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G u n C o n t r o l | 1 Michael Commire Sr. COM 220 Anita McGee Final Project - Research Paper Gun Control October 07 2009
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G u n C o n t r o l | 2 It has seemed as if Americans have always had an obsession with owning guns. The different laws that allow the United States the right to bear arms, under the second amendment of the Constitution of The United States Americans have always been quick to take advantage of it and try to manipulate it at anyone who tries to interfere with it. Yet every once in a while someone might wonder why someone would be so defensive over something that can be so very dangerous. With that in mind I believe that gun control is very necessary for today's society. Gun control does play a major part in the decrease of the murder and crime rate. Also, why even have guns to begin with considering they serve no real purpose to us. Finally, there will be a decrease in accidental shootings especially those amongst children. So why is gun control necessary? One must take into consideration that the United States is one of the most violence of the Western Hemisphere. Just by looking at the statistics of gun related crimes most anyone will figure out that gun regulations are needed for protection of the U.S. Citizens. Here are some examples in “1997, 32 percent, 436 Americans were killed in gun- related incidents, as compared to the 33,651 that were killed in the Korean War” (Rosen 50). “Each day, on average, around 80 people will die from gun-related violence, approximately 12 of them being children. In one study, the yearly gun-related death totals came out consisting of 13,000 homicides, 17,500 suicides, and 1,000 accidental deaths.” With all of this gruesome death and violence, and those numbers are not even including the number of injuries suffered as a result of guns. As one analyst from the Violence Policy Center said, “The more accessibility to guns you have, the higher the rates of gun-related death and injury”. This seems to be the truth; when you think of the statistics on how many people get hurt do to gun crimes, if a gun is not present then the chances are considerably less.
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G u n C o n t r o l | 3 Before the landmark ruling in June of 2008, the issue that was under debate was whether the federal government should provide a stronger role in firearms. Some of the methods of regulation are included but not limited to making it harder for dangerous persons to buy a gun, improving safety of guns, regulating sales at gun shows, and with many more. Also, by making American people get a permit to buy guns are any store and also making jurisdictions on where the permits are valid at. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is the group that has the most problem with more federal restrictions. The most visible group that is in favor of more federal regulations is the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence and its affiliate organization Handgun Control (the Brady Center). “On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling
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