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    The Right to Own a Gun

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    The Right to Own a Gun Are you willing to sit back and become a victim of violent crime or allow the government to tamper with your civil liberties? In recent years, anti-gun politicians have attempted to control guns in the name of crime prevention this is an assault on the Second Amendment rights of US citizens . The Second Amendment states, “ 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.” Not

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    The Right To Own Guns

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    The Right to Own Guns As American citizens, we have more rights and freedoms than any other group of people in the world. The founders of this country established these freedoms because they had previously lived in countries where the people did not have as many rights. One of these rights is stated in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which proclaims “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” But over the years various laws and regulations have infringed upon

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    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

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    Nearly 48% of gun owners own a gun for their own protection (Pew). Owning a gun could save someone in times of crisis, whether from an armed burglar or from a mass shooting. However, owning a gun has become too easy. Many guns fall into the hands of criminals and terrorists. Gun laws and background checks should be changed; thousands of innocent people are killed each year at the fault of a gun falling in the wrong hands. If we included a psychiatric evaluation in our background checks it could save

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    With gun control being one of the most substantial controversies of modern times, many influential figures have risen to support stances on the matter. On February first of 2013, a man by the name of Sam Harris wrote an article for “The WEEK” on the matter titled, “Why I own guns” in which he illustrates his beliefs as to why a rational person should own firearms. Sam Harris is a New York Times bestselling author, a gun rights activist, and possesses a degree in philosophy from Stanford University

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    defends this position saying, “any steps that (Williams) had to take in order to prevent his family and his people from being slaughtered like cattle were completely within his rights” (Curtiss). This is certainly true regarding Williams right to own guns, as explained above, but below the surface of Curtiss’ statement, lie many questions regarding the results the threat of violence has produced. Retaliating against racism with violence actually produces effects which are detrimental to the integrationist

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    “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

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    staff members, and his own mother; this occurred because Adam Lanza was a man with a psychiatric illness with possession of many guns. If Adam Lanza did not have possession of this gun, twenty seven lives could have been saved. There are criminal background checks that take place in order to own a gun, however the government is missing one crucial aspect to it, and that is the medical background check. Even though there are laws against people with mental illnesses having guns, but the government has

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    Gun Control

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    Since the early days, gun control has been a never-ending debate. It is because of the fast increase in crime, the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control in order reduce the crime in the United States, that this issue has been hotly debated in recent years. The streets of America are now a war zone especially right here were we live. ?Florida has the highest crime rate of any state and the sixth highest homicide level?(www.guncite.com). A sad fact but

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    Posession of Guns in the USA

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    Posession of Guns in the USA Zimring and Hawkins states that America is a gun culture with these words from the report of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence in 1969. "Firearms have long been an important part of American life. For many years the armed citizen-soldier was the country's first line of defense. Firearms no longer play a significant role in keeping food on American tables, yet Americans own and use firearms to a degree that puzzles many observers

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