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Gun control has been a serious issue over the past several decades, and remains a controversial topic in today’s world. As defined in Wikipedia, gun control “is any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of guns or other firearms by private citizens” (“Gun control,” 2012). To clarify its definition, gun control is a process to limit the ready availability of firearms to the citizens of their country. Every

Gun Control
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 ...

state in the U.S. has their own divided opinions on gun control, but more importantly, what are its effects on the residents of Alaska? To begin, looking into how gun control began within history is mandatory to fully understand the issue. As to be most obvious origin of gun control, is the ratification of Constitution of the United States of America in 1791, and more importantly, the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment of the Constitution states that “a well-regulated

Gun Control
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? ...

militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (“Second amendment,”). One of gun controls most well-known opponents, the National Rifle Association, or NRA, was founded in 1871 by “Union soldiers Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate… to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis’” (Gettings, 2012). These men founded this organization to encourage a wider range of U.S. citizens to

Questioning The Necessity Of Guns
Questioning the Necessity of Guns ;The Second Amendment Every day in the United States ten children under the age of eighteen are killed accidentally by a gun, while another one ...

teach them the full use of rifles as to use and defend themselves and their land. Their full determination could be seen as the complete implementation of the Second Amendment in U.S. culture. In addition, during and after the years of Prohibition, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the National Firearms Act in 1934, in response to the rise of gangster culture. President Roosevelt “hoped this act would eliminate automatic-fire weapons like machine guns from America’s streets” (Gettings, 2012). As

Questioning The Necessity Of Guns
Questioning the Necessity of Guns ;The Second Amendment Every day in the United States ten children under the age of eighteen are killed accidentally by a gun, while another one ...

described within the Act, both “gun sales and gun manufacturers were slapped with a $200 tax (no small amount for Americans mired in the Great Depression… a tax of $2,525 today) on each firearm, and all buyers were required to fill out paperwork subject to Treasury Department approval” (Gettings, 2012). With such a steep tax mounted on firearms during the Great Depression, the government sought to require firearms to be so expensive at the time as to greatly limit who

Gun Control
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? ...

could buy them, let alone be approved by the U.S. Treasury Department. Following only four years later, former President Franklin D. Roosevelt along with Congress created the Federal Firearms Act in 1938, which required “anyone involved in the selling of firearms… to obtain a Federal Firearms License from the Secretary of Commerce ($1 annual fee). They [firearms sellers] were also required to record the names and addresses of everyone they sold guns to and were prohibited from selling to

Questioning the necessity of guns
Questioning the Necessity of...
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