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1,780 wordsA problem that has developed recently in our society is the debate over gun control. Many questions arise concerning who should be able to own guns, and how those particular guns are obtained. One major debate is over our Constitutional right to own guns. I want to know when the government should draw the line. Statistics are not the only way a point can be proven about the harmful effects that guns have on our society. Stories from parents who have lost children, or children left fatherless or ...
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1,686 wordsPROBLEM STATEMENT In Gun Control INTRODUCTION PROBLEM STATEMENT In 1988, handguns killed 7 people in Great Britain 19 in Sweden 53 in Switzerland 25 in Israel 13 in Australia 8 in Canada And 8, 915 in the United States The figures are shocking but what is the solution? Gun control is a problem that our country has faced for many years. In the past this issue has been placed on the back burner but the recent school, subway, and gang related shootings have pushed it to the forefront of political a...
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993 wordsmy Guns In America For my discursive essay I have chosen? Guns in America? and will look at the licensing laws and some reasons behind all the gun-related deaths. America is in a deadly love affair with firearms which kill nearly 35 000 people every year. Many blame the? blood soaked statistics? on the world? s weakest gun laws, while others blame it on the guns, the culture or even just bad parenting. America is one of the world? s richest countries but it has the world? s weakest gun laws. Som...
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