In the fictional novel, Shane, written by Jack Schaefer, a mysterious cowboy rides into town and saves a group of settlers from a power hungry cattle rancher. He quickly finds comradery with a settler named Joe Starret, and decides to work for him on his farm. Not long after, he discovers the conflict between the settlers and Fletcher, who is trying to stomp Joe and the others out of the valley for his personal benefit. After several struggles with Fletcher and his men, Shane, out of love for the Starret family, comes to the conclusion that the only way to stop Fletcher is to kill him and his hired gun. Before leaving town, he confronts Fletcher and Wilson, outdrawing both of them thus ending the conflict with the settlers.
Mr. Morrison stood up for Papa and the Logan family, even though he could get hurt and face consequences. Mr. Morrison, Papa, and Stacy were heading to the house when the Wallaces came by. They shot papa in the head! Stacey stayed back in the wagon while Mr. Morrison wanted to make things right. He went over to the boy and picked him up and threw him on the ground.
It’s not just a line from the drill instructor; I believe it has a lot of meaning. It’s almost like Joker’s instructions to hide behind his public persona of a warrior, a facade that helps him get through the entirety of the film until after killing the female sniper in vengeance of Cowboys death, his ultimate war face has to be shown. All in vengeance of Cowboy being killed. The death of his best friend finally made him transform into a killer, he wanted to truly kill. But once he gets to the sniper he sees that not only is the sniper critically injured, but to the point they will die, but it’s a female sniper.
Cowboys normally stick to their social construction and will not dare to change it. Living by the standards they were taught as young boys, being different automatically sets them apart. American cowboys get their image from films and shows, which influence their cultural traits. Consider the show of the 1950’s “Gun Smoke” for example, it takes place during the American western era, it includes good cowboys generally going after bad guys with their horses, guns, and beautiful women surrounding them. Not only do these good cowboys show their heroic act of kindness, but also giving spotlight on the perspective of typical American cowboy.
Barn Burning is a modern story that shows a theme, plot, characters and uses narrative techniques. The title of the story, “Barn Burning,” is used to identify the main method carried out by the father in the story, Abner to get revenge on the people he grew angry with for their treatment of black people in the south. The story does not give a number of the barns Abner had burned, but Sarty said they had moved a lot of different times indicating the moves were due to Abner destroying the property of others. Abner seemed to have a sickness or craving for burning property; this seemed his way of regaining his dignity or self-respect after feeling he was wronged by the evil, hate, and racism of southern society. Abner kept burning fuel handy and had containers to refill when it was time to burn another barn and caused destruction, but when it was time to keep his family warm in the cold outdoors, he would only build small fires.
The Dinka and Nuer tribes have both been affected negatively by guns. The use of guns by these tribes has changed their beliefs, respect, and way of life. In the excerpt it says "Children, women and the elderly used to be off-limits during raids..." then later on it shows how the tribes start to kill the women and children. It also says " 'They believe, 'The ghost of the deceased will not haunt me, because I did not kill with a spear, '". Finally it also says " He found armed youths running roughshod in a society whose dysfunction paralleled that of inner cities 8,000 miles away..." These pieces of text show that the Dinka and Nuer are not what they used to be before they got the gun.
Searching for Al Capone is the main topic of The Untouchables, but Al is not all that Eliot is looking for. Eliot has continued taking down breweries with the help of his crew and the public. Finally, he has been able to get Capone’s mob to crack and arrested many members including Al for charges against prohibition. After finishing The Untouchables, I started American Gun which goes back before prohibition, even before the Civil War, to find the best guns in America’s history. So far, Chris Kyle has discussed the importance of the American long rifle for sniping in the Revolutionary war, and also the importance of the spencer repeater in the civil war for quicker reloading.
Despite his initial reluctance to get involved with anything located outside his domain, cooking, in the drug business, his inevitable participation in the decision making and the street trade gives him a taste of the power a kingpin can acquire. His initial perception of violence as wrong and acceptable only in the case of self-defense is subject to change in the course of the series. His first two killings take place clearly in self-defense, the first in the Pilot episode with his assailants holding a gun to his head, and the second after days of consideration and hesitation with the victim attempting to kill him. Walter is in deep internal conflict for the killings and the use of violence and afterwards he experiences remorse. From this point in the series that morally ambiguous choices are considered a necessary evil, down to the point that Walt lets his partner’s girlfriend choke on her vomit on purpose, on the justification that she constitutes an obstacle to their flourishing partnership, there is a remarkable transformation taking
The latter of which advocated for an increase of both police officer protection and offensive capabilities; during the shootout local L.A.P.D. officers and their firearms which consisted mostly of handguns and shotguns were proven inadequate against the two lone gunmen whom were outfitted with body armor and wielded illegal fully automatic rifles, as a result the on-site officers had to use larger caliber firearms from a neighboring gun store in an attempt to subdue the suspects, however it was until the arrival of the L.A.P.D. S.W.A.T. team that resulted in the death and end of the two gunmen. Because of incidents such as this, police departments issue body armor to officers as apart of their uniform along with patrol rifles housed in police cars in order to match any threat should they arise - in essence the purpose of issuing rifles to officers is to match if not outperform criminals in life or death situations, as a result of which then creates the conflict of police militarization i.e.
The heroic civilian drew his gun and exchanged heated gun fire with the assailant. In the end, the assailant was killed and the life of the state trooper was saved. The life of the trooper was spared due to an armed civilian. This catastrophe was both committed and stopped by civilians with firearms. Tragedies like these spark the debate of gun control, should guns be regulated by the government and to what extent?