Gun laws in the United States

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    killed in gun related homicides (Zakaria). It has been estimated that there are over 310 million guns in the hands of United States citizens (Krouse). These statistics have rallied many gun-control opponents and proponents to action. Gun control opponents believe that the answer to this problem is to loosen gun control laws to dissuade potential shooters. Gun control proponents believe that the answer is to tighten gun control laws so that a gun is never put into a potential shooter’s hands. The best way to find an answer to this predicament is to compare the United States’ current gun control legislation to that of other countries to see where and how the countries have succeeded and failed in their legislation. One will find that a common middle ground must be reached where guns should be restricted, but not banned outright. Many different countries put restrictions on the sale and possession of firearms…

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    Imagine the world without mass shootings, homicides, or gang violence. This same world can exist with hunters that collect guns as well as families that own guns for self-defense in households. Most people do not see that there is a strong need for an increase in gun control in the United States. Americans take pride in the pioneering role and the United States’ culture being built on the Second Amendment. This amendment states that Americans have the right to bear arms. The population of firm…

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    In the United States, gun control has been a huge debate. Some people just want to get rid of it altogether, or even just simply leave it the same. Others think that there should be more, and that some places don’t do a good enough job enforcing their gun control policies. These different views show that gun control laws are extremely debatable as both sides have very convincing arguments. According to John Patterson, the director of protective services at Mercyhurst University and a…

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    In the United States, there are high ethical standards that have to be followed in the criminal justice system. To work in law enforcement in the United States, a person of interest has to go through an extensive background check to determine whether they have good moral character which may include a polygraph exam and a psychological exam. “How To Become A Police Officer” by Timothy Roufa updated October 12, 2016 The Balance.com If so much is demanded of a Police Officer who openly carries a…

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    The United States has over three-hundred million guns. Every year four million new guns enter the market in our country solely. With all these guns, the gun control laws would be expected to be more stern. Many believe the United States should have tougher gun laws. In the United States we suffer the loss of more than thirty-two thousand Americans to gun violence. That is on an average of eighty-seven deaths each day from children to adults, male or female. For example, on December 14, 2012, an…

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    story that has really stuck with me. It was about a man describing the day he bought a gun and left it out on the porch and it did not kill anyone. The man was angry and thought he had the laziest gun in the world. It was barely a short story, really, it was just a few lines, yet every now and again I think myself thinking about it. I remember in the comments people referred to this story as stupid and how it did not make sense. The reason this story stuck with me is because it made a point that…

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    Gun Control Imagine a world where the people have no say in anything, where we are told what to do, day after day. Well that might be a direction this country heads to if the citizens let the government do as it pleases. The people of the United States have freedoms not seen in any other part of the world but slowly and slowly they are attempted to be yanked from them. A pressing issue on this matter is the ability for the people of this nation to be able to own a firearm or for them to be…

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    Gun control is a very controversial topic in which one’s opinion on said topic is strongly tied with whether they are a republican or democrat. Approximately 31,537 people die each year in the United States in relation to some type of gun violence. If there were to be restrictions on how easy one can acquire a firearm, there would be significantly less deaths in the country. Laws regarding the purchasing of guns should be passed in order to ensure the safety of Americans by which it would be…

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    Interestingly, “While the federal Gun Control Act is as complex as antitrust law, it did nothing to prevent the murder of 58 innocents” (Halbrook). After the Las Vegas Massacre, gun restriction has been at the top of the U.S.’s collective mind, and the second amendment is argued over as well. Every human of the proper age should be able to own and bear a gun because, if a tyrant was to take control, a way of fighting back would be necessary, and banning guns would not stop criminals. Admittedly,…

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    On October 1, 2015, President Obama spoke to the people regard the latest shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon. President blamed the latest and the string of shootings due to the lack strict gun control law. His argument was, there are mentally ill people in every country, especially those advance nation, but we are the only nation that have more people killed by our own guns than been killed by Terrorists. The President uses this comparison because he knew that all of us…

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