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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 Handgun Prevention Act Of The United States

- ... Experts have also taken the demand for murder “in the moment” into consideration as is seen in the following, “In the heat of the moment, however, a perfectly inelastic demand curve for murder exists. The person is “in the market, “ at least momentarily”(Helma, 122). Science proves that with grace periods being extended, people are given time to cool down and think their actions through. These grace periods would essentially kill the market for intentionally violent gun use. If we take these measure now then we are potentially destroying future crimes of passion....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Issue Of Gun Control

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

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Gun Control And Gun Safety

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

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Stand Firm On The Grounds We Have Gun Control

- ... Offenders will always be able to get guns even if all of the law-abiding citizens give up their rights to own them. I believe this would reverse the declining gun related deaths. In somewhat recent times, the statistics show that we have dropped from 7 people per 100,000 to 3.4 people per 100,000 from 1993 to 2014 (Cooper). The only thing that deters lawbreakers is the penalties that gun laws carry, and our ability to stay firm on those penalties. I believe that this is responsible in part for the drop in violent gun related deaths....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Crime]

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Stand Firm On The Grounds

- ... Offenders will always be able to get guns even if all of the law abiding citizens give up their rights to own them. I believe this would reverse the declining gun related deaths. In recent times, the statistics show that we have dropped from 7 people per 100,000 to 3.4 people per 100,000 from 1993 until 2014 (Cooper). The only thing that deters lawbreakers is the penalties that gun laws carry, and our ability to stay firm on those penalties. I believe that this is responsible in part for the drop in violent gun related deaths....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Crime, Handgun]

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America Needs More Gun Control

- ... Republicans, like Donald Trump feel opposite of this. They feel the government should leave it up to the people to decide. So how do we know which side to support. First, we need to know the laws on guns and how they operate. A bountiful amount of people knows our second amendment, which is the right to keep and bear arms. This is written in the Constitution, making it illegal to take that right away from us as citizens. Congress is still at odds about the gun control debate but they have made some decisions....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Police, Handgun]

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Why Gun Bans Should Not Be Banned

- Say No to Gun Ban Gun bans are very simple in theory, just take everyone’s guns, but the results are drastic. Removing all guns from the American Citizens hands will have effects on many aspects of life. This simple plan proposed countless times by countless politicians will make many people angry and others glad. This is great in theory, but the real life consequences will outweigh the benefits. There are some benefits acquired by banning guns. For instance, if all guns were to be banned in the United States, then some of the simple, very preventable deaths could be prevented....   [tags: United States, Firearm, Crime, Handgun]

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Gun Control Is A Good Thing

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

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Gun Laws Of Great Britain

- ... Ryan used “a US M1 carbine, and an assault rifle” in his mass shooting (Library of Congress – Great Britain 2). Ryan owned these guns legally, the fear that other people could get guns legally and commit a mass shooting as Ryan did (Library of Congress – Great Britain 2). The amendment to the Firearms Act after this incident was enacted in 1988, the outcome of this act was the banning of “high-powered self-loading rifles and burst-fire weapons” (Library of Congress – Great Britain 2). In addition, there were stricter standards that were enacted “for issuing ownership certification for pump-action shotguns with a magazine of more than two bullets” (Library of Congress – Great Britain 2)....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Dunblane massacre, Handgun]

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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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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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The Safety Of The Gun Owners

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

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Gun Control And The Gun

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

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The United States Of America

- ... According to the FBI in their Uniform Crime Reports in two-thousand and ten there was almost three-hundred and seventy thousand robberies and in about forty-one percent of those a weapon is used. Having a fire arm in the house is a way of teaching responsibility to the kids while simultaneously keeping them safer from possible home invasions. Imagine somebody’s grandmother is walking down a dark alley when all of a sudden a large man in a trench coat approaches her and tries to grab her, but the old lady had a .380 in her purse waiting....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

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

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Serious Issues Regarding Gun Control

- ... 19 deaths for Iowa in 2011 verses 1,220 deaths aren’t even comparable. (Rogers, 1) However, there still is slight of a gun issue in Iowa. In 2011 there were about 600 reported aggravated assaults in Iowa, which would equal out to be about 1 aggravated assault every 15 hours. Like mentioned above, it’s the law that needs to step up its game not necessarily the guns themselves. (FBI, 5) According to The Brady Campaign, “The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gave Iowa 7 out of 100 possible points on their 2011 state scorecard.” (Brady Campaign, 6) Another thing that’s also wrong with Iowa’s gun laws is the fact that the rate of which submissions of peoples mental health records are bei...   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Gun, Firearms]

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The Steps Of Purchasing A Gun Should Be Altered

- ... Yes, you can buy at a gun at your local superstore, Walmart. Not to mention the black market and a pawn shop does not seem the safest place to buy a gun. Personally, that seems as if it were the easiest place to purchase a gun illegally; a pawn shop would be the sleaziest place for someone to buy a gun, they owner is just looking for a quick buck. The one thing our government needs to change is the law on machine guns. In order to buy a machine gun it has to be made before the year of 1986, according to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA)....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Machine gun, Weapon]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- ... One famous example of a “gun free zone” is the shootout at the OK Corral. On October 26, 1881, there was a fight for control over the town of Tombstone, Arizona. There was a confrontation between the Clanton-McLaury gang and the sheriffs of the small town, the Earp brothers. Tombstone had a law stating all guns needed to be turned into the sheriff’s office before entering the municipality. After refusing to relinquish their firearms, there was a short and bloody firefight, leaving three of the five gang members dead and the two sheriffs, including their friend, Doc Holiday, wounded (The Earp-Holliday Trial: An Account)....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun, Rifle]

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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 Laws And The United States

- ... After this law went into effect, Washington, D.C.’s murder rate averaged 73% higher than before the law went into effect. This shows that the law, that was supposed to lower the murder rate, actually raised it by disarming citizens that would be able to use the guns to help protect themselves. On June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, struck down this law as unconstitutional. After the Supreme Court repealed the law, the murder rate went down and is still going down to this day....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Impact Of Modern Technology On American Citizens And Responsible Gun Owners

- ... The technology is old, and it is easy for anybody even a young person to use it. In this modern era, people can unlock a phone by detecting the persons finger print. The technology has improved greatly that people use it to unlock safes, home doors, and tablets. Also, finger print technology takes about a second to unlock a phone with just putting the finger on the button. This method can be use on guns. People can feel relief knowing that their child will be unable to use the gun and whoever steels it....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Projectile, Handgun]

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Gun Control And The Government Should Put More Restrictions On Firearms

- ... The owner of the firearms was the man’s own mother and he killed her in order to take possession of them. This is an example of indirect murder, because although the owner had no ill intent, the guns were taken by another individual and used. Even when given a permit in which only the owner can use a firearm, it doesn’t mean that it’s set in stone. People live’s are still on the line because arms are used regardless of having a license or not. Ever since the shooting that occurred at the elementary school there have been more incidents in which there were many more shootings....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Gun, Weapon]

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New York Gun Laws Should Be Adopted Federally

- “New York Gun Laws Should Be Adopted Federally” Across the nation we have seen many tragic events unfold due to fire arms being in the hands of the wrong people. From the horrific scene in Newton Connecticut, where a deranged man opened fire at an elementary school, to the shooting of an Arizona congresswoman whilst on meeting her constituents, or most recently the shooting at a Navy yard in our nation’s capital. With these tragedies come the aftermath of political debates on gun control and regulations that may or may not help prevent future occurrences of loss of innocent life....   [tags: Firearm, Handgun, Mental disorder]

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Gun Control And The United States

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

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The Necessity Of Gun Control

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

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The National Rifle Association ( Nra )

- “Carrying a concealed handgun in public is permitted in all 50 states as of 2013. Some states have “unrestricted carry” and do not require permits” (ProCon.org 1). Law abiding citizens can apply for a “concealed carry permit” if they have no record of mental illness and no criminal record. The permit allows them to carry handguns not only at home, but almost everywhere they go. More women are buying handguns than ever before and going through the training to get a license to carry(The Economist 1)....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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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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Gun Control And Its Effect On Crime Levels

- ... Gun rights supporters, however, promote firearms. This is mainly for self defense, hunting, sport, and security against a government dictatorship. Gun rights advocates also believe firearm ownership, by law abiding citizens, has the ability to reduce crime (Lott, 2010). However, many of these beliefs from both sides of the debate, are based on nonfactual evidence and, in fact, are quite false. Conceivably, one of the greatest myths believed today by these debates is the attempt to ban the possession of handguns, or certain kinds of guns, as a viable option for reducing crime (Walker, 2015)....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Gun politics, Crime]

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Bart 's Parents Were On Their Way Home

- ...  Abhay Aneja, John J. Donohue III, and Alexandria Zhang from the National Research Council has been debating over the impact on crime caused by the law that grants citizens the presumptive rights to carry loaded handguns. Studies from the National Research Council states that, “States that passed "shall-issue" laws between 1977 and 2010 had a 2% or more increase in the murder rate, and at least 9% increases in rates of rape, aggravated assault, robbery, auto theft, burglary”. (http://www.nber.org/papers/w18294) Another research done by the National Institute of Justice on crime rates around the United States one year stated that, “Data collected by the FBI show that firearms were used in...   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun]

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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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The Gun Laws Should Be Legal

- Let Us Openly Carry, Texas In a state where many of it’s residents are gun owners who support reducing restrictions on gun rights, some major changes need to be made to the current gun laws. Texas is one of only five states who do not allow gun owners to openly carry their handguns. This is unacceptable. Firearms are an important part of Texas’ history, and our state would not have been easily settled without them. Statistics show that gun violence decreased after other states made it legal to openly carry handguns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Open carry]

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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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The Issue Of Gun Control

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

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Gun 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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Employment Division V Smith : Illegal Drugs For Religious Purposes

- ... One could argue that the use of small amounts of Peyote for a religious reason is much like the usage of small amounts of alcohol for Christian purposes. Why, then, have there been no charges against that sort of use. I believe that this sort of law needs to have a clearer definition. If there have been no charges against a Christian church for using alcohol during religious ceremonies, then why was there a charge made against Smith for this religious reason. If the law had had a clear definition, this case would not have been an issue....   [tags: United States Constitution, Law]

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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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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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Should They Be Concealed Gun Carry On College Campuses?

- There is a saying that says, “Why fix something that isn’t broke?” In other words, if something is doing good the way it is already then don’t change it. The same applies with concealed gun carry on college campuses. If college campuses have been statistically proven to be one of the safest public places, then why try to fix them by bringing concealed guns into campuses. I believe that there should not be concealed handguns allowed in college campuses because it will make students more unsafe, would make the learning environment in class a very unhealthy experience, and cause trouble for the campus police to spot a real shooter....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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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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Gun Control Is Needed More Than Most People Think We Do

- Why gun control is needed more than most people think we do. Gun control is needed more because there would be fewer deaths. There would also be a lot fewer people hurt in gun fights or gun accidents. The reason gun control is important is because there is a lot of things that have to do with guns. Such as the way they fire, the way the safety works, and a lot of other examples like that and if you don 't know how they work you need to learn how so you could fix them is something happens and so no one would get hurt or killed trying to fix it....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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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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Gun Control And The Civil Rights Act Of 1866

- ... The NRA is a national group dedicated to the upholding of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. In their magazines, American hunters and American Rifleman, they say “The NRA believes that every law-abiding citizen is entitled to the ownership and legal use of firearms. The NRA does many things to help display their beliefs and persuade others to their beliefs. This association also has a strong pull on legislation, because it has many lobbyists and supporters in the government. This group has many members in the Congress, and former presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan are members....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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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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