Gun Control Essays & Term Papers

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Demolishing the Constitution Few Policy debates have been as dominated by emotion as the one on gun control. Perhaps one reason why this issue is so heatedly discussed is because it tampers with our right to bear arms. The calls for gun restrictions or for bans on guns are calls for change in our social and constitutional system. Those of us who love our freedom and fundamental human right of self-defense need to fully realize that gun control leads to the destruction of the constitution.

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. Each day teenage 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 a

One of the most controversial amendments is the second amendment, dealing with the right to bear arms. The 2nd Amendment gives people the right to keep 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. Personally, I feel that we should be able to keep weapons, but I agree with the current movement to limit the ability to posses a firearm and the background checks involved with firearms. One of

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

The National Rifle Association and the Institute for Legislative Action The National Rifle Association created the Institute for Legislative Action in 1975 as a means to lobby. Their mission statement entails preserving and protecting the Second Amendment, which guarantees the ability of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for legal and acceptable purposes. The Institute is not directly associated with any specific ammunition or gun makers. It receives financial support from

Scholarly Essay: Gun Control There has been considerable debate recently in Canada over the issue of gun control. The Canadian parliament enacted the Firearms Act to enforce gun control by requiring gun owners to register their firearms. Just recently, the government of Alberta lead in a charge, including five other provinces and numerous pro-gun groups, complaining that the law is unconstitutional and intrudes on provincial jurisdiction. They also claim that the act infringes on property

The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Thursday, 19 August, 1996 "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" (Bill of Rights, Article II). This seemingly simple phrase is probably the source of more debate and argument than any other single sentence in American history. The argument is not black or white, pro or con. Rather, it encompasses many shades of gray. At the one end of the spectrum y

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 teenage 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 actions to

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. Yet, in recent years anti-gun p

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. Y

There continue to be frequent disturbing reports of unjustified police shootings, with officers firing on unarmed suspects fleeing non-violent crime scenes, during traffic stops, at the end of pursuits or in other questionable circumstances. In some cases suspects have been hit with multiple police gunfire. In most of the cases reported, the victims were African American or other minorities, and some were children. The above cases appear to grossly violate international standards

In America today juvenile crime is very high in ratings. The reason why most critics feel juveniles commit crimes is because of lack of parenthood or love in theirs lives, but critics still have not found the main reason why juveniles commit crimes. Some risk factors associated with juvenile crime are poverty, seeing violence on a daily basis, drugs, easy access to firearms, unstable family life, delinquent peer groups, and media violence. Especially the demise of family life, the effect of th

Pro 2nd Amendment 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. 2nd Amendment- Numerous arguments have been circulating throughout the public since the 2nd amendment was ratified, mainly concerning the terminology used by our forefathers. What exactly did they mean when they said, militia? The popular belief is that militia is referring to the group of military personnel, which is

Defense or Deadly Killers? Introduction There are presently in excess of 200 million guns in the United States, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Each year this number grows by 4 to 5 million. There are 60 to 65 million legal owners of one or more guns.1 There is a firearm on the premises of more than half the households in America. Most of them keep guns for protection. The others keep them for hunting, target shooting, collecting, and similar pursuits. In rece

In 1962, the United States Military began to use a potentially toxic chemical known as Agent Orange. The toxic chemical was used a defoliant to destroy crops and eliminate ground cover during the Vietnam War. Vietnamese troops would hide underneath the thick forest and make it impossible for United States troops to spot them. So in 1962 the Army began using Agent Orange as a way of eliminating that problem. The government had very little knowledge about the deadly chemical but went ah

Gun Control Government 2301 02 November 1996 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. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S. The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for m

Gun Control Government 2301 02 November 1996 Gun Control 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. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S. The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amend

Good morning ladies and gentlemen! I first want to thank you for your interest in organizing your communities for gun control. Before you begin to organize for gun control, you should have a basic understanding of the dimensions of this issue. Many members of existing groups believe that gun control is a unique issue, one that invokes even more emotional, gut-level responses than other controversial subjects such as abortion or school busing. You may or may not find this to be true, but you

Gun Control: We do not need any more Ron a friend of the family recently went to Gander Mountain to purchase a shotgun. He went up to the firearms counter and told the salesman what he wanted and the salesman got the paperwork ready. After Ron finished filling out the paper work, the salesman took it over to the computer and started to enter the information. A couple of minutes later the salesman came back and told Ron he could not purchase the gun because the computer said that he had a c

Thesis The debate over the issue of whether or not American citizens have the undisputed right to bear arms is a controversy that has been brought up many times dating back to the late 1800 s. One of the biggest controversies isthe true meaning of the Second Amendment of the Constitution and whether or not gun control is constitutional. Even after multiple debates a clear interpretation of the Amendment on which everyone can agree has still not been reached. Both sides continue to deci

Gun Control Gun control is an action of the government that is supposed to reduce crime. Congress has passed many laws on this subject and there really has not been an effect. Gun control has been a controversial issue for years, but the citizens of the United States have a right to own guns and the Constitution states that. On the government's path to control guns they created the Brady Act. Handgun Control Incorporated is the major organization for lobbying, and introducing legis

States from Michigan to Nebraska to California, as well as the federal government, are considering new rules on letting law-abiding citizens carry guns. Does allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns deter violent crimes? Or does this cause otherwise law-abiding citizens to harm each other? Thirty-one states now have guaranteed their citizens the right to carry concealed handguns if applicants do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness. So what have t

Gun control isn't about guns its about control. Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. This is the premise that a nationally known organization, the NRA stands behind. They believe that our forefath