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Gun Control

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Jeff Dunfee

on 24 April 2010

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Transcript of Gun Control

Gun Control Pro Gun Control Against Gun Control 2 Significant Federal Statutes National Firearms Act of 1934 Strict registration requirements Transfer tax on machine guns and short-barreled long guns Gun Control Act of 1968 Prohibits mail-order sales, interstate sales of firearms, transfers to minors Limits access to new assault weapons Penalties and licensing requirements for manufacturers, importers, and dealers Claim no constitutional barrier and no social costs "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." creates burdens for law abiding citizens Guns are the source of crime Criminals are the source of crime no matter how they are armed Gun control laws do not stop criminals from getting firearms There should be a law requiring a 5, 10, or 15 day waiting period
from time of purchase to actually receiving firearm. Waiting periods won’t help citizens from being attacked by a stalker or rioting going on in the neighborhood Only federal gov can reduce the availability of firearms Registration of all firearms and owners Near prohibition, no handguns for non-police Studies by or for Congress, the Department of Justice, the Congressional Research Service, the Library of Congress, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no evidence that “gun control” reduces crime, suicides or accidents in the U.S. or abroad Widespread gun ownership will help deter criminals In one year on average, more than 100,000 people in America are shot or killed with a gun. Motor Vehicles 43,900
Falls 12,600
Poisonings 10,600
Drownings 4,500
Fires 4,100
Choking 2,800
Firearm 1,400 (1.5% of fatal accidents)
1995 Fatal Accident Totals Motor Vehicles 3,059
Drownings 1,024
Fires 883
Choking 213
Firearm 181 (2.7% of fatal accidents)
Falls 127
Poisonings 80
For Children 14 and Under Florida US
homicide rate -36% -0.4%
firearm homicide rate -37% +15%
handgun homicide rate -41% +24%
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