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Pro Gun Control

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Andrea Margolis

on 24 April 2013

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Gun Control Columbine High School Massacre April 20,1999
Lasted 45 minutes 13 Killed and 24 wounded
Senior Eric Harris and Junior Dylan Klebold
Obtained the Guns through a Straw Purchase Columbine High School Massacre 1994- Bill Clinton signed the assault weapons ban
It banned many different types of military-style weapons
semi-automatic handguns
shot guns
expired 2004 Assault Weapons Ban U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that in 2004 3,006 children/teens were killed by gunshots. Deaths shot up after
the Assault Ban was lifted Right-to-carry laws Florida Texas Since the law was enacted: The murder rate has avg. 30% lower than before
The U.S. murder rate avg. 28% lower Since the law was enacted: The murder rate has avg. 36% lower than before
The U.S. murder rate avg. 15% lower Gun Control:
The U.S. vs The U.K. United States United Kingdom fully automatic weapon
semi-automatic assault weapon
handgun (pistols and revolvers)
prohibited fully automatic weapon
prohibited without appropriate registration
semi-automatic assault weapons
permitted without a licence in some jurisdictions
handguns (pistols and revolvers)
permitted without a licence in some jurisdictions Rate of intentional homicides committed with a
firearm per 100,000 persons

the United States was 3.0 2009 .07 about 40 times higher Federal Firearms Act of 1938 The Gun Control Act of 1968 "...was enacted for the purpose of keeping firearms out of the hands of those not legally entitled to possess them because of age, criminal background, or incompetence." -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms places 1st limitations of the selling of ordinary fire arms Sen. Frank Lautenberg Senator of New Jersey
Wants to prevent gun violence
and crime Imagine if a newly wed couple with a newly born baby with bright futures and a new life were suddenly (literally) shot down because an unstable person decided that it was the fault of the husband that they were not succeeding so they shot him dead leaving his wife widowed and his tiny baby fatherless all because this person, who was proven mentally unstable, had access to a gun. Lautenberg's 3 proposals Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Criminals Act
Gun Show Background Check Act Elementary School Shooting February 22, 2012
8-year-old girl, Amina Bowman, shot in abdomen and arm
Elementary school in Washington
3rd grade boy had a gun in his backpack and it accidentally discharged
he got the gun from his mother's house It is true that with stricter gun laws, background checks will take longer and there will be more of a wait before you get your gun. Admittedly something could happen in between the time you purchase your gun and the time you receive it. How are restrictions
on guns going to hurt you? How is it going to harm you if the government does a more thorough background check to make sure that they aren’t selling guns to mentally insane people, or criminals, or someone that has never used a gun in their life? Is it going to make you feel in danger to know that the people you know who own guns have gone through a mandatory training course to make sure they aren’t a danger to others? Consider the Following...
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