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  • Brady Bill Background Checks
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    The Brady act was created with the intention of interrupting firearm sales to individuals who are legally prohibited from owing guns, such as minors, convicted felons and the mentally ill. The 5 day waiting period provides the chance for the firearms dealer to perform a national criminal background check before transferring any firearm to a customer. Originally 32 states were required to implement the Brady act. However, in 1997 during Print V United States, the law was temporarily on hold due t...
  • Better Laws And A More Caring Government
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    GUN CONTROL IN THE 90'S Limits on fire arms these days are not near as good as they could be! The government should make more laws so that children under the age of 21 can't even get hold of a gun. These days it's really easy for just anyone to get a gun no matter how old they are. There is always a way through friends, family, or people on the street. Thats really sad and dangerous. I think that the government could prevent things like Columbine and the recent Jewish Church shooting. It might t...
  • Gun Laws
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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 s...
  • 26 Inches And Guns
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    The right of US citizens to bear arms is guaranteed to us by the 2nd amendment, but what does the second amendment actually mean? The second amendment states "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". (gun cite 1). Let's look at exactly what this means phrase by phrase, "A well regulated militia", a militia is a group of people who, in emergencies, are called in to defend the rights of the pe...
  • Several Major Anti Gun Control Groups
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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...
  • Gun Owners
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    The Need For Gun Control Shortly after dusk, a sixteen-year-old boy stands on the street corner talking with a friend about what happened at school today between himself and another student. He nonchalantly stands there sipping his Pepsi when all of a sudden a black Honda with tinted windows drives up to the corner. The window rolls down, a voice calls out, and the boy walks up to the car. He bends down to peer intothe car to see who it is when three rounds from a. 38 caliber pistol rip through ...
  • People For The Price Of The Gun
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    By: Jamie Scott E-mail: babes Jamie Scott Tina Sme by English Comp I December 10, 1999 Law Making and Enforcement There are new laws and regulations being made all the time in the United States these days. Politicians think that by making these new laws it will fix their current problems. This is the case right now with the problems they are having with gun control. These new laws do help and prevent a lot of crimes and accidents from happening. This is mainly because of the fear punishment will...
  • Gun Control Into Effect
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    1. Id like to begin by saying that everything that you just heard about the success of gun control is FALSE. Case and point: Washington D.C. Since 1976, the District of Columbia has had the countrys most extreme gun control laws. NO civilian may BUY or CARRY a handgun, nor may ANY gun be kept loaded or assembled in a home for self-defense. YET, Washington has one of the HIGHEST homicide rates in the country. In 1992, the Washington Post conducted interviews with 114 inmates in D.C.'s Lorton Pris...
  • Gun Control A Law To Outlaw
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    GUN CONTROL A law to outlaw all guns would be more effective at disarming law-abiding citizens than at disarming the criminals who abuse them. If guns were outlawed, the outlaws would not stop carrying guns, but the good, law-abiding people would. It would do nothing about the illegally obtained handguns in the possession of criminals and terrorist. Criminals and terrorists ignore bans. The only two things passing a law of this nature would accomplish would be to take away the honest citizens ab...
  • Changes To Gun Laws
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    AMERICA " GUN CONTROL ISSUE CAN THERE BE A COMPROMISE? According to the F.B.I., 9,369 murders involving firearms took place in the year 2002 within the United States. We as Americans have the right to "bear arms", however there can be some changes to at least try to minimize these casualties. The 2nd Amendment states "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". This may be outdated now that we ...
  • Gun Control
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    Gun Control Report for the History / Social Science Department At San Marcos High School Sean Merz bacher Economics Period 2 12-2-00 Gun control report for the History / Social Sciences Department At San Marcos High School During recent debates it has been proven that gun control must be enforced, for example, the recent slaughter of fourteen students and one teacher at a suburban Colorado high school. According to the congress, they are pushing for mandatory child safety locks and tougher back ...
  • Bill Bradley On Gun Control
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    English-per. 2 3. March 2,000 GUN CONTROL Gun control is an issue that has been debated by Americans since the 1960's (Dolan 1). The debate questions the right of Americans to bear arms, this including, handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Some say a simple restriction of these arms is in order while some think they should be banned altogether (Dolan 1). Both sides hold strong opinions often causing conflict in the matter and confusion among the citizens of the United States. However, the opponents d...
  • Guns Crime
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    Gun Control April 20, 1999, 14 students and one teacher were murdered in a deadly school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado (Gun Control vs. Gun Rights). It is events like this that spark the heated debate between advocates of gun rights and gun control. The second amendment states 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. (Article II). Many gun control supporters claim t...
  • Anti Gun And Pro Control
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    The issue of gun control is a very hot topic in today's society. Many believe there should be no guns. They believe that all guns should be taken away and that all Americans, regardless of age, race, sex, or religion, should be stripped of our second amendment right to keep and bear arms. While I do not agree with every claim and sentiment of the NRA, I am much farther from agreement with those who see guns as evil and believe they should be banned completely. I feel that there needs to be laws ...
  • Gun Safety And The Danger Of Firearms
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    Gun Control Has Gone Far Enough And No More Laws Should Be Made Do you own a firearm? Do you enjoy hunting or target shooting? If so, how would you feel if these privileges were wrongfully taken from you? Some organizations and politicians actually want this to happen. Guns should not be taken away by the government or anyone else. This would infringe upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment to the United States constitution states that it is a right for us to ke...
  • Gun Regulation Laws
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    PAID ADVERTISEMENT Term Paper Gun Control By: Don Sunberg E-mail: "In order to reduce gun violence in the U.S., there should be stricter gun regulation". By Don Sunberg U.S. Politics and Government Dr. M. Anderson September 13, 1999 Violence and crime in today's society is inevitable. Human nature is full of hatred, jealousy, and chaos. Throwing guns into the equation adds security for some, and vulnerability for others. Gun regulation is a topic of debate that has been going on for years and lo...

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