There have been previous laws like The Brady Law instituted in 1993 that made a federal background check a requirement before an individual could purchase a gun (Kleck). Federal background checks are still being used today and the Legislature has agreed to pass an amendment that provides more funding for even stronger background checks. In 1994 President Clinton passed a law that banned semi-automatic weapons for civilian use (Kleck). This is still an ongoing issue today because semi-automatic weapons are readily available and have yet to be banned. There is no question that both parties are searching for answers, but the question remains how will the House make all Americans
Recently, Ohio passed a new law, stating that citizens who did not regularly vote for four years and were unresponsive to any kind of sent notice, would be removed from voting rolls; therefore, the name, “Use it or Lose it.” This is unconstitutional and should not only be revoked, but a new program should be enacted to address certain issues that were addressed under this “purging” law. This law needs to have a public policy solution because voting is a public and basic right towards every American citizen. By restricting this, indirectly, citizens are denied from their fundamental right. The government should take action to review and remove this piece of Ohio legislation as it goes against the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution gives citizens the
It suggests that the government, but more specifically Congress, puts gun violence above the means of fighting against it. Even more so, it shows that gun violence reins over attempts to hinder it in any way and how Congress is weak because it consistently fails to effectively do anything about gun violence in America. However, congressional gridlock can be more than Congress’ refusal to pass laws that are important The United States’ wellbeing. It can be the slow-moving process of passing a law or bill to benefit Americans. For example, immigration reform has been being considered since past President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, as stated by The Washington Post (Nakamura, O’Keefe 4).
Guns should be banned in America, with 30,000 deaths yearly in America, we need to do something about it. Many counties have made strict gun control laws or just have banned guns and that seems to be helping them. We have the most gun deaths out of all wealthy countries, which is unacceptable and we need to change it as fast as possible to prevent further deaths. Many people say that guns shouldn't be banned because of how the Second Amendment says, “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.” The Second Amendment was written in 1791, around 225 years ago! Back then there were a lot more uses of guns.
Influential Republicans, including Trump, have been disapproving of harsher gun laws because of the belief that they restrict and strip us of Second Amendment rights. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell answered that it was too early to bring the issue before Congress. "I think it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions — if there are any," McConnell told reporters separately. "I think it's particularly inappropriate to politicize an event like this, which just happened in the last day and a
The fact that the 2nd amendment allows certified citizens to bare arms makes it understandable that a family will possess a firearm to protect their family or to utilize it for recreational purposes. However, I find it grossly unfair that countless young Americans die every year through the use of gun violence. Incidents continue to rise, with more than 50,000 individual cases and over 250 mass shootings occurred in a single year according to the Gun Violence Archive 2017. Armed with these facts, one cannot deny that America is facing one of its greatest challenges of its time with gun violence. Instead of having an open-minded discussion, the American people continue to be divided more than ever, with clear distinctions on political issues.
In a close victory, fifty-one percent of the voters voted yes and forty-nine percent opposed the Death with Dignity Act. However, the law was delayed for several years due to an injunction by District Judge Hogan who had ruled that the Oregon Death with Dignity Act violated the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection clause (Legal). The ruling was immediately appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and in 1996 the ban was ruled unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In two related cases at that time, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that assisted suicide was not a Constitutional right, but also that the issue would be best addressed in the “laboratory of the states” which are free to prohibit or legalize physician assisted dying.
The number of incidents of gun violence last year in the United States was about 60,000. In recent years, the number of mass shooting has risen to about one mass shooting per day in the United States. The country is divided with some wanting to reevaluate our gun control laws and either ban or add additional regulations to the purchase of guns. Others say it is our right for Americans to own guns and something the founding fathers considered important to put in the Bill of Rights. The number of firearm sales has risen with the number of mass shooting many Americans question if banning guns or certain guns could help decrease the number of gun violence deaths.
Here are some facts to take into account. In 2017 alone there have been 2,073 deaths caused by guns, 3,552 injuries, 79 of those children, 34 mass shootings, which is usually defined as four or more people dying. So obviously we have an issue, those numbers are really high compared to most countries that are as developed as us. Which is why I don’t entirely lean to no gun control. Another stat I didn’t mention is defensive use, which has been put at 213.
After a long period of negotiations, President Lincoln was able to pass the 13th amendment under a congress that didn’t have southern representation. The movie mentions that they even wanted to pass racial equality (14th amendment), but at the time it felt impossible. The house of representative is seen a very chaotic place, where the end justifies the means. While in Selma, Martin Luther King has met with President Johnson, trying to influence him, but the former is busily embroiled in Vietnam. Their scenes and President Johnson’s scenes with J. Hoover show the political tactics needed to bring