Gun politics Essays

  • The Politics of Gun Control

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    The Politics of Gun Control In recent years, political discourse about gun control and the Second Amendment has become increasingly volatile. Gun lobbies such as the National Rifle Association are more organized and aggressive and their issue agenda has evolved as new and more powerful weapons and militia appear. On the other side of the debate, the critical wounding of James Brady gave gun control advocates a visible martyr with strong ties to Republican conservatives. In sum, gun control and

  • Guns and Elections: The Politics of Gun Control

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    In the book Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of Firearms, Wilson discusses the complex issue of gun control and the many debates and controversies regarding the issue. Many people throughout the United States feel it is the right as a citizen in the United States to own a weapon, and the government should have no say in the matter. These people believe this because of the part of the Second Amendment that states, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be

  • Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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    California does not have enough gun laws, they need more restrictions! Guns have been around our country for a long period of time. Serving its purpose in the battles United States of America has fought in. Thanks to the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment it gave United States citizens to own and practice the right to bear arms. In other words James Madison gave people the right to protect themselves then and ourselves now from any militia or these days our self-defense. Unfortunately our right

  • NRA

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    NRA: The Right to Have Gun Rights Gun control is a very touchy subject in our world as crime rates rise and mass shootings occur. There are two sides to the table of gun control, either more control or less control. Both Democrats and Republicans have their stance on this issue and most representatives follow the party lines. It is typical that Democrats favor more gun control and Republicans favor less. The policy I support is the right to continue to carry a concealed weapon in every state; the

  • A Case Against Gun-Control

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    Anti - Gun Control The issues of gun control are the subject of much controversy. In the article “The Killer Who Supports Gun Control” by Nicholas D. Kristof (2013), he argues that a strong gun control will yield fewer deaths. Kristof summarizes how the gun itself and the person are responsible for deaths, in order to show how dangerous the combination of the two is. Kristof (2013) argues that more gun control will make it difficult for people to acquire guns, which will lead to fewer deaths by

  • Essay On The 2nd Amendment

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    American people. Liberals believe guns are evil devices that go around and shoot people. They conclude that by restricting and eventually banning guns, gun violence will resolve into nothing. The left tries to use the 2nd amendment to argue their point, but they pick

  • Guns Make for a Safer Country

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    Guns are needed. The main purpose is for protection. People think that by banning guns Americans will be safer. This is not true though. Criminals get their guns through illegal ways so it would be hard to confiscate all the guns. With guns taken away most Americans would probably turn on their government. Some people want to ban guns because they are used in crimes. But the guns are not committing the crime people are. Guns have always been and always will be a form of protection. A gun is the easiest

  • Rhetorical Analysis : College Campuses

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    this situation? Security can only cover parts of the campus at a time. Spontaneous outbreaks of crime can be thwarted if students actively participate in stopping crimes. Allowing students who have obtained a Concealed Handgun License, CHL, to carry a gun on campus will make campuses safer and reduce the amount of school shootings and other forms of crimes common to college campuses. In order to obtain a CHL a person has to be “21 year of age or older, clean criminal history, not be under a protective

  • The Effects Of Gun Control On Gun Violence

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    1995. “The Effects of Gun Seizures on Gun Violence: ‘Hot Spots’ Patrol in Kansas City.” Justice Quarterly 12(4):673–93. The Kansas City Gun experiment was launched in October 1972 through October 1993 by the Kansas City Police Department through a grant awarded program. The “Weed and Seed” was a program developed under the Bureau of Justice Assistance in 1991. The study was designed to deter carrying a gun in hot spot areas known for high crime rates. Due to the need for gun control became a nationwide

  • The Importance Of Owning A Gun

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    Owning a gun is both a fundamental right and a derivative right. The derivative right goes in hand with a fundamental right, the right to protect oneself from harm (Stark, 2001). Therefore, it is a derivative right because it is “derived from the right of self-defense” and self-defense is most important (Huemer, 2003, p. 299). Owning a gun also is a prima facie right, which is a right that must be given moral weight, but can be overridden by important countervailing reasons (Huemer, 2003). The prima

  • Right To Bear Arms Argumentative Essay

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    In current day society, it is frequently promoted as self-defense and our “duty” as Americans to own a gun of some sort. The second amendment to the constitution declares that “We the People” are allowed to bear arms because we live in a free State. Although these statements are true, at what cost? The question, “at what cost,” arises due to the recent push for an extension and enforcement of the second amendment. The people of the States have been pushing for desired concealed carry at public areas

  • Americans and Firearms

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    Americans themselves? In the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the increase of killing sprees involving firearms in the U.S. since the Columbine Massacre, the case against guns is emotionally charged and captivating. The use of these examples has been a powerful recruitment tool in the case against private gun ownership and the lobbying for stricter legislation governing the sale, and distribution of firearms within the U.S. and internationally. In addition to this, Pro-Control supporters

  • Gun Restrictions: Employers' Right To Restrict Weapon

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    recent WSJ article, “Guns in the Parking Lot: A Delicate Workplace Issue” (October 15, 2013), Starbucks CEO instructed their customers not to bring guns to the cafes, and they are not alone in this request. However, many feel the action of a private business to oppose public gun laws is questionable. There is a strong plea to ban weapons, not only in the workplace, but everywhere. However, employers’ right to restrict weapons is limited especially in states with pro-gun laws. Currently, there

  • We Must Ban Assault Weapons

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    weapon or gun. “Four out of five guns brought to school are actually brought from their own homes” (Page par 2). This is one of the biggest problems when faced with where criminals get their guns. They either steal them from relative’s homes, ask to borrow them, or steal them from licensed sellers. There are a lot of ways people can get guns. People who should not be able to purchase a firearm are allowed to, and illegal transactions are also a huge issue with criminals getting their guns. For all

  • The Battle Between Gun Control and Gun Rights

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    transfer, receipt, possession, and use of certain categories of firearms, as well as mandate who may and may not own a gun (Gale Encyclopedia, pg. 155-162).” Therefore, the issue is one that is extremely hard to clarify. Which side is right? An estimated 30,000 people are killed each year by guns in the United States alone according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Gun Control, Funk & Wagnall’s). Though there have been some restrictions and laws placed, both the conservative and liberal

  • Armed Teachers and Staff in Schools

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    Brian Siebel. "No Gun Left Behind: The Gun Lobby's Campaign to Push Guns into Colleges and Schools." N.p.: Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 2007. 9-11. Rpt. in Juvenile Crime. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. Shah, Nirvi. "Teachers Already Armed in some Districts." Education Week 32.21 (2013): 1,1, 14, 15. ProQuest. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. Severson, Kim, and Alan Blinder. "Guns at School? If

  • Gun Free Zone Case Study

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    Gun free zones without proper enforcement, such as enough trained personnel carrying arms and non-interruptive monitoring, are a threat to the citizens within them because they attract terrorists for the reason of mass murder with little resistance. Officer response time is a major issue in protecting an unarmed populous due to lack of officers to compensate for armed citizens. In addition gun free zones are too large to insure proper control points to stop guns from flowing through these areas and

  • Case Study Of The Case 'I Love You Forever'

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    carry a gun because of just disputes between her and her boyfriend, Joe, instead it is easy and simple to change the area and report the incidence to the police department. Although the aggressiveness of Joe, made her to take such action, in other ways, he told as he needed her forever. I think, their disputes looks like because of Joe loves her so much and not want to miss her forever. There may be some understandable situation between them that led to disputes. Other than carrying a gun for her

  • Persuasive Essay On Guns On College Campuses

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    environment. Many incidents have taken place in past on college campuses due to firearms and and due to these acts many pro-gun activist has intimated that both professors and students should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. When it comes to college campuses, then people debate about whether it is right to carry a gun or not. But the debate is actually being whether guns should be allowed on college campuses. The Constitution of The United States of America allows its citizens to carry firearms

  • The Pros And Cons Of Automatic Firearms

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    The crashing of glass awoke young, twenty-year-old gun owner in the middle of the night. He hurdled out of bed and went for his automatic rifle. As he opened his bedroom door, a man with bloodshot eyes stood in his hall barreling toward him. The homeowner puts the sights on the man and fires once with no effect. The homeowner then fires twelve more times before the colossal, bloodshot eyes burglar goes down. The man, shaking in his shoes, calls the police knowing that if he didn’t have that rifle