• The False Promise Of Gun Control
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    After the class debate, Tougher Gun Control on November 12, 1999: I gained a new understanding of the opposing sides views on the issue. They had some very strong arguments, including some very weak points. I'll start with the stronger points and diminish to the weaker arguments throughout this paper. I do believe that if gun control laws get even tougher (to the point of imprisonment) than they are at this present time in society, our jails, prisons and correctional facilities will soon be over...
  • Gun Control People Citizens Guns
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    Gun Control Gun control is a very big issue in the United States today. Many people don't agree with the gun control laws that they have today. Gun control laws only take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Many people have their own reasons for owning a gun. Why would the government want to make it harder for people to own a gun? People that own guns are not very likely to be attacked by criminals. Owning a handgun is one of the best ways of protection. The second amendment states "the right ...
  • Gun Control People Guns Citizens
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    Gun Control Gun control is an awfully big issue in the United States today. Many people in America don't agree with the gun control laws that they have today. Gun control laws only take guns and freedom away from law-abiding citizens. Many citizens have their own reasons for owning a gun. Why would the government want to make it harder for people to own a gun? People that own guns aren't very likely to be attacked by criminals. Owning a handgun is one of the best ways of protection when used co...
  • Gun Control Laws Crime Law
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    The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helple...
  • Gun Control People Laws One
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    The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights gives people the right to keep and bear arms. The ideas of setting strict laws that allow only hunting rifle use, and laws that allow more freedom has been argued over for many years. The best argument protecting the Second Amendment is that people have more security when possessing a gun. Although this is possibly true, gun control provides much more than comfort for the people. The second amendment has some benefits, but many dangers also come with ha...
  • The Second Amendment And The Right To Bear Arms
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    WORKS CITED[1] Control, Robert, ed. Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment. New York: Garland Publishing Inc. , 1994[2] Dow lut, Robert. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in State Bills of Rights and Judicial Interpretation. SAF 1993[3] Freedman, Warren. The Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms. Connecticut: Quorum Books, 1989 [4] Hickok, Eugene Jr. , ed. The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understanding. Virginia: University Press of Virginia,...
  • Gun Control Crime People Guns
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    Gun Control is not the Answer The Gun Control issue has sparked major controversy in America today. People who support gun control feel that guns are the reason for the soaring crime rate in our country. I disagree with the supporters of gun control. I feel that because of the black market, violent criminals being released from prison early, and the need to ensure personal safety, stricter gun control will have very little impact on violent crime in America. I believe that gun control works in t...
  • Gun Control Guns School Laws
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    you recently picked up a newspaper or turned on to see the news you may have question what is happening in our schools and begin to think whether our schools are still safe places for children. Recent school shootings have set feared in many parents about their children's safety in our schools. Since last year number of school shootings by students have occurred regularly. On Tuesday February 29, 2000 in Mount Morris Township, Michigan a six-year old boy shot his classmate to death in their firs...
  • Gun Control Legislation Guns Ferguson Children
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    The question of weather or not to have tougher gun control laws is a major issue for the American society. Violence with guns in the United States seems to be ever growing. Gun violence claims the lives of an estimated 34, 000 Americans each year. It is evident that some people should just not have the right, or privilege to own a gun. Such was the case of Colin Ferguson, who boarded a Long Island Railroad train in New York City. Ferguson proceeded to pull out a 9-millimeter pistol and walk down...
  • Gun Control Polsby Bogus People
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    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 pe 9 opl e generally, or does it specifically relate to the organized ("well regulated") milita...
  • Government Control Works Of Literature
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    The government has the responsibility and right to monitor the citizens it represents. An example to support the mentioned issue is the strict gun control laws, established by the government, which ensure the safety of the population. Another argument that supports the issue is a reference to two works of literature. Gun control laws have been established in order to keep people safe. The number of shootings and deaths caused by guns has risen in the past years. By requiring gun owners to regist...
  • Gun Control Guns Laws Deaths
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    Kristin Phoebus November 9, 1997 Ms. Reed-Morrisson Gun Control Hi God what Why am I up here with you already Well I don t know. I as just playing Ok I ll tell you what I remember: Jeremy was helping Mom fix dinner because she promised to make his favorite and Maggie s eyes were glued to the television watching her girly shows while her ear was attached to the telephone talking to her boyfriend. Ew, they make me sick. So I didn t have anyone to play with and I am sick of all of my old toys. I w...
  • Is Gun Control Necessary
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    Is Gun Control Necessary As a result of the many school shootings that have taken place in the last few years, there has been a huge push for stricter gun control laws. Many people don t feel safe in today s society. The government has been listening to the people and has already passed some laws. There are some people who are opposed to stircter gun control laws. Many gun enthusiasts don t believe that gun control laws realy work because only the law abiding citizens would follow them and they ...
  • Gun Control Guns Criminals Laws
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    In "Just Take Away Their Guns," author James Q. Wilson argues that "Legal restraints on the lawful purchase of guns will have little effect on the illegal use of guns" (Wilson 63). Wilson points out that it would be tough to remove all legally purchased guns from the streets and nearly impossible to confiscate illegally purchased guns. Gun advocate J. Warren Cassidy argues that "The American people have a right 'to keep and bear arms'. This right is protected by the Second Amendment to the Const...
  • Fighting For Gun Control
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    Fighting for Gun Control We, as part of a free country, naturally abhor violence. It is a factor that has risen and fallen over the years. In today s society, guns have become common weapons used in violent situations. They are an escalating problem that are only leading to more deaths over the years. However, Americans generally believe that gun control cannot do much to reduce these high levels of deaths. Many serious scholars have already accepted the argument that the huge number of guns alr...
  • Guns And Gun Control
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    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 and social issues. Guns are an issue that is surrounded by ...
  • Gun Un Control Laws People Example
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    Gun Control 1 st affirmative speech Anyone who thinks that we have enough gun control laws is either NRA, or severly misguided. And since I'm probably going to end up getting brushed off in the long run anyway, I'll get my teams two cents in. There is really no place to begin, so I'll dive on in head first. Gun Control laws need to be much stricter. This is so obvious it isn't even funny. While on thought about this issue, I thought about what our colleges, the negative status quo would say. I ...
  • Battle For Gun Control
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    The Battle for Gun Control Jason Reif schneider March 8, 1999 The Battle for Gun Control The United States of America has the highest rate of gun-related deaths of any nations in the world, and yet has some of the most liberal policies of gun control. Very few laws exist that limit the sale, or trade of guns. Controversy surrounds this issue, with both sides touting statistics and surveys to support their case. However, the issue of gun-control regulations has not been resolved. Gun-control laws...
  • Gun Controll Control Government Citizens
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    My thoughts on gun control are, , well, , gun control is out of control! ! The ignorant citizens of this society who support and push for more constraining GUN CONTROL LAWS have no idea of what GUN CONTROL is! ! Paul Harvey sums up THE TRUTH ABOUT GUN CONTROL . Everyone should read this article and remember history, , all of history. Remember how this nation was born, how TEXAS was liberated (by armed citizens)! ! Never forget how ruthless dictators and governments sacrificed and massacred their...
  • 2 Nd Amendment Argument Pro 2
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    Pro 2 nd Amendment 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. 2 nd Amendment- Numerous arguments have been circulating throughout the public since the 2 nd amendment was ratified, mainly concerning the terminology used by our forefathers. What exactly did they mean when they said, militia? The popular belief is that militia is referring to the group of military personnel, which is correct in to...