Gun Control

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Gun Control Gun Control is a topic that has been talked about for many years now especially after many tragic deaths and other instances that have happened in past. Gun control has become one of the most important battles of 2013. In a press conference last month, President Obama pushed Congress to ban “assault” rifes and weapons, setting a limit for magazines to 10 bullets, and to introduce universal background checks for the buyers of firearms.”The debate over gun control and gun ownership is focused on the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution which states that people have the right to keep and bear arms. Advocates of Gun Control think right does not lead to the owenership of a military-style weapon that are …show more content…

From 1915 to 1917, over 1 million armenians were killed. Germany extablished gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, millions of Jews and others who were unable to fed for themselves were killed. Every year, millions of people who carry guns save their own lives to defend themselves against the rapists, mugges, and murders. In less than 1 percent of these cases where self defense is required, the gun is used. 99 percent of the time, the gun is just shown so t he attacker would change their minds on the actions they would normally perform. This goes to show that there are indeed times in the past that could have been different If guns were allowed yet still controlled responsibily. Sociologists should definitely be involved in the topic of gun control. Social structures as well as sociology are centeral to the problems of gun control. For example Sociologists could see the research on the deaths and gun ownership in Canada compared to the deaths in the United States. In Canada, they have the same amount of guns per capita as the U.S, but are not even close to the amount of deaths by guns in the United States. A sociologist would defnitely be interested and can explore the culture and attitudes and personal beliefs as they relate it to the use and ownership of guns. They can go in depth and take a look at the “culture of violence” from not only a national view, but also a regional

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