Gun Control Essays & Term Papers

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Should We Support Gun Control Gun control, is it really necessary? A lot of the politicians in the house say that gun control is a vital part in making Canada safe for everyone to live in, yet 80% of the people supporting gun control live in cities. There is nothing wrong with the way things are right now in respect to the laws that are already in place to deal with people and their firearms. Already you have to have an FAC in order to purchase any firearms and any children that want to hunt

Gun Control 1st affirmative speech Anyone who thinks that we have enough gun control laws is either NRA, or severly mistguided. And since I'm probably going to end up getting brushed off in the long run anyway, I'll get my teams two cents in. There is really no place to begin, so I'll dive on in head first. Gun Control laws need to be much stricter. This is so obvious it isn't even funny. While on thought about this issue, I thought about what our collegues, the negative status quo would

Gun Control Gun control is a law concerning firearms. A year ago, when it was just some obscure bill, and people were fighting it, I didn’t know what it was. It seemed lots of people were fighting it so it must have been bad. I want to show people it is bad. That is what my essay is about. The government may have had good intentions of fighting crime by registering guns so that the police would know if a gun was involved in a crime, whose gun it was. The downside to this is, wha

1. I’d like to begin by saying that everything that you just heard about the success of gun control is FALSE. Case and point: Washington D.C. Since 1976, the District of Columbia has had the country’s most extreme gun control laws. NO civilian may BUY or CARRY a handgun, nor may ANY gun be kept loaded or assembled in a home for self-defense. YET, Washington has one of the HIGHEST homicide rates in the country. In 1992, the Washington Post conducted interviews with 114 inmate

Crime rate in the United States is higher than 60 percent of all countries. It is not only gun-related crime it is crime in general. They have tried many different ways to lower crime rate but have not been successful. The government has stiffened drug, rape, gun, and other laws but have not yet been able to successfully lower crime rate. To lower crime rate, stiffened gun control laws are not the way to go. Gun control is not a major factor in lowering crime rate. Guns are not only owne

Gun Control: What Is It? One of the most hotly debated topics today is gun control. But what exactly is gun control? Is it making it so hard to own that it takes away from the game or leaves someone in fear of not being able to protect themselves? Could it be that it is there to protect the innocent from being gunned down by a lunatic? All these are good questions and that is why the topic is hard to define, both sides have their own feelings on the issue and it is hard to find a hap

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 of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because the increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a handgun, the introduction of legisl

Gun Control Report for the History/Social Science Department At San Marcos High School Sean Merzbacher Economics Period 2 12-2-00 Gun control report for the History/Social Sciences Department At San Marcos High School During recent debates it has been proven that gun control must be enforced, for example, the recent slaughter of fourteen students and one teacher at a suburban Colorado high school. According to the congress, they are pushing for mandatory child safety locks a

Gun Control Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majorityof citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it wouldquickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they havethe right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting.These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoyinga common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation,means violating a persons Constitutional rights.

"Guns don't kill people; people kill people" is more true than gun control advocates admit. Look at the number of murders committed each year without guns. Stabbing deaths occur as often as gun deaths in this area and elsewhere. Would those who favor gun control also call for knife control? Do you think persons intent on murder are not imaginative enough to kill without guns or knives? I recall the 1982 murder of a woman with a sledgehammer by her estranged husband at a nearby

Gun Control, Why It Won’t Work Todd Gannon Period 2 Advanced Composition Gun control is a very controversial subject now days in politics. My personal view on gun control is that it will never work. I’m am just fore warning you that this paper may be a little bias, but I’ll try to give views from both sides. Many gun control activists believe that the solution is simple; ban all guns and there won’t be any crimes committed with guns. Obviously this is not t

Quick Look at Gun Control- Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation, means violating a pers

Gun Control The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a very powerful organization with huge financial backing; it wants laws already in placed to be used more forcefully to control the use of guns in committing crimes. However, people are still dying; something more must be done to take guns out of the hands of those who plan and execute criminal behavior. The NRA makes valid points when arguing the topic of gun control; however, I do not agree with the majority of their argument. The organ

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 checks, so that high-risk people can’t purchase guns through legal channels, and completely banning certain types of guns. There are countless ways for criminals to avoid these government regulations, causing them to only render the ability of innocent citizens, p

Gun Control Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly debated issue in recent years.

Gun Control Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly debated issue in recent years. A

Summary of the Gun Control Debate- Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly debated iss

Gun Control or Control by Gun? Gun control is an issue that has recently gained momentum. Some people believe that gun control should have no restrictions and that every individual over the legal age should have the choice of owning a firearm without many questions asked. These people are under the assumption that they can justify their actions by shielding behind the second amendment of the constitution of the United States, which states that: "the right of the people to keep and

Gun Control Gun control is an issue that many are faced with daily. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children more now than before. Some want gun control and some do not. I am against gun control because I believe if properly educated about a gun, anyone can use it to a certain extent. I know gun control laws would help cut back on the store robberies, bank robberies, gang shootings, etc. Gun laws that restrict the sale of handguns would help keep handguns out of crimin

Everyone in the United States of America has an opinion on gun control regardless of their age, race, or religion. From within those opinions arguments are formed. People are arguing about gun control at their jobs, at their schools, and sometimes at their places of worship. On one side of things there are the people that support gun control like certain politicians or political organizations, teachers, police officers, and so on. On the other side of things there are the people that ar

Opposing Gun Control Gun control is actually many issues wrapped up into two words. To some people gun control is a crime issue, while to others it is a rights issue. Gun control is also a safety issue and an education issue. Within each of these issues, there are those who want gun control legislation, and those like myself, who want less gun control legislation. Guns most definitely are not for everyone. Certain individuals can not handle a gun safely, and some people choose to use fir

Gun Control Outline I. Three Arguments For Gun Control A. A handgun is a very poor defensive weapon. A 1983 study determines that a gun is too dangerous a weapon to be kept around the house for self-protection. A gun kept for protection is six times more likely to kill someone you know rather than an attacker. B. Maybe gun control won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but it will prevent crimes of passion. The handgun has become the weapon most often used in crime and t

Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly debated issue in recent years. Although man

An Argument Against Gun Control An Argument Against Gun Control As long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. The Second Amendment states,"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." No loopholes, or legal caches exist in this statement. The Founding Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms

People against gun control often argue cars kill more people than guns. But ask yourself, can a gun get you to work quickly? Or does a gun have room to take a 4 member family to Florida? No, it is obvious that guns have one purpose. To kill. Al Gore agrees. "We've got an epidemic of violent crime and a lot of members of the NRA have told me, these assault weapons were not made for hunting deer or squirrels or for homeowners. They shouldn't be in the hands of our children on the street

9-24-98 Temperance “Temperance surely means a kind of orderliness, a control of certain pleasures and appetites.” Temperance is all about control. If you can control any situation in a mature, proper manner then you have temperance. Everyone can get mad and show their strength by hurting something or someone, but it takes more strength to get mad and to fight the anger and win with temperance. “Within the man himself, in his soul, there is a better part and a worse

Beneficial Insects Insects have been roaming the earth for millions of years. They have adapted to every climate and terrain on earth. No matter what we do they will always be amongst us. This is not necessarily a bad thing; insects are actually beneficial to us. Insects help pollinate our crops each year. Yet, at the same time they can destroy a whole crop in no time flat. This is why biological control is a natural way to take beneficial insects, to kill the pests. Biological co

Letter of proposalMy name is . I am retired and currently the Director of Access control at the Laurel Oaks Country Club, Vero Beach Florida. The Laurel Oaks is an in-house Access control operation that I began in 1990. During my tenure at the Laurel Oaks Club, I have gained valuable knowledge about the rela-tionship between the gatehouse and sales and Marketing. During the last year I have formed an organization of Access Control Directors, in both Lee and Collier counties. The group

Does The President of the United States exert too much control on the lives of the citizens? I think the president has exactly the right amount of control that he needs to have. We can choose where we want to live, who we want to be our leader, where we go, and what we do. There are some matters which the president needs to have control over our lives in. Like, weapons, nuclear things, science, and Congress. Sometimes, decisions need to be made and if there is chaos, someone needs t

Date Insert company name and address here. Dear ? : My name is . I am retired and currently the Director of Access control at the Laurel Oaks Country Club, Vero Beach Florida. The Laurel Oaks is an in-house Access control operation that I began in 1990. During my tenure at the Laurel Oaks Club, I have gained valuable knowledge about the rela-tionship between the gatehouse and sales and Marketing. During the last year I have formed an organization of Access Control Directors, in b

Market power, which is at the heart of the debate over ownership and control of the electricity transmission network, has been identified by the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) as a potential impediment to the development of an unencumbered competitive market for electricity. Market power exists when a producer or consumer is able to influence prices for their benefit. The ability to influence prices may result from a small number of producers or consumers, a significantl

Give an account of the ways in which biological control can be used to control pest numbers. The effect of predator-prey relationship in regulating populations has been exploited by humans as a method of controlling various pests. Biological pest control is where the natural predators (agent) of the pest ((target) are used to reduce its population to a tolerable level. It is important to make sure that the right predator is chosen, so it must be studied in quarantine to make sure tha

An experiment allows the researcher to control the situation being studied. Instead of being a passive recorder of what is going on, the researcher actively does something that he or she thinks will affect the subject’s behavior and then observes what happens. These procedures allow the experimenter to draw conclusions about cause and effect. The aspect of an experiment situation manipulated or varied by the researcher is known as the independent variable. The reaction of the behav

Are You the Master of Your Fate? Julian Rotter suggested that people feel their fate is decided either by internal or external forces. They control it themselves by their decisions and actions or they feel that there are outside forces such as luck influencing their destiny. Rotter believed that a person s personality was affected by whether they felt their fate was controlled internally or externally. He also felt that a person s total learning experiences formed their decision as to whet

Williams, R.J. (1999). Restrained Drinking and Cognitive Control Among Adolescents. Adolescence, 34, 557-563. Introduction: The purpose of the study on restrained drinking was to look at restrained drinking and one’s self control in regards to alcohol consumption by adolescents. The rationale behind this unanswered question was to get to the root of the problem of adolescent drinking as the severity and frequency of teen drinking is on the rise. The purpose was to further expl

Traditional Control Methods - 3 Categories Traditional control methods are based on setting standards and then monitoring performance. These methods fall into three categories such as 1) diagnostic control systems 2) boundary control systems and 3) interactive control systems. The following is a synopsis and explanation of each of those categories. Category 1: Diagnostic Control Systems Diagnostic control systems like budget and performance reports aim to ensure that goals are

Many seek aid in credit control. This article is about keeping your personal debts in control. Thousands of people called USA Today’s debt buster Hot Line to seek advice on there current financial situations. The article showed some of these peoples questions and it tells the advice that was given. Some of the questions included were "How do I get that low interest rate back? How come my interest rate jumped up with only one late payment? How come my bill doubled when it

The word choice is used frequently in today’s society. Many people confuse choice and control. How much power does one actually have? Can one choose what will happen at work? Or does life control what will occur? This question has befuddled the human race from the beginning of time. One of mans oldest practices is incorporated with these two ideas. This practice is religion. It seems as if the human race was created on this planet to ask questions. One of the biggest questions to

I believe Ethan Frome lost control of his life when his mother died. After his mother s funeral, Ethan did not want to be left alone on the farm, so he asked Zeena to stay with him. At first, Ethan enjoys her company. However, Zeena soon becomes a nuisance to Ethan, and prevents him from becoming an engineer in a large city. After being married a year, Zeena becomes sick herself, and the only time she talks to Ethan is to complain or show her discontent. After Mattie comes to th

Firearms Essay In the early development Canada, guns were a predominant tool and was used by the first settlers in Canada for survival. Firearms were used in all of the wars over territory in North America. The first settlers need firearms for hunting, protection, and helped form jobs in the fur trade. Now in the 21 century, firearms are being used in against innocent people, in crimes such as robbery and some firearms are being created that serve no practical purpose except for the purpo

Gun control has become a heavily debated topic among the courts today. Congress is fighting for more strict law concerning guns. However, they are not having much luck. Should there be more strict laws concerning firearms. With all the current shooting that have occurred we should have more strict laws. Guns have contributed to some of the largest crimes in United States history. For example, Martin Luther King's death, Beatles singer, Jack Lennon's death, and John F. Kennedy’s death

Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Illegal weapons have been involved in many horrible crimes such as the recent Columbine High School tragedy and many gang drive-by shootings. One cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop these horrors. However, the effort by some misguided individuals to eliminate the legal ownership of firearms does not address the real problem at hand, and simply disarms the innoce

It seems that in the present day a person cannot look through a newspaper without reading some tragic article involving children and firearms. Such as seen in the Columbine School shooting on April the 20th 1999, where two seniors gunned down 16 fellow students and injured many more. What I propose is for the United States to ban the right to own all types of firearms, which should in theory end all firearm related deaths. There are only between 65 and 80 million Americans that own weapons, an

Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actio

Gun control is a topic that, because of the issues involved, is very controversial. Some of the issues involved include firearms training, children being exposed to violence at a young age, personal protection and money. Examination in depth of these subjects proves that legislation on the control of guns is mandatory. Issues surrounding children being de-sensitized to violence is a source of much grief to most people. Society blames firearms for most problems it has. They cannot be argued aga

Guns are Dangerous Hunting is a popular sport here in the U.S. In the beginning of every hunting season, the hunters start making their reservations and start to prepare for deer season. It is not my place to argue that hunting is bad; they have every right to pursue their sport. But handguns and assault rifles have no place in hunting. These weapons, which have the capability to kill people, should be banned.Today it is unnecessary to own a handgun or an assault rigle. Many people s

BUREAU of ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, and FIREARMS The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is one of the most important Federal Agencies we have. It is dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue and protecting the public. The ATF, for short, has many different programs for alcohol, firearms, arson and explosives, and tobacco. The ATF has a long background starting in 1789. It serves a huge function to keeping illegal alcohol and guns off the streets. The ATF is in the news a

Blood Turns the Wheels of our Lives Guns have played an important role in the shaping of America, from the revolution in 1776 to the rampant crime of modern day. They have been used to fight two world wars and stop tyranny all across the earth. The ownership and usage of guns in America is beneficial because it advocates self defense, supports the battle against tyranny, and encourages psychological evolution in society. Crime in America does not fluctuate in accordance to guns

The National Rifle Association Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association (NRA) in 1871. The primary goal of the association was to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," according to a magazine editorial written by Church. After being granted a charter by the state of New York on November 17, 1871, the NRA was founded. Civil War Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who was also the former governor of Rhode Island

Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was the first individual to attempt to unify Japan at the end of the Warring States period; his ultimate goal, though he never realized it, was to bring all of Japan "under a single sword" (tenka-fubu ). Like so many others in the history of Japan, he rose from an obscure family through ruthless ambition to become one of the most powerful men in Japan. His rise to power was slow and deliberate and his use of power unforgiving. The most significant step he took in unify