• The National Rifle Association How And Why It Wor
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    The National Rifle Association: How and Why It Works. Darryl Thomas Political Science 1101 Mike Martinez November 23, 1998 The National Rifle Association is an organization of enormous power and influence in the halls of Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C... This nonprofit group is capable of flooding congressional offices with millions of pieces of mail in opposition to any legislation that is felt to infringe on the rights of its members to bear arms. Is it any wonder that there has been no real...
  • National Rifle Institute Association Gun
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    The 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...
  • Nra As An Interest Group
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    The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a pro-gun interest group that targets most anti-gun supporters. A very strong target for the NRA is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The BATF is a policy enforcement group, which is part of the executive branch of government. Congress authorizes the BATF to enforce certain laws. The NRA claims to be the only group that fights for second amendment rights. This amendment under the Bill of Rights states the right of people to keep and bear arms ...
  • Is Government Dominated By Business
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    Is Government Dominated by Business Special interest groups have dominated government since the advent of America's political system. Special interest groups or lobbies are collections of individuals who join together to pursue common interests and to influence the decisions on public policies. Many people view special interest groups a san integral part of the political process, legitimized by the first amendment of the Constitution. In that way, special interest groups are good. The point that...
  • Gun Control Is Needed
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    Gun Control Is Needed Regulation of guns is a necessary action that needs to be taken in order to save lives. A good definition of gun control is needed to understand the sides and issues. Gun control is an effort to stop the rise in violent crime by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. Persons in the group against gun control believe that gun control is wrong, and that it is a violation of constitutional rights. Those in favor of gun control believe that gun control is good, that th...
  • The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
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    The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Thursday, 19 August, 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" (Bill of Rights, Article II). This seemingly simple phrase is probably the source of more debate and argument than any other single sentence in American history. The argument is not black or white, pro or con. Rather, it encompasses many shades of gray. At the one end of the spectrum you have t...
  • Gun Control Nra Groups Weapons
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    Regulation of guns is a necessary action that needs to be taken in order to save lives. A good definition of gun control is needed to understand the sides and issues. Gun control is an effort to stop the rise in violent crime by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. Persons in the group against gun control believe that gun control is wrong, and that it is a violation of constitutional rights. Those in favor of gun control believe that gun control is good, that the Second Amendment doe...
  • Gun Control Why Or Why Not
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    Gun Control 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 Joseph Foss, a former fighter pilot for the US Air Force, is the current President of the NRA, or National Rifle Association (Lacayo 16). The NRA is a special interest group known by many. Its members are stereotyped to be a group of >truck-driving = , pompous, huntsmen. Indeed this is partially true, as 97...
  • Gun Control Nra Groups Weapons
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    Regulation of guns is a necessary action that needs to be taken in order to save lives. A good definition of gun control is needed to understand the sides and issues. Gun control is an effort to stop the rise in violent crime by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. Persons in the group against gun control believe that gun control is wrong, and that it is a violation of constitutional rights. Those in favor of gun control believe that gun control is good, that the Second Amendment doe...
  • Bowling For Columbine Nra Meeting Heston
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    Bowling for Columbine In 2002 Michael Moore's film "Bowling for Columbine" won the Oscar for best documentary. Unfortunately, in my opinion I do not believe that this movie is a documentary or truth. Bowling for Columbine is FICTION! The movie makes its points by easily deceiving and misleading the viewer. Moore uses deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect. A major theme in Bowling for Columbine is that the NRA is cold hearted towards the killings. In the movie Charlton Heston (P...
  • Gun Control Second Amendment
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    Americas Right to Be Armed The debate over gun control has developed into a very complicated issue. Several different groups have suggested limiting the use of guns and others have proposed to supporting free gun use. On one side, people who use some form of gun control imply that guns are responsible for too many deaths and injuries in the United States. They propose that laws be passed to make guns more difficult or impossible for ordinary citizens to own. On the other side are those people wh...
  • Violence Policy Center Gun Control
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    They include Cease Fire, Handgun Control and The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, and the Violence Policy Center. On the other hand, Gun Owners of America, National Firearms Association and mainly the NRA are the major enemies of gun control. Interest groups are assumed interested in only one policy. It will offers and provides legislators with campaign resources, in exchange for future services. One can define resource as it is used here: A resource is anything that can be used to sway the ...
  • Gun Control Legislation Nra Guns Congress
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    web The Politics of Gun Control Legislation The recent violent phenomenon of tragic shootings such as the incident at Columbine high school in which 13 students and one teacher were killed and 23 other people were wounded has captured the attention of both the public and politicians alike and has stirred a need to take action. With shootings in Littleton, Colorado followed by Conyers, Georgia and yet another in Gibson, Oklahoma, gun control has become a pressing issue in congress. However while ...
  • Constitutional Issues Gun Control
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    Gun Control is a very controversial issue in American society today. Gun Control is an issue that has been fought over for many years and still has not been resolved. Many groups (organizations) have formed due to the issue of gun control, some being extremely large and powerful. These groups include; PAX, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and the NRA. PAX and The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are two very strong anti-gun groups. Both of these groups also have very strong arguments. One of t...
  • Gun Control Nra Media One
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    One of the most controversial issues of today is the topic of gun control. It is not only a popular debate, but has now become one of the key reasons people vote for a particular candidate. But is gun control the only answer to help stop crime, or is there another solution I believe that if we as a society cannot even control ourselves to become responsible for our own actions then we are lost. Gun control isnt the answer, instead we should concentrate on training and controlling the people who ...
  • Gun Control Assault Weapon
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    Justin Wilson Mrs. Wells 9 th Grade English May 19, 1999 Gun Control I say all guns are good guns. There are no bad guns. I say the whole nation should be an armed nation, Period (Foss NP). Former Governor Joseph Foss, a former fighter pilot for the US Air Force, is the current President of the NRA, or National Rifle Association (Lacayo 16). The NRA is a special interest group known by many. Its members are stereotyped to be a group of truck-driving huntsmen. In fact this is partially true, as ...
  • Gun Control Guns Nra Law
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    Gun Control The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a very powerful organization with huge financial backing; it wants laws already in placed to be used more forcefully to control the use of guns in committing crimes. However, people are still dying; something more must be done to take guns out of the hands of those who plan and execute criminal behavior. The NRA makes valid points when arguing the topic of gun control; however, I do not agree with the majority of their argument. The organizatio...
  • Gun Control Assault Weapon
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    Gun Control There are no bad guns, I say the whole nation should be an armed nation. Said by Joseph Foss former governor, and fighter pilot for the US Air Force, and now the current President of the NRA, or National Rifle Association. The NRA is a special interest whose members are stereotyped as truck-driving hunters. I feel that the NRA is definitely progressing quite well in terms of letting the common people possess and bear a firearm, like stated in the constitution. There is no reason that...
  • Bowling For Columbine Critical Analysis
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    What techniques are used by Moore in Bowling For Columbine? Moore has used a countless number of techniques in his documentary to manipulate the viewer to accept certain facts and reject others. Moore uses interviews with authoritie and important people throughout the documentary to position the viewer to feel a certain way. These include an interview with the surprisingly articulate and opiniotive Manson, who seems to raise some valid points, therefore positioning the viewer to reject the fact ...
  • Gun Control Quindlen Nra People
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    Name Teacher Class Date THE WIDOWS, THE WOUNDED AND ALL WHO BELIEVE "Americans believe in gun control, its about time for them to act as if they do." This statement from the article " The Widows and the Wounded" by Anna Quindlen of Newsweek, seemingly pleads to our emotions as well as our common sense to evoke stronger actions for gun control. Quindlen's usage of pathos and logos allows her argument to pull at the heartstrings of the reader, making it almost personal. Her sarcastic jabs at the r...