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Warning Shots p. 6

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

 

CRITICAL THINKING

Why is such an amendment important in the nation's earliest years?The amendment is important because people use guns for different reasons than what they was meant for.

Who made up the 'militia' then?The person that made up the militia wasthe capital.

How has the Supreme Court interpreted that language in recent decisions?The Supreme Court interpreted that language because to many people were using it in a wrong way.

Do you think there should be any restrictions on an individual's right to own and carry guns today? If so, what kind?I think they should have restrictions because people are getting guns for "killing"

reasons.One thing they can do is check the persons backround.

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

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

What do you think?I think the laws are not to permissive because people need a backround check.

Should people be able to carry concealed weapons into restaurants and bars?I think people should not carry concealed weapons in restaurants & bars.

On college campuses? Why or why not?Still no because people can still get shot.

Why do you think more teens than adults support gun-control laws?I think more teens supprt gun-control laws because more teens know about the murders and suicides than adults do.

What, if anything, do you think could have prevented the Tucson shootings?I think one way to prevent that shooting is duct down and cover your head and hope you dont get shot.

How do you think gun-control supporters and opponents would answer these questons?I don't think they would because they wouldn't care for it because they already know.

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?The point I think she's trying to make is she wants to protect people not trying to hurt them.

 

DEBATE

Take a stand: Should the U.S. ban the sale of gun magazines that contain more than 10 rounds of ammunition?I think that guns shouldn't have more than 10 rounds of ammunition because I think all people need is 1 round per use.

 

 

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?I don't tihnk there should be any restrictions but check the persons backround.

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 got shot in the head and survived. 
What type of magazine clips were banned? and why?
The types of magazines clips that were banned were  that more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
How many people own handguns?
89 guns per 100 people. 
What happened at Fort Hood? In November 2009,an Army major opened fire on a crowd at Fort Hood in Texas,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 are in favor of stricter gun sale laws. 
What percentage of Americans are in favor of stricter gun sale laws?
47% of Americans arein favor of stricter gun sale laws. 
Which states do not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon? States that do not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon are Arizona,Alaska,and Vermont. 
What is the number of people who have died in U.S. from gun violence since 2007?
The number of people that died in the U.S. from gun violence are 31,224 .
What happened at Virginia Tech? In April 2007, a student gunman killed 33 people at Virginia Tech. 
What does the 1994 Brady law require? The 1994 Brady law requires a national system of backround checks. 

 

Put your rough draft here.

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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