One side calls them weapons of war, the other side claims the term “assault weapon” is merely an intimidating term used to scare liberals and anti-gun advocates. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a national ban on assault weapons. The assault weapons ban comes with a sunset effect and every 10 years the ban automatically expires and every gun advocate crawls out of hiding to make sure the ban doesn’t renew (“Should the government restrict access to assault weapons?”). Congress needs to stand up to the NRA to reinstate the ban. Assault weapons are militarized styled guns that are meant to kill a mass number of people at an alarming rate and these weapons should not be in the hands of ordinary citizens.
A gun, like almost every object, has the power to kill. Yet the gun is merely the instrument of death and destruction, only human beings are capable of pulling the trigger. Michael Moore is an inspirational documentarian that created Bowling for Columbine (2002) a contentious documentary that comments on the violence surrounding school shootings and gun laws that devastated America. Documentaries do not simply record the truth in a purely neutral, objectively disinterest manner” (Nowlan R 2010), but provide inspiration for social change by creating world-wide awareness of the gun laws in America and the way the American media creates fear in its people, however, his biased editing and use of film techniques did not reveal the ‘truth’, which is what you are expecting when you sit down to watch a documentary right?
I shot my first gun when I was seven years old. I was at my grandpa’s house, where the whole family had been shooting all day. I begged them to let me join in on all the fun. After reminding me of all the safety rules (that they had been teaching me for years) several times, they handed me a small .22 gauge rifle. I was barely strong enough to hold it up to aim.
Moore illustrates the many ways American citizens can obtain guns and the many controversies that surround gun possession. Moore represents the ‘white Americans’ in favour of gun ownership as extremely fearful to the black population and discusses how the media plays a role in fuelling this fear. Moore illustrates this by use of a small cartoon clip, segments from various news shows as well as comparing the Americans to their north neighbours, the Canadian population. Moore starts his segment on fear by using a small animation clip, concerning the history of the United States of America.
When comparing these two myths, it is clear that Heracles is better than Theseus because he kills monsters/serpents when he was the age of 8 months, he stayed loyal to everyone, and last he completed the 12 labours. The first reason why Heracles is better than Theseus is because he killed monsters when he was very young. As an example, he was very powerful and strong even as a child. Furthermore, when Heracles is a baby, he”sat up and immediately set out to kill his enemy’s”(Rosenberg and Baker 217). The significance of this is when he was very young he was able to show how strong and courageous he was by killing the serpents.
“I love it and it has been a tradition in my family to hunt,” said Sydney Johnson. What some readers may not realize is that hunting is like another holiday for hunters. Many people can't wait for hunting to start. This is because they love the sport. Owen and many others hunt to manage the population of the deer and for the meat.
This included terrorist attacks, school shootings or just simple hatred murders. With guns, it seems that killing people becomes a lot easier to carry out. The recent Las Vegas Strip Shooting is the best example manifests this lack of gun control problem in U.S. On the night of October 1, 2017, the sound of the shooting appeared in a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The deadly sound came from a semi-auto machine gun which was operated by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from the top of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
When thinking about hate crime the first aspect that would come to mind is violence against an individual or group based on the color of their skin. The most common crimes being between blacks and whites. However, there are many other factors that can subject one to becoming a victim of a hate crime. Most of the prosecutors committing hate crimes feel they are just doing God 's work by mocking the victim for who they are and justify their actions by saying what the victims are doing is wrong according to their God. Hate crimes have occurred dating back to the Nazis and Jews, blacks and whites, Muslims, and still happen to this day to many more.
As a Professional Golfer, Tiger Woods is Done Tiger Woods was one of greatest golfers in the world. He participated in global tournaments and made the impossible things in the game of golf seem simple. His game was inspired by passion, determination, and professionalism. Everyone in the world admired his golfing techniques.
Envision living in a society where innocent people are murdered simply because of a difference in their skin color. Throughout much of America’s history, many African-American’s living in southern United States faced such threats to their lives. However, it was not the actions of the individual that served to endanger the lives of African-Americans in the south but rather the actions of a group of people with similar ideas. The Ku Klux Klan group was the most infamous of all groups. The Ku Klux Klan, also abbreviated as the “KKK”, was contributed to a long lasting racism of Blacks in America that even continues on till this day.
Chris Kyle an American Hero I think that Chris Kyle is a hero because he was strong, noble and brave. Kyle showed his strength in many occasions. The training he endured to become a SEAL was far from easy, even if he had previously lead a very outdoors woodsman life.(Aldrich, Ian) In fact, Kyle became so good at what he did, that he was considered the best of the best.
The problematization of “police brutality” naturalizes the forms of violence, dehumanization, and racism between police and black people. Policing in the United States is always already racialized policing. It is an enterprise centrally concerned with the protection of whiteness and the regulation of black life. Not only is policing an instrument of law enforcement, but that it also shapes and maintains racial meanings.
School-related shootings, particularly those that are dramatic in nature, evoke strong public outcry, and justifiably so. Following an apparent spate of incidents occurring between 1997 and 2001, it seemed as if the USA was on the brink of a moral panic concerning delinquency to young youth. Since then, "Columbine has become a keyword for a complex set of emotions surrounding youth, risk, fear, and delinquency in 21st century America" (Muschert 2007). One alarmist (Stein 2000) went so far as to label Columbine as a metaphor for a contemporary crisis of youth culture.