Federal Assault Weapons Ban

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  • Assault Weapons Essay

    A New “Assault Weapon” Ban? Crash! It’s 3 am and Steve’s front door just got kicked in by a pair of men with illegal guns. He runs over to his closet to grab his gun. Then he remembers that just last week the police came and confiscated it. They said a new law had been passed banning AR-15’s. Steve calls the police. When they get there 10 minutes later, they find Steve’s families’ dead bodies and his house ransacked for anything of value. If only he had his gun. Guns have been around since approximately 500AD. The first ones were just tubes closed at one end that had gunpowder and rocks or bits of metal shoved in them. Now there are all different kinds of guns, including so called assault weapons. But what is an “assault rifle” or an “assault weapon?” The dictionary defines an assault rifle as a military rifle capable of both fully and semi-automatic fire, utilizing an intermediately powered cartridge. However this is not the definition gun-ban lobbyists use. The incorrect definition they use is “a…

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  • Repression Of The 2nd Amendment

    was pretty important. George Mason, co-author of the 2nd amendment said that “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” If a governing body is able to take away the guns of its people, there is nothing that the people can do to stop the government from taking over. Whereas, if the people are armed with the same type of weapons as the government, it would be a lot harder for the government to take over. The key phrase being, “same type of weapons.” The main weapon…

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  • Essay On Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

    The Pro’s and Con’s of Gun Control In America it is a right for all Americans to own a weapon; for this reason it is necessary for the government to establish gun laws in order to limit people 's use of them. The use of gun control has, and continues to be used for the protection and safety of the United States citizens. Experts and journalists in this field believe that the use, and increase in gun control is necessary to maintain the safety of those who live in America. A study conducted by…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Gun Violence In America

    escalated while the regulations on them have also become more serious. Gun restrictions were first implemented in the 20th century, when acts of violence shook the nation and began to make people focus on who we should allow to carry guns. Though as our laws have become stricter we haven’t seen a large decline in gun violence. Our country is broken up mostly into two groups of people: those who believe that it is our constitutional right to carry a weapon and those who believe that the right to…

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  • Should We Have Gun Laws Essay

    This is an online gun sale you have no idea sometimes who is sell it to you and sometimes you don't know who is buying it. Gun control laws are just as old or older than the Second Amendment (ratified in 1791). Some examples of gun control throughout colonial America included criminalizing the transfer of guns to Catholics, slaves, indentured servants, and Native Americans; regulating the storage of gun powder in homes; banning loaded guns in Boston houses; and mandating participation in formal…

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  • Counter Arguments Against Gun Control

    This was one of the event that shock the nation a put back on top the agreement of Gun control to the eyes of the people. Even the former President Obama had something to say about this topic and hope that the nation would join together to the fight of gun control. The article By Shaina Negron, in CNN states 20-year-old Adam woke up one morning he grabbed three guns from the house, a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle, pistols made by Glock and a Sig-Sauer handgun. Adam Lana went inside the…

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  • Should Americans Have The Right To Bear Arms?

    In 1994 Bill Clinton signed a national ban on assault weapons into law. However, it did not affect all semiautomatic weapons. The law was put in effect to get rid of weapons and their attachments that can be used for mass shooting. This law was made under a sunset provisionary which means that the law will expire unless it is renewed ten years later. During the next chance for renewal it was declined as many people argued that it was ineffective and against the Second Amendment. But within the…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Should The Government Ban Assault Weapons?

    people’s access to assault weapons and limit magazine sizes? This question has divided the nation. The Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 banned large capacity magazines and assault weapons. Then in 2004 the ban was lifted and never renewed. Now Americans are wondering if it should be renewed after many mass shootings like in Newtown, Connecticut. According to the FBI, more people in America are murdered every year by weapons such as knives, personal weapons and blunt objects than assault rifles.…

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  • Assault Weapons Argumentative Essay

    The article “Assault Weapons” (2016) discusses the idea of whether or not the states should implement restricting access to assault weapons. For example, supporters believe restricting access could prevent lives being lost. Additionally, supporters feel as if civilians have no real reason for owning assault weapons. However, opponents believe creating this new law violates the right of the second amendment. Furthermore, opponents believe assault weapons were not used for most shooting deaths…

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  • Hobbes Gun Control Essay

    Easy access to firearms is an increasingly serious threat to U.S. public safety and will remain so in the future if gun control is not a main concern for the federal government. The current loose regulation of guns is not enough to protect Americans citizens, as evidenced by the increase in gun related crimes in the United States. Congress should promptly approve President Obama’s proposal for a new assault weapons ban and a more stringent system of background checks for gun purchasers.…

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