For example between 2008 and 2010 gun control issue reached the highest court

For example between 2008 and 2010 gun control issue

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2016). For example, between 2008 and 2010, gun control issue reached the highest court in the country and resulted in landmark rulings that have continued to define the direction that the debate takes. In 2008, the Supreme Court, in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller , held that the Constitution protects one’s right to own a gun for personal use. However, the 5-4 decision only made reference to the federal laws and failed to address how states and local governments can deal with the issue (Doherty, 2017). Therefore, in its 2010 ruling, the court indicated that the federal right to have arms applies to state and local levels. While the lobby group, the National Rifle Association hailed the ruling as a breakthrough because the decision failed to specify the kind of a gun that one can own as stipulated in the Second Amendment (Doherty, 2017). In my opinion, what arises from these verdicts is that the nation is afflicted by the differing sides of the
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GUN CONTROL 7 debate. It is, however, imperative to understand that gun control is an essential national issue that affects millions of Americans, especially those going to colleges and universities It is factual that over thirty thousand Americans die annually due to gun- related violence and crime. Therefore, having stringent gun control laws can help in saving lives, especially young lives lost in on- campus shootings in different colleges and universities across the country. Gun control laws have been viewed as a politically divisive issue for both proponents and the opposing camp. It suffices to note that such legislations may not serve the interests of the entire country but a section who feel that their interests have been addressed (Pew Research Center, 2016). I believe that gun control laws are an essential component to reducing the overall rate of crime and providing an opportunity to the law enforcement agents to carry out their duties without any fear. Why the issue of Gun Control is Newsworthy My perception of any information that is categorized as news is that it is aimed at creating public awareness concerning matters that affect the society. I, therefore, believe that gun control is newsworthy. We cannot deny the fact that many people die each year as a result of gun-related violence. It is evident that the number of guns in public hands pauses security threats to both users and non-users. Illuminating the subject of gun control, therefore, seeks to enlighten the society about the need to monitor the possession of firearms, an issue that significantly affects the security of the students and the citizens in the entire nation. Consequently, it can be stated that gun control is a subject that deserves more attention. Gun control is also a newsworthy topic because it has raised numerous legislative contentions. As noted earlier, controversies have emerged concerning whether to control the possession of rifles. A section of the society and legislative officials believe that gun control
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GUN CONTROL 8 should be implemented while another contends this view. The back and forth bickering concerning legislation in Washington and at state level implies that gun control will be an incessant debate in the society. I believe that it is vital to have stringent rules or to have
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