Strict Gun Control Laws Are Needed

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Strict Gun Control Laws are needed
Damon Jones
COMM/215
June 4, 2013
Joan Cannon-Dicks

Strict Gun Control Laws are needed

It is true that the second amendment give the right to bear arms; however handgun related incidents in the United States has raised from 2010 to 2012, parents should feel safe sending their children to school and know they will return home safely.

In the United States according to (Alpers, 2013) in the year two thousand ten 31,328 people died from accidental discharge, suicide, homicide, or undetermined intent and 31,940 people died in two thousand eleven. The Federal Gun Laws states under the Brandy Act people could not own a firearm for personal or business use if you (1. Were convicted of a crime punishable in prison for more than one year; (2. Are a fugitive from justice;

(3. Are addicted to, or illegally use, any controlled substance; (4. Have been ruled mentally defective by a court, or are committed to a mental institution; (5. Are an illegal alien living in the United States unlawfully; (6. Received a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces; (7. Renounced your U.S. citizenship, if you are a U.S. citizen; (8. Are subject to a court restraining order that involves your intimate partner, your partner’s child, or children; or (9. Were convicted of domestic violence in any court of a misdemeanor.), (Gun Laws Find Law, 2013) These law are set forth to pretect us from harm, what the problem is that it is non law abiding citizen breaking these laws it is the people whos been convicted of crimes, fugitives, people using or dealing illegal drugs, people who have mental problems, illegal aliens, people whos been convicted of demestic violence and who has restraining order on him or her from intimate partners. This shows that the laws we have set in place for us is not working.

If we thighten up on our laws and make stricter punishment for the people who break the laws and change or add some...
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