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Gun Control

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Ben Pollock

on 5 March 2015

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Transcript of Gun Control

Conflict Theory
-Conflict theory states that gun control would be to keep the people powerless and unable to rise up against the government.

-The government and policy makers in power are the haves

-And the people are the have nots.
Symbolic Interactionism
-The theory argues that a person reacts to things based on what they mean to themselves.
-So if a person's reaction to gun-control is to against it, it would generally be because something in their past makes them act that way
-There are some feminist who would want to bear arms to be safe against men and protect themselves

- On the other side feminist do not want violence at all
Gun Control
What is Gun Control?
Gun control generally refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. They vary greatly around the world. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have very strict limits on gun possession while others, like the United States, have, compared to most industrial democracies, relatively few and weak restrictions
Structural Functionalism
Through a structural functionalist perspective, guns can either help maintain stability and order in society by being available for protection, or guns can hinder stability and order by causing violence.
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