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Running Head: GUN CONTROL 1 Gun Control Name University Affiliation
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GUN CONTROL 2 Public Opinion About Gun Policies by Tom W. Smith The author of this article Tom W. Smith has indicated that the issue of gun control is an unquestionably contentious topic. The issue has picked large advocacy from both sides of the public those on the proposing side and those on the opposing side both claiming to have the massive public opinion on their side. However, the only fair way to determine the actual public opinion on this issue is refereeing to the public opinion polling. The article kicks it off with a clear demonstration of the massive support that gun control regulations has attracted from the public (Smith, 2002). The author describes how the America citizens have a broad-based support for all types of firearms regulations as well as a close assessment of the extent of support from the gun control supporters. The author of the article expands on the American citizens’ perspective towards the firearms regulation to protect children as well as youth. This is in addition to evaluation of the chronicled inclinations in how the American public feel about the guns. He notes that the public opinion that the American citizens hold about guns is static and may not change in the near future. The article has mainly extracted the data on public opinion polling from the historical National Opinion Research Center based at the prestigious University of Chicago. The strong public opinion about guns and other firearms can be attributed to two distinctive factors: Gun control issue is dated several decades away hence it was the common debate for many American citizens as they grew up in different neighborhoods. Secondly, individual citizens’ perspective towards gun may have largely been attributed to a previous experience with the gun in their neighborhood (Smith, 2002). Gun Control Around the World: A Primer lesson from Canada to Japan by Jonathan Masters
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GUN CONTROL 3 Jonathan Master in a master of his art where he extensively writes on matters relating to national security, the Mideast, and civil liberties. The article touches on the issue of the historic debate in the United States over decades pertaining to the gun control issue. The debate has been gaining the Centre stage on most political and social arena in the wake of multiple mass killing by armed gunmen in civilian quarters. For instance, the regrettable murder of twenty school going children in Newtown, Connecticut back in December of 2012 aroused a national debate concerning the gun control laws. The discussion resulted to the Obama regime to drastically limit access as well as the availability of the military-style weapons across the nation. The article mentions that despite the much effort to toughen the legislation, in 2013 the compromise law that was intended to outlaw semiautomatic assault weapons as well intensify the background check was throw out in the Senate. The debate was rekindled in 2015 after another series of the mass shooting. This resulted in the individuals who advocate for gun control to
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