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  • Crossfire: The Politics Of Gun Rights And Gun Control

    According to the video “Crossfire : The politics of gun rights and gun control - the fifth estate” by Cbs News, it was 9:41 am on December 14, 2012 when Newton, Connecticut police received the 911 call from Sandy Hook Elementary School. However, by this time it was already too late for the children and staff inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. For a shooter armed with a Military style assault weapon, Adam Lanza a 20 year old with a disturbed mind had enter the school. This assault weapon he carried was a Bushmaster AR 15 a civilized market military style weapon capable of firing a bullet every second. Also found in Adam Lanza car were two Large Caliber guns, along with several large capacity ammunition magazines all in which legally belonged…

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  • Factors Of Gun Control

    Gun control is a hot political topic that has become pervasive throughout society and leaves virtually no one untouched. There are a lot of factors and actors that come into play when considering the effects guns have in present society. To understand gun control one must understand the history of laws that have been passed up until now and the politicians lobbying for them. One must understand the politicians themselves and what interests they hold. One also must understand guns to a certain…

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  • Gun Control In Chicago

    through the use of gun violence. These homicides happen most commonly in the southern neighborhoods of the city, notably areas such as Englewood, Austin, and Humboldt Park just to name a few. It just so happens that the city of Chicago is the city in which it is most difficult to acquire a firearm of any sort with the proper licensing. It is so difficult that we are ranked 1st when it comes to gun control in the United States of America. We are also ranked 1st when it comes to homicides in the…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Gun Violence

    to be appearing more frequently, and when gun violence hits close to home it can leave a more jarring impact. Whether it be examples of the toxic race relations in lower-income neighborhoods, increased incidences of school shootings, excessive use of police force, or terroristic threats – violence has pervaded the American culture. It has effectively created a pseudo-paranoid society. Violence has evolved over the past few decades, but guns are and continue to be the key resource for continuing…

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  • The Importance Of Gun Control In California

    strictest gun laws in America. Many people flock to other states such as: Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. The laws in these states are not nearly as grueling as the ones in California. Although Washington D.C is not a state it has the most restriction on gun control in the nation. As an american citizen you can not exercise your second amendment in Washington D.C. without being a policeman or high detail security such as, the Secret Service. New York and Massachusetts are among…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Guns On Campus

    Guns on Campus: Why Fighting Fire with Fire Won’t Work. Tragedies involving mass shootings are on the rise. People turn on their TVs, look at their smartphones, or open newspapers and are bombarded with horrors like Orlando and Dallas. Perhaps the worst are the statistics reported on school shootings, which show vulnerable children’s lives, both the very young and young adults attending college, are at stake. Instinctively, the public wishes to take actions which will prevent such heinous…

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  • Gun Regulation: The Influence Of Gun Control

    world the United States is viewed as a country of gun lovers. Our love of guns was largely rooted at the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Within the passing 239 years since that day, personal gun ownership had steadily increased and along the way thousands of lives have either been saved or taken due to that very fact. “Every year in the U.S. there are nearly 30,000 gun deaths” (Pollitt, 1). The average U.S. citizen is able to buy a handgun when they reach 21 years of…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Carry Weapons

    The believe the person is going to rely too much on the gun and use it in an improper way. This is a big debate, that is very commonly wrong. Those who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon have went through numerous hours of safety classes along with technique classes. They have attended multiple classes and practiced safe use with different weapons along with the proper use of weapons for certain situations before they were certified to carry their own weapon for self defence and self…

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  • Guns And Gun Rights In The United States

    Gun Rights Lately there has been a common discussion between Americans about gun rights and what is better for the country, guns or no guns. Obviously, there is not a clear answer to this question, but there are many reasons why guns are good and a great asset to this country. Guns are not only a part of our heritage but they offer us a protection and a state of security. It is fine to have more control over guns and implement stricter more gun laws, but it is not ok to take our guns from law…

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  • The Importance Of Gun Control In Schools

    Since 2013, America has had over 170 school shootings, and many wonders why guns and weapons in schools are still a heavy issue discussed in the presidential election. How long does it take for a police officer to arrive on a school campus after receiving a call? In that time period how many students, teachers, and faculty lives are already in danger? Nobody should walk into a school with the fear of one day not being able to walk back out. Nevertheless, schools are not a place for guns, unless…

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