Citizens need to stand up and not take the blame for other individuals who choose to inflict harm. Law-abiding citizens should not be penalized for the actions of a few deranged people. It is true some weapons do not belong in the hands of untrained people, and the National Rifle Association has been instrumental in pushing for responsibility and safety on the part of gun owners without imposing too much on the Second Amendment right (Kopel). Critics such as David DeGrazia of George Washington University argue that private ownership of handguns leads to more social harms than it prevents (Hsiao and Bernstein). David DeGrazia proposes a moderate control of guns meaning that only individuals with a need for self-protection be allowed to own a gun and only after a complete course in safety (Hsiao and Berstein).
Columbine high school in 1999, Texas 1991, California 2015. All these shooting all over the United States. Gun violence is generally the problem. Guns being misused, guns being used to hurt others or themselves. Gun control laws should be enforced because it will lead to less suicides, less money being spent on gun related accidents, and to protect women from domestic violence.
The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787, but there was a grapple for its ratification that went on until about two decades after the ratification. Members of Congress believed that the first government of the United States or the Articles of Confederation, needed to be adjusted while others did not want anything to change. After the Revolutionary War, the people did not want a strong central government, because it reminded them too much of what they were trying to escape from. Under the Articles, each state had their own laws, and the need for a new Constitution was desired by many. The Constitution of 1787 created huge debates, arguments and splits in the nation that lasted for several year after its ratification between people who
The Electoral College Since the founding of our country, the Electoral College system has been used to determine our President. Established by the founding fathers in the constitution as a compromise between the election of the President through congress and through the popular vote, the Electoral College has become a point of contention for many people across the U.S. This system designates a number of electoral votes per state, and a majority of 270 out of 538 votes are needed to be elected (U.S. Electoral College). As of 2016, only 41% of adults in the United States feel the Electoral College should remain in use (Dutton).
During the early years of our young country, The United States, the founders faced many difficulties in deciding how best to lead the country. The main question being; how much power should the central government versus the state government have? This brought on more questions that would divide the political thinking of Americans such as; should the central government be involved when citizens rebel against federal policies? How strictly should the constitution be interpreted when deciding how to construct new laws or enforcing existing laws? These and other questions had very different answers for different groups of people which of course started a very distinct divide in political ideologies.
There just might be an opportunity to solve the problem of mass murders caused by disturbed individuals with guns. If we can get the politicians to stop talking long enough to listen. They may realize they are both wrong on the issue of gun control. Note how carefully I chose my words there. Guns do not kill people.
The United States Constitution overcame the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and provided for the organization of the new government. After the American Revolutionary War in America, the colonists needed a government so nobody could take away their power. The Articles Of Confederation was the first attempt of American Government and it had advantages and disadvantages. The constitutional convention helped solve some of the Articles problems but there were still major issues and problems that needed resolving. People also had different opinions on whether or not the Constitution should be ratified or not.
The Democratic Party and the Republican Party have a long rivalry that predates the American Civil War. Their rivalry is based upon issues much more pressing than any foreign policy dispute that America faces today. This rivalry is based upon the application of human rights and natural rights in the social policies in the United States. These terms, now used interchangeably by most Democrats and Republicans, are the base of all the modern social debates between Republicans and Democrats. But where did this difference begin and how will it affect the development of the two dominating parties of the United States?
Stricter gun control laws would ensure guns do not fall in the hands of people who would misuse them. For example, individuals who are 21-years-old and below should not be given the right to own or be around guns. For if they are not allowed to legally drink alcohol, how can they be trusted with a weapon that can easily take a life within seconds.
Police officers should be armed because it helps reduce crime, can handle more dangerous threats, and save more lives. Armed police officers is a deterrent to crimes. Cops not armed with a gun would be more vulnerable because criminals will know that they won 't be shot and the criminal could be Carrying a gun. If criminals know that cops are carrying guns, they won 't be as likely to
Republic vs. Democrat How strong of a role should government have in our lives? This question has been struggled my life as a teenager growing up. Major political parties plays a majoritarian role in the United States. The United States is a government run by the people and for the people. The United States is well-known for its two party political system where Republic compete with Democrats, trying to promote their political ideals and searching the means for maintaining their continuous political leadership.