Gun Control POLS

Gun Control POLS - Michael Blasius Professor Piascik POLS...

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Michael Blasius Professor Piascik POLS 256-C 12 September 2007 A Stricter Approach to Gun Control If the United States Government wishes to reduce the nation’s high annual gun-related death rate of around 30,000, they must take a multi-tiered approach on changing gun-control policy. These changes in policy include making it harder for unqualified people to carry concealed firearms, narrowing the criteria for owning a gun, abolishing loopholes which make it easier for unqualified individuals to obtain firearms, strengthening the federal background checks, and providing better security in public meeting places. Together, these actions will effectively decrease gun violence because fewer people will have guns and the people that will be allowed to carry guns will be the most trusted individuals in our society. Forty states in the United States give their citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon. With so many people able to possess concealed firearms, it is no wonder that the United States has the highest rate of gun-related deaths of all industrialized countries (1) . However, the United States should not eliminate the right to carry a concealed firearm completely. Instead, the Federal
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course POLS 256 taught by Professor Holtzman during the Fall '08 term at Bryant.

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