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With the growing gun-related crime rate in the United States today many bills have been proposed to control guns The most popular of these bans is The Brady Bill The bill focuses on semi-automatic handguns People wishing to buy a handgun will have to answer a federal questionnaire The persons background will be checked thoroughly for criminal records or records of past mental illness The process should only take five days This five day waiting period or the cooling off period is supposed to allow a persons temper to cool down The Brady Bill claims that people act on impulse A persons temper can interfere with hisher ability to think clearly heshe is angry so a gun is bought to get revenge I have no problem with the Brady Bill because it has stopped crime but not enough A bill was passed by former US President George Bush which banned the production of nine types of assault weapons and the importation of forty-three types of assault weapons Bush felt that assault weapons were responsible for majority of the violent crimes committed in the United States Field Stream writer David E Petzal agreed with Bush stating that Assault weapons are designed to put out a high volume of fire with a high degree of controllability The only purpose these firearms have is to kill people 27 Gun related crime is still very common In the past over 20000 gun control bills have been passed through Congress and crime is still running rampant through Americas streets The National Firearms Act of 1934 was the first federal gun law to be passed This act imposed a two hundred-dollar excise tax on the sale of fully automatic weapons The Gun Control Act of 1968 made it a requirement for all gun dealers to have a federal license This same act also banned the sale of guns through the mail and the sale of guns to all people
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