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Gun Legislation Essay Examples

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An Argument in Favor of Gun Control in the US
Gun Control - Do We Need It? A few years ago I got mugged. It was during the day, people walking all around not 15 feet from where I was being robbed at gunpoint. The kid took my wallet, pants, shoes, and, my feeling of invulnerability. If that kid had not had a gun, chances are that crime would not have happened to me. Th...
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The Debate on Gun Control in the United States
Erynn Reitmayer November 12, Gun Control: The Debate Rages On Gun control is a major issue in the United States, widely debated, but still undecided. While many people argue that the U.S. should get on board with the rest of the world's democratic industrialized nations, many pro-gun lobbyists strongly protest the stri...
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An Argument in Favor of Federal Gun Control Legislation in the US
One of the most controversial issues in our society is gun control legislation. Violence associated with guns is increasing every year and something must be done to stop it. Gun legislation varies in every state. In some states gun policy is stricter than in other states. Gun legislation should be abolished in favor of fede...
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The Issue of Gun Control Laws in the American Society
Gun Control The question of weather or not to have tougher gun control laws is a major issue for the American society. Violence with guns in the United States seems to be ever growing. Gun violence claims the lives of an estimated 34,000 Americans each year. It is evident that some people should just not have the right, or...
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Importance of Increased Gun Control
An ongoing and highly debated social problem that continues to grow in our society today is the gun control epidemic. Gun violence in the United States is a national epidemic. Many people take advantage of guns using and manipulating the tool with hardly any thought. Countless lives have been lost due to fact that people ha...
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The Right To Bear Arms for Protection and Safety
Protection, safety and hunting are all rights to have as an American especially under the Second Amendment, which states we have the right to bear arms; so why must we let the arms go? As an American every citizen has the right to own a gun for protection, safety, and even hunting right; for guns laws to take place as of Oc...
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A paper on the Comparison and Contrasts of Guns Usage in US and UK
The Comparison and Contrasts of the Usage of Guns in the United States and Great By: Lily Bennet Within the United States, every police officer carries and is trained in the usage of firearms. Also, we have much less strict rules about gun usage and ownership of guns. Conversely, In Britain, only special police squads...
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The Statistics of Gun Possessions in the United States and The Debate About its Control
A gun is a mechanical device that expels a projectile. In most cases the projectile is a gyroscopically stabilized bullet which can accurately travel a large distance. Most guns burn solid propellants to produce high-pressure gas, which drives the projectile through the barrel. Guns have been used for hundreds of years in t...
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Should Guns Be Permitted on College Campuses?
The world seems to be changing faster than we can keep up with it. The youth of today is much more knowledgeable about drugs, sex and weapons than ever before. The second amendment of the United States Bill of Rights protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Does this mean that guns should be allowed on colleg...
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Gun Control in America
From heated conversations at the dinner table to discussions between coworkers, and even the congressional floor, gun control has become a debate that is dividing the nation. Since Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated in 1968 to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of 2012, gun co...
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Gun Control in America
The Second Amendment, “The Right to Bear Arms”, has been an amendment for over 200 years now; but lately it’s been a questionable amendment. Recently in the U.S people have been taking advantage of that and more dangerous things have been happening. One of the biggest controversies in the government now is whether or not to...
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Arguments for and Against Gun Control
The second amendment states that our rights to a militia, and to bear arms, are both infrangible. With such a short document governing our gun and militia rights, you would not expect there to be much controversy or debating over the true intensions and meanings our forefathers had. Since 1791, when the second amendment was...
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An Argument against Gun Control in the United States
Gun control is regulation by the government that is supposed to reduce crime by placing strict guidelines on firearms. The topic produces much debate between groups like the National Rifle Association and Handgun Control Incorporated. Congress has passed many laws on the subject, none of which have seemed to make much of a...
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The Methods of Gun Control in the United States
Gun Control in the U.S. Gun control, as we know it, consists of the government restricting the ability of individual citizens to purchase weapons. The different types of gun control vary from waiting periods between when you purchase the gun and when you actually get it, background checks so that high-ri...
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The History of Gun Legislation in the United States
Gun Legislation: A History Few topics in American history have been more disputed or the controversy more heated than Gun legislation. The history of Gun Legislation dates back to the Revolutionary period. In 1792 Congress passed a law that required "all able-bodied male citizens between the ages of 18-44" t...
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An Argument in Favor of Effective Gun Control Legislation
Controlling sales and the registration of guns and owners is necessary because of the homicide rate involving guns and the violence caused by criminals using guns. Since the early days of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and as a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end...
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An Analysis of the Influence of the Domestic Politics on the Decisions of President Johnson
To what extent did domestic politics influence President Johnson’s decisions to escalate the war? It is a fair comment to acknowledge that President Johnson’s decision to escalate the war in Vietnam was influenced by domestic politics. Clearly it is the case that all President’s foreign policy decisions are somewhat...
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An Overview of the Internet Legislation in Law of the Untied States of America
subject = LAW title = Internet Legislation papers = Internet Legislation With the recent popularity of the Internet many topics concerning it have hit main street media. One of these topics is legislation to control its certain aspects. Legislation is now one of the feuded discussions when it comes to the Internet, an...
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Debate over Gun Control
The debate about the gun control is one of the most controversial issues. People who are in favor of the right to bear firearm states that,  “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.” (Preamble to the Bill of Rights)The ri...
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Lack of Gun Control Action in American Legislation
For decades there has been talk of a gun control movement. A movement which made the promise of restricting guns to the American people and to make this country a safer place. But that promise has been an empty one, one that has yet to be fulfilled. Even after numerous shootings over the years ranging from Columbine, to the...
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Solving Gun Violence in the U.S.
Solving Gun Violence using International Examples Statistically and stereotypically speaking, Americans love their guns. The US is home to more privately owned guns than any other country, two hundred and seventy million of them. It also boasts the record in guns-per-capita; 88.8 firearms to every 100 citizens. (“Gun Owner...
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Gun Control Controversy in America
According to a poll by Pew Research Center, 48 percent of Americans own firearm for self-protection. Citizens have the right to wield firearms, especially if they find their family or themselves in jeopardy at any time. Gun control is unnecessary because guns are essential for self-defense, and citizens have the right to ow...
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Gun Regulations and Approval
In today’s world we experience various pros and cons of owning a gun. Figures show that there were 16,808,538 applications in 2012 to obtain a gun but not all were approved. Another fact is that almost 40% American households own a gun. Most of these guns are paid for to keep an individual safe. Guns may help with personal...
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Gun Control in America
The issue of gun control is a one of most important decision for United States. Gun control is among the most hotly debated of topic today. Gun is cause of many crimes, and violence. The federal government currently discussion about to make stronger and strict laws for gun and owning guns. Also, many American people believe...
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Many Lives Could Actually Be Saved by Guns
Against Gun Control I have been brought up in a household that has many guns because my father is Secretary of the Wells Rifle and Pistol Club, is a member of many trap shooting clubs, is a member of the NRA, and is a teacher of firearms safety class. I do not feel one bit unsafe. I do not feel that having a gun in a house...
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