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1,099 wordsGun Control issues have been apart of American landscape since the days of pioneers. The use of guns has changed over the years. Once used by settlers to survive, guns are now used in killing humans across the United States. Jim Reibsame, a contributor to the Dallas Morning News stated, There is an urban outrage at some of the practices at controlling predators. There is a popular notion that we should let the wolves live, which happens to contrast with a century-plus of attitudes that we need t...
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1,304 wordsToday in America, gun control is a very serious issue. There are different opinions on this issue, the National Rifle Association (NRA), feels that guns are safe when used for protection by responsible citizens, others feel that guns are far to dangerous to be kept in homes, and that guns should not be owned by anyone, only used by the National Guard and law enforcement. These people think their opinions are correct according to the second amendment, the amendment that deals with the bearing of ...
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680 words. When I was born my grandfathers gift to me was a lifetime NRA membership and on my twelfth birthday I received my fathers. 22 caliber rifle, which he had gotten from my grandfather as a young boy. The topic of discussion at most family gatherings normally involves whatever species of animal is in season or gun control. Growing up in this environment has given me an interesting outlook on certain issues, mostly those having to do with gun control and the Second Amendment. It is my belief that t...
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1,094 wordsA gun, defined as a weapon consisting of a metal tube from which a projectile is discharged by the force of an explosive, was the object used by thousands of men as they fought from the freedom of the United States. The gun is the object in which 62 % of murders are committed, but the gun is also the most effective form of self-defense. Guns have played a very important role in Americas government, and our country has arrived to its current stage with the use of guns. Several organizations such ...
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1,762 wordsWith the Second Amendment giving American citizens the right to bear arms, and approximately fifty percent of Americans owning some form of a firearm, issues involving the ownership and possession of guns have led to heated debates in American society. Most notably is the issue of gun control. Many feel that the some form of gun regulation is necessary in order to lower the level of gun related violence in the country. On the other hand, the opponents of gun control feel that it would be an infr...
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1,585 wordsAmericans Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Our rights as Americans started to take shape when the Constitution of the United States was drawn up by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Three years later, a very important part of American history called the Bill of Rights was added. The Bill of Rights is looked upon and interpreted every day. It gives the citizens of the United States many of the rights and freedoms that we value today, and some of those are in jeop...
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1,140 wordsGun Control for the Masses Gun control has always been a very controversial subject in American society. Hundreds of millions of websites are dedicated to the subject. Few are realistic, and many are absurdly extreme. Every website on the Internet seems to have a different definition of the second amendment, which deals with the right to bear arms. The more extremist sights believe one should be able to carry a weapon wherever and whenever you want, and the most conservative believe no one shoul...
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2,503 wordsJune 8, 2001 Gun control is a very controversial issue among society at this present time. Gun control is an issue that has been debated by Americans since the 1960 s (Dolan 1). The debate questions the right of Americans to bear arms, this including, handguns, shotguns, and rifles. There is a spectrum of gun control, ranging from licensing laws to the total banning of all guns. Why has gun control become such a controversial issue? For one, these arms, proven by statistics, provide the result o...
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1,488 wordsImagine today, somebody or government came into your town and started taking possession of all your personal fire arms. Just so they could keep you under their control. What would you think or do about this? In the summer of 1768, the British army tried to disarm the new residents of Boston. This process went on until the end of 1775. This took place so that the King of England would not have his invincible army revolted against in the new land to the West. The bostonian's of the new west were r...
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1,229 wordsThe Freedom to Bear Arms Gun control is a very controversial issue among society at present. Many feel guns are the cause of a great amount of crime. This has been an especially popular topic recently in lieu of the shooting at Columbine and other high schools across the country. Are these crimes reason to take away our freedom to bear arms? I do not believe so. The average person uses guns mainly as a means of protection. If limitations are placed on guns, they will only stop the average Americ...
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2,609 wordsHandguns and other firearms have a long tradition in American civilization. The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18 th century, when the constitution was written, times were different; there was a need for armed citizens to insure the safety of the society as a whole. Contemporarily the police department preserves the safety of society and the need for armed citizens is out of date. The founding fathers of the Constitution could...
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775 wordsThe Right to Bear Arms The right to bear arms is a constitutional guarantee, and is not open for discussion; however the United States Government has used its power to limit and regulate this guarantee. Our government has been attacking this right for years, and like a covert terrorist organization, it denies its action. Pretending that they just want to limit the right to bear arms is their blanket of protection. They will slowly move from under that protection only when the nation is ready to ...
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2,079 wordsRight to Bear Arms Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where women are viciously attacked and raped, and where children are caught in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. The damage that these criminals are doing to our society cannot be ignored. However, the effort by some misguided individuals to eliminate the legal ownership of firearms does not address the real prob...
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