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  • Gun Control - 517 words
    Gun control is the limitation of the use and ownership of guns. Guns are a big part of American history. The first guns in America were used by the colonists for hunting. Later, the colonists used their guns to gain their independence from England. The Revolutionary war, along with all the other wars that followed, revolutionized the gun to meet the needs that warfare demanded. From the Wild West to Desert Storm, guns have become a part of American culture. Over the last hundred years, a new issue involving guns has risen. Gun control should be refined in America because guns cause suicides, gun related accidents, and crime in America. There are many suicides in America each year. More lives ...
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  • Gun Control - 1,052 words
    Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience on the negative effects of gun control Central Idea: The effects gun control will have on the nation are leaving people unprotected against violent crimes, an infringement on states rights, and the loss of hunting and sport shooting in our country. In Cumberland, TN, a 28-year-old Jason McCulley broke into the home of Stanley Horn and his wife tied up the two of them at knifepoint, demanded to know where the couple kept their money in the house. While Mrs. Horn was directing the robber, Mr. Horn freed himself from the rope, grabbed his gun of the nightstand and shot the intruder then called the police. The intruder, Jason McCulley, later died from th ...
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  • An Argument Against Gun Control - 758 words
    As long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. 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." No loopholes, or legal caches exist in this statement. The Founding Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms. Yet, in recent years anti-gun politicians have attempted to control guns in the name of crime prevention. Gun control makes no effort to control criminals, does not reduce crime, takes guns from responsible sportsmen and recreational shooters, and allows criminals to possess fi ...
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  • Gun Control In America - 1,371 words
    On March 24, 1998, firing from the woods overlooking their school, 13-year-old Andrew Golden and 11-year-old Mitchell Johnson shot and killed four middle school students and a teacher and injured ten other students in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The two boys had a semiautomatic M-1 carbine with a large ammunition magazine, two other rifles, seven handguns and more than 500 rounds of ammunition which they took from the home of one of the boys grandfather, who had a large arsenal of weapons left unsecured. Officers arrested the two boys as they ran through the wooded area near the school, and they were convicted on five counts of capital murder and ten counts of first-degree battery in September 1998 ...
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  • Gun Control - 1,526 words
    In addressing new laws of gun control, one has to look at both sides of the argument. How will new guns laws affect violence in schools and on the streets? How do loyal, law-abiding gun owners feel about these new laws. These news laws are set as all sales of firearms must be registered, all purchasers must be licensed, and no individual may purchase more than one gun per month. There will always be arguments on both sides on such controversial laws like these. Pros and Cons can be thrown about every which way from decreasing school violence, to breaking the law of the second amendment. It can be easy to take sides, but one must look to both sides' arguments before reasoning. The gun control ...
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  • Against Gun Control Misc - 617 words
    Some people are for new gun control laws, but I am one of the many that are against them. Now, it is impossible to pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news without being bombarded with the details of another mass shooting, or another child that was killed while playing with a gun. Unfortunately, there are many people who take the easy way out when it comes to a solution to this problem, they choose gun control. There are many facts that support my position in which I will explain. First of all, numerous studies have proven that there are many protective uses of firearms, but most are masked by the few larger negative gun stories in the news. Mark Johnson, a journalist for Media General ...
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  • Gun Control Misc - 715 words
    "Stick 'em up." These are three of the most feared words known to us today. Innocent people, males and females, the elderly, our nation's youth, all of these people must currently live in fear. Walking down the street, taking a Sunday drive, going to the supermarket, the bank, or a gas station have all become dangerous tasks. One item has made all of these normal, routine things dangerous. That item is, a gun. Many people have lost their lives because of guns. Others have been crippled because of guns. Many great leaders and politicians have lost their lives due to guns and gun violence. This great land of America, the land of the free, has been turned into the land of the feared. No other n ...
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  • Gun Control Misc - 933 words
    "I say all guns are good guns. There are no bad guns. I say the whole nation should be an armed nation. Period. This rather bold statement was made by Joseph Foss, former Governor, and current President of the NRA, or National Rifle Association (Lacayo 16). I could not disagree more. The NRA is a special interest group known by many. As a lobbyist organization, the NRA has a current main objective of protecting American citizens' rights, to possess and operate a firearm, form being violated by gun control laws. The same laws that 69 percent of the public support laws pushing for the stronger control of handguns and assault weapons (Gunfree). One of the NRA's main weapons in this crusade is t ...
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  • Gun Control Misc - 691 words
    One of the most hotly debated topics today is gun control. But what exactly is gun control? Is it making it so hard to own that it takes away from the game or leaves someone in fear of not being able to protect themselves? Could it be that it is there to protect the innocent from being gunned down by a lunatic? All these are good questions and that is why the topic is hard to define, both sides have their own feelings on the issue and it is hard to find a happy medium between the two, but one must try. Gun control doesnt have to be taking guns away or making them harder to get as much as controlling them and enforcing the laws that are already in effect. There are many different viewpoints o ...
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  • Gun Control Misc - 952 words
    Do We Need Tougher Gun Control Laws? What does the sound of amendment mean? In its entirety it reads, "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." Does this confer an unqualified right to bear arms? Or is it a right conditioned by the clause preceding the statement of right? Does the militia refer to the pe9ople generally, or does it specifically relate to the organized ("well regulated") military bodies of state and national guards and the armed forces? Gun control is one of many major topics of debate on Capitol Hill these days, but does it get the due attention that it needs? Gun related ...
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  • Gun Control - 1,035 words
    In some cases, gun control may be favored even if the price is more death. Consider, for example, H. Laurence Ross's review of Gary Kleck's book Point Blank in the American Journal of Sociology. Kleck's book was awarded the Hindelang Prize, as the most significant contribution to criminology in the last three years; Ross praises Kleck's meticulous research and analysis, and Kleck's debunking of many of the myths surrounding the gun issue. And Ross does not deny Kleck's conclusion that, because handguns are frequently used by law-abiding citizens for lawful defensive purposes, the availability of handguns to law-abiding citizens results in a large net saving of innocent lives every year, even ...
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  • Gun Control Arguments And Myths - 439 words
    A. A handgun is a very poor defensive weapon. A 1983 study determines that a gun is too dangerous a weapon to be kept around the house for self-protection. A gun kept for protection is six times more likely to kill someone you know rather than an attacker. B. Maybe gun control won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but it will prevent crimes of passion. The handgun has become the weapon most often used in crime and the weapon most responsible for murders in the United States. Seventy percent of people killed by handguns are shot by relatives or acquaintances. There is only one way to stop senseless "crimes of passion" -- and that's to remove the handgun from reach. C. Strict gun cont ...
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  • Gun Control - 931 words
    A woman in Texas is in the middle of a massacre. Dining with her parents, a man comes in and begins a murderous rampage. While lying on the floor, she reaches for a gun in her purse, but it isnt there. While people are dying, her gun is lying in the trunk of her car, because of Texas law against concealed carry. Twenty two people were murdered that day, including Suzanna Gratias parents. Because of this law, Suzanna was helpless to save her parents, and twenty others. Because Texas legislature says that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons is an endangerment to public safety. (Swasey, 174) The homicide rate in Florida was 11.7 per 100,000, until a concealed carry law was passed in 19 ...
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  • Gun Control - 568 words
    Handguns exact an inordinate toll on American lives, isn't it time that we ban handguns? "In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans." ( Dolan, Edward, page 203) " There are an estimated sixty-five million firearms in the United States, which means, there are sixty-five million people carrying a firearm." (page 203) "In 1997, the most recent year available, there were eighty-nine firearm deaths per day, about a death every sixteen minutes!"(page 203) In every sixteen minutes one of your family members, a loved, or even yourself can be injured or killed in a firearm related incident. What do we really need handguns for? Some believe it is a sense of safety or protection. The world should not have ...
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  • Gun Control - 522 words
    The main definition in the paper I have chose to write is Gun Control. Gun control in essence means to stop the wrong people from getting a hold of guns. The law is made to check the backgrounds of all persons attempting to buy and sell guns. If a person has a history of violence, the gun will not be sold to him or her. This makes sure that less crimes with guns will be committed. A weapon of destruction can be a gun. An automatic rifle, or an automatic shotgun would be classified into this category. These types of weapons can inflict great amounts of damage in very short periods of time. If a person had one, he or she could walk around the streets and obliterate every object that he or she ...
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  • Gun Control - 1,035 words
    In some cases, gun control may be favored even if the price is more death. Consider, for example, H. Laurence Ross's review of Gary Kleck's book Point Blank in the American Journal of Sociology. Kleck's book was awarded the Hindelang Prize, as the most significant contribution to criminology in the last three years; Ross praises Kleck's meticulous research and analysis, and Kleck's debunking of many of the myths surrounding the gun issue. And Ross does not deny Kleck's conclusion that, because handguns are frequently used by law-abiding citizens for lawful defensive purposes, the availability of handguns to law-abiding citizens results in a large net saving of innocent lives every year, even ...
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  • Gun Control - 1,055 words
    ... age..." [I]t is not simply who has the abortion that leads to the lower crime rate...but the ability of the woman to choose better timing for childrearing that lowers criminality." (Los Angeles Daily News, August 8, 1999, pp. 1, 18) What about the Brady Bill and other gun control measures? Didn't the Brady Bill play a big part in reducing gun crime? See GunCite's analysis of that claim. Four scholars discuss "Does Gun Control Work?" in PBS's moderated panel discussion, Think Tank (aired June 3, 1995). What can be done about violent crime? To read where enforcement of the numerous, already existing laws is working and achieving dramatic results in reducing gun related violence and homicid ...
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  • Gun Control - 1,437 words
    Pro Gun Control It is a Friday afternoon in Charlesbay High School. Students are piling into the lunch lines awaiting hot pizza, fresh French fries and ice-cold sodas. As the students discuss what they are going to do after the football game and how their 1st hour test was, a gunshot is heard not far away. The students are ordered to stay low to the ground by school security guards. None of the students know what is happening outside the lunch lines. What is going on is a 17-year old frenetic boy who attends Charlesbay, got upset with a couple students. He was sick of hearing them call him dumb or butterball and pushing him around the hallways. Robby, well call him, took matters into his own ...
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  • Gun Control - 1,142 words
    "In order to reduce gun vilolence in the U.S., there should be stricter gun regulation." Violence and crime in today's society is inevitable. Human nature is full of hatred, jealousy, and chaos. Throwing guns into the equation adds security for some, and vulnerability for others. Gun regulation is a topic of debate that has been going on for years and looks to be going on for many more to come. Although, each side of the issue seems to have a possibility of security for all, a healthy median of both sides proves to be hard to come by. On the side of no gun regulation, advocates explain that a concealed handgun provides safety, and that people who defend themselves (with guns) may indirectly ...
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  • Gun Control - 912 words
    Over the past decade the issue of gun control has been a hot topic. The ability to own a gun is considered by some a birthright of Americans. However, with crime rates involving handguns rising each day it has become quite clear. Handgun laws must become more stricter in order to reduce homicide and crime. Danial Blackman is one example of a dangerous man who was allowed to carry a concealed weapon despite prior criminal behavior. In February 1996, the former candidate for judge in Broward County, Florida, threatened to put three bullets in the head of a meter maid who had written him a ticket, behavior that should have prevented him from carrying a concealed handgun but did not. Though he w ...
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