Gun Control By Morgan
My Big Question
Should the U.S Government be able to control and limit guns?
I don’t think gun control is practical in the US. Instead we should be working to stop the reasons for the crimes.
For Gun Control Gun Rights There are good arguments for Gun Control.
And there are good arguments for Gun 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.
The 2nd Amendment is in the Constitution because it was an important right. If people did not have guns before the Revolution, we would still belong to England.
The States Each state in this country has its’ own laws about guns
Let’s see how they are the same and different…
Texas Texan’s-Rights to use deadly force for means of self-defense ,without retreat, in their home vehicle or workplace. Castle Law-”the right to defend oneself from an imminent act of harm intuitive.”
1973-a 1973 law said you couldn’t shout you had to run away. A statute which required a person to retreat in the face of a criminal attack.
Florida: “New Gun Law Loosens Curbs” -headline, May 2, 2005 The stand” your ground” law ok to have guns to defend yourself,home, car etc.
Similar to Texas’s “Castle Law”
Effectiveness of Gun Control
Gun Laws don’t affect crime or gun related deaths as much as poverty unemployment and alcohol use do.
There is no right to bear arms in Japan Only shotguns that’s not easy. Must store locked weapons in a locker and give the police a map. Police can search anywhere, anytime Gun crime does exist but in very low numbers.
Japan has had laws on weapon control since 1588, almost 500 years.
Hard to Pass any Gun Laws Senate juvenile justice Bill was amended to include tough background checks and safety locks. But then the house rejected it.
House republican leaders made two separate laws one on youth culture and violent crime and another dealing with gun shows requiring checks. This passed in the House of Representatives, got killed in the Senate.
Attempts to pass laws Every year hundreds of laws are proposed in the Senate, House of Representatives, and individual states. Most are defeated before they can be voted on
The rest simply can’t get enough votes
Some dates in Gun Laws 1791-The Bill of Rights + the second Amendment. 1837-Geogia passes a law bans handguns, the law is ruled unconstitutional + thrown out. 1865-Several southern states adopt “black codes” which forbid black persons from having firearms. 1927-law bans the mailing of concealable weapons. 1934-The National Firearms
1938-Federal Firearms Act-first limitations on selling ordinary firearms Obtain a federal firearms
Dates Continued 1934-The National Firearms 1938-Federal Firearms Act-first limitations on selling ordinary firearms Obtain a federal firearms License at an annual of 1$ and to maintain records. Gun sales to persons convicted of violent felonies were prohibited. 1968-Gun Control Act-to keep guns away from criminals,mentally incompetent,and users of illegal drugs.
1977-The District of Columbia anti-handgun law also requires registration of all rifles and shotguns within D,C
Dates Continued 1986-Armed Career Criminal More penalties for breaking Gun Control Act of 1986. 1989-Calfornia bans possession of semiautomatic assault weapons. 1990-The crime Control Act(Public Law101-647) bans manufacturing and importing semiautic assualt weapons in the U.S.
1994-Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (public law 103-159) five-day waiting period.
Dates Continued: 1997-American gun manufactures voluntarily agree to include child safety trigger devices on all new handguns.
1999-May 20 51-50 vote the senate passes a bill requiring trigger locks on all newly manufactured handguns
1997-The Supreme Court declares the background check requirements of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act unconstitutional.
Audio: Washington DC has a ban on all hard guns-it’s the toughest in the country.
Even President Bush and Vice President Cherry disagree on this one!
Work Cited Page http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.bill of rights.html http://www.guncite.com/journals/dkjgc.htMl http://print.law.findlaw.com/state-laws/gun-control/new-hampshire/ http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa092699 .htm
Works Cited,Continued: www.youtube.com/results?search-query+Penn=Tellertoon=gun=control www.youtube.com/watch?v=jobmq4mE@FeatureRelated http//:www.enclopedia.com/printable.aspx?id=lgl:19266179 http://www.enclopedia.com/printable.aspx?id=1g1:19266179 http://www.opensecrets.org/news/guns/ http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/gun-control/new-hampshire/