Research Paper Gun Control in America

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Maddot Re: Why do so many Americans have guns? \”A gun is designed to be fired at something or someone with the aim of harming that object or person. If you have a gun sitting in your bedside drawer chances are one day you’ll use it or someone else will.\”
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Maddot Re: Why do so many Americans have guns?\” Politics and Social Issues Board. Media Lens, 2012. Web. 2012.
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Nick, \”On Newtown. On Guns.\” It doesn’t make me comfortable. Conversely, you could be a 95 pound, seventy-five year old female with a handgun and training, and suddenly my 205 pounds is meaningless. That bullet will work just fine on me as it would on any other assailant.\”
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Nick, \”On Newtown. On Guns.\” http://rhinoden.rangerup.com/on-newtown-on-guns/. Rhino Den News, Dec 20, 2012.
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Pitts, Leonard Jr \”The Certainty Epidemic.\” reports show the purchase of guns have sky rocketed over the years !
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Pitts, Leonard Jr \”The Certainty Epidemic.\” www.nationalmemo.com. National Memo Group, December 24, 2012. Web.2012.
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Roper, Gfk \”Poll: \”In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?\”
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Roper, Gfk \”Poll: \”In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?\” www.pollingreport.com/guns.htm. CBS News/New York Times, 19-23 Feb 2014. Web. 2014.
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Smith K. Reid and Agresti D. James \”Gun Control Facts.\” Based upon surveys, the following are estimates of private firearm ownership in the U.S. as of 2010: Households With a Gun Adults Owning a Gun Adults Owning a Handgun Percentage 40-45% 30-34% 17-19% Number 47-53 million 70-80 million 40-45 million
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Smith K. Reid and Agresti D. James guncontrol.asp. Just Facts Group, Gun Control Facts.\” www.justfacts.com/, 2013. Web. Sept 13, 2010.
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White, Lawrence. Weblog comment. Pro Gun Control Groups Unite.
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White, Lawrence. Weblog comment. Pro Gun Control Groups Unite. blog.timesunion.com/guns/pro-gun-control-groups-unite/3118/, 20 Dec 2013. Web. 20 Dec. 2013
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Golf, Time \”Re: Should guns be banned in America?.\”Guns arn’t the ones thats doing the harm its the people!\”
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Golf, Time \”Re: Should guns be banned in America?.\” Create Depate.6 May 2008. Web. 2008. Kates, Don B. \”A Realistic Assessment of Gun Control\” Guns, Murders, and the Constitution (1990) Feb. 1990
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Kates, Don B. \”GUN CONTROL: A REALISTIC . \”People that handle guns need to go under a type of psyhcological test of some kind to prove that the individual has no mental problems.
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article Don B. Kates Jr, Pacific Research Foundation Guns Murders and the constitution Kates, Don B. \”GUN CONTROL: A REALISTIC ASSESSMENT.\” Gun Control: A Realistic Assessment. Web. 21 May 2014.
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Usatoday. \”Mass Shootings Toll Exceeds 900 in past Seven Years.\” Mass Shootings Today’s (news information poll)
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A USA TODAY analysis of FBI records has identified 186 mass killings since 2006. That includes 146 mass shootings, which are defined by the FBI as incidents where four or more people are killed. Nearly half of those involved someone killing family members. Usatoday. \”Mass Shootings Toll Exceeds 900 in past Seven Years.\” USA Today. Gannett, 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 20 May 2014.
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Follman, Mark, Gavin Aronsen, and Deanna Pan. \”A Guide to Mass Shootings in America.\”A mojority doing mass shootings are Mentally Disabled!: A guide to mass shootings
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The average age of the killers was 35, though the youngest among them was a mere 11 years old. (See Jonesboro, Ark., in 1998.) A majority were mentally troubled—and many displayed signs of it before setting out to kill. Explore the map for further details—we do not consider it to be all-inclusive, but based on the criteria we used we believe that we’ve produced the most comprehensive rundown available on this particular type of violence. Follman, Mark, Gavin Aronsen, and Deanna Pan. \”A Guide to Mass Shootings in America.\” Mother Jones. Apr.-May 2014. Web. 20 May 2014.
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Maddot Re: Why do so many Americans have guns? \”I have to have a gun to protect myself from the other person who has a gun\” then that logic can be applied to other weapons eg nuclear weapons. Now we all know that some countries, including the US have nuclear weapons and most likely argue that it is its right to possess such weapons to protect itself. However, from what I read, the US doesn’t like other countries to have nuclear power and actually goes to war to stop these countries from having the right to protect itself.
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Maddot Re: Why do so many Americans have guns?\” Politics and Social Issues Board. Media Lens, 2012. Web. 2012.
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Category Percentage Owning a Firearm Households 42% Individuals 30% Male 47% Female 13% White 33% Nonwhite 18% Republican 41% Independent 27% Democrat 23%
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Smith K. Reid and Agresti D. James guncontrol.asp. Just Facts Group, Feb 1 \”Gun Control Facts.\” www.justfacts.com/, 2013. Web. Sept 13, 2010.
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In the same poll, gun owners stated they own firearms for the following reasons: Protection Against Crime 67% Target Shooting 66% Hunting 58%
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Smith K. Reid and Agresti D. James guncontrol.asp. Just Facts Group, Feb 1 \”Gun Control Facts.\” www.justfacts.com/, 2013. Web. Sept 13, 2010.
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the reasons why Americans own guns also have changed. About half (48%) of gun owners said the main reason they owned a gun was for protection, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in February 2013. About three-in-ten (32%) said they owned a gun for hunting. That was a turnaround from 1999 when 49% said they owned a gun for hunting and 26% said they had a gun for protection in an ABC News/Washington Post poll.
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Drake, Bruce 5factsGuncontrol. Just Facts, April 26 2014 \”Gun Control Facts\”. www.pewresearch.org/,2014 Web. April 1, 2010.
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37% of adults reported having a gun in their household, with 24% saying they personally owned the gun and 13% saying it was owned by someone else in their home. The survey also found that 58% of people who did not have a gun in their household said that having a gun would make them feel uncomfortable.
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Drake, Bruce 5factsGuncontrol. Just Facts, April 26 2014 \”Gun Control Facts\”. www.pewresearch.org/,2014 Web. April 1, 2010.
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One in three people in the U.S. know someone who has been shot.1 On average, 32 Americans are murdered with guns every day and 140 are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room.2 Every day on average, 51 people kill themselves with a firearm, and 45 people are shot or killed in an accident with a gun.3 The U.S. firearm homicide rate is 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 countries that are our peers in wealth and population.4 A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure in a domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting than to be used in self-defense.5
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\”Brady Campaign to Prevent Gin Violence.\” About Gun Violence. N.p.,n.d.Web. 22 May 2014.
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A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally (more guns = less crime).
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\”Guns In America | Facts and Statistics about Firearms int he Usa. \”Guns in America | Fcts and Statistics about Firearms in the USA. N.P., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014.
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Nations with strict gun control laws have substantially higher murder rates than those who do not in general. In fact, the 9 European nations with the lowest gun ownership rate have a combined murder rate 3x that of the 9 European nations with the highest gun ownership rate!8
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\”Guns In America | Facts and Statistics about Firearms int he Usa. \”Guns in America | Fcts and Statistics about Firearms in the USA. N.P., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014.
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1982, Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to just 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.18 Today, the violent crime rate in Kennesaw is still 85% lower than Georgia’s or the national average.
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\”Guns In America | Facts and Statistics about Firearms int he Usa. \”Guns in America | Fcts and Statistics about Firearms in the USA. N.P., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014.
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Mass shootings in America: A history, 1999 through 2013 like we prepare for an earthquake or a tornado. \”We can’t predict them exactly, but we know they will happen and that we are not exempt. If we are prepared for it, we can reduce the body counts and stop the shooters!\”
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Jhon,Sm. Weblog comment. Pro Gun Control Groups. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mass-shootings-central-american-history-article-1.1457514, 20 June 2013. Web. 20 June. 2013

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