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Gun Violence Essay Examples

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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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The Effects of Gun Violence in the United States of America
he Effects of Gun Violence in the US It was the massacre at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 that sparked America's attention to gun violence. People finally started realizing that guns were a problem and nearly everyone was asking how something like this could have happened. Kids were no longer feeling safe at s...
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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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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 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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A Description of the Gun Control as an Issue That Most Americans Have Been Exposed To
Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of the crime problem in the United States. Gun control activists...
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An Analysis of the Constitutional Law on Gun Control
Constitutional Law Gun Control Paper Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of the crime problem in the Unit...
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An Essay on the Issue of Gun Control in the United States
Gun Control- A Firing Issue
Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members
believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of
the crime problem in the United State...
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The US Gun Control Laws Are Not yet Sufficient
Persuasion speech Drew Gilliam I. Introduction A. It’s is very obvious that our gun controll laws are not sufficient. 1. explain a few reasons why these laws are not working 2. tell you a few solutions i might have to make things better. II. Body A. guns don’t kill people, people kill people 1. Accidental sh...
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An Overview of the Gun Control Debate in United States
Gun Control: Overview The issue of gun control has been debated for a long time, probably ever since they were invented. The gun is a small, rather easy to obtain, weapon that is lethal if used in the right (or wrong) way. This makes the gun an extremely dangerous factor in our lives. If used improperly, a gun could be...
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Gun Control Should Be Stiffened in the United States
A child lies on his parents’ bedroom floor with a gunshot wound in his chest. His best friend stands over him, gaping. The nine-year-old boy’s eyes dart from the blood oozing from his friend to his own shaking index finger, still clutched on the trigger of the gun. It was not supposed to happen this way. The gun was not sup...
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A Discussion of Whether Gun Controls Will Reduce Crime Rate
Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of the crime problem in the United States. Gun control activis...
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An Analysis of the Laws Against the Violence in Schools and Gun Ownership
In addressing new laws of gun control, one has to look at both sides of the argument. How will new guns laws affect violence in schools and on the streets? How do loyal, law-abiding gun owners feel about these new laws. These news laws are set as all sales of firearms must be registered, all purchasers must be licensed,...
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An Analysis of the Issue of Gun Control and Violence in Canada and United States
Gun Control Part I:Introduction The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they alway...
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An Introduction to the Increasing Problem of Juvenile Gun Violence in the United States
Juvenile gun violence is an ever-increasing problem in our country. With a wave of school shooting behind us it is time to get this under control. Many studies have been done on how to effectively diminish juvenile gun violence. It is clear that this must be handled on a state and local level with the federal government bac...
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The Growing Problem of Youth Gun Violence in Various American Schools
Youth Gun Violence Despite nationwide gun-free school laws that prohibit possession of a firearm on or near the property of a public or private school, students are bringing guns to school and using them against their fellow students and teachers with increasing frequency. What possesses these students to gun down their cl...
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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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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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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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