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Assault Weapon Ban National Rifle Association
3,095 words... Guns and violence are not just found in schools. In the state of Louisiana and Texas, more people now die from gunshot wounds than from car accidents. Since 1980 the citys homicide rate has doubled. These violent outrages are spurred on by deadly convergence of gangs, drugs, and even more assault weaponry. Juvenile arrests in our nation for homicides climbed from six to over one hundred in one year alone (Hull, 1993). Police have complained about being outgunned by drug dealers with Uzis and...
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National Rifle Association Gun Control
410 wordsThe National Rifle Association and the Institute for Legislative Action The National Rifle Association created the Institute for Legislative Action in 1975 as a means to lobby. Their mission statement entails preserving and protecting the Second Amendment, which guarantees the ability of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for legal and acceptable purposes. The Institute is not directly associated with any specific ammunition or gun makers. It receives financial support from member dues...
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Gun Control Laws Stricter Gun Control
1,109 words[ 1 ] Control, Robert, ed. Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment. New York: Garland Publishing Inc. , 1994 [ 2 ] Dowlut, Robert. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in State Bills of Rights and Judicial [ 3 ] Freedman, Warren. The Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms. Connecticut: Quorum Books, [ 4 ] Hickok, Eugene Jr. , ed. The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understanding. Virginia: University Press of Virginia, 1991 [ 5 ] Kruschke, Earl PHD. Gu...
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National Rifle Association Involving Guns
541 wordsGun control is an undoubtedly controversial issue that most Americans have been exposed to. Since the days of the pioneers firearms have been a part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. Since those days the use of guns has changed significantly. Although many people feel that gun control violates the right of the people, given in the second amendment "the right to bear arms", controlling distribution, sales and the registration of guns and gun owners is necess...
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Gun Control Activists National Rifle Association
589 wordsHandguns 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 mem...
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Gun Control Advocates National Rifle Association
969 wordsDear Editor: Gun Politics in the United States is among the most controversial and troublesome issues in American politics. Both pro-gun ownership and the opposing sides have very valid reasons for making their particular stands but the heart of the matter lies on that fact that people are getting killed or killing someone with guns. Richard Hofstadler popularized the term gun culture in his article America as a Gun Culture. He uses it to refer to the Americans long-standing fascination and fond...
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National Rifle Association Children And Adolescents
1,172 wordsThe quest for political power. Rarely does a day pass where some form of power struggle does not occur within our government. The importance of the role of American government in the lives of its constituents has continuously grown in conjunction with a corresponding increase in governmental economic and social obligations. As the American state assumes greater power and responsibility in its actions, so must the citizens of the United States. With this increase in modern government participatio...
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Assault Weapon Ban Gun Control Laws
4,380 wordsGun Control Government 2301 02 November 1996 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. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U. S. The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for military service...
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Pro Gun Control National Rifle Association
2,658 wordsGun Control In general, the United States represents a very sharp end of the spectrum as far as gun control policies are concerned. The United States has the loosest control of private handgun ownership compared to Britain who has one of the strictest. Comparing the position of pro-gun factions in the US, such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), with the position of anti-gun movement, is enlightening because the pro-gun control proponents in the US only fight for individuals to acknowledge ...
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Gun Control Activists Gun Control Advocates
1,348 wordsGun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11, 832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of the crime problem in the United States. Gun control activists like the members of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) argue that guns are responsible for the majority of violent crimes that take place. They wish to instill many types ...
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York Henry Holt Gun Control Activists
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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Gun Control Laws National Rifle Association
1,351 wordsGun Control Gun control is an action of the government that is supposed to reduce crime. Congress has passed many laws on this subject and there really has not been an effect. Gun control has been a controversial issue for years, but the citizens of the United States have a right to own guns and the Constitution states that. On the governments path to control guns they created the Brady Act. Handgun Control Incorporated is the major organization for lobbying, and introducing legislation on gun c...
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Gun Control Laws National Rifle Association
2,018 wordsThe Second Amendment to the Constitution states that, 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, and the definition of gun control is; government regulation of possession and use of firearms by private citizens. At first sight this seems like a contradiction in terms, but before any opinions are formed, lets look at both sides of the issue. This amendment has been around since 1791, and there ha...
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Gun Control Laws Gun Control Debate
1,075 wordsGun control has long been an issue affecting Americans. It has slowly been ruing America. Started in the early part of this century and continuing to be an issue today, gun control is picking up speed and gaining force via many laws that have been put into place. Gun lobbying groups persuade voters and raise citizens awareness and often use the Second Amendment in their fight. Many groups of people are hurt by gun control. As we will see, the only people to benefit from gun control are criminals...
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Gun Control Legislation National Rifle Association
2,229 wordsIn 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 the right to bear arms have b...
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Gun Control Advocates Twenty Four Hours
1,554 wordsTeens of the decade are having an easier time obtaining firearms with which they are jaunting around on killing sprees. The most recent incident occured on Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. That fateful Tuesday began as any other day with a 6: 15 a. m. bowling class which both murderers, Dylan Klebold- 17 and Eric Harris- 18, attended. Both of prominent backgrounds, Eric's father a retired Air Force officer and Dylan's father a geologist, the two belonged t...
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