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  • The Politics of Gun Control Legislation

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    The Politics of Gun Control Legislation The recent violent phenomenon of tragic shootings such as the incident at Columbine high school in which 13 students and one teacher were killed and 23 other people were wounded has captured the attention of both the public and politicians alike and has stirred a need to take action. With shootings in Littleton, Colorado followed by Conyers, Georgia and yet another in Gibson, Oklahoma, gun control has become a pressing issue in congress. However while

  • The Issue of Gun Control Legislation

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    The Issue of Gun Control Legislation One of the most controversial issues in our society is gun control legislation. Violence associated with guns is increasing every year and something must be done to stop it. Gun legislation varies in every state. In some states gun policy is stricter than in other states. Gun legislation should be abolished in favor of federal gun legislation. To analyze the problem with gun violence today you must understand the gun laws that are in effect. The

  • The NRA Killed Gun Control Legislation

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    The NRA Killed Gun Control Legislation By the year 2003, it is expected that firearms will cause the most injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing even automobile accidents. Poll after poll have revealed that most Americans favor stricter gun control laws. Five recent suburban school shootings have demonstrated that when guns and kids mix, tragedy results. Yet gun control legislation remains at a standstill. The battle for stricter gun-control laws has not been without victories

  • The Need to Reform Government in Order to Obtain a Brighter Future

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    the course of American History, the U.S. government has mostly shown to be a reliable and stable pillar during major events happening domestically and internationally. It has displayed leadership, tenacity, and perseverance when making important legislation that would change the lives of all citizens in the United States. However, during the latter half of the 20th century, the government has shown to be susceptible to partisanship. This has been displayed when it is presented with a dilemma regarding

  • Milestones in Federal Gun Control Legislation

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    today. For this reason, the amendment itself is a source of debate between those with liberal and conservative points of view. For those who take a libe... ... middle of paper ... ...mounts. Works Cited "Milestones in Federal Gun Control Legislation." N.d. Infoplease. Web. 4 April. 2014. . National Rifle Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 April. 2014. . "Now is the time." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 April. 2014. . "Pros & Cons of Gun Ownership & Use Laws for Individuals." About.com

  • The Evolution of the Federal Budget Process

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    that neither reshuffling power nor changing rules is the answer. It is pointless to take a process that needs to be restructured and add new layers to it. Despite the many changes, its use as a political tool has remained. It is an instrument of control and subject to the politics of the President and Congress. For government budgeting to be effective, the process that guides it must be an evolving one. As the government gets bigger, it will most likely destabilize the existing method. Therefore

  • Distinguish Between Sectional and Promotional Pressure Groups

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    groups work together to achieve a common aim. Pressure groups provide a means of popular participation in national politics between elections. They are sometimes able to gather sufficient support to force government to amend or even scrap legislation. Pressure groups also provide a means of participation in local politics between elections. For example, in 1994 the A452 Co-ordination Group campaigned to block plans by Warwickshire County Council to make the A452 a dual carriageway. After

  • The Purpose of Australia’s Democratic Parliament

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    Bi- cameral structure is intended to allow the sovereignty of a popular government whilst maintain and protecting the interests of the states; its two chambers have distinct identities but similar powers. The four main function of parliament are legislation, representation, responsibility and acting as a forum of debate. It is a commonly held belief that there has been a decline in parliamentary thesis. Advocates of this belief claim that parliament in the modern day supports the executive rather than

  • Annotated Bibliography Analysis

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    a theory and look at important legislation and whether it passed within a divided government compared to a unified government. The hypothesis of this article is that "important legislation is more likely to fail to pass under divided government". The results of this article show the following conclusion. If the government is divided than it is more likely that the president will oppose more legislation than when the government is unified. Also important legislation will fail to pass more often under

  • American Politicians

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    American Politicians As Americans devote less and less time to an active participation in politics, they are increasing their participation in interest groups. As a result politicians are losing touch with the constituents that they represent. To the modern politician, the special interest and "the people" have become objectively indistinguishable. It is natural for people of like minds to want to form an interest group, and with the increase of public interest groups Americans are finding that

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