Gun Control

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  • Guns And Gun Control

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    Crime and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. But are the two really associated? Do guns necessarily lead to crime? And if so do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and use stop the crime or protect the citizens? These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when setting about to create gun control laws. The debate over gun control, however, is nothing new. In 1924, Presidential Candidate, Robert La Follete said, “our choice is

  • Gun Control

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    Gun violence is on the rise in America, especially, with the younger generations. Every time the news is on or a newspaper is opened, there seems to be a report on a gun shooting. This could be in the form of a school shooting, gang violence, or an unhappy teenager or adult mad at someone. Something needs to be done to preserve the younger generation from a lifestyle of violent behavior involving guns. The issue at hand is not knowing what is causing such erratic behavior. It is not until after

  • Gun Control

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    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

  • Gun Control

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    Gun related violence is a real sore spot for most Americans for a good reason. For example, on April 20, 1999, two deranged students went to their school, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and killed 12 students and one faculty member. Another example was in 2012 on December 12th, when a mentally ill man open fired on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut killing 27 innocent bystanders before taking his own life. These tragedies raise serious questions about how strict

  • Gun Control

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    Over the last decade, gun control has been one of the hottest political topics nationwide. Those who support gun control believe that stricter gun laws reduce crime, while opponents of gun control believe that firearms are essential for self-defense. Both sides possess passionate views, and are usually unwilling to compromise their beliefs. What exactly is gun control? Gun control is a series of laws that limit the availability and ownership of privately owned firearms. Cliff Stearns, a member

  • Gun Control

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    Gun Control In the United States of America, guns are one of the top causes of unnatural deaths. Therefore, guns must be regulated in this country, so that we as a country can decrease the number of murders caused by gun use. This can happen only if the punishments for illegal actions involving guns are reinforced and there is an increase in security in all public locations. Amending the current second amendment, so that guns should be given only to police and people with a clean record and

  • Gun Control

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    Constitution give people the right, or should guns be restricted or banned because they are used in the commission of many crimes? Some argue that the right to bear arms is not as vital today as it was in the 1700's, or that it does not apply to individuals. Others argue that it is an individual right guaranteed by the Constitution to own a firearm. It is obvious that the nation does not want guns in the hands of convicted felons; however it is necessary that guns be not confiscated from law-abiding citizens

  • Gun Control

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    should civilians be allowed to own guns? With violent shootings becoming a bigger problem than ever guns are starting to present a big problem. Guns are starting to become a bigger problem than ever as more and more shootings are occurring and there not has not been very much done. But what can we do? With the amount of people that own guns today we cannot just simply take them away from them with no major repercussions. If we asked civilians to give up their guns most would not give it up willingly

  • Gun Control

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    the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." People may have this right, however advocates of gun control believe guns are too risky. Opponents of gun control claim guns have protected them in a self-defense situation. Gun control is defined as government limitaion of the purchase and ownership of firearms by the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. Opponents of gun control argue that the right to bear arms is guaranteed to all citizens by the Second Amendment. Owners of handguns and

  • Gun Control

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    in the United States? Gun Control has been a heavily debated and controversial topic throughout the United States. In 2013, 30,000 people died of gunshot wounds in America. After the prohibition of the “Gun Control Act of 1968,” there was a massive increase in homicide and suicide. Because there are so many shootings and unnecessary death today everywhere in the United States because of guns, the nation should adopt a universal gun control system enforcing stricter gun control laws, including background