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There is probably no topic today that is being debated more in our communities and legislatures than control of firearms. There are an estimated 200 million guns in private hands in the United States. More than half of homicides are committed with firearms, and the number of suicides by firearms annually exceeds 18,000. In the past six months, we have witnessed the shootings of preschoolers, students, and racial and ethnic minorities by hateful persons using powerful weaponry. Nonetheless, the National Rifle Association and many citizens assert the Second Amendment guarantees them the right to bear arms. Many are calling for tougher legislation that would tighten background checks of persons purchasing guns, and limit access to weapons of persons with criminal histories and mental illness. A study released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found that relatively few corrupt gun dealers were responsible for selling the majority of guns involved in crimes that could be traced to their initial sale. Conservatives state, however, that such regulation would do little to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Other communities like Chicago have brought suit against gun manufacturers and dealers, claiming that firearms are an inherently dangerous and defective product. Assess the cost effectiveness of any government policy that attempts to regulate firearms.
There is probably no topic today that is being debated more in our communities and legislatures than control of firearms. There are an estimated 200 million guns in private hands in the United States. More than half of homicides are committed with firearms, and the number of suicides by firearms annually exceeds 18,000. In the past six months, we have witnessed the shootings of preschoolers, students, and racial and ethnic minorities by hateful persons using powerful weaponry. Nonetheless, the National Rifle Association and many citizens assert the Second Amendment guarantees them the right to bear arms. Many are calling for tougher legislation that would tighten background checks of persons purchasing guns, and limit access to weapons of persons with criminal histories and mental illness. A study released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found that relatively few corrupt gun dealers were responsible for selling the majority of guns involved in crimes that could be traced to their initial sale. Conservatives state, however, that such regulation would do little to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Other communities like Chicago have brought suit against gun manufacturers and dealers, claiming that firearms are an inherently dangerous and defective product. Assess the cost effectiveness of any government policy that attempts to regulate firearms.
There is probably no topic today that is being debated more in our communities and legislatures than control of firearms. There are an estimated 200 million guns in private hands in the United States. More than half of homicides are committed with firearms, and the number of suicides by firearms annually exceeds 18,000. In the past six months, we have witnessed the shootings of preschoolers, students, and racial and ethnic minorities by hateful persons using powerful weaponry. Nonetheless, the National Rifle Association and many citizens assert the Second Amendment guarantees them the right to bear arms. Many are calling for tougher legislation that would tighten background checks of persons purchasing guns, and limit access to weapons of persons with criminal histories and mental illness. A study released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found that relatively few corrupt gun dealers were responsible for selling the majority of guns involved in crimes that could be traced to their initial sale. Conservatives state, however, that such regulation would do little to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Other communities like Chicago have brought suit against gun manufacturers and dealers, claiming that firearms are an inherently dangerous and defective product. Assess the cost effectiveness of any government policy that attempts to regulate firearms.
There is probably no topic today that is being debated more in our communities and legislatures than control of firearms. There are an estimated 200 million guns in private hands in the United States. More than half of homicides are committed with firearms, and the number of suicides by firearms annually exceeds 18,000. In the past six months, we