The Secret Service thought he didn't need a bulletproof vest because he didn't have to walk that far, but they were wrong. Shots fired When Reagan made it to his limo, John HInckley brought out his .22-caliber revolver. Hinckley shot six successful shots in only two to three seconds. Four bullets
But, this was only through the word of Priscilla Grinder, the only known witness of the event. However, there are new clues. A ballistics test and an autopsy report show that it would have been impossible for Merriweather Lewis’ death to have been a suicide, but rather, murder by conspiracy. A ballistics test was conducted, using the same type of “horse pistol” that was used to kill Lewis (Exhibit A: Ballistics Test (video)). This test showed that the “horse pistol” was usually held with two hands, as it was quite heavy.
It’s a true fact that people kill people, not guns. However, people use guns to kill people. So then, it would be understandable to think that it is necessary to control who can get guns. But yet, a large number of guns are sold to people whose backgrounds aren’t checked. This means America isn’t completely controlling who all can get guns — nobody is.
It had been reported that an 18 year old African American had been shot dead by a police officer under reasonable suspicion. So where in the line drawn when it comes to a police officer because the 18 year old had been unarmed but had been in a wrestle with the officer before he had been shot. This give great incite on how far and officer should be able to go. The Gazette (Montreal), March 16, 2007 Friday, NEWS; Pg. A6, 476 words, MAX HARROLD, The Gazette This article talks about how 400 people had stormed through the streets in Montreal.
The officer was not in the right state of mind to deal with the situation. Instead of handling the situation maturely and professionally like an officer is supposed to, he took the situation completely out of proportion. He shot seven times. One shot just barely missing Diamond’s innocent four-year-old in the back. If he felt that Castile was dangerous, he should have asked him to put his hands up or asked him to get out of the car, rather than freaking out and shooting him seven
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, San Francisco and parts of the Bay Area faced one of the most mass unknown murders that is still unsolved until this day. The murder, who exemplified himself as the “Zodiac,” kept in contact with the police and area newspapers using notes, confirming that he has murdered yet another citizen. Although the police were never able to identify the zodiac, they were able to gather information about him through letters he was sending to the police and newspapers. The zodiac killed up to about 40 people, but the police is estimating about 50, therefore the amount of killings still remains unknown. The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless.
An example of this is the shield and knife. But what matters here is how effective a weapon is in a battle. Here is a list of 21st-century firearms that shows how can they be used in actual combat Handgun: A gun that can be held with a hand and can have the following variations: • Semi-auto Pistols – The most common of the three types of handgun. The semi-auto pistol doesn’t have a fast fire-rate compared to the machine pistol but their advantage in combat is that they won’t use up as many bullets. • Machine Pistols – The machine pistol is capable of full-auto fire or selective fire which gives them an advantage since they have essentially a rifle compacted for one hand
He even wrote a disturbing story about an old women that hid a gun in her cane and killed wantonly. There was also an incident in California were a shooter by the named of Elliot Rodger took medications for his Asperger’s disorder. This article assessed four assumptions that are associated with the aftermath of mass shootings. They are, mental illness causes gun violence, psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens, U.S. mass shootings teach us to fear the loners who are mentally ill, and because of these complex psychiatric histories of these shootings, gun control won’t prevent another
So, if we did away with all guns and knives there should be no Murder in the United States. Right? Actually that is incorrect. Numerous of people were also murdered with weapons other than guns and knives. Other weapons were used to kill 193 people in California, 136 people in Texas, and 99 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016).
With this in mind, the shooting of twenty-two year old Amadou Diallo, an African immigrant, involved four officers of the Bronx Street Crimes Unit who fired 41 shots at him, but only 19 shots actually hit (). Not to mention, Amadou was unarmed and had no criminal record (). The police officers believed he was the rape suspect they were looking for and mistakenly identified his wallet as a gun (). On the other hand, the only way police are obligated to shoot or kill an individual is when an armed suspect chooses to refuse give up a weapon or threatens the safety of others. So if Amadou was unarmed, why did he come across 19 bullets?
The downside to this safe is that it holds a very limited selection of items because it is so small. However, at the price of $209.95, this could very well be the best biometric gun safe on the market. BioVault 2.0 Biometric Gun Safe Some consider the BioVault to be the best biometric gun safe on the market. This safe can store up to 50 unique fingerprints and is made of heavy-duty steel. It can hold a variety of valuables.
The detective that performed the tests on the gun (that Wilson used to shoot Brown) found out that the gun was stored in an unsealed envelope and was placed in evidence by Wilson himself. Wilson ignored police protocol in both of these actions. The police officers and paramedics involved in the homicide of Eric Garner did not follow protocol either (Joselit). One of the police officers, Daniel Pantaleo, tried to put Garner’s arm behind his back, Garner refused this. As a reaction Pantaleo put his arm around Garner’s neck, and pulled him towards the ground.
We also have guns that hold more than five or six rounds to shoot. This is because of the magazines and clips we have. Other guns like the Remington .12 gage shotgun could hold five to seven shots in it. It is a better gun because it is more deadly, even though it is not as accurate as any other weapon. Handguns like the “Sig” pistol are better than the
MURDER AT A POLITICAL RALLY A political speaker has been murdered during a political demonstration. The bullet was fired from among the crowd, who claimed to have heard a popping noise from amongst them, but no one seemed to have seen the shooter or the weapon. The shooter was successful in concealing the firearm, therefore, it must be a small weapon such as a handgun and he must have been surrounded by people who were involved in the murder along with him. Also, the bullet is fired from a certain distance that may approximately lie between 8-12 metres from the victim. Since no proper gunshot was heard, he must have used a suppressor.
Although, “Gun Control That Actually Works,” is a short piece of text, the reader only gets provided with one idea. The short article is filled with useful information about the acts and laws of guns, however, it never really uses any emotion while explaining the problem.Throughout the years, gun violence has affected millions directly and indirectly. To truly convince the readers of the point Alan was making he should have included pathos in his argument. The article, “End the Gun Epidemic in America,” The Editorial Board, demonstrated the argument with pathos by her first line, “All decent people feel sorrow and righteousness fury about the latest slaughter of innocents, in California.” Berlow would have hooked his audience more by using more of that logic. More people would have supported his article and the point he was trying to make.