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Topics in Sociology of Guns

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An Analysis of the Owning Rights for a Guns in the United States
The Right To Own Guns The right to own guns has recently been a huge controversial topic because of all the mass shootings that have been happening in America. Lots of people believe that the elimination of the sale of guns in America will stop gun crime. Although I do not condone violence and think if there is any other w...
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AN Examination of the Validity of the Werther Epidemic
Literary Influence: Examining the Validity of the Werther Epidemic He was cleaning his gun, she fell asleep in the bath; these are just two examples of alternative reasons for suicide given by family members. Many do so because of the societal stigma attached to having committed suicide, hoping to allow their love ones to...
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An Argument in Favor of the Constitutional Right to Own and Carry Firearms
I feel that the second amendment protects the rights of individuals to own and carry firearms. It is one of the core values that our fore Fathers wove into the fiber of the United States Constitution. At just 27 words long, this amendment is the shortest sentence in the U.S. Constitution. It reads: “A well-regulated militia...
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The State of Tennessee Should Impose Stricter Background Checks before a Firearm Could Be Purchased
Guns in the United States have been the cause of many fatalities. Most of these fatalities happened purposefully. In fact, about 35% of all gun deaths in the United States are homicides. States with higher rates of gun ownership have higher rates of homicides. Most shootings in the United States are caused by people getting...
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An Argument on Restricting and Banning Guns in Resolution to America's Recent Epidemic of Gun Violence
The Latest American Epidemic: Gun Violence Gun violence in America is a near-constant occurrence. In 2015 alone there have been 353 shootings – this averages more than one shooting per day (Weller). The most recent of them all: San Bernardino, California wherein fourteen people were killed. Only three days before this shoo...
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An Argument in Favor of Allowing Students and Teachers to Bring Guns to School for Crime Prevention
Should we protect ourselves by guns in campuses? Do you think is it a great choice to choose guns as the weapon to bring to school for prevent crimes? Does anyone think about your safety and others if guns are appear at campuses everyday? Do you think guns are safe for bringing around? I do not think so. In David Skorton an...
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An Attempt to Find Justification in the Killing Spree of Kip Kinkel
Kip Kinkel, a boy living with his parents at Springfield, Oregon, was charged 111 years in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted for the death of his parents and schoolmates. Kinkel’s problems were starting to become clear since he was very young, in which he was battling with being outstanding in w...
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A Review of Dave Cullen's Novel Columbine
First Impression of Columbine On April 19th, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold brought an assortment of weapons into Columbine High School with a plan to kill as many as four hundred innocent students. In 2009, ten years after the massacre, Dave Cullen published a book, titled Columbine, which contains a decade’s worth o...
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The Reasons Why Gun Policies in America Should Allow People to Bear Arms
In my opinion, I believe that gun policies in the US allowing the right to bear arms are acceptable and even necessary for various reasons. Personally, I am for the right to bear guns for the following reasons. Firstly, according to the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, every citizen has a natural right to bear arms as...
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The Importance of Performing Background Checks on Private Firearms Dealers
Many innocent lives are taken away each year in the United States because the majority of the states do not have laws particularly dealing with private dealers and background checks. Background checks are obligatory to make sure that clients who are acquiring firearms are not using the gun to endanger themselves or others....
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An Analysis of the Photo of Two Girls in a Library Holding a Semi-Automatic Rifle and a Book to Promote Gun Sense in America
In the picture there are two girls in a library one holds a semi-automatic rifle and the other holds a book,“Little Red Riding Hood,” behind it is the United States flags and text that says “One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one.” Also, we see below more text about...
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An Essay in Favor of More Gun Laws Implemented in America
Gun Control The United States leads the rest of the world in the sheer number of guns possessed by civilians. However, gun control and the laws governing it are some of the most controversial issues in the United States today. Both the side in support of gun control mandates as well as the side against them have strong a...
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Gun Laws Should Not Prevent People from Carrying Guns to Protect Themselves
“.If there’s even one thing we can do even one life we can save we have an obligation to try”- Barack Obama. Having access to guns is easier in America than it is in many other countries if not all .The fact that it’s their unalienable right isn’t something bad it makes them free ,they have the choice to live ,protect and...
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An Analysis of an LA Times Article Over the New Campus-Carry Law Now in Effect in the State of Texas
The controversy between pro and anti-gun advocates has been the heated topic of recent conversations around the country from the White House to the classroom. In this essay I will analyze an article by LA Times over the new Campus-carry Law now in effect in the State of Texas. As of August 2016, the Republican-dominated le...
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Gun Availability as a Key Factor in Gun Violence in America
Gun Violence in America There is more gun violence in America than in any other developed nation. The prevalence of gun homicides is due to at least three factors: the high availability of firearms, ethnic tension, and powerful defensive legislation against gun control. These three factors influence each other. Ethnic c...
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One of the Deadliest Mass Shootings in the History of the United States on June 12th 2016
Guns don’t kill people; people kill people, but what happens with one of those guns when it is placed in the wrong hands? These weapons have the ability to protect, but also the ability to do harm to others. One of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States history occurred 12 June 2016. This attack was propelled by...
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Citizens Should Have the Right to Own a Gun
I believe that guns should be legal to own for responsible adults that
intend to use them for reasons such as target practice, hunting, and self-
defense. Outside of these boundaries guns should be illegal for anyone
without a job requiring a weapon. I say that owning a gun should be legal
for adults that pass a background...
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A Debate on Whether the Current Gun Laws in the US Are Effective and Efficient
"I think we could be at a tipping point," Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told CBS, "a tipping point where we might actually get something done" on gun control (Kim). In the past year; firearm violence and mass shootings have plagued the U.S., from the Colorado movie theater massacre in July, to the horrible tragedy in Newtow...
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The Reasons Why All Countries Should Outlaw the Death Penalty
There are various ways in which every government and especially the
states' punish various crimes. Some crimes are subtle with regards to the
damage caused while others may cause catastrophic damage that might include
among others loss of lives for the citizenry. Such are the significant
misdeeds against human, but they sho...
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Cal Thomas Argued That the Current Gun Laws in America Are Useless
In “Out of (gun) control” released in The Washington Times on January 6, 2016, Cal Thomas argues that restrictions on guns do not prevent gun violence. Thomas begins by mentioning a recent executive action made by President Obama and disputing this decision. Building on this act, Thomas provides a variety of evidence suppor...
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A Discussion on the Issue of Violence and Crime in the Streets of America and the Effects of the Potential Banning of Firearms
Americans are faced with a large problem of violence and crime in the streets; these streets have become a place where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where women are attacked and raped, where teenage thugs shoot it out for some turf to sell drugs and where small children are caught in the way of dr...
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A Discussion on the View of the Founding Fathers on the Rights of the Citizens to Own and Bear Arms
Arms, or guns, have been a part of American heritage since the colonial times when America was a colony of England. Back in the 1600s, guns served as a means of self-protection and a way for providing food on the table for one’s family. Beginning with the British Bill of Rights in 1688 and ending with the publication of the...
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The US Government Should Be Implementing Stricter Gun Laws
Despite being the foremost global power, the U.S is still facing some domestic challenges related to the high crime rates that the country possesses. Recently, the crime rates have been increasing in the United States caused by the racial tensions, income inequality, poverty loopholes, and increasing polarized electorate. A...
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US Gun Policies Should Be Changed to Reduce Crime Rate in the Society
During the past years the government of the United States has been focusing on looking for the best policies to improve the situation in the country and around the world, becoming one of the best countries to live in and being globally recognized as the country of the opportunities. However, not everything that shines is go...
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A Debate on Whether Teachers Should Be Allowed to Carry Firearms in American Schools
On April 20, 1999, two high school seniors, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, walked into their school Columbine High and murdered 13 people and injured 21. Eric and Dylan used many different weapons including guns, knives and homemade bombs. This event later became dubbed as the Columbine High School Massacre. This infamous e...
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