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Gun Control In America

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Ever since the independence of the 13 colonies from Great Britain, the United States of America has had a complex history with gun laws. There has been this ongoing debate in the United States regarding the stance of guns such as how to acquire them, which types of guns to sell, and so on. This debate in the United States is divided especially between party lines of the gun control supporters the Democrats and those against gun control the Republicans. Yet some laws from Great Britain helped form the back bone of many American gun laws that we see early in the creation of the United States. Guns are intertwined with American culture and has had a profound effect on the American way of life. In the United Kingdom, the 1689 Bill of Rights which was signed by King William of Orange which was “An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown” (The Bill of Rights). This law helped with the creation of free elections. “That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament; That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” (The Bill of Rights). These laws in England had a great effect on the creation of America's own document the United States bill of Rights. This law also had major effects for both England and colonial America. This law not only helped future laws in
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