Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, there have been over 30 more school shootings resulting in 160 fatalities. The majority of these have been committed by one or more students who walk through the front doors and open fire. These kids have had easy access to guns, some of which were military style assault rifles. The frequency of school shootings since 1999 has risen and is consistently rising. There may be no way to stop them from happening anymore unless we institute stricter gun laws.
Vy Tran Professor Matthew Freeman November 16th, 2015 Argumentative essay: Federalist 70 In my perspective, the most significant argument made in Federalist 70 is the power and energy of the presidency is a standout amongst the most referenced federalist papers concerning the administration and an executive branch should be ruled by a single man. Some people argued that a vigorous and strong executive is not suitable with a republican principles.
America is known by many to be the best countries in the world but there are still many things that stand in the way of the american dream (Stealing From America). One of these things is corporate lobbyist. These people have slowly taken over american democracy with pay to play corruption and giant lobbying teams (The Atlantic). Nowadays unions and protest have been much less successful in stopping the behemoth that is a corporate lobbying team(Secular Talk). Corporation will continue to grow wealth inequality in america if we do nothing about it.
We need as many gun restrictions in America as possible, why? Because at least over 28,000 children were killed over an 11 year period, and on average 31 people are shot and killed. Proposition 63 requires background checks to purchase ammunition and firearms, it also prohibits the possession of large capacity magazines. Society’s mentality has evolved into shoot first ask questions later, resulting in many deaths among all age, cultural, and ethnic groups. Proposition 63 should be in full effect because it will prevent mass shootings, decrease the statistics of those who die from gun violence and abolish accidental deaths among the younger generations.
Problem Solution Paper 95% of people think that america needs stricter gun control laws, yet the amount of shootings in the past years has risen exponentially. Gun violence is a serious problem and the people of the United States have wanted to solve this problem this for a long time. If people feel scared to go to school (which should be a safe learning environment for all children and all ages) that is a problem, and it needs to be solved, or at the very least put in barriers to deal with the mental disabilities and amount of guns associated with this problem. There has been an exponential rise in shootings in America since the 20th century. In the 20th century there were 226 shootings, in the first 18 years of the 21st century there have been 211 shootings.
Dozens of students stand in protest in Florida for their peers who were silenced last week by a shooter who entered their high school and shot more than fifteen students and teachers combined. After the Sandy Hook massacre, you would have thought the legislation would act upon gun control; however, nothing has been done. Thousands of Americans today stand outside the Supreme Court in hopes of stricter gun laws to be activated upon, but what they don’t acknowledge is the fact that stricter gun laws are just the beginning. To suppress this steep hill of school massacres, legislation needs to not only advance in stricter gun laws, but support the mentally unstable, as well.
Racial issues become an increasing problem with gun violence. Yes, racial issues are the most popular issue today. It has been said that the racial divide in gun debates has been brought to the table, but there was nothing about it. People cannot have a protest without violence coming upon this situation. Almost everyday, there is someone dying over race issue because of what they are.
Argumentative Essay; American Founding I believe we should continue learning about our American Founding. They have taught our present founding not to make mistakes that our ancestors have made. I believe it is also important to know how our nation came together. Lastly it seems necessary to learn about them so we can keep citizens’ rights. Learning the Founding Fathers mistakes of the past have made us a better world today for the people.
“The wall of Jericho” in America After thinking for a while about what is happening in America, I came to a decision to express my opinion in words. I will keep it short, ridiculous and wonderful to exploit my thoughts fully. Before he became the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump promised the Americans that he will build a wall on the US-Mexico border. He related Mexicans to drug smuggling, raping among other crimes and the wall will be the only solution since it will reduce their flow to America.
Gun Control and Mass Shootings in America Gun violence is an unquestionable issue in America, with the United States ranking as one of the worst with both homicides and suicides using guns. That being said, we outnumber Mexico in gun related deaths and among first-world countries we rank far above others in the number of gun deaths, such as England and Australia. Consequently, we live in one of the only first world countries that does not have extensive gun laws and restrictions to gun access. Aside from the countless homicides and suicides by firearm in this country, one particular issue within this predicament is mass shootings, with the most recent mass shooting occurring on February 14th, 2018 at a high school in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed. Although, it may seem like an easy fix to just implement gun control laws into our society to eliminate gun violence, but it is important to note that Americans own nearly half of all firearms globally, which is roughly 325 million guns;
On September 13th, 1814, the British sent a multitude of bomb shells and rockets onto Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor for 25 hours. This grew to be known as the Battle of Baltimore, taking place shortly after the British had attacked Washington, D.C, as they burned the Capitol, the Treasury, and the President's house. This was just another event that took place during the ongoing War of 1812. During this time Francis Scott Key, an american lawyer, was boarded on a flagship on the Chesapeake Bay to testify for a friend who has been arrested by the British. Key watched the bombing take place on Fort McHenry just eight miles from him.
“The Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the United States, and among the oldest political parties in the world,” (“Democratic Party”). Beginning with Thomas Jefferson, and now standing behind Barack Obama, the democratic party has undergone many changes and viewpoints. The Democratic Party has had very notable accomplishments and identifiable characteristics since the late 1700s to modern day. The Democratic Party’s roots can be traced back to Thomas Jefferson.
It is said that if a word is said too many times, it loses it’s meaning. This can apply to phrases as well, phrases such as, “Breaking news, another mass shooting in America.” It is almost frightening how acts of violence like Columbine and Orlando have become a common occurrence in the United States. Even more frightening is the fact that the American populace seems to have become desensitized to seeing such headlines in the news. Yet no matter how many of these shootings take place, the government rarely makes any significant changes to the nation's laws regarding gun control to prevent similar catastrophes in the future.