Gun Control

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Gun Control
Composition I
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On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred during a midnight screening of the film "The Dark Knight Rises," at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people's lives were taken, while 58 others were injured. When arrested, the suspect, James Eagan Holmes, was found in possession of an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle with a detachable 100-round magazine, a 12-guage shotgun, and two .40 caliber Glock handguns. The weapons used in the crime were purchased legally at local gun stores, while the ammunition was purchased legally online. Nearly 7,000 rounds of ...

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issues in American politics. For decades, the debate regarding both the restriction and availability of firearms within the United States has been an ongoing battle between those who believe in an individual's right to bear arms, based on the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and those who believe the responsibility of government is to prevent crime, maintain order, and protect the well being of it's citizens, by addressing the issue of increased gun violence. The Second Amendment states: 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. Its exact meaning, in terms of what types of weapons are protected, is still in question today. No person should have the right to bear a weapon capable of firing 50-60 rounds of ammunition per minute. No one is bearing assault weapons to protect their community or way of life. Assault weapons are not made for home ...

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