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51: Gun Control
New Methods Needed 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 when you purchase the gun and when you actually get it, background checks so that high-risk people can't purchase guns through legal channels, and completely banning ...
52: The Need For Gun Control
The Need For Gun Control Shortly after dusk, a sixteen-year-old boy stands on the street corner talking with a friend about what happened at school today between himself and another student. He nonchalantly stands there sipping his Pepsi ... of guns. Residents of gang-ridden areas are afraid to leave their homes for fear that their children or themselves might fall victim to a gunshot. I believe that many people feel we need tighter control over the sale of handguns while many others believe that we shouldn't. Many people say that it is a right to own firearms and handguns in this country because it is guaranteed by ...
53: The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
... is not black or white, pro or con. Rather, it encompasses many shades of gray. At the one end of the spectrum you have the National Rifle Association (NRA) which currently views any type of gun control as an infraction against the Second Amendment of the Constitution ("What is the NRA" 1). At the other end of the spectrum you have groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) and Handgun Control, Inc. seek to make most firearms accessible only to law enforcement and the military ("CSGV" 1). In the middle there are organizations such as the American Firearms Association, who ...
54: The Banning of Guns Is Ineffective
... firearms does not address the real problem at hand, and simply disarms the innocent law-abiding citizens who are most in need of a form of self-defense. To fully understand the reasons behind the gun control efforts, we must look at the history of our country, and the role firearms have played in it. The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States makes firearm ownership legal in this country ... military force in the world at that time. The 18th century witnessed the height of the British Empire, but the rough band of colonial freedom fighters discovered the power of the Minuteman, the average American gun owner. These Minutemen, so named because they would pick up their personal guns and jump to the defense of their country on a minute's notice, served a major part in winning the American ...
55: Gun Control: Why Do We Need Licenses To Own Guns?
Gun Control: Why Do We Need Licenses To Own Guns? Automobiles must only be licensed for use upon public roads, and licenses are not required for the purchase of cars. There are no waiting periods or background ... cars are punished for their own actions, and particular types of cars aren't banned or taken away from those who use them safely. Unlike driving on public roads, which is a privilege, owning a gun is a right explicitly protected by the U.S. Constitution . The right of self -defense is fundamental and inalienable, but requiring a license to own the means of self defense gives government the power ...
56: Gun Control: Against
Gun Control: Against The government has placed many gun control laws, but some of the laws were made to make the general public feel safer. For instance the government banned a handful of assault riffles when they are not even used for most ...
57: Gun Control
... the time in the United States these days. Politicians think that by making these new laws it will fix their current problems. This is the case right now with the problems they are having with gun control. These new laws do help and prevent a lot of crimes and accidents from happening. This is mainly because of the fear punishment will bring by getting caught. Thus justifying the increases in punishment that ... countries have already gone to worse laws than this; for example Australia’s new law prohibits pump shotguns and semi-automatics from being owned. The new law compensated the people for the price of the gun, then has the gun taken away, melted down and destroyed. For the majority of the people that do own guns see the price or cost of the gun as not the main issue, many ...
58: Gun Control and Freedom
Gun Control and Freedom In America, freedom is not only revered, it is defined. Our rights and liberties as Americans are outlined and rendered precise in the Constitution and The Bill of Rights. Certain freedoms may be ... in the United States. The number of people who die each year from handguns, most of whom are children, is 100 times higher in the United States than in many other countries around the world. Gun violence among children and youth under the age of 18 seems to be the most major problem facing the United States today. Thousands of children die or are wounded every year due to handguns ...
59: The Use of The Second Amendment In The Home
... The Home The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the right to bear arms. Even though this guarantee was written with no constraints, there are now laws that limit certain aspects of gun ownership. The reasons for gun control fall under the flag of public safety. Though there are many safety reasons why private ownership of firearms should be banned, these arguments are outweighed not only by the need for protection, but because ...
60: Gun Control
Gun Control Fifth of July and me and my boyfriend are just sitting around watching T.V. when the phone rings. I answer the phone and here my best friend Laurie trying to tell me something through ... Noting that the number of gang murders by juviniles has tripled since 1980 while the number of teen murders by all other means has stayed the same." C. Black Market is a great sorce of gun trading Munsey, 96' (Christopher, March 31) "Firearms stolen from residents and gun stores are the number one outlet for for criminals. 'They are traded on the street in the brisk black-market whirl that ...

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