No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Proposed Virginia Constitution, June, Occasionally this quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson is given with the following citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, C.
Here are some key facts about gun attitudes from recent Pew Research Center surveys: There also was substantial bipartisan support for laws to prevent people with mental illness from purchasing guns.
Ina number of other polling organizations found similar results about public views of background checks, asking slightly different questions.
Other proposals were more contentious, however. Among Republicans — especially Tea Party Republicans — support for background-check legislation was much lower than for the overall proposal: When we asked those who supported tougher background checks, but opposed the bill, to describe in their own words why they felt that way, the responses were revealing: There were substantial gender, race, age, education and regional differences in these attitudes.
Those with less education were either divided or said the Republican Party better reflects their views on this issue.
Infar more gun owners cited hunting, rather than self-protection, as the main reason they owned guns. Bythose attitudes had shifted: And when asked why they would feel uncomfortable, concern about accidents was the most frequently mentioned reason.Pro gun control: The data would seem to suggest it would not.
The United States already has the highest gun-ownership rate in the world — an average guns owned per people, according to. I started using Twitter the day the CA3blog site crashed. In September of last year, I wrote something provocative here about a book by Judge Posner (“batshit crazy”) that got a bazillion hits from readers on Twitter, enough hits to bring down the blog’s website.
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Today, gun control is under discussion everywhere. All the tragic gun violence-related events that took place recently and not so recently led not only to grief but to all sorts of speculation on all levels. Mexico has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world and yet, in , Mexico had 11, gun murders ( gun homicides per , people) compared to the United States that had 9, gun homicides ( per , people).
A good thesis for a paper on gun control would be: "Gun laws are the cause of much of the violent crime in the United States and need to be changed in order to make it easier for Americans to purchase handguns, carry them as concealed weapons and protect themselves." For those people with the.
5 facts about guns in the United States. By Hannah Fingerhut. 3 The Republican Party holds a slight advantage over the Democratic Party in reflecting the public’s views about gun control.
Topics: Political Party Affiliation, Gun Policy, Political Attitudes and Values.