Why Are Guns Necessary

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Guns, we have seen them in action movies, but it’s a tragedy when someone in real life shoots someone. Firearms in America are everywhere, many believe it’s necessary while others disagree. The federal definition of an assault weapon is a firearm with a magazine that is more than 10 pounds. History proved that not all shootings used assault weapons, the deadliest mass shootings were accomplished with two ordinary handguns. From Red Lake, Columbine, and the Virginia Tech Massacre, many innocent students lost their lives. In 1980 gun ownership was 47 percent, but quite recently it decreased to 31 percent. Correspondingly, 47 percent of Americans own a gun on their property, yet only 34 percent of Americans said they personally own a gun. 55 percent…show more content…
The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, also known as The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. The act banned the manufacture and transfer of certain newly manufactured semi-automatic firearms and ammunition feeding devices (magazines). The also law set penalties for violation and use or possession of a weapon of such during a crime. The weapons require a serial number after enactment of the act to show the date the weapon was manufactured. The ban was passed by the U.S. Congress on September 13, 1994, and was signed by President Bill Clinton on the same day. There had been multiple attempts to renew the ban, but none had been successful to date. The Brady Bill also referred to as the Brady Act, mandated federal background checks on purchases of firearms and an imposed five-day waiting period on purchases. Occasionally, the Brady Instant Check could be used for national confiscation. Likewise, Some argue that this instant check can eventually remove firearms out of everyone 's hands. The Brady Act allows a background check on firearm purchases so that guns do not go into the hands of a previous criminal. The five-day waiting period allows the buyer not to be
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