States is the one which is troubled most by a large number of criminals who are in possession of guns. The U.S. has the highest firearm murder rate of any democracy in the world (Aitkens 5). Where is the country going wrong as far as gun control is concerned....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Reduce Crime

- From the beginning of our nation up to today, we as a country have debated some of the most trying topics known to man. One topic that continues to make its way into our everyday lives is the epic “Gun Rights vs. Gun Control” argument. Opinions on both sides range from moderate to extreme, and some have even attempted extreme measures to get their points across. No matter what side of the argument you fall on, chances are, at some point, you can see the other point of view. It is this that causes such great dilemmas when attempting to put to rest one of the greatest debates in American history....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Reduce Crime

- Some people believe that extremely tight gun control laws will eliminate crime, but gun control laws only prevent the 'good guys' from obtaining firearms. Criminals will always have ways of getting weapons, whether it be from the black market, cross borders, or illegal street sales. New gun control laws will not stop them. Since the shootings of Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook, the frequency of mass shootings has increased greatly. Gun control is not effective as it has not been shown to actually reduce the number of gun-related crimes....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control Laws Will Increase Crime

- America has always prided itself on being the land of the free. Our national Constitution and Bill of Rights have ensured that the people of America maintain their basic rights. Nevertheless, many of the rights guaranteed in these historic documents are often the subject of heated debate. The right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee against self-incrimination, the First Amendment’s protection of speech and petitioning activity, all of these issues have been subject to contentious arguments in courts of law and the courts of public opinion....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Districs of Columbia vs Heller

- District of Columbia Vs. Heller In 1976, the District of Columbia City Council enacted three of the strictest gun control ordinances in the United States. The ordinances entirely ban the possession of handguns within the District and, while allowing residents to keep rifles and shotguns in their homes, require those guns be kept disassembled or bound by a trigger lock. Then in 2003, Dick Heller and five other plaintiffs were recruited by lawyer, Robert Levy, and used to file suit against D.C. in the U.S....   [tags: city council, strict, gun control]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Will NOT Reduce Crime

- The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helpless....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Right to Own a Gun is a Constitutional Privilege that Need Not be Regulated

- “If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns”. This argument has been tried throughout the years, as tragedies from assassinations to school shootings have become the focal point of national concern. The Constitution grants American’s the right to bear arms, but over the years these rights have become infringed as new laws are passed in response to specific acts that call for new safety measures. But at this point in time, because of the already instated acts, enough measures have been taken to legally prevent criminals from obtaining guns....   [tags: gun control, argumentative, persuasive]

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An Act to Revise the Arizona Concealed Weapon Carry Age Restriction

- In Arizona you must be at least twenty one years old to carry a concealed weapon legally. There will be difficulty however, in amending the law because of recent violent shootings such as in Boston, Sandy Hook, Tucson, and Aurora. Law states that “You must be at least 21 years or older” (arizonaconcealedcarry). Governor Jan Brewer vetoed two bills going through legislation this year that covered the topic of concealed carry. The first one, House Bill 2339, states that persons with permits can carry concealed weapons into government buildings....   [tags: violent shootings, bills, legislations]

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Gun Control: Keeping Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

- People have questioned gun control long time. Many people wonder if anyone, aside from those who join the law force, should be allowed to carry guns. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” (Wright 4). Franklin understood that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens would not uphold their liberty. Some people who argue for gun control state many violent crimes involve guns. Others believe a child could find the gun and something bad could happen to the child or others when a gun is unsafely stored....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Gun Control: A Big Issue in the World Today

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

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Gun Control and the Second Ammendment to the Constitution

- ... He seems to be right as we must learn to love with guns, “we will be better off with more of them in the hands of law-abiding citizens” (John). Unlike other countries where various stringent criteria must be satisfied before having a gun, Americans must be able to say “yes I have a permit by the 1st and 2nd Amendment”. Using guns has become a popular sport in the US for many years as it comes to using them for games and hunting. When America was young it had its boundaries, and the citizens needed to defend themselves against foreign aggression, but today as the 2nd largest army in the world has and our bill of $700 billion a year for a defense budget....   [tags: literature on gun violence is biased]

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