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Gun Control: For a Safer Society

“Each year in the United States, guns kill more than 35,000 people, a death rate much higher than in any other industrial nation. Approximately 70 percent of the murders in the United States in 1997 were committed using guns” (Zimring: Encarta Encyclopedia). Why are these stats so absurdly large? What is being done to bring these numbers down? “Gun control is regulating the use of firearms and their ownership to reduce violence,” says Franklin E. Zimring, a professor of Law and Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute, University of…

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Gun Control in Canada

There has been considerable debate recently in Canada over the issue of gun control. The Canadian parliament enacted the Firearms Act to enforce gun control by requiring gun owners to register their firearms. Just recently, the government of Alberta lead in a charge, including five other provinces and numerous pro-gun groups, complaining that the law is unconstitutional and intrudes on provincial jurisdiction. They also claim that the act infringes on property and civil rights that are guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Parliament contends that the government…

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Gun Control

The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for military service? The nation’s powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, holds that it means the right to keep and bear arms -any arms. This privileged right is given to those 60-65 million people who choose to own guns. The NRA also believes that human character defects…

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Gun Control Essay

Abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are all controversial issues in today’s society. Just as important of an issue to many people is gun control. Gun control lobbyists believe that there should be more control over firearms while anti-lobbyists believe there is already enough. Although many people are killed or seriously injured by firearms which are improperly stored, statistics show that assaults with firearms have been progressively lowered since 1975. Therefore, Justice Minister Alan Rock, the person imposing more restriction, is running on scare tactics. I thoroughly believe that if more…

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Essays

Gun Control: For a Safer Society

Each year in the United States, guns kill more than 35,000 people, a death rate much higher than in any other industrial nation. Approximately 70 percent of the murders in the United States in 1997 were committed using guns (Zimring: Encarta Encyclopedia). Why are these stats so absurdly large? What is being done to bring these numbers down? Gun control is regulating the use of firearms and their ownership to reduce violence, says Franklin E. Zimring, a professor of Law and Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute, University of…

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