Essay on The Rules of the Brady Bill

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Handgun violence is a mounting problem in our country today. Thousands of crimes are committed every year with handguns, and not one government action has succeeded in lowering those numbers. Probably the most controversial government action ever taken on handgun control is the Brady Bill. The Brady Bill was enacted in hopes of denying previously convicted felons from purchasing handguns, thus reducing the national crime rate. The Brady Bill seems as if it is a perfect way to deter handgun availability and crime while in actuality, it has no effect on availability and a negative effect on the national crime rate.

The Brady Bill Has No Effect on Handgun Availability and Crime Handgun violence is a mounting problem in our country today. Thousands of crimes are committed every year with handguns, and not even one government action has succeeded in lowering those numbers. Probably the most controversial government action ever taken on handgun control is the Brad Bill. The Brady Bill was enacted in hopes of denying previously convicted felons from purchasing handguns, thus reducing the national crime rate. The Brady Bill seems a like a perfect was to deter handgun availability and crime while actuality, it has no effect on availability and a negative effect on the national crime rate. In essence, the Brady Bill should be abolished and a new more logical bill should be written.

In 1993 a controversial law was enacted known as the Brady Bill. This particular bill was designed to weed out convicted felons and others who are barred from purchasing handguns. The Brady Bill requires a five-day waiting period before the sale of a handgun. During that time, local authorities are required to make a "reasonable effort" to find out if the buyer has a felony record, a history of mental illness, drug abuse, or some other problem that would make the sale illegal. The rules of the Br... Continues...

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