In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history the citizens of the US have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, hunt for food and engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun control is complex. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a precarious balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms, rely on the fact that the provision for such rights is enshrined in their constitution. In this climate of
The research essay is one of the hardest essays I have to write this semester, the difficult part is to generate ideas and factual information to support our ideas. Over the pass week we have been working on the review essay as a team together and I got to say the essay are much harder than I thought it would be. We able to pick our own subject and write about it. The main goal is to inform the reader to take a look further at the subject using non-bias, scholarly information and hopefully have your own stand and point of view toward your subject. I start to enjoy doing my research and review as the interesting subject lighting up ”Why not do a Jackie Chan research paper? ”; I picked this subject because the subject fitted my personality and I personally like to know how people think and feel about the subject. Also I wanted to do a research to know more about the subject that very minor almost unnoticeable and fairly new subject in scholarly world. I wanted to learn more and write more about less.
When I first read the assignment, I tried thinking of things that happened to me that affected me. I was drawing a lot of blanks because I try to block out the negative things in my life. My friend who was around me said “why don’t you write about your mom” and my first thought was that I wasn’t affected by that negatively but then I was like it had a positive effect on me. I spent the next few days thinking about what happened to start the whole and every event that happened since then. I couldn’t include everything that happened because some things were too private for me to share. What I learned from writing this was that when I’m telling my experience of something, it’s not that easy to explain because I have to shorten things and leave things out. It’s hard to tell a story about something that happened because people may judge you or what you’ve been through. I learned many things from my experience about my family and myself. I learned that you can’t always rely on your parents for everything. I learned about who my mom was as a person and who I am as a person. I saw different sides of my mom and dad from this situation, also from myself. The narration in my essay describes my view on things and my knowledge of it. I included things that happened to my parents as well. I didn’t try to take away from what the purpose of the essay was. My essay has meaning for others because there are kids who have went through the same things that I have. People can relate to my situation and understand what I felt and how their life got affected by their situation. What I did well in my essay is that I explained my situation and how I was affected or what some of my memories of it are. The things in my essay that are weak are my details or maybe my focus. I tend to jump around when writing down my thoughts so there might be things in this that aren’t understandable or clear to the reader.
Imagine Black Friday shopping at the local mall knowing that people all around could be carrying loaded guns! Even though this may sound far fetched, under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, citizens have the right to possess and carry guns. Was this the intent of the Founding Fathers when they penned the Second Amendment? When written, the Second Amendment was about protecting the American government from both foreign and domestic threats (Truthout). Gun control is one of the hottest topics at water cooler discussions across America today. This topic is very polarizing. American citizens news feeds are flooded with stories about shootings on a daily basis, innocent victims being shot during a crime, senseless mass shoots, shots fired in self-defense, police shootings of criminals, and last but not least, the shooting that occurs in war. Americans are bombarded with reports and images of gun violence from television, the press, social media, and computer war games. Yet, how many people have actually held a gun? How many have
Significance: This topic is extremely significant because gun rights are under attack from many politicians in America, who are attempting to take protection out of the hands of the law-abiding citizens of this great country. Current laws in much of the country control what kind of gun people can and cannot own, as well as when and where they can carry them (if at all). In addition, more restrictive gun laws have not reduced mass shootings and have allowed for a larger number of gun-related deaths to occur.
Over the last years gun control has become a very widely debated topic. The city, county and state lawmakers seem to be having different stands about the public having easy access to guns. Adam Small states, “After centuries of relative obscurity, the Second Amendment has become the center of an intense academic and legal battle during the last twenty years” (1213). The supporters of gun control and its opponents both claim to have the best interest of this country’s citizens .However, there are private citizens who believe that there should be laws to limit the number of people who own a gun. Even though the United States has enacted laws for regulating firearms, the recent shootings at Aurora movie theatre and Sandy
Gun control and gun rights are crucial topics that have been debated for years. Some people believe that civilians should not have the right to own a gun while others believe it is our god given right to bear arms. The second amendment of the Bill of Rights states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”(Shermer). This is a right that society has had for years and is one of the main reasons why no solution has been reached yet. There are two main sides to this debate, Gun control advocates focus on the serious negative effects of gun availability on health and safety, while gun-ownership advocates emphasize the lawful use of guns and
Guns are one of the most controversial and debated-upon topics in America today. In the Constitution, Americans are given “the right to bear arms,” and many Americans are proud of and believe strongly in that right. Though, that right has been constantly misused. Homicides by gun are at a higher rate in the United States than any other country in the world, mass shootings are at an all time high (many of which have occurred in the past two years alone), and terrorism has been at an all-time high. So, naturally, it is a topic that needs to be discussed. In the articles Change Your Gun Laws, America (1), author Fareed Zakaria provides the readers with some harrowing statistics on guns and insight over how the U.S. laws on guns need to be managed.
The term “gun control” deals with the regulation of the selling, purchasing, and using of firearms in America. The availability of firearms to the public has been causing serious debates around the country because of the diversity in the people’s cultures, judgment, and religions. Many people thought the provision set by the Second Amendment when it was ratified can perfectly be applied in the society today. However, the understanding of people about the Second Amendment and how they interpret it change over time. They cannot agree with each other about the meaning of the historical evidence (Karlan, 2013). Research and polls found that people in the rural areas tend to support the right of gun owners while those in urban areas encourage gun control. Due
Throughout the past several decades gun control has been put under scrutiny by the media and the general public. While the first major piece of gun control legislation was passed in 1911 in New York, it was not until the 1960’s that the gun control movement was truly galvanized(“Gun Control Reform”).This occurred because of a series of major political assassinations that led to the Gun Control Act being signed into law in 1968(“Gun Control Reform”). To this day the gun control movement lives on and many Americans believe that harsher gun control laws should be put into effect. These supposed gun laws range anywhere from a nationwide ban of assault weapons to a complete ban of guns. Supporters of gun control argue that taking away guns from
Federal law has made the sale of firearms illegal to various individuals who have a history of being mentally unstable and licensed dealers to perform a background check before selling firearms. However, federal law has not made it mandatory for unlicensed sellers (individuals) to perform background checks. Additionally, states have the option of requiring dealers to conduct background checks through state or local agencies or directly through the FBI. States that conduct their own background checks can search records and databases in addition to those that the federal law requires to be searched. Surprisingly, state databases typically include information that is unavailable to the FBI, including outstanding felony warrants, mental health
I believe you’re using APA and you did a good job of doing that, but you need to put your title on your first official page (the page you actually start your essay). I also think you should come up with a better title than just gun control, I mean what about gun control, your title doesn’t give me any insight on what you actually will be talking about dealing with guns. Going through it I can sense what you are trying to convey but the title is a little bland. Also, you cannot have your reference page on the same page as some of your essay, so the last page needs to JUST be your reference page. Speaking of references, I’m sorry to tell you, but you have no academic sources in your essay, no primary source either. You just have popular sources. My advice is go on websites
Imagine a small, happy family with a mom, a dad, and a little baby girl. Now imagine them hiding together in fear in the corner of their house as a man holds them at gunpoint, robbing them of everything they have. They can’t defend themselves because there has been a recent ban on all handguns in the United States. Scenarios like this will happen every day if we allow more gun control laws to be put into effect. Guns are used in defensive ways 250,000 to 350,000 times a year (Barrett). Can you imagine America losing that many more people every year, all because they enforced laws that wouldn’t allow everyone to have a gun? Gun laws in the United States are effective as they are and do not need to be added to or changed. In order to truly understand why, it is important to examine the causes of the problem, the effects of the problem, and what is being done or what can be done to help solve the problem.
The pro gun control debate is sided by the more liberal organizations. Whether they are conspicuously discernible organizations for gun control, or even just more liberal news sources, be sure you ken their political standing afore taking their data as whole truth. Even an organization such as NPR cannot be held as 100% reliable, because of their generally liberal agendas. The gun control debate facts for the anti control side are just as suspect. Again, the NRA and its constituents are perhaps the most vocal in this debate. But generally any Republican or right-wing organization is going to have some remotely investment in keeping gun control down. Any of their facts and information are going to be hyperbolized or skewed in order to make gun
Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. However, more recently, the debate over gun control has escalated into a much more public issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, stories about incidents involving guns appear frequently today in newspapers and on television or the radio. One could say that the debate started with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain groups of people and regulated the sale of guns. Since then, two main groups have gradually appeared: people who oppose strict federal