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Gun Politics

Topic Background Some believe that the government should make gun laws stricter for the safety of them and their family. Others feel that that the gun laws should remain the same, because they don’t want their constitutional rights violated. What is the controversy surrounding this topic? The controversy is that the government believes that the world would be a safer place if the gun laws are stricter. Some feel that their rights would be violated, and the final group of people is the...

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More Gun Control or Less?

Johnson Professor Robyn Coppedge American Federal Government 1113 4 March 2013 More Gun Control or Less? There are statistically 30,000 deaths each year due to guns, most of which are suicide. But how can the government prevent such tragedy? Their plan is to outlaw guns, but is that really the best solution? Some would argue that the problem be left alone, and that people would continue to kill, with or without guns. Whereas, others might argue that citizens should be encouraged to carry firearms...

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Gathering Evidence on Gun Violence

Gathering Evidence on Gun Violence Gathering Evidence Subject 1: Impact of laws on gun control in reducing gun violence in the United States. Source: The Effectiveness of Legislation Controlling Gun Usage: A Holistic Measure of Gun Control Legislation by Ik-Whan G. Kwon and Daniel W. Back in The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, volume 64, issue 2, April 2005, pages 533-537 Evaluation: 1. Authority-10 The author Ik-Whan G. Kwan is a professor of Decision Sciences at John Cook...

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gun crimes

dictates coverage of ‘negative’ minority news, whiles ‘positive’ stories about progress and success in minority communities tend to be shelved due to what journalists consider a lack of newsworthiness” (C Campbell, 1995, p.30) Recent growth in gun crime, and gun culture has turned attention to reasons behind this trend. Hip- hop has been an easy target for groups who associate this music scene as a negative influence over those who listen to it. In 2003 nearly 350,000 people in the USA where victims...

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Gun Control Laws

Gun Control Regulation The year 2012 was a horrific year for mass shootings in the United States. Americans were shocked by an April spree at a religious school in Oakland that killed seven, the brutal theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, in July that killed 12, the Sikh Temple massacre in Wisconsin in August that claimed six lives, the September Minneapolis sign-plant slaughter of five, and most recently, the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that took...

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Gun Control Essay

 The Second Amendment: Hindrance or Help to Gun Control Amanda Mathew 10062963 POLS 110B-002 Professor Kim Richard Nossal Steven Rendulic 18 March 2013 Word Count: 2408 In light of the recent tragedies in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, which involved gun violence and resulted in deaths of many people, gun control has been on the forefront of political debates in the United States. Many of these debates call to the Second Amendment as either being a hindrance to the...

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Gun Control

Some people are for new gun control laws, but I am one of the many that are against them. Now, it is impossible to pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news without being bombarded with the details of another mass shooting, or another child that was killed while playing with a gun. Unfortunately, there are many people who take the easy way out when it comes to a solution to this problem, they choose gun control. There are many facts that support my position in which I will explain. First of...

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Gun Control

Fathers held to equal importance as the Constitution itself. Whether or not gun control laws work, the fact of the matter is that these kinds of laws directly violate the constitution. The consequences of such laws that take away guns that could potentially be counterproductive; they exacerbate the problem instead of fixing it. There should not be laws that take away gun ownership because Americans have the right to own guns, gun can as a deterrent effect toward crimes, and because there are other ways...

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Banning the Guns

Banning guns on campus Concealed carry vs. colleges is a story about don’t allow guns in campus. The gun control and gun rights is becoming a more and more popular topic after few gun shooting tragedies happened in schools, people are starting to worry about the security in schools. This story is part of editorials and debates in USA TODAY, and this story is published on September 27, 2012. There is no exactly author’s name in the story. In the beginning, the story has an introduction about students...

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Gun Control Essay

Few issues incite Americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns. “The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Amendment would solve the problem. These people feel...

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