Are Guns Used for Protection or Destruction Carrying guns in the United States has become a very sensitive issue. Uprising threats has fueled immense fear in people causing them to carry loaded weapons. From terrorist attacks to school-shootings, carrying guns has become a coping method for many citizens. News reports illustrate horrific crimes that encompass massacres and horrendous homicides. For example, the traumatic shooting in Sandy Hook killed more than 20 children and teachers.
Astha Sahoo Legal Brief Case: Glossip vs. Gross Case #:14-795 Facts of the Case On April 29th, 2014, Clayton Lockett was put to death by Oklahoma with a three drug lethal injection process. The procedure took 40 minutes, which was more than normal. After this event, the state of Oklahoma suspended all executions till a new formula was invented that drugged a person immediately. Charles Warner and 20 other death row inmates were enraged at Oklahoma for causing so much pain to Lockett and decided to sue various officials of the state of Oklahoma.
These terms soon turned parents into a troop of angry citizens that demanded justice and answers to their accusations. In accordance with David Scott, author of the article “Virginia Mc Martin Dies at 88; Figure in Case on Child Abuse”, it was suggested that this letters contaminated the case from the beginning. In the letter, they could find the name of Raymond Buckey causing hysteria among the children’s parents. Five employees of the daycare were taken into custody and charged with over 120 counts of child abuse that in the end turned to 321 charges involving 49 children. The news of the case soon spread throughout the country.
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20-year-old resident of Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary. Before going to the elementary, Lanza shot and killed his mother in their home. Once police officers arrived at the school, Lanza shot himself in the head, dying immediately (Jordan 2014). This has been one of the most fatal school shootings in the United States, second only to the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, claiming 33 lives. The incident at Sandy Hook began at 9:35 a.m. and Lanza fired the final bullet to the back of his own head at 9:40 a.m according to the State’s Attorney Report (Sedensky 2013).
The police force opened fire against the protesters and after the battle was over seven policemen and four civilians died followed by around sixty others injured. This event led to a nationally known trial that led to the conviction and hanging of seven men along with becoming well known as an important event relating to labor protest. Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin, published in 1893, illustrates a specific aspect of racism misgenation, the mixing
Cullen would continue to work at 8 other hospitals where he killed most of his patients with digoxin, a powerful heart medication that causes a complete heart block when overdosed (60 minutes). Charles Cullen became killer and was not born one. Growing up without a father affected him negatively because it increased his risk for alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminality, and suicide (Photius, p.1) Cullen grew up poor in a large family raised by a single mother. He was suicidal from the age of nine. Cullen couldn’t control his anger, and lacked a conscience which he demonstrated when he tried to fight against bullying by spiking drinks at a party with rat poison (Jennifer Hash, 2006, p.1).
And incidents like these are hard to forget. 26 people were murdered during their weekly sunday service in a Sutherland Springs church, and 58 people were killed and over 500 were injured during the Las Vegas shooting. According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, which catalogues such incidents, over 520 people were killed this year and 1,870 were injured. I think it is agreed by all that the act of innocent mothers, fathers, and children being shot and killed while going about their daily lives is a heinous act, and that the immense number masacres has put the country in a deplorable state. Republicans and Democrats alike are trying to find an effective solution
After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the more recent attack in Paris, Arab Muslims have faced racial prejudice and religious persecution. There are many non-Muslims who falsely accuse all Muslims of being terrorists and some take action against them. Last year, three Muslim UNC Chapel Hill students were killed in an apartment and a threat was sent to Virginia Tech, stating “I will be here 11/11/2015 to kill all Muslims.” Because of this antagonism against them, Muslims in America are becoming increasingly afraid for their wellbeing. Dean Obeidallah wrote the article, “Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close” in response to this misconstrued view of Arab Muslims in America.
Mass shootings plague the world to this day, claiming hundreds of lives in the deadly process. Some of the more infamous occurrences include the Columbine High School, Dawson College, and Sandy Hook shootings. Regardless of the devastation they each caused, a clear distinction lies between these and the dastardly crime claiming almost a hundred lives: Anders Breivik’s mass murders in Norway. For each instance mentioned, prosecutors, defenders, or even the murderer attempt to blame video games as the motivation to kill, particularly stating games such as DOOM, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Grand Theft Auto. Before delving into their motivation, the Connecticut tragedy must first be understood.
8,000 were under the direct order of Mladic who was the Serbian direct general. 25,000 women were expelled from the country, 3,000 men were killed for escaping by gunshot or decapitation. By the end of the genocide, men and women were completely separated, and most of the women were subject for rape, torture, and sexual violence. The genocide lasted for four days, and
Gun control is a big issue being discussed in America. Many events in the past 5 years give us reason to discuss the issue of guns. Some examples being the Sandy Hook school shooting around 4 years ago. A mentally unstable man had access to a gun, went to school where his mother was teaching, and killed many children, teachers, and other staff members. Why should others be harmed when they did nothing at all?
Coloradoan Anti-Abortionist to be charged with Terrorism The police in Colorado is thinking of charging a man, named Dear, with terrorism. Dear have been talking incoherent things about ‘baby parts’ after being arrested and is said to be a very strong anti-abortionist. Dear has been arrested few days back for barging in Planned Parenthood clinic armed and then suddenly opening fire. In the blind shooting, he managed to kill 3 people and left 9 wounded here in Colorado. Vicki Cowart, CEO of Planned Parenthood clinic gave a statement on Sunday stating that Dear wanted to target the patients receiving treatment in the clinic and he had evidence to prove his views as well.
Recently, shocking dash-cam footage has resurfaced, showing a 17-year-old Laquan McDonald catching 16 shots by a Chicago police officer. The incident took place in 2004, but video has just surfaced on the Internet and in official’s hands. Chicago mayor has received criticism for taking so long to release surveillance video that showed a white Chicago police officer shooting at black teenager 16 times. After the occurrence, they detained a police officer and Garry McCarthy resigned from being Chicago police superintendent. The people continually criticized Emanuel’s supervision of the whole situation.
Another angry kid shoots up a school full of kids, or was the cause of this tragedy darker than we could have imagined? “Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 armed with an AR-15 rifle and other firearms. He killed 20 children and six educators” (Scinto). The nation was shook by the news of the shootings. Adam Lanza took twenty-six lives days before Christmas.
Using President Ronald Reagan words, Cruz said his strategy “should be very simple -- to defeat radical Islam – We win, they lose.” He noted that the recent shooting occurred within weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris. “This horrific murder underscores that we are at a time of war,” Cruz said. “Whether or not President Obama or the current administration is willing to acknowledge it, our enemies are at war with us.” Cruz vowed when elected as President that he will “rip to shreds the catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.” “The U.S. needs a leader who will say to Iran, either you will stop your nuclear program, or we will stop it for you,” Cruz said. He also pledged to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and cut off federal funding from universities that support boycotting Israeli products. Cruz described how this administration justifies the recent terror attacks describing how Secretary of State John Kerry called the Charlie Hebdo attacks earlier this year as