Argumentative Gun Control

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Argumentative Gun Control Paper The issue of Gun Control has been on the minds of humans for hundreds of years. How do we protect ourselves and our loved ones? How do we keep such a dangerous weapon out of the hands of the wrong person? Inside the Second Amendment we are granted the right to Bear Arms. Having that amendment gives each person the ability to carry a weapon if they choose, so how can we control who should or shouldn’t carry? According to an article evaluated from Kovandizic and Marvell, each year in America we can see the most violent crimes have been committed using firearms. “In 2000 firearms were involved in 66% of homicides, 26% of robberies, 6% of aggravated assaults, and 8% of all violent crime victims faced …show more content…

Some accomplishments of HCI are: laws prohibiting the interstate sale of handguns, and laws prohibiting the sale of "assault weapons." The main goal of this organization was to pass the Brady Bill. Some of its other goals are to ban multiple sales of handguns, to create gun-free zones around all of the schools, and to establish control over who can manufacture and sell weapons. HCI is working very hard to achieve these goals. The CSGV is dedicated to the total removal of guns from the hands of citizens, with a few exceptions. The CSGV is trying very hard to put gun banning legislation in the law. They believe that if there are fewer guns out on the streets, then there will be fewer gun crimes committed.
Recognizing the huge issue of gun control, and trying to keep them out of the hands of the wrong person, our government has put in place several bills in the past 10 years, to try and get a handle on this issue. Here are just a few different bills passed: 1) First, there was the Gun Control Act of 1986, which banned all fully-automatic weapons from the hands of citizens. 2) Then in 1988 there was the Brady Bill, which made a seven-day waiting period mandatory for all handgun purposes, this law passed the House of Representatives in 1991, but part of it was ruled unconstitutional in 1994. 3) Most recently there was the ban on assault weapons, which bans the sale and manufacture of what the government


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