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Warning Shots p. 6

The attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's has reignited the long debate over guns in America.



Why is such an amendment important in the nation's earliest years? Well this is because it could help keep the public safe  and defend its self against the British.

Who made up the 'militia' then? Made up by U.S. citizens.

How has the Supreme Court interpreted that language in recent decisions?They ruled on the second admendment  and they said" it applies to individuals , not just to militias "

Do you think there should be any restrictions on an individual's right to own and carry guns today? If so, what kind? Yes, i do . There should be laws saying that you should report every time they use the gun, be watched at all times , and should be about thirty years old .



Gun-control advocates say that Arizona's gun laws are too permissive. 

What do you think? I think that the law gives to much freedom to the people and its a dumb law because many of people could get hurt from just one drunk person.

Should people be able to carry concealed weapons into restaurants and bars? No, because there is no reason that you should be carrying around a weapon for no reason at all.

On college campuses? Why or why not? Maybe , to keep in there room and not to be taken anywhere outside of the room.

Why do you think more teens than adults support gun-control laws?I think this is because they want to feel safe going places instead of feeling terrified to step out there door.

What, if anything, do you think could have prevented the Tucson shootings? Yes, if there wasn't so much freedom with guns.

How do you think gun-control supporters and opponents would answer this questions?The exact way that I'm answering them now !

When describing her bill to ban large-volume gun magazines, Congresswomen Carolyn McCarthy, Democrat of New York, said, "This is not a gun-control bill. I like to use the word 'gun-safety bills.'"  What point do you think she was trying to make? Do you agree? I think the point that she is trying to make is guns aren't for playing around with there not toys. Yes, i do agree because it is true that they aren't toys you should only use them when you are in serious trouble are something .



Take a stand: Should the U.S. ban the sale of gun magazines that contain more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Yes,  they should because some people see the things that happens in the magazine , than wants to go , try to do it which is stupied , it which gets them in trouble and than someone may get hurt !


WRITING PROMPT (Use this wikipage as the rough draft for your essay.  Your final draft will go on your blog. 2nd pd3rd pd. 4th pd)

Does the U.S. need tighter gun-control restrictions? Why or why not?

Draft an essay for a blog post that would persuade fellow citizens to agree with you. Support your arguments with facts and examples.  Use the chart below to help you compile useful facts for your response.



What happened to Congresswoman Giffords?
Congresswoman  Giffords was shot in the head .
What type of magazine clips were banned? and why?
The type of magazines that were banned  were the ones that hold more than 10 rounds were banned. This is because it was a federal assault-weapon ban .
How many people own handguns?
There are 280 million firearms in private hands .
What happened at Fort Hood? A Army major opened fire on a crowd killing 13 people and wounding almost 30 others. 
What percentage of high school students are in favor of stricter gun sale laws?
65% of high school students support the stricter law of gun sales
What percentage of Americans are in favor of stricter gun sale laws?
47% of the Americans say that the law should be made more strict
Which states do not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon? The states that 
What is the number of people who have died in U.S. from gun violence since 2007?
There were 31,224 people who died in the U.S from the gun fight in 2007 . 
What happened at Virginia Tech? In April of 2007 a student killed 33 people
What does the 1994 Brady law require? It requires a National Background check


Put your rough draft here.


(Use this wikipage as the rough draft for your essay.  Your final draft will go on your blog. 2nd pd3rd pd. 4th pd)

Does the U.S. need tighter gun-control restrictions? Why or why not?

Yes, the U.S. does need tighter gun-control restriction. I say this beacuse theres alot of people gettin hurt over the stupidest things ever. Kids do not need to be having guns they are to young .Some adults should have for just safety in there house . To have it just to haven't just wouldn't be able to have one because its to much that's going on in the world today. Maybe if the law had alot more restricitions there wouldn't be so many people dieing in this world today .People may want guns to feel safe but some just act like there toys and go around hurting innocent people , that needs to stop soon. You should only be able to use them if you have a intruder or feel threaten . So there for you would wanna protect your self by having one .  With the tighter restrictions it would be much safer and less funerals in the world !






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