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Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act Essay

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:_______________________________________________________
1. Executive Summary ...………………………………………………………………………… 2
2. Thesis …………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
3. History and Analyzing the Problem …………………………………………………………... 4
4. Methods ………………………………………………………………………………….......... 6
5. Evidence ………………………………………………………………………………….….... 9
6. Recommendations …………………………………………………………………………… 16
7. Evaluation …………………………………………………………………………………… 17
8. Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………… 20

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:______________________________________________________ The Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act, in short: The Brady Act, was United States legislation that was passed by Congress in 1993. The Brady Act required a five-day waiting period and criminal background check, performed by state and local law enforcement, for the purchase of a handgun. The Brady Act was instituted to curtail handgun violence and decrease the probability of a handgun ending up in a criminal’s hands. The legislation was heavily pushed by Senator James Brady and his wife, Sarah Brady, after Sen. Brady was seriously injured by a gunshot wound during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The five-day waiting period went into effect on February 28, 1994, and was strongly opposed by the
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