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Gun Control

             Alone in the house waiting on her husband to get off of work Ms. All of a sudden a clatter at the back door is heard. Startled Ms. Dial jumps up, screams and runs into her room. The intruder nervous and in the heat of the moment precedes to follower her into her room where he shoots and kills Ms. Dial. Ms. Dial was found later on dead lying on the floor holding a baseball bat. Mr. Dial always said he would be there to protect her, apparently Mr. Dial was not there. Could Ms. Dial's situation been reversed if she had a handgun or the criminal didn"t? .
             Carl T. Bogus, the author of a 1992 article, "The Strong Case for Gun Control", explains to the reader of the importance and relevance of tougher and stricter gun control laws in local governments today. Bogus begins by telling of the recent rise in school shootings and violent crimes in the United States. He explains that in 1998, guns killed more than four thousand children and it took a string of school related shootings to bring that fact to the attention of the public. 34 thousand people were killed by guns total and over 60 thousand were held at gunpoint. Bogus goes on to compare two cities with similar crime rates, economies, nationalities, and entertainment values, but very different ways on controlling guns. .
             Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia are only 140 miles apart, but they both have different views on how to control the way guns are used in their city. Seattle requires only a five day waiting period to purchase a handgun, while Vancouver requires a permit and a VALID excuse to own a handgun. Due to the difference in laws, 41 percent of all Seattle's population own handguns, while only 12 percent of Vancouver's population own handguns. It is easy to see that it would be harder to.
             stumble across a handgun more often in Vancouver than in Seattle. .
             Bogus then goes on to explain a new law taken into effect in the District of Columbia not too long ago.

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