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    Chapter 4: Firearm Maintenance You should clean your gun regularly if you want to make sure that it will work safely and correctly every time you use it. Guns that are poorly maintained may malfunction, which can mean certain death in some situations. It may explode in your hands or misfire, things that you never want to happen (especially during a gunfight). If you will take care of your firearm properly, you will be able to maintain its excellent condition and prolong its life. In general, your

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    Firearm Stoppage

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    Firearm stoppage is one of the biggest problems I see in the military along with operator error. It can throw you off when you are shooting than all the sudden something went wrong and now you have to fix the jam. Sam is the acronym that the man in the video uses that for troubleshooting what happened that created stoppage. The S in SAM stands for the shooter, or what I like to call operator error. He goes into talking about a shooter that is shooting with a limp wrist which does not allow the slide

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    An Epidemic of Firearms Just as drugs are to Columbia, and malaria is to Africa, gun homicides are epidemic in the United States. While it makes sense that a nation founded on violent uprising and personal freedom is resistant to restrictions being placed on their firearms, the body count is far too high for our current gun practices to go on as is. On an average day in America, 92 people are killed by firearms (Lopez 2015). Even more jarring is the number of school shootings; 150 since 2013

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    Firearm Safety Firearms can be really fun, if you know how to use them. Although firearms can be really amusing, there is a lot of precautions you should take before shooting a firearm. First, I want to give you some tips on how to be a safe shooter. You should always assume that a firearm is loaded. A lot of things can happen when you don’t assume that a firearm is loaded. Another tip is to never point a gun at anyone. For example, someone could be pulling a prank on their friend by

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    the invention of firearms in the 13th century, people have been abusing them for other purposes such as robberies, or murder. Firearms were also the main weapon used during wars for their effectiveness and short time required to set up compared to stationary sentries. Simple knife fights turned into horrific gun fights that could accidentally harm other pedestrians through the ricochet of bullets in the surrounding area. Furthermore, even after World War 2, the number of firearm related deaths kept

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    Firearm Regulations Gun control has been a controversial topic throughout time. Gun control laws are policies used to manage the transfer, produce, transaction, and modification of guns for civilians. Firearms, like pistols, handguns or any other portable guns are mostly managed through states and range on where a person is from. Under the Second Amendment, the people of the United States have the right to “bear arms” and therefore are protected under it. Firearms have become a global issue. There

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    of the subdivisions is the Firearms tool marks Unit or otherwise known as the FTU. The FTU main focus is determine whether a specific firearm fired a bullet or cartridge retrieved from a crime scene. The firearm examiner has two specific parts to their criteria, first they always solve fore the class characteristics and after they have successfully determined that step examiners then look and study the individual characteristics. Class characteristics used in firearms comparison are traits that

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    Most people argue that everyone should have a right to bear firearms. However, unlimited access to guns endangers the safety of the society. Guns can fall in the hands of bloodthirsty offenders or of mentally unstable people. Therefore, firearms should be controlled and must be allowed based on certain qualifications. Most mass shooters have no solid reason or any emotional ties with their victims, but they all have access to firearms. For some mentally unstable people, having the gun by itself

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    The topic of gun control and firearm regulation has been subject to heated debate for a long while. Both sides have potent arguments, however the core of this issue ultimately boils down to the constitution itself. More specifically the second amendment. This argument quickly becomes quite complicated because gun control and firearm regulation concerns not only the right of citizens, but more importantly the safety of citizens. The second amendment helps to guarantee an imperative right belonging

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    Weapons raised, ready to fire. One guy ran toward the back of Drake and Regina’s house, the woman positioned herself in front, and the other two split up and sprinted down the sides. Large gold letters on their backs read ATF. “Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms.” My breath caught. “Oh.

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    The District of Columbia (D.C.) enacted in 1976 the, Firearms Control Regulations act of 1975, this legislation prohibited individuals from possessing firearms that are currently not registered as well as banning the registration of handguns following 1975. Though the police chief may authorize the issuing of licenses with a validation of one year, this provision requires that individuals who possess a legally obtained firearm, disassemble their weapon and bind it with a trigger lock ("District of

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    In the U.S.A, an eighteen-year old can obtain multiple firearms including military-style rifles that can discharge a hundred of rounds in minutes. In a country where guns play an agonizing role in society, there has not been any modifying actions to regulating the use of firearms. Due to numerous mass shootings using firearms, the safety of citizens is at stake. Many incidents using firearms have costed the lives of many. It has reached its peak where mass shootings have become common. From mass

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    weapons. But they are not as evil as you seem to be saying. Firearms are tools. Knives are tools. Hammers are tools, but all three can be used to harm or kill others and on that you cannot logically disagree. Firearms are a deterrent to criminals who would attack anyone anytime and anywhere...because of the unknown fact that their victim might be armed with a firearm and use it to save their life and protect their property and loved ones. Firearms are also a check & balance to the potential of government

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    opinions among United States citizens’ views on gun control is a large problem that has faced the nation for several years. Due to recent tragedies related to the issue, many Americans have responded in outrage, demanding more rigorous laws related to firearm control; Others believe it would only be harmful to enact stricter gun laws, under the idea that it would present a lack of self-defense. This essay will review the pros and cons of the opposing views surrounding the controversy, and analyze the individual

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    Gun Control     Guns have always been a fundamental piece of American life and culture.  The Second Amendment of the United States even asserts that firearms are, “necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.  In recent times President Obama has put forth a few executive actions in order to try and reduce gun violence.  His proposals mainly focus on fixing and enhancing the background check system, greater education efforts, and

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    resident to register all firearms while other states prohibit the registration of firearms. What should be allowed or not allowed is not the people’s choice, rather, it’s the government that is in control. For example, some states allow a person to openly carry a firearm while other states allow carrying a concealed weapon. Firearms have been used for many reasons since the 10th century when they were invented after the Chinese invented gunpowder. Some people chose to own a firearm for protection, hunting

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    students to carry a firearm on campus. A majority of colleges prohibit a student having a firearm on campus while there are some that will allow students to have a conceal and carry permit and carry a handgun on campus. There are only eight states that allow students to carry firearms on campus. The eight states that allow students to carry are; Texas, Utah, Oregon, Wisconsin, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, and Kansas. The most recent state to allow college students to carry a firearm on campus is Texas

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    that the possession of illegal firearm among the society is still in the ‘red zone’. Given the stats above, a background check by the law enforcement must be performed periodically among the private firearm dealers that are legally registered to ensure the rules are followed at all times. Any private firearm dealers who are not following the rules for the latest gun control law, must returned back their license and hence being penalized afterward. The private firearm dealers who have registered with

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    Civilian firearms are for recreational activities such as hunting or shooting sports and self-defense (Cicconet, “Semi-automatic weapons unnecessary, unsafe in civilian hands”). The question on what to do about America’s gun control becomes the limelight of the stage every time national tragedy involving gun violence happens. According to Fred A. Roff Jr., president of the Colt Patent Fire Arms Co., he said, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” (E8). This is irrelevant in many ways. Many

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    constitutional right: Carrying firearms on college campuses The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Due to the alarming increase of mass shootings and violence, which have occurred on colleges nationwide, many students, staff, and pro-gun activist have brought attention to the right of allowing concealed firearms on campus. Like other law

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