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  • Children Gun Violence
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    Handguns in Households with Children Guns in America are a problem as bad as the drug problem: 43% of households that have children have handguns in them; 10 children die every day from handguns, approximately one every 2 1/2 hours. That is the same of a classroom of children every two days. Parents do not realize that children get the physical capacity to reach and discharge a firearm long before the ability to understand the potential consequences of these actions. Parents who insist on keepin...
  • One Gun In The Home
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    Statistics on the National Safe Kids Campaign Website reveals that "Americans possess nearly 200 million firearms, including 65 million handguns. Approximately one-third of families with children (representing more than 22 million children in 11 million homes) keep at least one gun in the home. Gun owners keep firearms in the home for hunting and recreation (60 percent) or for protection and crime prevention (40 percent) ". Although 40 percent seems to be on the minority, households with guns ar...
  • Xwelas Marriage To Phillips
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    Walking next to his father through the woods on a cool winter day, young Mason hears the sound of a bullet entering his father's body. As he looks ahead, he sees his mother, Xwelas, lower a shotgun. In the essay The Life and Murder Trial of Xwelas, a S'Klallam Woman, Coll-Peter Thrush and Robert H. Keller, Jr. recall the events before, during, and after the murder of George Phillips, a Welsh immigrant killed by his native wife. Xwelas' the life before the murder, the actions which provoked Phill...
  • Gun Control Laws Save Lives
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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 wa...
  • One Percent Thought Gun Control
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    Is Gun Control Really an Important Issue? When the Harris Poll asked an opened question, only one percent thought gun control was important, although that one percent is the two most important issues for the government to address since guns are associated with crime / violence. How many people die from firearms, and what are the age ranges? In 1994, among children ages 1-4 years, homicide was the fourth leading cause of death, among children ages 5-14 years of age; homicide was the third leading...

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