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Summary of the Gun Control Debate

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Summary of the Gun Control Debate

Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms
have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of
hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of
guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in
crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction
of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the
United States, has been a hotly debated issue in recent years.

Although many people feel that gun control violates the right
of the people, given in the second amendment 'the right to bear arms?,
controlling distribution and sales and the registration of guns and
gun owners is necessary because of the homicide rate involving guns
and the violence by criminals using guns.

Many people feel that gun control violates the right of the
people given in the second amendment the right 'to bear arms?.
Opponents of gun control, including the National Rifle Association,
better known as the NRA, argue that the ?right To bear arms? is
guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution of the United
States of America and licensing restrictions penalize law-abiding
citizens while in no way preventing criminal use of handguns. It is
also argued that by making it difficult for guns to be bought and
registered for the American public there is a threat to the personal
safety ...

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