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Gun Control 1 More laws for gun control Kristina Snyder PHI 103 Hannah Judson March24, 2010
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Gun Control 2 Gun Control has become a big issue in America. More people are using guns for other reasons that what they should. Guns are being used more for suicides, murders, homicides or assaults on others. Some people like to keep guns in their house for safety reasons. There is more violence in our country now, than what there ever has been. Many states had laws to where you were had the right to carry a gun. But the situation has become more and more out of control. Gun control should have better laws.
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Gun Control 2 By Law, those who own guns are suppose to have them registered and for those who cannot own a gun, such as criminals with backgrounds of using guns in the wrong way and hurting others intentionally, they will always find ways one way or another to own a gun. Most of Americans will not register a gun. In the United States during 1997, there were 15,289 murders. Of these, 10,369 were committed with firearms. * In the United States during 1997, there were approximately 7,927,000 violent crimes. Of these, 691,000 were committed with firearms. (1997 Uniform Crime Reports." Federal Bureau of Investigation.) * As of 1992, for every 14 violent crimes (murder, rape, etc…) committed in the United States, one person is sentenced to prison. (National Crime Victimization Survey - Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1997 Statistical Tables." United States Department of Justice. ) * In the early/mid 1990's, criminals on parole or early release from prison committed about 5,000 murders, 17,000 rapes, and 200,000 robberies a year. (1992 Uniform Crime Reports." Page 10. Federal Bureau of Investigation.). * Americans use firearms to defend themselves from criminals at least 764,000 times a year. (1998 NRA Fact Card." Viewed in January of 1999 on the National Rifle Association web site, http://www.nra.org/ ) this figure is the lowest among a group of 9 nationwide surveys done by organizations including Gallup and the Los Angeles Times.
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* In 1982, a survey of imprisoned criminals found that 34% of them had been "scared off, shot at, wounded or captured by an armed victim. (G. Kleck and M.Gertz). (Northwestern University School of Law), 1995) * Washington D.C. enacted a virtual ban on handguns in 1976. Between 1976 and 1991, Washington D.C.'s homicide rate rose 200%, while the U.S. rate rose 12%. These numbers have got a lot higher since then and needs to be more under control. There has been more kids getting a hold of guns and committing crimes and killing innocent lives. Guns should be kept away if you do have them registered, so that kids cannot get a hold of them and commit the crimes. Federal Law prohibits anyone under the age of twenty one to have a gun Gun Control 3 And prohibits and dealers from selling guns to anyone under the age of twenty one. But kids under the age can find ways to get a hold of guns. Kids will also get curious of how a gun works
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