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A Comparison of Love's Farewell by Michael Drayton and the Chilterns by Rupert Brooke

- A Comparison of Love's Farewell by Michael Drayton and the Chilterns by Rupert Brooke "Love's Farewell" is a Shakespearean sonnet, written by Michael Drayton. It describes a relationship between a man and a woman. The man in the poem is bringing the relationship to an end. Michael Drayton came to prominence in the Elizabethan era. In the Elizabethan era there was a trend of following Shakespeare's way of writing because it pleased the Queen. Michael Drayton wrote "Loves Farewell" in 1619....   [tags: Papers]

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The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins

- In The Blind Watchmaker, evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins provides arguments to support the validity of Darwin’s theories of mutation, cumulative evolution, and natural selection as the only plausible explanations for the evolution of living organisms. In Chapter 7, Dawkins discusses the main concepts of the “arms race” and the “Red Queen Hypothesis”, the concept that organisms must continuously adapt and evolve in conjunction in response to the different selection pressures organisms and the environment place on each other....   [tags: Arms Race, Mutualistic Relationship]

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A Government Controlled by Muscle: A Case in Favor of the NRA

- Adolf Hitler once said, “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” These are wise words coming from a man who was known for his dictatorship of Germany and the genocide of millions of Jews. America is a nation that was established by its founding fathers, men who were determined to create a country where there would be liberty, peace, and justice for all....   [tags: the right to bear arms]

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The Impact of Limiting Nuclear Weapons during The Cold War

- What was the Effect of Limiting Nuclear Weapons during The Cold War. A. Plan of Investigation The investigation assesses the effect of limiting nuclear weapons during the Cold War. In order to evaluate its significance, the investigation evaluates the role of Détente and the Strategic Arms Limitation Talk during the Cold War. These causes are investigated by the SALT process, Strategic Defense Initiative, the role of Détente policy and it’s demolition, and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons....   [tags: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks]

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A Proposal for the International Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

- The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) set out a model of the Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC) in 1997. The model underwent revision and reforms in 2007. The text puts a proposal that international law completely eliminates and bans the use of nuclear weapons. The proposal has general support from the international system. Over the years, security at the international level has faced opposition when it comes to the disarmament of nuclear weapons. Discussions that are concerned with the risks of nuclear weapons and the options for disarmament have been featured in several international law conferences with the increase in the back up for a world free of nuclear weapons....   [tags: arms race, abolition, peace]

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Should Gun Control be more Heavily Enforced?

- Guns kill thousands of people every year. Whether it was war or some random mugging on the streets, they are tools of destruction. Nothing good can come from owning a gun. Every action has a consequence whether you decide to make it or not. Taking guns away from people will only leave guns in the hands of criminals. From a consensus from 2009, there are over 300 million people living in the United States. About one-third of the population owns a firearm. (Gun Control) The position that the government should take is that guns shouldn’t be taken from civilians since it doesn’t solve the problem for murder, but heavily enforce the process to obtain and keep a gun....   [tags: arms legislation, constitutional rights]

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Relations Between the United States and China

- The sovereignty of a nation, the integration of territories and national reunification and safety are the focus of Sino-US relationships. The US refuses to accept a powerful China. The previous secretary of the US Assistant Secretary of State Winston Lord once told reporters that at the beginning, America and China focused to settle down the problems on how to treat each other in a strategic way and the problems will determine the Sino-US relations characteristics after the cold war to a large degree....   [tags: government, arms, Taiwan]

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Gun Control: Not Fair to the People Trying to Protect Themselves

- ... civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year (Agresti and Smith). Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of women that use guns to protect themselves against sexual related crimes every year. Based upon these statistics and data, it is obvious that guns do more good than evil and in most cases prevent evil from even occurring. One evil that countless people place the blame on guns for is mass shootings. After a 1995 act, concealed carry permit holders could no longer carry guns in schools....   [tags: the right to bear arms]

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Disarment, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Outer Space: Mongolia´s Stand

- ... It is fundamental for both disarmament and development. The 18th paragraph explains that non-military threats are one of the main worries of global concerns. Degradation of the environment presents a threat to sustainable development. The world cannot be a secure place due to inequalities between wealth and poverty. The 3rd chapter of the final document is about military spending and the costs of military expenditures. Military production or employment provokes a reduction in jobs due to the money spent on military related production instead of civil projects....   [tags: Arms, Control, Solution]

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The Speaker's Role in Three Poems by Howard, Wyatt, and Raleigh

- The Speaker's Role in Three Poems by Howard, Wyatt, and Raleigh The speakers in "Farewell, False Love," by Sir Walter Raleigh and "My Lute, Awake!" by Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder have similar motivations, although the poems have differing constructs. Each speaker seeks to unleash his venomous emotions at a woman who has scorned him, by humiliating her through complicated revenge fantasies and savage metaphors. Through this invective, he hopes to convince us of this woman's inward ugliness. Raleigh catalogues a long list of conceits for his false love: she is every horrid thing from a "siren song" to "an idle boy that sleeps in pleasure's lap"....   [tags: Farewell False Love Essays]

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Non-Rewarding Efforts of Gun Control

- Why is it that the people who have never used a gun or know how to are the ones trying to explain them and are making the rules about gun control. The reason behind this is that the people making the laws do not think that the laws also apply to themselves, just everyone else. Although many people have never held or operated a firearm, many citizens only see guns as dangerous, bad or worthless; however, they are, in fact, very useful, protective, and extremely valuable. These false views of firearms have formed due to violent crimes committed with firearms....   [tags: the right to bear arms]

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Gun Control and Rights

- Gun control is a set of laws which control the rate of sale, manufacturing, possession, transfer, and the modification of legal firearms. Gun control laws are different around the world. These laws help people with safety and protection. These laws are needed to keep people from killing or threatening or other people and living things. Gun control in North Carolina consists of concealed permits, the right to bear arms, and the right to protect. These permits could have, or did prevent terrorist related actions....   [tags: protection, permits, arms]

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The Impact the Magnetic Compass, Paper, Gunpowder and the Nuclear Arms Race Played in World History

- Throughout the course, we have seen how technological advances played a significant factor in a global world that is constantly changing and growing. In this essay, I will examine some specific advancements and the impact they had on global encounters in two different eras which include: 1500-1777 and 1778-1980. In the early seventeenth century, I’ll be focusing on three technologies, the magnetic compass, paper, and gunpowder. In the mid-twentieth century, my concentration will be centered on the nuclear arms race between superpowers, United States and Russia during the Cold War....   [tags: impact of technological advances]

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Symbolic Meaning of Edna’s Arms and Teeth in Chopin’s The Awakening

- Symbolic Meaning of Edna’s Arms and Teeth in Chopin’s The Awakening Although characters’ personalities are described vividly in The Awakening through action, dialogue, and descriptions of clothing, little is presented of the characters physically. While Edna is alone in Madame Antoine’s house, resting, two moments occur in which specific aspects of her body are highlighted. Prior to this scene, it is known only that she is considered pretty and that her hair and eyes are a similar yellow-brown color....   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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The Responsibility of the Arms Race or the Alliance System for the Outbreak of War in 1914

- The Responsibility of the Arms Race or the Alliance System for the Outbreak of War in 1914 No justification of the commencement of war in 1914 can completely avoid considering acutely the nature and the concoction of the alliance system and the arms race. The coalitions that had initially served the cause of serenity, almost instinctively helped maneuver a domesticated altercation into being a universal war. Accordingly the precariousness of the arms race and the pre-war alliances make them primary instigators of World War I....   [tags: Papers]

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Farewell Fido

- As of 2007, over 35 million households owned either dogs and/or cats (U.S.). However, there are some people who find owning such animals mundane and often opt for an exotic pet, which can be easily purchased via the internet. Most animals not native to an area are considered exotic. In the United States popular forms of exotic pets include big cats, primates, and different reptiles. Although these animals are adorable when young, they often require special care that is both expensive and time-consuming....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Arms for Peace or Destruction?

- The year 2008 was one of the cherished years in our history. Every American was bolstered by the notion that change will come in the face of a new leader with bright ideas and determination to leave behind a legacy of flawed decisions by the previous administration that had not only drawn widespread criticism from all over the world but had plunged the nation into an economic meltdown. We are now heading towards 2012 and the current administration has not shown decent momentum to stand on its election campaign of bringing a change....   [tags: U.S. Military]

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The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution

- ... As of 2009, the United States has a population of 307 million people. Based on production data from firearm manufacturers, there are roughly 300 million firearms owned by civilians in the United States as of 2010. Of these, about 100 million are handguns” (Just the Facts). “On June 26, 2008, in a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right of individual Americans to keep and bear arms. The court said gun ownership is an individual right, not connected with military service, and that it can be regulated in some ways....   [tags: ten amendment, right to bear arms]

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The Iran-Contra Affair Scandal in Politics

- The Iran-Contra Affair, a covert arrangement that occurred in the 1980s during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, is one of the biggest, most complex, scandals in politics, but has largely been forgotten. It was mostly a political scandal, although finances were a very important part of the scandal. In the most basic terms, the administration of President Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms to Iran in hopes that, in exchange, they could use their influence to encourage the release of American hostages in Lebanon (Sabato 1 of 1)....   [tags: arms trade, nicaragua, ronald reagan]

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Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People.

- There has been so much controversy and debating lately regarding whether we the American people should have the right to own and use firearms. In the United States Constitution the II amendment states that "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.” (1). Many people would like to argue the point of this amendment, even though it clearly states that it is the right of the people of the United States of America to own and use their guns and that this right should not be broken or violated....   [tags: arms control in the US, second ammendment]

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The Discontinuation of Nuclear Weaponry Creation

- As Thomas Jefferson once stated, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government”. Have political leaders thrown aside this advice in their pursuit of nuclear arms proliferation. Since 1945, many world leaders have established forms of defense known as nuclear weapons that have the technology and capability to completely annihilate designated regions of the earth. Originally a plan for defense, the creation of nuclear arms has primarily turned into a show of military strength and superiority with little regard towards the preservation of innocent lives, as seen in Japan during World War 2....   [tags: political leaders, nuclear arms, government]

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Gun Control : A Middle Ground

- In 1982, a survey of male inmates from eleven different penitentiaries, stated that sixty-nine percent of the prisoners knew another criminal that had been scared off, wounded, or decided not to commit a crime because they thought the victim had a gun (Agresti and Smith). As The United States heads to the end of 2013, current gun control debates are striking the nation, leaving everyone to develop their own positions on which side of the debate they want to be on. Gun control is defined as efforts to regulate or control sales of guns; however, most of what we hear from other people is that Obama wants to take away every gun in the nation....   [tags: the right to bear arms, second ammendment]

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The History of Gun Control in the United States

- ... Second Amendment rights are the foundation on which the discussion rests (Trotter). Background checks are another way to control the flow of guns in the United States. Background check can be harmful or helpful. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 mandates such checks. In November 1998, the FBI unveiled the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Using this electronic system, federally licensed gun dealers can perform and instant background check on anyone trying to purchase a firearm....   [tags: the right to bear arms, 2nd ammendment]

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Gun Control: A Well Regulated Militia

- Imagine a government that doesn’t allow you to buy weapons even if you are an outstanding citizen. That’s the way a lot of Chicago land citizens may feel sometimes, due to the Chicago laws that prohibit citizens from owning handguns within the city limits. Even though the founding fathers gave us the certain unalienable rights to do so, the states and the national government finds loop holes what they have created so they can go around the bill of rights. We will be going over the amendments that I believe are the most important within the bill of rights....   [tags: freedom, religion, speech, bear arms]

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The National Rifle Association of America

- ... The NRA also has gun safety programs that are used to help promote gun safety to minors. There is an organization called the Eddie Eagle Gun Safe program that has reached over 25 million kids. They teach kids a magnitude of information about firearms, from safety to what to do in certain situations. As a member of the NRA you receive a wide range of benefits. You can receive things from insurance to magazines for just being a member of the NRA. Since the NRA is a non-profit organization you are probably wondering where all of its funding is derived from....   [tags: gun rights, the right to bear arms]

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Blood Diamonds: The Fuel of War

- Have you ever noticed how beautiful diamonds are. Or have you ever realize how expensive they can be. Diamonds are perfect, but they may have a dark side. Keep in mind that with value, there will be criminals. There is a whole market of these diamonds. In Africa, they aren’t referred to as black market diamonds, they are referred to as blood diamonds or conflict diamonds. They aren’t called blood diamonds because they are the color of blood but they are called blood diamonds because of the blood shed for them....   [tags: conflict, blood, law, arms, transportation]

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Gun Control: For or Against?

- The debate over gun control in the U.S today is not merely as welcomed today as it was in the early 1700’s because of controversy, misunderstanding of the law, and the danger guns cause. In 1791 James Madison had written the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights makes up the first 10 amendments in the Constitution. Madison had to create this Bill of Rights in order to win over the state of New York in order to rewrite the Constitution himself. The right to keep and bear arms is the second amendment in our Constitution....   [tags: issue, government, bare, arms, laws]

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Gun Rights vs Gun Control

- The continuing Mass Shootings in the United States has caused the gun control debate to intensify. While anti-gun control advocates say the Second Amendment guarantees each individual the right to bear arms, the pro-gun control group reads the Second Amendment as a collective right to bear arms; meaning organized militia are the only ones with that right. This essay will analyse the effectiveness of several different articles which present arguments for and against gun control. Charles W. Collier’s article, “Gun Control in America: An Autopsy Report”, dives into the controversial topic of gun ownership and gun control in the United States....   [tags: right to bear arms, gun laws]

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Why Is Anti Gun-Control Necessary?

- The banning of firearms in America is an illegal act, and degrades the values this country was founded on. They not only play a vital role in many people's lives, but are useful tools, fun to use, and can protect people from harm. Our founding fathers wanted us to have them to protect ourselves from the government, and would be disgusted at our government's current abuse, and overall disregard of the constitution of the United States. A lot of people argue that guns kill people; this is untrue. Guns in the hands of a negligent person have potential to kill people, just as anything else....   [tags: Bear Arms, Gun Control, Argument]

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The Invention of Prosthetic Limbs

- Since the invention of Prosthetic Limbs, many people are able to re-cooperate through their life again. People with artificial replacements are given hope and a second chance by allowing them to use their new prosthetic body part at life. The main goal of rehabilitation with prosthetic limbs is the successful fitting and use of the artificial limb. With a prosthetic limb people will be able to improve their independence and not rely on others for care since they will be able to move or grab objects to preform basic self-care....   [tags: real arms, technology, artifical replacements]

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The Struggle of Life and War in Ernest Hemingway’s Writing

- Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. His simple style, lucid depictions, and relatable narratives propelled him into a world of literary fame. These unique attributes are inimitable; Hemingway relates to the reader on a deeper level that even the best imitators cannot achieve. For this and many other reasons, critics praise Hemingway for the indefinable work of an exceptional writer. One of his most well-known novels, A Farewell to Arms, is notorious for its depth into the reality and adversity of war....   [tags: biography, literary history]

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Lou Gerhig's Farwell Speech

- Language Analysis of Lou Gehrig’s Farwell Speech to the Yankees      Lou Gehrig was one of the best baseball players to ever play the game. He was blessed with an amazing career playing for the New York Yankees setting many major league records such as 2,130 consecutive games from 1925 to 1939. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and on July 4, 1939 Gehrig stood before his devoted fans at Yankee Stadium and announced that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The man that was known to everyone as the “Pride of the Yankees”, on this very day, showed how courageous he was by giving a passionate speech to his fans that was filled with sarcasm, emotion, and pr...   [tags: Lou Gerhig]

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How Hemingway's Life Influenced His Writing

- Ernest Hemingway infuses his novels with life experiences, creating characters and plot lines based around his own romantic encounters. Agnes von Kurowsky was Hemingway’s first love, shaping how he would continue to behave in his romantic relations with his following four wives. Hemingway’s taste in strong minded, ambitious women molded the characters in some of his most notable works, from For Whom the Bells Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Sun Also Rises. Conflict and Hemingway’s desire for countless women, caused a multiple of his marriages to end in divorce....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Media and Gun Control

- Gun Control Gun control has always been a fairly important matter in American society, yet has be-come a much larger concern within the past few years. Our founding fathers felt gun control was an imperative enough issue to create the second amendment. As society has shifted from the freedom of English rule to the diverse, technologically advanced nation it is today, new situa-tions have greatly influenced public opinion to bring about adjustments to current policies. The issue overwhelming America is whether or not gun control will positively affect the safety of citizens as a whole....   [tags: stricker laws, right to bear arms]

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Ernest Hemingway and Hollywood

- Hemingway and Hollywood "I try, when I'm writing a screenplay from somebody's original work, to be as faithful to it as I can be, within the limitations of a screenplay and remembering that the novel medium and the screen medium are entirely different" -Screenwriter, Casey Robinson, (Laurence 12). Hollywood attempted twice, but it still could not produce a film adaptation of A Farewell to Arms that Hemingway considered to do literary justice to his classic novel. The first effort was in 1932 when Paramount producer Frank Borzage used ridiculous publicity stunts to lure audiences, such as sending letters to women stamped REJECTED BY CENSORS....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Downfalls of Losing Yourself in the Arms of Another

- ... Her mother became obsessed with trying to find where Cass went, and her father became withdrawn and the silent support for the mother. Caitlin described her mother as the emotion of the family, while the father was the fact-keeper. Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions describe a traditional marriage as the husband providing the family wage and the wife will take primary responsibility for the home and children (WV, FV 365). The book seemed to imply that their marriage was very much like that before Cass ran away, but once she did things changed....   [tags: Dreamland by Sarah Dessen]

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The Importance of Fire Arms for the American People

- ... If guns were made illegal it would damage the economy because the income of taxes would be around 500,000,000 less than it is and that would very bad. The people who are anti-gun think that guns don’t play as big of a role for our economy than they actually do. The manufacturers for firearms also create many jobs for people and are helping in unemployment because of this. The manufacturing and sales in the United States contribute significantly to the economy. Hunting is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States....   [tags: gun control, safety]

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We have a Right to Bear Arms

- ... To me, guns are a completely safe item, if operated in a correct way. I believe all gun owners should have to go through a gun safety course. Gun safety courses show people how to properly operate a gun, so you are not harming anybody around you. The instructors teach the people many important ways of using a gun. They teach the person how hold a gun safely, how to turn the safety on and off the gun, why never to aim it at yourself or anyone else, and other crucial ways. As of right now, according to the law, a person wishing to conceal or open carry a pistol has to take a course on gun safety....   [tags: safety, gun course, protection]

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Napoleons Farwell Address Speech Analysis

- Napoleon’s Farewell Address To The Old Guard A truly dramatic moment in history occurred on April 20, 1814, as Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and would-be ruler of Europe said goodbye to the Old Guard after his failed invasion of Russia and defeat by the Allies. By that time, Napoleon had ruled France and surrounding countries for twenty years. Originally an officer in the French Army, he had risen to become Emperor among the political chaos following the French Revolution in which the old ruling French kings and nobility had been destroyed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Weapons and Defense Systems of the American Civil War

-      The Civil War, also called The War Between the States, was one of the bloodiest wars in American history. What made the Civil War such a massacre. The Civil War was such a bloodbath because the technological advances were so far superior to the tactics of the infantry, that the weapons virtually obliterated the soldiers. Soldiers would form lines known as a battalions. In these battalions, soldiers would basically march to their deaths. In addition to weapons doing so much damage, fortification on the battlefield was far more advanced than had ever been before....   [tags: Arms and Equipment of the Civil War]

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Teh Secon Ammenment to the Constitution of the United States

- Long overlooked and ignored, the second amendment has become much study and caused many debates. This was when influential people began to think it was a good idea to disarm the civilian population. Confusion and some serious mistakes began to appeal in the twentieth century. This amendment created an obstacle and created many court trials due to the lack of knowledge of the provision of the Constitution. The second amendment is unclear to many people and perhaps the most misled amendment. The second amendment is the most debatable amendment....   [tags: gun control controversy, right to bear arms]

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The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States

- States tend to pass laws that promote security and safety among the people. Laws that are passed after mass-shootings occur usually have to do with increasing gun control. They can also cause a lot of debate among people questioning the constitutionality of the laws. The argument usually comes down to the second amendment giving citizens the right to bear arms. However, the wording of the amendment causes some people to misinterpret what is actually granted to the people. The anti-2nd amendment laws do not actually violate the amendment itself because it only grants the right to own guns, the laws only place limits on owning guns, and the laws are intend for the safety of the public....   [tags: the right ot bear arms, mass shootings]

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The NRA's Fight to Protect the Second Amendment

- Canadian and International Law ISP Part A: Essay The NRA (National Rifle Association) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization; its goal is protecting the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights (“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.”) by promoting firearm ownership rights and well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the opposition of legislative proposals for the control of firearms (About the NRA, National Rifle Association)....   [tags: Gun Control, Bill of Rights, Right To Bear Arms]

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Benefits of the Second Amendment

- After a long, exhausting, painful war for independence from Great Britain, the United States became its own nation, a nation of choice and rights, a nation of voice and strong opinion, a nation with freedom handed to humans by God. The birth of this glorious new state brought forth a new era of revolution throughout the world. Countries took America’s victory to heart, overthrowing their monarchial governments and establishing governments run by popular sovereignty. The existence of the United States, perhaps, led to the global fight for self-government....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms]

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Firearms Control Laws in the United States

- Gun control is an extremely controversial topic. Some people argue that the government has no authority to restrict the citizens’ rights to bear arms. Other people argue that it is the duty of the government to protect the people by getting tougher on gun control. Usually, gun control debates take place right after a national tragedy occurs. The United States already has background checks performed on people who are seeking to buy guns from gun stores. Despite the restrictions that are already set in place, terrible shootings continue to occur....   [tags: gun control, arms rights, brady act]

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Farewell the Tranquil Mind!

- Shakespeare might very well have made the decision to name his play “Iago” and not “Othello,” but I suppose he had a knack for catchy titles. Since it is Othello’s tragedy, even if it is Iago’s play, “Iago” would be an inappropriate title, especially since it is not Iago’s life that is ruined, and although he takes part in most—if not all—of the action in the play, it still revolves around Othello. That notion aside, one might take the time to raise more important or deeper points of discussion surrounding and filling the play....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Farewell to the One-Reelers

- The plot of Big Red Riding Hood is as thin as you can get, but that is usually the case with most one-reelers. Charley plays Jimmy Jump as in all of his one-reel shorts. A title describes Charley's character, "Jimmy Jump -- An intellectual giant, but a financial dwarf." Charley's task in this film is to translate the story "Little Red Riding Hood" into Swedish. So, in the entire film, Charley tries to finish reading the story. When a man buys the book and puts it in the back seat of his car, Jimmy rides alongside the car with his bicycle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Importance of the Second Amendment

- ... By taking away the right to carry a gun, we only weaken our protection against those who these laws are supposed to protect us from. The intentions of the lawmakers who are attempting to confiscate these rights aren’t flagitious, they’re merely trying to protect Americans. What they don’t realize is that the only way that you can be completely sure that someone is safe, is to allow them to own something to keep themselves safe. If a thief intends to rob someone, they would be more likely to think twice, and decide not to commit the crime knowing that the person who they are demanding money from, and instilling fear into, could possibly be carrying a weapon....   [tags: the right to bear arms, gun control in the US]

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Ernest Hemingway, His Life and His Works

- Ernest Hemingway was a famed U.S. author who wrote many novels which was strongly influenced by the World War One and World War Two. As he participated in the both major wars, the first hand experience of the brutal war is conveyed with great detail and with heartfelt feelings. His works were majorly on the effects of wars on human beings and the men’s sense of honor and pride. Ernest Hemingway was inspirational writer of men’s ideals, especially during war, who clearly had uncommon experiences in his life, such as going through both World War One and World War Two, which was reflected upon most of his literary works....   [tags: Biography]

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Gun Laws in America

- Guns are recurrent in the news, as more and more cases of tragic public shootings and school massacres are being reported. These weapons separate the United States of America into those who own these unnecessary weapons and those who are vulnerable to this twisted society. Organisations like the National Rifle Association, or the NRA, support these easily preventable butcherings because they believe it is a ‘right’ to bear arms. But is it. Guns make America an unsafe country, with most individuals living in fear....   [tags: public shootings, school massacres, bear arms]

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The Right to Bear Arms Should Not Be Altered by the Government

- ... Some people just want an increased background check. Which won’t do anything except make it more complicated for the people who are buying guns for their own self protection not criminal usage. The majority of guns used by criminals were purchased on the street or in the black market meaning they were obtained without a background check or with documents of them owning the weapon. Meaning an increased background check will not catch any of these criminals just frustrate the innocent. The majority of gun control supporters say with more gun control laws more lives will be saved....   [tags: weapon, gun laws, gun control]

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The Controversy of the Second Amendment of the Constitution

- I. INTRODUCTION: The Second Amendment to the Constitution(Second Amendment) of the United States of America(USA) is one of the most controversial. The Second Amendment specifically grants that, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed" The way that an individual interprets the wording of the Second Amendment influences their point of view on who has the right to "keep and bear arms" (Amendment 2). The controversy brought on by the Second Amendment is because the Second Amendment does not clearly define whom "the people" are....   [tags: Bear Arms Second Amendment USA]

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Gun Control Laws Take Guns Away from Law-abiding Citizens

- Gun control is a very big issue in the United States today. Many people don't agree with the gun control laws that they have today. Gun control laws only take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Many people have their own reasons for owning a gun. Why would the government want to make it harder for people to own a gun. People that own guns are not very likely to be attacked by criminals. Owning a handgun is one of the best ways of protection. The second amendment states "the right to bear arms" does this grant everyone a right to own a gun....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Will NOT Reduce Crime

- The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helpless....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution

- Civilian ownership of firearms has for more than two hundred years been the very cornerstone upon which the liberty of the public has been supported. The very reason that Americans have never suffered a tyranny on the scale of Nazi-Germany has been due to the proliferation of firearms in the hands of the general public. The Second Amendment to the Bill of rights of the United States Constitution states "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." In order to understand that right, the modern reader must understand the semantics of the eighteenth century....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control: Should the Second Amendment of the Constitution be Updated?

- According to the F.B.I., 14,369 murders involving firearms took place in the year 2013 within the United States. We as Americans have the right to “bear arms,” however there can be some changes to at least try to minimize these casualties. The 2nd Amendment states “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.” This may be outdated now that we have a strong military (that is our “well regulated Militia,”) to protect our security, but can a right be scratched off the Constitution because of someone’s interpretation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control is NOT Losing your Target in the Recoil

- Guns, like many other issues of the day, have two distinct and opposing views with many people in the middle or undecided. Even following the tragic events of December 7, 1993, when unemployed handyman Colin Ferguson boarded the LIR’s 5:33 out of Penn Station. Ferguson waited until the train, filled with local commuters on their way home, pulled out of the Hicksville station before drawing a 9mm pistol. Ferguson then opened fire walking up and down the aisle shooting passangers indiscriminately, stopping only to reload, twice....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution

- The U.S. should not have gun control laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states that, “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.” This amendment has been around since 1791, and there has been gun control almost as long as it's been around. The National Rifle Association is an advocate of the Second Amendment and an opponent of those who propose restrictions on guns. Even Presidents Reagan and Bush are members, and Nixon, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were also members....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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What Role Should The Government Play in Gun Control?

- What Role Should The Government Play in Gun Control. 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.      Gun control is a real issue with Americans today. Many people have different opinions about how to handle our growing dilemma concerning guns. There are those who believe we should ban guns altogether and those who believe we should not ban or restrict the people's right to own guns at all. Both sides have valid arguments, but neither side seems to know how to compromise because of their very different opinions....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Against Gun Control in America

- Constitutional Law Gun Control Paper Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of the crime problem in the United States. Gun control activists like the members of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) argue that guns are responsible for the majority of violent crimes that take place....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Relationship Between Crime and Guns in the United States

- The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18th century when the constitution was written, times were different, there was a need for citizens to arm themselves to insure the safety of the society as a whole. In the modern world, the police department preserves the safety of society and there is no need for citizens to carry weapons. The founding fathers of the Constitution could never have imagined the horrendous outcome of their actions....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control Is Not Crime Control

- Gun Control is not Crime Control Americans are faced with an ever-increasing problem of violence. The streets of America are now a war zone. Teenage gangsters murder one another for drug territory, and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire. However, most recent and most abhorrent, is our children are killing one another. They are killing with extreme prejudice. Our children are killing, exhibiting little or no remorse for lives they have taken. We cannot ignore the carnage our society endures due to the criminal behavior of a minority, obviously lacking the basic moral behavior regarding human life....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Politics of Gun Control Legislation

- The Politics of Gun Control Legislation The recent violent phenomenon of tragic shootings such as the incident at Columbine high school in which 13 students and one teacher were killed and 23 other people were wounded has captured the attention of both the public and politicians alike and has stirred a need to take action. With shootings in Littleton, Colorado followed by Conyers, Georgia and yet another in Gibson, Oklahoma, gun control has become a pressing issue in congress. However while politicians use these incidents to maneuver their anti-gun legislation, public opinion and partisan support remains highly polarized....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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An Argument For Gun Control

- Gun control is an issue that has been debated by Americans since the 1960’s (Dolan 1). The debate questions the right of Americans to bear arms, this including, handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Some say a simple restriction of these arms is in order while some think they should be banned altogether (Dolan 1). Both sides hold strong opinions often causing conflict in the matter and confusion among the citizens of the United States. However, the opponents do agree that a death rate of 30 million a year due to the powerful and deadly weapon is too high; only they have different views on how to lower this rate....   [tags: Guns Shooting Arms Weapons Essays]

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America Needs More Gun Control

- " The American people are sick and fed up with what assault weapons have done. The American people have come to realize what these weapons are doing on our streets. They are saying, enough, is enough, is enough." (Gibbs, 1993) Many Americans believe that gun control should be improved and the regulations made more stringent. However, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has a most formidable lobby, and lobbing campaign, which up until this time, has presented past Presidents from initiation gun control laws....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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An Argument Against Gun Control

- A proposed federal law to outlaw all guns would be more effective at disarming law-abiding citizens than at disarming the criminals who abuse them. If guns were outlawed, the criminals would not stop carrying guns, but the good, law-abiding citizens would. It would do nothing about the illegally obtained handguns in the possession of criminals. In The NRA is Right, Josh Sugarmann states that “One tenet of the National Rifle Association’s faith has always been that handgun controls do little to stop criminals from obtaining handguns” (Sugarmann 185)....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Law Brief on Gun Control

- Law Brief on Gun Control GUN CONTROL: Our Streets Are Running Red Tom Coker English IA November 18, 1997 6:35 p.m. : William Wallace had a very stressful day at work and is now driving home. As he is travelling along the I-10 freeway in Los Angeles, he suddenly comes to a complete stop. Gridlock traffic is not an unusual sight for any motorist that travels on this freeway, and William decides to exit the freeway in order to escape the madness. He exits on the next off ramp and comes to a red light at a busy intersection....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Why Gun Control Won't Work

- Why Gun Control Won't Work Gun control is a very controversial subject now days in politics. My personal view on gun control is that it will never work. I'm am just fore warning you that this paper may be a little bias, but I'll try to give views from both sides. Many gun control activists believe that the solution is simple; ban all guns and there won't be any crimes committed with guns. Obviously this is not the answer but there are people that believe this would work. There are also a lot of people that know this would never work....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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An Argument Against Gun Control

- Argument Against Gun Control An Argument Against Gun Control As long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. The Second Amendment states,"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." No loopholes, or legal caches exist in this statement. The Founding Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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America Needs More Gun Control

- 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.” What does the second amendment to the Constitution to the United States really mean. Does every citizen have the right to own a gun. Should there be limitations on who can possess a gun. Gun right advocates believe they have the right to possess a gun without restrictions. Gun Control advocates on the other hand support more limitations on the accessibility of guns and also want to ban certain types of guns....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Public opinion on Gun Control

- Public Opinion on Gun Control The twentieth century was a time of many political assassinations and violent shootings. A nation in shock mourned the deaths of President John Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. At the end of the twentieth century the nation endured rising rates of violent crime, with young people frequently involved as victims and perpetrators and often armed with guns. Between July 1992, and June 30, 1999, there were 358 school-associated violent deaths in the United States, including 255 deaths of school- aged children, or about 51 such violent deaths each year....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control in America

- Guns are there a right to all American citizens, or are they an out of date way of defense. In this paper you will find many examples of how guns are a right for Americans. Also necessary way of defense. People who are for gun control, assume that when guns are taken away there will no longer be any gun related crime. This is far from the truth, in many places where strict gun control bills have been passed; the murder rate has risen by a huge amount. In the following paragraphs you will find many examples of how gun control just means more violence....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control in America

- Gun Control in America Since disarming the citizens of this country is the objective of the federal government, and since the federal government proclaims this to be a democratic country based upon equality, then any gun control measures adopted by the government should be democratically applied. If law-abiding citizens are to have their guns taken from them then let the law-abiding police agencies of the state be disarmed also. (Those in law enforcement who are crooked can keep their guns just as the drug pushers and criminal elements in the civilian population at large will keep theirs.) Democracy based on equality requires that, so far as possible all are to be democratically equal....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control in Canada

- Part I:Introduction The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety of penalties ....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Freedom vs. Gun Control

- The right to bear arms has been a part of this country’s constitution since its conception in 1776. Guns we originally a commodity that almost every household had. Firearms were used for hunting and protection. As the modern era came upon us, there became a lesser need to own a firearm because of a controlled police force and a surplus in food. The surplus in food and modern law enforcement, along with rising firearm crimes prompted the government to start reviewing gun laws. Furthermore, over the past century the right to bear a firearm has been restricted by many laws....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control in America

- Gun Control in America Firearms are so pervasive in this country that sometimes we forget the price we pay for an all-too-easy access to guns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 10,744 Americans were murdered with firearms in 1996. However, only 174 of these homicides were justifiable. In 1995 alone, 35,957 Americans were killed with firearms, in homicides, suicides and accidents. In comparison, 33,651 Americans were killed in the Korean War and 58,148 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control and Regulation

- Gun Control and Regulation The idea of gun control and regulation is becoming more and more popular throughout the U.S., although it may still bring up resistance among some people. Guns are sort of a foundation of American culture. This country's freedom was won over bloody and "heroic" wars with guns. Guns are portrayed throughout television, movies, and video games. Guns are a popular symbol of power, control, authority, dominance, and can be associated with security and defense....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control in America

- One of the biggest issues facing our nation today seems to be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun laws. There are people that feel strongly on both sides of this issue. Neither side wants more gun violence; the question is how to control gun violence. The Second Amendment to the United States constitution states “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”(U.S....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Assessing the Significance of the Cityscape to the Narrative of Detection: The Sign of Four, and Farewell, My Lovely

- The Sign of Four is a detective novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was published in 1890. It is Conan Doyle’s second novel to feature detective Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a master detective, known for his deduction skills, disguises and most importantly, his use of the city as means of solving mysteries. The cityscape plays a significant role in the narrative of The Sign of Four. Conan Doyle uses real places found in London in The Sign of Four. It gives the novel a degree of realism, and Holmes the detective appears genuine to the reader....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Los Angeles]

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War Scene

- War scene A Farewell to Arms is one of the great American novel written by Ernest Hemingway concerning his own experiences serving in the Italian campaigns during the First World War. It opens with a description of artillery-laden troops marching slowly through the rains of late summer and autumn. One of these men is an American called Frederic Henry, a volunteer ambulance driver. Henry is currently in the Italian army, at the Italian front during World War I. This novel gives brilliant depictions about the conflict’s senseless savageness and violent perplexity: the scene of the Italian army’s retreat remains one of the most intense evocations of war in American literature....   [tags: Literature Review]

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