Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography

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Frates, Chris. “The Gun Debate Isn’t Over Yet.” National Journal (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.
In this article written by Chris Frates, the author talks about how democrats and republicans are going back, and forth on gun control laws. Both parties are finding it difficult to come to an agreement. While leaving republicans asking the question “How do you take away Americans 2nd Amendment?” It’s a tricky situation as republicans, and congress continue to try find loop holes in the system to force stricter gun control laws. Despite efforts toward compromise, some Republicans doubt that any gun legislation will pass, with or without the support of some GOP (Grand Old Party) senators. As one senior
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This article shows us how the gun-regulation fight is at a political stalemate. No one is making a move, and the lawmaking process is at a standstill. Congress is simply reflecting a divided public. In recent Associated Press polls almost half of Americans (49 percent) think gun laws should be stricter. The other half (48 percent) think gun laws should remain as they are or be even less strict. So basically until either side raises in votes, new gun control laws will not be getting passed anytime soon.
Kessler, Glenn. "The NRA’s claim that Joe Biden’s gun advice is illegal." The Washington Post 25 Feb. 2013. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 7 Oct. 2013
In this article written by Glenn Kessler, the author talks about the best weapon for self-defense. Information is given about the differences between assault rifles, (AR-15 AK-47’s) and shot guns; and which would be better in a home invasion. Joe Biden encourages people to use a shotgun if they feel threatened in any way. He states “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. Have the shells for a 12-gauge shotgun, and I promise you as I told my wife, we live in an area that’s wooded and somewhat secluded. I said, Jill if there’s ever problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. I promise you whoever’s coming in is not going. You don’t need
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