Gun Control

Government 2301
02 November 1996
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.
Amendment II, Bill of Rights
Constitution of the U.S.

The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since
1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that
people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure
arms for military service? The nation's powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle
Association, holds that it means the right to keep and bear arms ...

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They point out that gun laws would not have
stopped most addicted killers. According to the NRA, anti-crime measures are
the way to conquer urban violence, not anti-gun measures. The hope of most
members in the association is to educate people about guns. The association is
willing to reveal proper usage of guns to non-gun owners. They feel that this
training could help reduce some of the tragedies involving guns.
The issue of gun control has become a dividing line in America. To gun
control activists, the issue is about crime and the regulation of the weapons
used to commit these crimes. In their opinion, law abiding citizens should have
no need for guns. In this respect, the big controversy seems shallow . However,
to the NRA population, a much deeper issue is in question, the issue is freedom.
The members believe that the Second Amendment is crucial to the maintenance's of
the democratic process. From their point of view, people who advocate gun
control are ready to ...

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However, President Clinton has made
gun control a major goal, while his drug strategy is almost invisible.
During President Clinton's administration, the Brady Bill on gun control
was passed. This bill was gridlocked in the House for seven years. The Brady
Bill (named for James Brady, press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, who was
seriously injured when he was shot during a 1981 assassination attempt against
Reagan) was signed by President Clinton, on November 30, 1993, and took effect
in March 1994. This measure imposes a 5-day waiting period for the purchase of
handguns and provides for the creation of a national computer network to check
the backgrounds of gun ...

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