Free Essays on Gun Ownership

  1. The Inelasticity of Guns

    value of guns to the U.S. citizen. The top two are the Bill of Rights and personal safety, but another of the other idea discussed that would affect gun sales revenue is the possibility of a budding Black Market if there are stricter firearm laws implemented. Due to increased violence, anti-gun activists...

  2. Relationship Between Guns and Crime

    Relationship between Guns and Crime Over the past decade or so, crime has been on a constant decrease. Most of which has to do with increased law enforcement and stricter policies on the sales of guns. Many people believe that guns are the sole reason that crimes are committed. Some research proves...

  3. Gun Control

    prove or disprove the hypothesis of the less gun control we have will result in a decrease in murder rates. After analyzing the findings, the majority of the articles advocated that the correlation between gun control and murder rates is that the less gun control equals less murder rates. This is due...

  4. Should American Gun Laws Be Reformed

    Should American gun laws be reformed? America is under ever mounting pressure to reform its gun laws. Overall, 337,960 gun related crimes and 31,000 firearms deaths a year results in America having the highest rate of firearm crime and death in the western world. America’s gun violence is so remarkably...

  5. Gun Control

    English 1302 5th march 2013 Sides of Crime Control Gun control laws have been surrounded by controversy since The Bill of Rights, including the Second amendment was passed in the congress. "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep...

  6. Gun control laws a pursuasive speech

    self-protection. A federal ban on manufacturing of semiautomatic weapons, transfers or ownership was passed in 1994 later to expire in 2004. The stand your ground law was put in to effect in Florida in 2005. This allowed gun owners to be acquitted of any wrong doing when confronted with violent criminals...

  7. Guns

    Will more stringent gun control laws create less crime? Will stiffer gun control deter known criminals from committing their heinous acts? Gun Control is law designed to impose legal measures to license, control, or restrict the ownership of firearms by members of the public. That means the governments...

  8. Domestic Violence: Offender Gun Ban

    Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban Nick Hernandez Johnson County Community College Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban The Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, also known as the “Lautenberg Amendment” bans the shipment, transport, ownership and use of guns by individuals convicted of misdemeanor...

  9. Gun Safety: an Alternative for America

    Gun Safety: An Alternative for America Timothy L. Jones COM/220 April 11, 2010 Instructor: Aileen Journey Introduction There exists a palpable set of problems in this country, which are high crime rates and many accidental shootings. Both challenges mask the genuine issues,...

  10. Gun Violence in America Research Paper

    Gun Violence in The United States INTRODUCTION Since 1982, at least sixty-two mass shootings have occurred, thirty-two of them since 2006. (Aronsen). Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison after shooting nineteen people in January of 2011. Last July, fifty-eight people were shot and twelve...

  11. Gun Control Does Not Diminish the Amount of Violent Crimes.

    Abstract Gun control does not diminish the amount of violent crimes. The fact is violent criminals obtain guns through the black market, they will continue to obtain their guns if they are banned or not. Also, if somebody is crazed enough to take another’s life they don’t need a gun; there are other...

  12. Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns

    In “Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns,” Molly Ivies uses strong sarcasm and emotional language to question the meaning of the second amendment and justifications of gun ownership. Ivins states that while she supports the second amendment, she believes that its current application conflicts...

  13. Gun control Pros and Cons

    Boyce Mrs. Phy English II 7th 9/30/2012 Gun Control Pro and Con Essay 1 The topic of gun control creates controversy amongst all social classes and political parties with different views amongst each. 2 This dispute raises the question of whether gun control is good or bad for society. 3 As with...

  14. Are There Any Legitimate Restrictions on Gun Ownership?

    Are there any legitimate restrictions on gun ownership? Tom Callewaert PHI 103 Instructor:  Peter Ingenhutt February 12, 2012 Are there any legitimate restrictions on gun ownership? The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that...

  15. Just Take Away Their Guns

    THEIR GUNS THE PRESIDENT WANTS STILL tougher gun control legislation and thinks it will work. The public supports more gun control laws but suspects they won't work. The public is right. Legal restraints on the lawful purchase of guns will have little effect on the illegal use of guns. There...

  16. Gun Control (Synthesis Paper)

    current gun control laws should be strictly enforced to avoid creating new laws. News laws make it harder on law abiding citizens to purchase firearms, ammunition, and magazines/clips. Some feel it would decrease gun violence by creating new laws. This is unfair to thousands of people who are gun advocates...

  17. America's Gun Control and the Second Amendment

    Gun Control and the Second Amendment GUN CONTROL AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America asserts, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be...

  18. Gun Control

    bear arms by any American citizen (Lund, 1987). Gun ownership rights have aroused many controversial debates in the nation. In almost every state, the right to own a gun is greatly defended more than the freedom of expression. The subject of gun ownership is a hot issue, and Americans feel that the infringement...

  19. Do We Need Tougher Gun Control Laws?

    Do We Need Tougher Gun Control Laws? As with any law there is controversy. Some people believe stricter gun law will decrease crime and misuse, while others feel it is against their constitutional rights. Personally, I have mixed feelings on the topic. While, any law is good, if enforced, it cannot...

  20. No Guns Allowed

    Jordan Singleton Instructor Hugetz ENGLISH 0309.06 12. April 2013 No Guns Allowed Gun control is not one issue, but to many,.To some people, gun control is a crime issue, to others its a right issue. Gun control is a safety issue, an education issue, and a political issue among others. Within...

  21. Tougher Gun Control Laws

    Do We Need Tougher Gun Control Laws? One of the most controversial issues in our society today is the topic of private gun ownership and gun control laws. This controversy has arisen mostly due to the different ways that the second constitutional amendment is interpreted. The amendment states that...

  22. Gun Control, Right and Issues in Contemporary America

    Guns. Firearms. Weapons. To many, these words summon many different feelings, thoughts, and ideas. Some people may have visions of war that they may have seen in a movie. Some might think of yesterday’s headline in the newspaper. For some, the very words might bring personal painful memories of crime...

  23. Gun Control Is Needed

    Gun Control Is Needed Regulation of guns is a necessary action that needs to be taken in order to save lives. A good definition of gun control is needed to understand the sides and issues. Gun control is an effort to stop the rise in violent crime by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms...

  24. gun violence in america

    Gun Violence in America William Walker Kaplan University CM 220-04 Professor Bianco April 1, 2013 With our country owning over 310 million guns, killing more than 31...

  25. Gun Control Is Pointless

    keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” When British troops were occupying Boston during 1774, they attempted to take possession of the peoples guns in hopes to prevent an up rise. Having knowledge of the British plan, the Americans hid their arms and in time used them to triumph in the war for their...

  26. District of Columbia Gun Ban

    District of Columbia Gun Ban Introduction In 1975, Washington D.C. enacted the Firearms Controlled Regulations Act which prohibited residents from owning handguns to deter violence. By passing this law, the District of Columbia violated the Second Amendment, which grants the rights of all...

  27. The Gun Control Issues

    our youth from guns, gun laws do not control violence in schools because guns are being brought to schools and laws are not maintained to their fullest by all schools. Gun control has been a controversial issue for years, especially in schools. People believe if we have stronger gun control it will...

  28. Gun Control Research Paper

    Modern issues essay Gun control is a controversial issue for a long time around the world, particularly in U.S. because of a lots of mass shooting in school and public places. The second Amendment of the U.S. constitution is one of the shortest in all of the bill of right, it was written by the time...

  29. Gun Control: Is There a Middle Ground?

    Gun Control: Is There a Middle Ground? May 16, 1985 was Jimmy Amerson’s sixteenth birthday and he had just received his driver’s license. Jimmy’s older brother, Eddie, gave Jimmy a car for his birthday. Jimmy excited about the car; could not wait to drive it. Earl, Jimmy’s step brother, wanted to...

  30. Gun Control in America

    Gun Control 1 Gun Control in America Kandi Porter Axia College of University of Phoenix Gun Control in America Gun Control 3 handgun from a licensed gun dealers. That means that there were 242,000 guns that were kept out of the hands of people who may have committed crimes with guns, including...

  31. Gun Control

    Formal Essay #1 October 12 2013 Gun Control Debates involving gun control began in the early 1960s, since then many laws and regulations have been created (“Gun Control Time Line”). However, while crimes involving the use of guns start increasing, is changing the laws going to end the violence and...

  32. Anti Gun Control Essay

    situations that gun control, enforced by the government, could possibly subject your family to. Our second amendment rights, our safety and the safety of the public is what is at stake if gun control were to be put into place in the United States. There are several, very logical reasons of why gun control is...

  33. guns

     You can not take away our guns The United States of America is built on the idea of the individual having a certain amount of personal freedoms and liberties. When the forefathers wrote the Constitution and, subsequently, the Bill of Rights, they were attempting to create a...

  34. Gun Control

     Gun Control SOC/100 January 7, 2014 Siri Shankar-Anderson Gun Control The Bill of Rights is comprised of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. There was overwhelming opposition to the original constitution by the states, due to the lack of guarantees of an individual’s...

  35. Gun control laws

    Gun control laws have been debated for over a hundred years. Conservatives tend to claim that gun ownership is a constitutional right and should be left alone while liberals claim there should be certain restrictions on guns. There have been several studies and examples that show the effects of gun control...

  36. Gun Violence and Control

    Gun Violence and Control The issue of gun control has been debated for a long time, probably ever since they were invented. The gun is a small, rather easy to obtain, weapon that is lethal if used in the right or wrong way. This makes the gun an extremely dangerous factor in our...

  37. Gun Control

    Scholarly Essay: Gun Control 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...

  38. Gun Control and Violence

    Gun Control 2 Abstract An ever-growing problem of violence faces Americans. Our streets became a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, terrified women viciously attacked and raped, teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs...

  39. Gun Control. Oppose or Support?

    Gun Control Many of us assume we must either oppose or support gun control. Not so. We have a range of alternatives. Even this way of speaking oversimplifies our choices since there are two distinct scales on which to place alternatives. One scale concerns the degree to which guns should be abolished...

  40. Gun Control in America

    Gun Rights In America Throughout history, guns have been employed as a weapon of both offense and defense. A movement that advocates for the banning of these weapons has been ongoing for a number of years in America. Fortunately, the United States Constitution's Second Amendment has blunted the drive...

  41. Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution

    Civilian ownership of firearms has for more than two hundred years been the very cornerstone upon which the liberty of the public has been supported. The very reason that Americans have never suffered a tyranny on the scale of Nazi-Germany has been due to the proliferation of firearms in the hands of...

  42. Are Guns Really the Problem

    Crime and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. Are the two really associated though? Do guns necessarily lead to crime? And if so do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and use stop the crime or protect the citizens? These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are...

  43. pros and cons of gun control

    Gun control pros and cons have been discussed innumerable times. They have been thoroughly analyzed in gun control debates. But since both the advocates and opponents of gun control stick to their positions, the issue remains unresolved. I am listing below a few important gun control pros and cons and...

  44. Guns and Gun Control

    CJ 133 | Guns and Gun Control | Writing Assignment 6 | Katie Epps 1/18/2009 | Gun control has been one of the biggest topics facing our nation aside from abortion and homosexual marriages. There are so many different angles and arguments that surround it, its no wonder a definite decision...

  45. gun support apa essay

    Abstract Gun control issue has been a significant issue in the last two years, and the matter has even been taken to the highest Court in the U.S. In 2008, the District Court of Columbia ruled that the Constitution has laid down the right for every citizen to have a gun for personal usage. However...

  46. Gun Control Debate 1

    Gun Control Debate Introduction Over the last few years the United States has witnessed what appears to be an increase in gun violence and the number of mass shootings. The choice of gun control for this paper was primarily because of all the evidence available to support both sides. This debate has...

  47. Persuasive Essay for Gun Control

    Persuasive Essay for Gun Control Guns do not kill people, people kill people. This is a commonly used argument when gun control is the topic. Assuming that the latter part of this statement is true then why does it seem that our system is making it easy to equip these people with the means to kill....

  48. Gun Control

     Gun Control Christopher Carrasco ENGLISH 24FEB2015 Mrs. Gains Gun Control When dealing with guns the main thing is to be able to control this dangerous instrument. The Nation as a whole needs to be aware of gun trafficking and its effects on our...

  49. Gun Control

    Gun Control William Macklin, Sue Pina, Thomas Smith, Norman Vik AJS/582 July 14, 2013 Dr. Barry McCrary Policy Making Steps Gun control in America is a topic that can...

  50. Gun Control

    Constitutional Law Gun Control Paper Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of...

  51. Gun Violence

    Sheppard, D (2001). Gun Use by Male Juveniles: Research and Prevention, Juvenile Justice Bulletin, Retrieved December 14, 2007, from http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/jjbul2001_7_2/contents.html. This reference offers statistics related to the number of young men who use guns, the recent research...

  52. Why Is It That We Have Gun Control?

    Gun Control 1 Gun Control Melody Gibson Axia College of University of Phoenix Gun control 2 Why is it that we have Gun Control? The people of the United States would like to keep crime rates down and all handguns locked up. With them being locked up (in a safe) and out of reach of children, we...

  53. should ban gun

    Should Guns be Banned in the US? The United States Constitution gives us the right to bear arms, but after over 200 years since its ratification, has this Amendment become outdated? Recently, in Newtown, Connecticut resident Adam Lanza opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School with an AR-15 semi-automatic...

  54. Gun Control vs. Second Amendment

    Gun Control vs. Second Amendment One of the main concerns of Americans as well as other countries is public safety. A person can lose everyone they love within a couple seconds due to firearms caused by it being in the wrong hand or improper use. Every year 2 million hand guns are sold to Americans...

  55. Gun control

     Gun Control Jimie Innocent On a cold winter afternoon in my neighborhood, a man described in the middle thirties tried to break into an older ladies house. She was home at the time and threatens to shoot him if he did vacate her home. At the same time this was going on...

  56. crime and guns

     Do You Trust Strangers? Crime and guns, the two seem to go hand in hand with one another; but are the two really associated? Do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and use stop the crime or protect the citizens? These are questions many citizens and lawmakers have been asking themselves...

  57. I Own a Gun

    I own a gun. It is a 270 Mossberg bolt action rifle. My brother bought it for me for Christmas in 2010. He overheard me saying that year that I wanted to try deer hunting. Even though I still have not hunted, I have taken the high-powered rifle out for target practice and enjoy shooting it. It is a...

  58. Gun Control: Does It Work?

    Gun Control 1 Gun Control: Does It Work? Paula Hospelhorn Mr. Mark Coppelli EG371 August 18, 2005 Gun Control 2 My research problem consisted of finding out what effect there was on violent crime in society when gun control is implemented. I looked at...

  59. An Argument Against Gun Control

    An Argument Against Gun Control Gun control has become more and more of a hot-button topic in the United States, especially after events like the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, when many people questioned the necessity of the second amendment in this day and age. Indeed, upholding the second amendment...

  60. Gun Control Case in the Supreme Court

    Gun Control On the date November 20, 2007 the Supreme Court decided to hear the Gun Control Case. They would decide whether or not the Constitution grated individuals the right to keep guns in their hoes for private use. The court accepted the case on the District of Columbia’s 31 year old prohibition...