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Gun Law in the United States of America

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Gun Law in
the United States
of America

Frontier Spirit
in the early 17th century Immigrants came to America without any protection
no National Guard or Police was established
guns for hunting and self defense against wild animals, Native Americans,...
no national security for settlers
militias were formed
the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights
"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."
Militias
were formed when the first colonies were founded in the 17th century
every male between the age of 16-60 had to participate in a local militia
men not participating had to pay a fee instead of participating
laws required people to have guns for service
to physically carry weapons
= to violate
= well ordered
Interpretation of the second Amendment
National Rifle Association
founded on 17th November 1871
William Conant Church, George Wood Wingate
Wayne LaPierre: Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Allan d. Cors: President
Primary goal is
to protect the right to keep and bear arms
to educate about firearms
to promote shooting sports
Brady Campaign
Regulations by State
gUN LAW TODAY
Future outlook
Donald Trump
Outline
History of firearms in the U.S.
Frontier spirit
Militia
Regulations by law
Second Amendment
Interpretations of 2nd Amendment
National Rifle Organization
Brady Campaign
Regulations by state
Gun law today
Shootings
Future Outlook
Sources
Collective right
Individual right
maintain and train formal militia units
protection against an oppressive
government
right to bear arms only for these organized groups
federal government cannot abolish state militias
Each state has the right to
Every citizen has the right to
keep and bear firearms
to protect themselves
hunting
God-given right and untouchable by government

Primary goals
cutting gun deaths in half by 2025
Brady Background Checks are applied to all gun purchases
stopping 'bad apple' gun dealers
prevent danger at home, e.g. homicides, suicide, and unintentional shootings
National Council to Control Handguns (NCCH) was founded 1974 by Mark Borinsky
Jim Brady got shot in the assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan 1981
renamed to Brady Campaign
Dan Gross: President
Even though the Second Amendment is constitutional every state has the right to make laws to have some restrictions on citizens owning and bearing arms.
But the states cannot abolish their inhabitants to own guns.
Today there is a big discussion about the gun law to either make it:
In comparison to other developed countries the US has the highest gun ownership and death rate.
Major shootings in the US
Hillary Clinton
What was the second amendment for?
The Founding Fathers wanted the nation to be able to fight off a tyrannic government
each state has the right to have a state militia
participating citizens in the militia had arms
18th century
immigrants left their home countries because of political oppression
no other way to overthrow the federal government
today (2016)
Elections are held every two years
Primary use
local police
protection of the state and the United States of America
protection against tyranny and oppressive government
Passed by Congress September 25, 1789 Final Ratification December 15, 1791
Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Sandy Hook Elementary School
African Methodist Church, in Charleston, South Carolina
Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon
Orlando shooting




to expand background checks on all gun purchases
closing the gun show and internet sales loopholes
tighten up laws restricting people with criminal background, mental illness, and abusers to own firearms
fight against gun lobbies
to protect the right to keep and bear arms
to nominate Supreme Court justices supporting the right to keep and bear arms
to empower law-abiding citizens owning firearms to do police work
military bases
national right to carry
to legalize all firearms in the US
reforms to treat people with mental illness so they won't get violent
stricter
Background checks on every gun purchase
closing gun show and internet loop holes
Looser
God-given right
tradition

13 killed

32 killed
27 killed
9 killed

9 killed

49 killed



April 20, 1999

April 16, 2007
December 14, 2012
June 17, 2015

October 1, 2015

June 12, 2016







http://smartgunlaws.org/scorecard/
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/16/us/20-deadliest-mass-shootings-in-u-s-history-fast-facts/
https://home.nra.org/
http://www.bradycampaign.org/
https://www.donaldjtrump.com/
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/10/07/gun_control_laws_by_state_oregon_new_york_texas_california.html
http://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendments/amendment-ii/the-reasonable-right-to-bear-arms-adam-winkler/interp/2
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/constitution
http://usliberals.about.com/od/patriotactcivilrights/i/ProConGunLaws.htm
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/fl/US-Gun-Control-Timeline.htm
http://www.livescience.com/26485-second-amendment.html
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Sources
Wyoming:F
Washington: B-
oREGON: C
nEW HAMPSHIRE: D
mINNESOTA: C
tEXAS: F
mASSACHUSETTS: A-
wISCONSIN: D
aRIZONA: F
mARYLAND: A-
fLORIDA: F
KENTUCKY: F
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