Permits for the Possession of Hand Guns Research Paper by Research Group

Permits for the Possession of Hand Guns
This paper studies public opinion on the issue of requiring permits for the possession of hand guns and some rifles.
# 26759 | 4,195 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 18, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Law (Constitution) , Criminology (Public and Crime) , Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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The paper attempts to provide greater insights into perceptions on the part of individuals that may explain some of the most ardent opposition to proposals for legal restrictions on the possession of hand guns in the United States. The writer also looks to provide a basis for the formulation of gun control legislation that might be more acceptable to the more effective opponents of such legislation.

From the Paper:

"Recent attempts to strengthen laws at the federal level of government designed to control the possession of hand guns and some rifles appear to be motivated by the latest firearms massacre, whether the tragedy occurs at a high school, such as that at Columbine High School in Littleton, at a community center, such as the Jewish Community Center in Greater Los Angeles, or at a church, such at the shooting at a Baptist church in Fort Worth. In fact, however, these incidents are simply replays of similar events that have occurred with some degree of regularity over the past decade. In reality, the recent attempts to strengthen federal laws relevant to the control of hand guns and some rifles are simply extensions of an effort that dates back to the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and the wounding and crippling of the President's press secretary James Brady (Barone 33)."

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