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Gun Control 1 Running head GUN CONTROL Gun Control Student Name College Name Gun Control To many people in the United States the words gun control means the government is trying to take away our 2rld amendment rights which were given to us by our founding fathers If someone wants the real reasons behind these drastic changes in our laws one needs to research the facts behind the actuations Do you own a ri e or know someone who does Do you know the laws for owning a ri e or what is even considered to be a ri e Throughout the years the laws have been changing and have been affecting people all over the United States These laws were brought into play to reduce violent crimes which af ict all areas of this great nation Even though high powered ri es are used in assignations and some crimes gun control laws affects everyone including private owners and collectors not just the criminals and has no real affect on lowering crime All this violence we have seen in our life time is a good reason for our government to take these kinds of actions although it might not have been the best way to resolve the real issue why Even before the assassination of President John F Kennedy killed by a 65 X 52 mm Italian Carcano M9138 boltaction ri e the government had already passed certain gun control laws beginning with The National Firearms Act of 1934 enacted on June 261 Other atrocities have been committed using high powered ri es such as the Columbine High School Massacre which happened on Tuesday April 20 1999 The weapons used were two shotguns a HiPoint 995 assault ri e and a TECDC9 handgun Then there is the J onesboro Massacre that occurred on March 24 1998 The weapons that were used were high powered ri es one was a Remington 30 06 and the other was a Ruger 44 Magnum ri e There have been other crimes and even other assassinations committed with these types of weapons which has made people from across the nation look for help in passing stricter gun control laws A picture of who is actually affected by these laws is quite simple one just needs to look into a mirror Based on data collected by The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in 1995 almost half of the adults in the United States lived in a home where firearms were owned Those people own firearms for a variety of reasons ranging from home protection to sports activities including hunting and range shooting or better known as target practice or tournaments For someone to be able to purchase and own a ri e they need to be over the age of eighteen and be able to register the firearm There are a number of reasons why someone can be denied the ownership of these firearms such as having been convicted of a felon being a minor a person who has been discharged dishonorably from any branch of the military and many other reasons The affected do not stop at just the owners or want to be owners of these firearms though there are the dealers and the gun collectors who are equally affected by the changing laws In part from the tedious registration collectors have to deal with all antique firearms need to have been made on or before 1898 This makes certain antiques uncollectable due to the fact they were manufactured after that year Firearms dealers have been heavily bombarded by the affects of these gun control laws making their sales drop nationwide With longer wait times involved in the purchase of a firearm most people are relaying on person to person sales or receiving them from family members Being that each state carries their own laws concerning the purchasing or selling of firearms it is almost impossible to list them However anyone can access this information on any state they choose and see the differences in each state There are many kinds of ri es out there still in use in most of the country today They range from the small 22 caliber ri es all the way to the powerful 50 caliber ri e The differences between ri es can be as simple as a single shot ri e where it is reloaded by hand after every shot to a fully automatic ri e which can shoot continuously until the rounds in the clip have been used up One of the most common errors made by people is in the differences between the semiautomatic and automatic ri es Semiautomatic ri es do not fire a continuous stream of bullets they fire a single shot and keep firing as fast as one can pull the trigger then there are those few known as assault ri es that fire a burst of three shots at a time Automatic means just as it sounds pull the trigger once and the gun continuously fires until it runs out of ammunition Crime such a small and powerful word that is the main reason behind the laws without these crimes committed with firearms there might not be any need for gun control To bad that is not the way it is all over the globe each and every country is going through this same problem There is some decline to crimes committed with firearms in some areas however the overall crime rates globally are not dropping Here in the United States for every 100000 people there are 297 homicides committed each year with firearms the overall rate is estimated to be at 752 homicides a year However we are one of the few countries with the least amount of gun control On the other side of things Mexico has some of the strictest laws pertaining to gun control around The only ri es their citizens can legally own are 22 caliber ri es Anything bigger will result in their arrest which can consist of years in jail if not life The statistics for Mexico are out of every 100000 people there are 36622 homicides committed each year with firearms there overall rate however is 177735 homicides a year There are a number of other countries where the crime rate is even higher In some parts where guns are removed completely from the citizens the crime rate is still very high however they have replaced firearms with other weapons such as knives What everyone needs to try and remember is that ri es are not the true problem it is the people who have committed crimes with these firearms that are the problem Taking away the people s right to bear arms might stop crimes committed with firearms but it will not stop crimes altogether People are innovative and will find new methods for committing crimes that were usually committed with firearms If the United States continues to pass gun control laws to the extent of eliminating the private owner there could very well be another civil war right on your door step Just a little something to think about before we join lobbyist to try and pass more laws controlling the way we own guns
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