After the war, the horror of gas attacks led to signing of the Geneva Gas Protocol of 1925, which banned the use of all chemical weapons; however, an exception was made for tear gas usage in controlling riots among prisoners of war. Decades later, the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 prohibited the production and use of chemical weapons except for tear gas, which had been approved for use in domestic riot control. Tear gas has since been used against protests and demonstrations, for which it receives negative attention on social media and becomes the subject of derisive internet memes. Although police and other proponents often claim that no serious or long-term injuries result from tear gas exposure, the exceptional status of tear gas as a chemical weapon is often called into question. One of the most controversial topics around tear gas is its approval for use against civilians but not
The Second Amendment grants U.S citizens the right to bare arms, but it was written in a very different time: there was no police protection, and were no automatic weapons available. ”- Is it time to pass tough gun control laws? By McClathy Tribune. People often refer to the Second Amendment when the argument of gun control laws as an excuse to prevent these changes because they believe their right to self-dense with a weapon is a form of government taking over.
Banning books has always been a big debate if it’s acceptable or not in the field of language arts… most Americans believe people should have the freedom to choose what they want to read. By banning books, our basic rights as US citizens are kind of taken away. Book banning affects the people who read books to the people who write them. I feel that most people banned or try to ban books because they want to protect others from different ideas and information. Banned books are basically books that are thought to be “unsuited” for their intended age group and are therefore challenged by parents to be removed from a school or any local library shelf.
Archie’s target audience is not aimed exclusively towards smokers only but for non-smokers as well. His statement, “If you’re a non-smoker you may think the current attempts to ban smoking in America have nothing to do with you. But if you give me two minutes, I 'll tell you why I think it 's important that you know what 's going on and how it 's going to affect you.” Archie is committed to explain the cause and effect of banning smoking in America to individuals who do not smoke, thus persuading non-smokers to be on the same team as smokers who will be affected by
The general argument made by Paul Waldman in his work, “The Case For Banning Guns,” is that gun control should be put into effect and certain firearms should be banned. More specifically, Waldman argues that abandoning these guns could decrease mass shootings and make America a much safer environment. He writes, “Yes, I’d like to ban guns. Almost all of them, at least the ones in private hands.” In this passage, Paul is suggesting that the United States would be much better off abandoning these weapons that leave communities with so much blood and gore.
The picture depicts the members and other colonists signing a pledge for the Mayor of London, John Wilkes, saying they will hold the tobacco until the taxes were repealed and protesting the intolerable acts. The Sons of Liberty even threatened their own people, the colonists, to sign it with the “Cure for Refractory” sign hanging on a pole along with a bag of hot wax and
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Climate Change is something that we have caused because of our choices to burn fossil fuels, at some point we have to face the problems that we have created. The consequences of Climate Change are horrific and Climate Change could end our existence as a species, most people do take action against Climate Change except, The Government of the United States of America, refuses to accept the serious dangers of climate change and continues releasing propaganda on Climate Change, claiming its effects are minimal and that we are not causing it. Peculiar how almost every other government in the world thinks otherwise. The reasons we are heading in the wrong direction is because the actions of humans are causing Climate Change, and almost all scientists agree on this matter. Another reason is the that the government isn’t trustworthy in what they say about Climate Change, meaning what they say about Climate Change is wrong, and we should change our policy on Climate Change.
It was made illegal in the 1930’s for the same reasons as alcohol, because it was believed that it was going to do harm to society. As years have gone by, it is obvious that a mistake was made. The fact that marijuana was made illegal has created numerous problems for the United States that on the long run could have been easily avoided. Countries in different parts of the world and some states within the United States have already legalized marijuana and they have all shown positive outcomes out of their decisions. Although marijuana is illegal in majority of the states, legalizing marijuana for recreational use would bring about social and economical reforms that would help deter crime in the country, increase the amount of money the government makes, and also help people that are medically in need of the drug.
Most guns that are traced have not been used to commit violent crimes, and most guns used to commit violent crimes are never traced” (Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject ‘Assault Weapon’ and ‘Large’ Magazine Bans) Just because someone buys a gun, that does not mean that person will use it in crime. Also, some guns used in crimes have a chance to be bought from unofficial sources. Banning guns will not stop
Smoking that is the inhalation of hazardous substances in the body. In “Smoking is Bad for Everyone So It Should Be Illegal,” Sally Chen’s passage is too specific, and I cannot agree her idea of the illegalizing smoking. She argues that many people smoke in public location even though smoking is an additive drug and harmful and causing the death. Moreover, multimedia lead teenagers to smoke which makes them more “mature” and “sophisticated.”
In the essay, the author summarizes how it is unacceptable to not be vaccinated. The author relates vaccinations to drunk driving and smoking. Interestingly, they compare drunk driving and smoking in public places which are against the law, but getting vaccinations are not considered a law. Considering that getting vaccinations are a choice while drunk driving are not choices makes these comparison statements invalid. Also, the author claims that the declining rates of vaccinations are the evidence from the outbreaks of current diseases.
The Medicinal Woodstock “...I am here to apologize... because I [did not] look hard enough, until now.” (Sanjay Gupta, Source 2). This quote comes directly from Sanjay Gupta’s, CNN’s senior medical correspondent, article entitled “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed,” (2013). He wrote it as an apology for misleading the public in 2009 in his article “Why I Would Vote No on Pot,” in which he stated the cons against medical marijuana, and why he believed it should not be legalized. Medical marijuana has been an extremely controversial topic in the United States – as states across the nation legalize it, and others stay true to the ban – but, overall, it should be legalized.