The Politics of Gun Control Research Paper by Nicky

The Politics of Gun Control
A look at some the reasons behind advocating gun control and the right to bear arms.
# 148534 | 2,952 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Hot Topics (Gun Control)


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Description:

This paper examines how gun control is one of today's more divisive political issues and how increasingly, the question of gun control has become politicized, with the far right asserting that Republicans are the party for gun rights and Democrats advocate gun control. The paper contends that gun control is a more complex issue than simply party loyalty and that people support or oppose gun control for a variety of different reasons. The paper endeavors to determine what leads people to favor gun control by investigating the relationships between: political party and one's position on gun control, educational level and one's position on gun control, gender and one's position on gun control, religious preference and one's position on gun control, military experience and one's position on gun control, and age and one's position on gun control.

Outline:
Introduction
Data Analysis
Party Affiliation
Education
Age
Gender
Religion
Military Service

From the Paper:

"Gender was one area where stereotypes proved to be very reliable at predicting a person's attitude towards gun control. The hypothesis was that females would be much greater advocates of gun control than men, and the results reflected that they were. Males were more than three times as likely to believe it should be easier to acquire a gun than females were; 5.7% of males held that belief compared to 1.8% of women. Males were also more likely to be content with the current gun control policy, as almost half of all males, 49%, believed that the current policy should remain unchanged. In contrast, only 33% of females believed that the current policy should remain unchanged. 65.2% of females believed that there should be a stricter gun control policy, while 45.4% of males were in favor of a stricter gun control policy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hamilton, Alexander. "Federalist 28." The Federalist Papers. 1787-88. FoundingFathers. Apr. 2009 <http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/fed28.htm>.
  • Hamilton, Alexander. "Federalist 29." The Federalist Papers. 1787-88. FoundingFathers. Apr. 2009 <http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/fedindex.htm>.
  • Hardy, David. "Historical Bases of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms." Journals. 1982. U.S. Const. amend. II.

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