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Suffering in the Novels: Farewell to Manzanar and in Maus

- In the novel Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston and the novel Maus by Art Spiegelman the theme of suffering has a damaging effect on the human spirit. Suffering in both these stories come in different forms such as emotional, physical, and mental. No matter the form, it is still suffering. Food depravation is a method that people use to affect the human spirit in a negative way. In the story Maus by Art Spiegelman, food is used to make the prisoners weak. For example, at the concentration camp Art’s dad is talking to his fellow prisoner Mandelbaum “I spilled most of my soup too....   [tags: Comparative, Novels]

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George Washington 's Farewell Speech

- George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S. president. All through his two terms as president, not only did he set precedents for the national government and the presidency, he also established many forms in government still used today, such as the cabinet system and the inaugural address. At the end of his second presidential administration, Washington made his Farewell Address an open letter of advice and warning to the American people about their long-term safety and happiness....   [tags: Political party, Politics, George Washington]

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George Washington 's Farewell Address

- George Washington’s Farewell Address, written in 1796, was a letter informing the citizen’s of the United States that he was retiring and would not seek a third term in office as President. Nine years after completion of the Constitution, 45 years of devotion to his country, and being up in years, Washington felt the time had come for him to decisively retreat to his home in Mount Vernon (Graff, 2015). Though he had desired to do so before the second term, he felt the country’s state of affairs were not yet in order....   [tags: United States, Articles of Confederation]

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George Washington´s Farewell Address

- One person that has made a wonderful and great impact in late 1700’s and early 1800’s is the great George Washington. The biggest thing that everyone is looking back on is his Farewell Address to state what he’d hope to see his noble country looking like in the future. Some of the biggest things that has spoken out in his address and that the country has continued to do is being able to have checks and balances and not to stay at war with other countries and not to have political parties to prevent the arguments and not to stay in debt with other countries....   [tags: Impact, 1800s]

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Farewell to Manzanar

- Farewell to Manzanar Beginning in March of 1942, in the midst of World War II, over 100,000 Japanese-Americans were forcefully removed from their homes and ordered to relocate to several of what the United States has euphemistically labeled “internment camps.” In Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston describes in frightening detail her family’s experience of confinement for three and a half years during the war. In efforts to cope with the mortification and dehumanization and the boredom they were facing, the Wakatsukis and other Japanese-Americans participated in a wide range of activities....   [tags: essays papers]

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Farewell to Manzanar

- Farewell to Manzanar Farewell to Manzanar is sociologist and writer Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's first hand account of her interment in the Japanese camps during World War II. Growing up in southern California, she was the youngest of ten children living in a middle-to lower class, but comfortable life style with her large family. In the beginning of her story, she told about how her family was close, but how they drifted apart during and after their internment in the camp. The ironic part of it is that her family spent their entire time together in the same camp....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Farewell to Manzanar

- Farewell to Manzanar Fighting a war against the oppression and persecution of a people, how hypocritical of the American government to harass and punish those based on their heritage. Magnifying the already existing dilemma of discrimination, the bombing of Pearl Harbor introduced Japanese-Americans to the harsh and unjust treatment they were forced to confront for a lifetime to come. Wakatsuki Ko, after thirty-five years of residence in the United States, was still prevented by law from becoming an American citizen....   [tags: essays papers]

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Farewell to Mazanar

- Farewell to Mazanar Chapter 1 The Wakatsukis are a Japanese family with ten children, the youngest of who is Jeanne; she is the narrator and author of the story. In December 1941, the Wakatsukis are living near Long Beach, California. Mr. and Mrs. Wakatsuki are immigrants; they have come to the United States from Japan, searching for the American Dream. Jeanne's father and brothers man a fishing boat called The Nereid and work for the canneries on the coast. On December 7th, Jeanne stands on shore with the other Wakatsuki females; they all wave good-bye to the Wakatsuki men as they set out to sea....   [tags: essays papers]

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Arms and the Man

- Arms and the Man In the play Arms and the Man, by Bernard Shaw, Major Sergius Saranoff is definitely one of the most round characters. Sergius possesses many distinct characteristics, which single him out from the other characters in the play. Many of these qualities have been accumulated through his military experience; it is apparent to anyone of this military background from his army uniform and his rugged face. Major Saranoff is an extremely important character in the play due to his engagement to Raina, the sole child of the richest family in Bulgaria, the Petkoffs and because of his highly regarded military status....   [tags: essays papers]

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Tainted Arms

- Alfred Owen’s poem, “Arms and the Boy,” presents war and how it changes a young boy. “Arms and the Boy” is a powerful illustration of innocence versus experience. By showing how the bayonet blade possesses human traits, the blade’s symbolism is not simply an actual representation of demonstrative agency of murder. The bayonet blade’s role is to express experience, that knowledge is what corrupts the boy and thus leads him to lose his innocence. Further, while the “bullet-heads” in stanza two take over the role of experience, stanza three depicts the boy as innocent through biblical imagery that illustrate innocence as a God given characteristic....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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The Right to Bear Arms a Constitutional Conflict

- The act of bearing a firearm was initially represented as a duty in England, up until King Alfred converted this duty into a right. By doing so, individuals were allowed to use firearms for two purposes: self-defense and hunting. In time, “kings chose to trust their subjects with arms and to modify and supplement the militia if need be” (Malcom 3). Individuals were given the right to bear arms in exchange for their participation in England’s militia, which consists of “able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service” (“Militia”)....   [tags: militia, james madison, second amendment]

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The Nuclear Arms Race And The Cold War

- The Nuclear Arms Race broke out in 1945 when World War two ended. It was between the United States and the Soviet Union. It came to an end in 1991 when the Soviet Union broke apart (Swift, 2009, Element of the cold war, para 1). The Nuclear Arms Race was a key factor in the Cold War. It was the first time people thought the world might end (Swift, 2009, Element of the cold war, para 1). The Nuclear Arms Race impacted the Cold War a lot. It impacted the Cold War by getting new technology, it led to the space race, and caused higher security measures....   [tags: Cold War, Nuclear weapon, World War II]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Right Of Bear Arms '

- The Right to Bear Arms At eight o’clock in the evening, a man knocks on Alicia’s door. She is not expecting company, so she looks out the window. She finds a strange man standing in front of her door. She decides not to open the door, and she goes and sits in the back room. The man continues to knock on the door, each knock becoming more forceful than the last. Alicia decides to call 911, however there is a delay. The cops will not be able to get to her home for at least fifteen minutes. She keeps the operator on the phone, and she loads her pistol while the strange man continues to try to get into her house....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Bill of Rights and the Right to Bear Arms

- The United States Constitution is the most important document in history and to our nation. It was signed on the seventeenth day of September in the year of seventeen eighty-seven. It is a governing principle our nation, the foundation of the United States, and it provides structure for the nation and sets limitations on the ruling government as far as the dos’ and donts of their powers. In addition to these many functions, it also informs citizens of their rights. When this document was proposed and later ratified in 1791, the writers of this document named the first ten amendments the “Bill of Rights”....   [tags: Guns, Shooting]

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Nuclear Arms Race : The Cold War

- Nuclear Arms Race The nuclear arms race was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their respective allies during the Cold War.(Nuclear Arms Race, Wikipedia) Background The nuclear age began before the Cold War. The United States was the first country to develop the nuclear weapons through the Manhattan Project during World War II against Axis power. The US ended the war by dropping nuclear bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan....   [tags: Cold War, Nuclear weapon, World War II]

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Black Market : The Illegal Arms Race

- David Wood Dec 3, 2014 Black Market - Weapons The Illegal Arms Race It some global struggles, desperate times call for desperate measures. In the face of oppression and tyranny, people will reach out for anything to help them out of their despair only to find something darker. These desperate measures are most times in the form of death and destruction. Weapons are bought and sold underground without the government knowing who is buying and selling them. The concept of weapons being exchanged through the black market is illegal due to it being “outside the control, or against the wishes, of the exporting state” (Lumpe, 2000)....   [tags: Crime, Crimes, Weapon, Police]

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The United States Army as a Profession of Arms

- The United States Army, in its current state, is a profession of arms. In order to be considered a profession, the organization must have an ethical code rooted in values, strong trust with its clients, and be comprised of experts within the trade. These experts are constantly developing the trade for the present and the future and hold the same shared view of their trade culture. The Army currently has an ethical code ebodied in the Army Values, which provides guidance to the individual and the organization....   [tags: ethical code, clients, trade, values]

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The Iran Iraq Arms Act Of 1992

- Executive and Representative branches of Government had both played an instrumental role in the sanctions game by drafting and signing legislation, including Iran-Iraq Arms Nonproliferation Act of 1992, Executive Order 12957 (1995), Executive Order 12959 (1995), Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (1996), Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000, and Executive Order 13382 (2005): • Iran-Iraq Arms Nonproliferation Act of 1992: President George Bush Sr. signed the bill into law on October 23, 1992. When U.S. Senator introduced the bill on the senate floor, he said the legislation would “establish new sanctions on foreign enterprises and governments who provide Iran and Iraq with the military equipment and techn...   [tags: President of the United States, Bill Clinton]

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Analysis Of ' Being Earnest ' And ' Arms And The Man '

- Alice Lee ENGL 2413 CRN15872 October 3, 2015 Essay 3 Rough Draft Than Man in the Mirror Have you ever watched a movie and thought “Wow. Those characters are so very different, but they are in two very similar situations?” That is just what the creator of the work wants you to see. They have used what is called a character foil. A character foil is a double or a mirror of characters. This allows you to see alternative versions of the story play out and help intensify the work. Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” both use character foils to highlight the conflicts and themes which help intensify the drama for the audience....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Hero, Romance]

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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the USA

- “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.” These words have become forgotten as individuals, former member of the U.S. Supreme Court John Paul Stevens, attempt to strip away the individual aspect of the second amendment. Gun control is not effective as it has not been shown to actually reduce the number of gun-related crimes. However, if more Americans were to purchase a gun, be trained to use the gun, and carry the gun, gun violence would begin to decrease....   [tags: Guns, Laws, Ammendment]

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The Rights of the Second Amendment to Bear Arms

- In recent years gun control has been a very hot topic. The Second Amendment, which was adopted on December 15, 1791 in the Bill of Rights, protected the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. Today that right is being tested by the government who plans to tighten its grips on gun control in America. Should or right to protect ourselves be infringed upon. That’s debatable. Guns play a major role in many criminal acts we see on the news in today’s society. We hear about accidental shootings, gang shooting, mass shootings in public places, and even shootings in the work place....   [tags: guns, right, crimes]

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The Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

- “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the securing of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Those are the words of the seconds amendment to the Constitution of the United States. These words were written by the man who laid the foundation of our government today. As a constitutional right our government has no right to take away our right to concealed carry. The government may mean good by doing this, but will this really help, or only create more problems....   [tags: Anti Gun Control Essays]

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Bearing Arms at Nineteen Years Old

- The right to bear arms is embedded in our Nation’s constitution as the second amendment of the Bill of Rights. The amendment states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (Bill of Rights).” Currently these laws should be extended to nineteen year olds because they are considered legal adults and citizens. Although the United States no longer has local militias, the idea of keeping a secure state still stands today....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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The Right to Bear Arms and College Campuses

- ... I had never experienced so much high level security at my high school prior to that week. It was clear everyone was on edge, from the students, to the faculty, and from the police and SWAT that were on site at our high school. Fortunately nothing happened, but I remember being very uneasy that week. Ever since that week from hell, I have wondered what it would have been like if we, as students and faculty would have been allowed to carry a firearm to protect ourselves during that uneasy time....   [tags: gun control and regulations]

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The Right to Bear Arms: Argument in Favor

- The constitution of the United States claims we, as American citizens, have the right to bear arms. Since 1787, the ownership of handguns has been legal. If we fast-forward to the twenty-first century, we see an increase in the number of homicides and suicides occurring on a daily basis. This increase has created the belief that the gun policy needs tighter restrictions or that guns should be banned completely from citizen possession. However, making it more difficult to obtain a gun or banning guns from citizen possession will not solve the gun problem....   [tags: US constitution, guns, firearms]

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Keeping the Right to Bear Arms Alive

- Even though uninformed people think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crime, firearms are an essential right of the American people because if guns were taken away the government would totally control us and without firearms we are defenseless. There are those people that think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crimes. In 2011 there were close to 33,000 Americans that were victims of gun-related deaths. According Brady campaign an average of 268 people are shot every day; in America that is 97,820 people a year....   [tags: gun related deaths, firearm control]

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Coat of Arms

- Coat of Arms Most people believe a coat of arms to be a shield of some sort that knights used in the middle ages to protect themselves in battle. In reality, a coat of arms consists of more than just a shield. There are actually five elements in a coat of arms: the shield, the crest, the helm, the wreath and the mantle or mantling. Each of these elements creates what is know as a coat of arms. While it is true that knights did indeed wear coats of arms during battle, the emblem was not only found on the armor used for protection in battle but also appeared on flags and clothing....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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General Douglas Macarthur's Farewell Address to Congress

- Introduction General Douglas Macarthur was one of the most well known military figures in the history of the United States. He gave his farewell speech to congress on 19th April 1951 and went into retirement after 52 years of service in the United States army. He was given the chance to address his final message to the US government. This analysis carefully examines his ethics, goals, strategies, strengths and weaknesses. The speech is very famous and highly popular among the American audience. Therefore, we will take into account all factors to critically evaluate the speech and find out what makes it important....   [tags: American History]

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The "Farewell Sermon" of Muhammad

- The "Farewell Sermon" of Muhammad The apostle continued his pilgrimage and showed the men the rites and taught them the customs of their hajj. He made a speech in which he made things clear. He praised and glorified God, then he said: "O men, listen to my words. I do not know whether I shall ever meet you in this place again after this year. Your blood and your property are sacrosanct until you meet your Lord, as this day and this month are holy. You will surely meet your Lord and He will ask you of your works....   [tags: Islam Religion Essays]

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Analysis of Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

- In, Farewell to Manzanar, a memoir, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston details her experience at the Japanese internment camps during WWII and the lasting effect that it had on her as well as the hundreds of thousands of other Japanese-Americans that were imprisoned at the camps. Throughout history there has been examples of times when evil acts have been justified because it took place during a time of mass terror and hysteria. During WWII, this became especially true, with so many countries attacking one another, races and groups began to blame each other for their problems....   [tags: camps, hysteria, evil, masses]

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Analysis of Jeanne Wakatsuki Huston´s Farewell to Manzanar

- ... Jeanne writes that in the past the entire family would eat together. In the camps, the Wakatsukis stop eating together in the mess halls. [Quote] Ko is returned to his family a year later. The return of the patriarch further separates the family. His time at the detention camp has sent him in a downward spiral. He drinks heavily and is abusive towards Jeanne’s mother. In one of his abusive rages, Ko nearly strikes Mama but Kiyo, his son, punches him in the face. This scene displays the loss of respect for Ko as the patriarch of his family....   [tags: childhood, meanings, crime, internment]

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Analysis of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston´s Farewell to Manzanar

- Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is a riveting about a women who endured three years of social hardships in camp Manzanar. Jeanne Wakatsuki was born on September 26, 1934, in Inglewood, California, to George Ko Wakatsuki and Riku Sugai Wakatsuki. She spent her early childhood in Ocean Park, California, where her father was a fisherman. On December 7, 1941 Jeanne and her family say good bye to her Papa and her brothers as they take off on their sardine boat. The boat promptly returned and a “Fellow from the cannery came running down to the wharf shouting that the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor” (Wakatsuki, 6)....   [tags: ghetto, hertiage, arrest, public]

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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

- The Right to Keep and Bear Arms The right to keep and bear arms was considered a fundamental, individual right in the original 13 colonies from the pre-Revolutionary period through the ratification of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution in 1791. The Amendment states: 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 right to keep and bear arms has been a topic of extreme controversy in this century and can be argued equally from both sides....   [tags: Papers]

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COLD War and the Arms Race

- COLD War and the Arms Race When President Truman authorized the use of two nuclear weapons in 1945 against the Japanese in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, the nature of international security was changed irreversibly. At that time, the United States had what was said to have a monopoly of atomic bombs. Soon thereafter, the Soviet Union began working on atomic weaponry. In 1949, it had already detonated it first atomic bomb and tensions began to heat up between the two countries....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Is it Constitutional to Bare Arms?

- Is it Constitutional to Bare Arms. “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.” These are the words of the second amendment as written by our forefathers. The question weather it is constitutionally legal or not has been debated for many years. In order to understand the true meaning of the above statement one must look back at the history surrounding it. The Bill of Rights was written over two hundred years ago, and much has changed over that period of time....   [tags: History]

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The Arms Race and How it Changed the United States of America

- ... Additionally, the arms race had a substantial effect on US society. This was evident in the way that so many American families constructed fallout shelters and stockpiled food and water, hoping to survive a nuclear war they were sure was coming. According to surveys, the majority of high school and college age students believed that they would die in the supposedly inevitable nuclear war. In grade schools across the nation, duck-and-cover drills were put into effect in an effort to protect students from a nuclear attack....   [tags: cold war, USSR-US relations]

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How The Arms Race Has Affected Countries

- Ever since the end of World War II there has been a worldwide arms race that is and will truly be never ending. This race has affected more than just countries’ militaries, but their economies and foreign relations also. Military spending has increased drastically in almost every country since the start. Numerous amounts of treaties and pacts have been created in order to try and limit conflict. The current arms race typically involves nuclear weapons and much more advanced military technology. This is a big problem because countries themselves are trying to become the most dominant powerhouse but all that has done is create more weapons and force more countries to join the race....   [tags: World War II, United States, Soviet Union]

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Decommissioning of Arms and the IRA

- Decommissioning of Arms and the IRA The IRA is the Irish Republican Army. They want a united Ireland and are prepared to use violence to try and gain this. The IRA feels they have a responsibility towards protecting their community (the Catholics). If they gave up their weapons they would be unable to do this. However there are many "splinter" groups from the IRA e.g. the Real IRA. They all see things differently. Some would settle for peace but others don't want it. Decommissioning by the IRA would require a great deal of trust towards the British Government and the Unionists....   [tags: Papers]

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Race for Nuclear Arms and Power

- Race for Nuclear Arms and Power Harry Truman (1884-1972) was the most influential person in the race for the super bomb. As President Roosevelt’s Vice President, he knew nothing about the development of the atomic bomb. But within months of assuming the office of President of the United States on April 12, 1945, he became the first and only American leader to authorize the use of atomic weapons against an enemy target. Truman’s era only marked the beginning of the race for nuclear weapons. The development of nuclear weapons is still an issue today, decades after Truman left office....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Well Regulated Millitia: Is the Freedom to Bear Arms Constitutional?

- Americans carry a heavy debate about whether or not the freedom to bear arms is constitutional. On December 14, 2012, a massive shooting occurred in Sandy Hook Elementary, involving a twenty-year-old man as the perpetrator, and twenty victims were shot. The outbreak of this crisis brought a national awareness about gun rights, and if carrying guns can also be used in defense. Due to this awareness, Americans are unsure whether or not guns can be handled within the states. The Second Amendment of the United States was written by our founding Fathers stating that it was necessary to have the security of a free state, the right of the people and bear arms, and these rights should not be impose....   [tags: Second Amendment, defend america]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- The Right to Bear Arms How many of us want the U.S. government to have the right to tell us what to do, and when w can do it. There are probably not many who would agree that the government should have that right. Though having gun control laws is not to that extreme, some would say it is the first step. Growing up in a small town, and also growing up with guns my whole life I was one of those people who did not want gun control laws. Then after reading two articles that discussed this topic I found that I have been ignorant about this subject....   [tags: Papers]

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We Must Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

- Within the United States Constitution, amendments one through ten referred to as the “Bill of Rights” contains amendment two which reads “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” (States, 1789). Despite this amendment, gun control still remains one of the most highly-debated issues in the United States. While the Constitution clearly states our right “to keep and bear Arms”, the gun control lobbyists continue to challenge this right by using the media to convey misleading stories on how guns by themselves are the problem....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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The Rights to Bear Arms

- The Rights to Bear Arms      Gun control is a very controversial issue among society at present. Many feel guns are the cause of a great amount of crime. This has been an especially popular topic recently in lieu of the shooting at Columbine and other high schools across the country. Are these crimes reason to take away our freedom to bear arms. I do not believe so. The average person uses guns mainly as a means of protection. If limitations are placed on guns, they will only stop the average American from obtaining a gun....   [tags: Bill Rights second amendment Constitution Gun ]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- Gun control has been a controversial issue for many years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even just the pleasure of hunting. Americans have a constitutional right to own hand guns and stricter laws and licensing will not affectively save lives. The second amendment states “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The Founding Fathers included this in the Bill of Rights because they feared the Federal Government might oppres...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gun Control]

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Come Back into My Arms

- Dear Jason, As time goes on and we're apart, I think of how things could have been. What we could have said or done to work things out. I would have been more understanding and not so judgmental, more loving and less hurtful and selfish. I would have told you I loved and cherished you more often. There can never or will ever be another person who I admire like you or who has reached the depths of my heart like you have. I would have told you that I'm so very proud of how far you've come and of all the things you have accomplished....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships]

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The Arms Race and the Residue of the World Wars of the Past

- ... Cities around the ground-zero would be reduced to rubbles and changed into burning mazes of dusts and crisps. Collapsed infrastructures would obstruct the roads of the city and no one could come in or out of the radioactive abyss. A third of the trees of the world would burn up, and all the green grass would burn up. (Revelation). Killing most of the natural inhabitants in the process. Water bodies would get radiated by the sparks of the explosions. The waters of the Earth could no longer be the source of hydration to all creatures....   [tags: Weapons, Destruction, Earth]

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Americans Should Keep their Right to Bear Arms

- ... While support for strict gun-control laws usually bas been strongest in large cities, where crime rates are highest, that's precisely where right-to-carry laws have produced the largest drops in violent crimes(Lott). Gun prevention laws clearly do not stop crime but only contribute to more violence. When people see guns as only weapons of violence they should also see the ways in which people use them for pure-hearted enjoyment such as hunting and competition. For many people across the United States, guns are used for the sport of hunting....   [tags: gun control issues]

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Origins of the Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race

- The cold war was a tense period of time for both the United States and the Soviet Union. The origin of this tension was the relationship between the two opposing political and economic systems. The leader who was most responsible for this situation was the dictator of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin. During the period following World War II, the relations between the communist Soviet Union and the Capitalist United States were driven by a complex combination of ideological, economic, and political factors that lead to a bitter rivalry over who was the world’s super power with the ideal political system, communism vs capitalism....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Trafficking

- The effects of small arms and light weapons (SALW) trafficking has come under scrutiny in the past decade due to the amount of weapons U.S. SALW manufacturers are hemorrhaging overseas primarily because traceability, culpability, and transparency of information are difficult to come by. Small arms are for personal use and include, “pistols, rifles,... assault rifles and light machine guns.” Light weapons include “heavy machine guns,... portable antiaircraft guns, portable antitank guns,... and explosive devices” (Gildea)....   [tags: Firearms, Gun Control]

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Strengths, Values and Areas of Improvement in the Profession of Arms

- ... This gives leaders the opportunity to help their subordinates align their goals with their Air Force needs. Inspirational motivation give leaders a desire to encourage their subordinates to strive for excellence to reach his or her goals. Part II. Areas of Improvement Two areas within professions of arms that I can improve are self development and developing others. In relation to Deliberate Leadership both weaknesses can be a hindrance in my subordinates development in transforming into the best future leader he or she can be....   [tags: direction and recognition, leadership]

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Gun Violence: Regulations That Uphold the Right to Bear Arms

- Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states "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." With the uprising of school shootings and killing sprees, it is rarely disputed that there must be something done about the issue of gun violence. Stricter gun laws are not the answer, however, regulations in some way are necessary as long as the rights of the people to keep and bear arms is not infringed on....   [tags: Gun Control, High School Dropout]

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It's Time to Reconsider America's Right to Bear Arms

- Imagine a world in which humans weren’t forced to stoop to a criminal’s level in order to feel safe, a world in which arguments were settled with words, and power came from the mind and not a weapon. Imagine a world without guns. Unfortunately in the United States, this world has become unattainable, but stricter legislation on handguns would bring this ideal world one step closer. The handgun statistics in America speak for themselves. After comparing America’s statistics to those in other countries with stricter handgun legislation, it becomes clear that something must be done to fix the broken American system....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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`` The Arms Of One Of The Most Famous And Stirring Women ``

- Antony was born the son of “a man of no great repute in public life, nor illustrious, but kindly and honest, and particularly a liberal giver.” Some fifty years later, Mark Antony died in the arms of one of the most famous and stirring women in history. He had served at the highest positions attainable in the politically savage world of the Roman Empire after the chaos that ensued with the death of Julius Caesar. Plutarch’s Antony tells the tale of not only one of the most pronounced and controversial figures in Roman history, but delineates Antony’s personality, character, and nature along with his mighty accomplishments, which some may say were achieved in spite of his traits not because...   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Republic]

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Montgomery Vs. Montgomery 's Arms Crying For Help

- Every time she runs, Kayla Montgomery falls in her coach’s arms crying for help because she can’t feel her legs. Kayla Montgomery was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the young age of fourteen after a fall in a soccer game. After the game, Kayla felt numbness in her legs and was heartbroken when the doctor diagnosed her with multiple sclerosis, knowing that playing soccer would never be an option. Montgomery was never a good runner until the day she decided that she was not giving up on being an athlete and tried out for the cross country team....   [tags: Multiple sclerosis, Nervous system, Relapse]

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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

- The book, Farewell to Manzanar was the story of a young Japanese girl coming of age in the interment camp located in Owens Valley, California. Less than two months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed an Executive Order, which stated that the War Department had the right to declare which people were a threat to the country, and move them wherever they so pleased. Since the West Coast had a large number of Japanese immigrants at the time, the Executive Order was basically an act that authorized the government to remove Japanese residing on the West Coast away from their homes and put them in these interment camps....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

- Farewell To Manzanar In the true story "Farewell to Manzanar" we learn of a young girl's life as she grows up during World War II in a Japanese internment camp. Along with her family and ten thousand other Japanese we see how, as a child, these conditions forced to shape and mold her life. This book does not directly place blame or hatred onto those persons or conditions which had forced her to endure hardship, but rather shows us through her eyes how these experiences have held value she has been able to grow from....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's Farewell to Manzanar

- A Japanese American Tragedy Farewell to Manzanar, written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Japanese American, and James D. Houston, describes about the experience of being sent to an internment camp during World War II. The evacuation of Japanese Americans started after President Roosevelt had signed the Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. Along with ten thousand other Japanese Americans, the Wakatsuki was sent on a bus to Manzanar, California. There, they were placed in an internment camp, many miles from their home with only what they could carry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hustler Magazine vs. Jerry Farewell

- Hustler Magazine vs. Jerry Farewell In 1983, Hustler Magazine published a parody of Campari Liqueur that contained the name and picture of Reverend Jerry Falwell. The parody was entitled “Jerry Falwell talks about his first time.” Campari Liqueur in reality did have an advertisement, which featured various celebrities talking about their “first time”, but by the end of the advertisement, it was obvious they were talking about the “first time” they sampled Campari. In Hustler’s parody, Jerry Falwell is “interviewed” and he states that his “first time” was with his drunken mother in an outhouse....   [tags: Papers]

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Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech

- Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech Throughout the course of American history, there have been copious amounts of famous speeches, spoken by many different people. From political figures to sports players; these people have provided deep thoughts and great insights about who they are and the world we live in today. Being a sports enthusiast, a memorable speech comes to my mind. Lou Gehrig’s “farewell speech”, given on July 4th, 1939, to more than 62,000 fans at New York City’s Yankee Stadium, has become a cornerstone in the history of baseball in America....   [tags: New York Yankees Baseball Essays]

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Nuclear Arms

- Nuclear Arms On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was devastated by "a most cruel and terrible new bomb," as described by Emperor Hirohito, one of the Axis leaders during World War II. Since then, nuclear weapons have become a major threat to humanity as more and more missiles, bombs, and other weapons are created by different countries. Today, many nations, including the United States and Russia, are working together to disarm their stockpile of nuclear weapons. Germany first started developing a fission bomb in 1939....   [tags: Papers Nuclear Bomb Cold War Disarment Essays]

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American Imperialism And The Declaration Of Independence And Washington 's Farewell Address

- American Imperialism began at the start of the 19th Century, but many Americans had different views on whether Imperialism was proper and legal. Many Americans at the turn of the century believed that bringing new nations into the United States was proper, and necessary to improve America. Legally Imperialism violated the Constitution, and it contradicted statements in the Declaration of Independence and Washington 's Farewell Address. American Imperialism was right deemed proper because it involved the idea of Social Darwinism, and it helped improve American Industries....   [tags: United States]

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Ba Wang Bie Ji aka Farewell My Concubine

- Introduction My dissertation is a translation and commentary of a Chinese novel with homosexual and cultural elements. By drawing readers’ attention to the foreign elements in source text (ST) and giving a realistic depiction of Chinese homosexuals in source context, I intend to introduce Chinese culture to readers and allow them to have a glimpse about the life of homosexuals in China to raise their understandings towards homosexual issues. Therefore, the focus of my translation will be the representation of a homosexual character and the depiction of Chinese culture in the book....   [tags: Chinese Novel, Homosexual, Cultural Elements]

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Understanding Nuclear Arms

- Understanding Nuclear Arms Nuclear arms are weapons of mass destruction powered by atomic processes. Using nuclear fission or fusion, they produce huge explosions and hazardous radioactive by-products. Most are meant to be delivered by artillery, plane, ship, or ballistic missile (ICBM), but some have been miniaturized. Tactical nuclear weapons can have the power of a fraction of a kiloton of TNT; strategic weapons can produce thousands of kilotons of force. An atomic bomb is weapon deriving its great explosive force from the sudden release through the fission, or splitting, of heavy atomic nuclei....   [tags: Papers]

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Gun Control in the United States

- The problem of gun control and violence, in the United States, has been an unsolved problem. After the shootings at Virginia Tech and the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, people started debating over whether everyone should have the right to own a gun. In 1800s, the Supreme Court decided that the “right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is a right granted by the Constitution,” then their next decision was the “free to regulate the rights of citizens to bear arms” (“Background”). Since then, Americans citizens have been questioning the wisdom of American’s right to own a gun (NRA)....   [tags: Arms, Amendment]

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The U.S. Arms Policy and Taiwan From the 1970's to the 1990's

- Before Nixon decided to pursue normalization with China in 1971, the U.S. arms sales policy towards Taiwan was stable because of the Vietnam War effort and global containment strategy. U.S. pulled Taiwan into its global policy without much debate, given that choice for Taiwan was indeed limited and its economic strength as well as defense capability were relatively weak. With US recognition of the PRC a fait accompli, how to make the new relationships with China and Taiwan had engaged lawyers and diplomats beginning in 1972 and especially during 1978....   [tags: Foreign Policy]

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Symphony Number 45 in F# Minor (the "Farewell symphony")

- Symphony Number 45 in F# Minor (the "Farewell symphony") Between 1761 and 1790 Haydn was employed by the enormously wealthy Esterhazy family who had two palaces on the borders of Austria and Hungary. The court orchestra was similar to that of many baroque orchestras - two oboes, a bassoon, a string ensemble and a harpsichord. But it also included a pair of horns - instruments that became a regular part of the orchestra thereafter. -------------------------------------------------------------------- It was this orchestra that accompanied operas in the palace theatre and played symphonies twice a week....   [tags: Papers]

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United Nations Arms Treaty Impacts to Americas Homeland Security

- If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S” (Heritage, 2013). The ATT also imposes intrusive record keeping and reporting provisions by requiring nations to “maintain records of all imports and shipments of arms that transit their territory” and notes that these records may contain information about the type of arms transferred and their “end users “ (UN ATT, 2013). This information must be reported to the treaty’s international Implementation Support Unit Treaty Impacts to United States Homeland Security U.S....   [tags: United States Government, Gun Owners, Gun Control]

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Nursing Coat of Arms: Cultural Competence, Communication, Empathy, Teamwork, and Pride

- Nursing has been a rapidly evolving profession for over the past few decades and the role of nursing has become increasingly defined. Five distinct qualities that have become essential qualities for nurses today are cultural competence, communication, empathy, teamwork and pride. This following paper will discuss and explain the five qualities mentioned above and the symbols used to represent each quality in our Coat of Arms. Cultural competence is a valuable quality nurses must process to provide quality care....   [tags: Nursing ]

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Critical Analysis of George Bernard Shaw’s Play, Arms and the Man

- George Bernard Shaw produced Arms and the Man in 1894 which was later published in 1898 as part of his Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny.The play was created in the era of the Victorian society, when most plays were comedies and lighter drama, nevertheless it was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. As Moliere once said satire is "biting exposure of human folly which criticizes human conduct, and aims to correct it", and in his play Arms and the Man, Shaw presents his great ability of writing satire by showing the reader a world full of misunderstandings, romance, materialism and the absurdity of life, while decrying the para...   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Fire Arms on Campus: Ban for Less Violence, or Legalize in Sense of Protection?

- Due to the current mayhem of sudden violence on campuses, many pro-gun activists have agreed that, not only professors, but students also should be allowed to carry guns on campuses. The Bill of Rights states that American people have the right to bear arms. That should be sacred to the people of America instead of infringed or taken away. But what cost comes to those who have committed violent crimes or have been suicidal. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 6,300 out of 100,000 people were harmed due to self-inflicted injury with firearms....   [tags: sudden violence, school campuses]

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American Neutrality Acts of the 1930s, Arms and World War II Involvement

- During the 1930s, the Americans desire to avoid foreign entanglements became a priority for congress. Therefore in the beginning of 1935, lawmakers passed a series of Neutrality Acts that banned travel on ships and the sales of arms to countries at war. This policy was formed in hopes to avoid Japanese and German aggression. However during December 1940, Roosevelt announced the United States would become the “great arsenal of democracy (Foner 857),” providing Britain and China with military supplies in their fight against Germany and Japan....   [tags: Japanese, Bombing, World War II]

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Americans Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

- Americans Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms      Our rights as Americans started to take shape when the Constitution of the United States was drawn up by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Three years later, a very important part of American history called the Bill of Rights was added. The Bill of Rights is looked upon and interpreted every day. It gives the citizens of the United States many of the rights and freedoms that we value today, and some of those are in jeopardy....   [tags: Constitutional Rights Weapons Essays]

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Understanding the Meaning of Rhetoric

- The question of what is rhetoric and what does it do has been a question since stories were even being recorded. However, now there are multiply different scholars who believe that they understand what rhetoric is and how to use it. For someone to use rhetoric correctly they must first have a definition of rhetoric that either they have made to fit themselves or they find a previous definition that suits them. In order for me to become an improved rhetor and be able to rhetorical discuss and evaluate pieces of literature or speeches like General Douglas MacArthur’s Farewell address, I must first define rhetoric in how I understand it....   [tags: General Douglas MacArthur, Farewell Adress]

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Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms

- With the topic of gun control comes a widely split crowd. There are those that believe that gun control is necessary for decreasing crime and making a nation a safer place to live. And on the other end of the spectrum, they are those that speak of how anti-gun control is what would make our nation a safer place to live. After all, ?Would a person be as likely to break into another family's home knowing that the family has means of personal protection?. (Warren 308). ?Most everyone will agree that felons, addicts, morons, juveniles, alcoholics, the mentally incompetent, and others in whose hands even an ice pick or a baseball bat becomes a deadly weapon, should be denied a gun.....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Essays]

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Two Reasons for the Right to Bear Arms: An opinion

- Bearing Your Arms Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and George Washington are just a few of our Forefathers that helped document the Bill of Rights. They sure did know what they were doing when they added the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states, 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. A militia is a free standing civilian army, which makes every single American citizen a part of the militia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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American's Must ALWAYS have the Right to Bear Arms

- American's Must ALWAYS have the Right to Bear Arms "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." These are the words of the second amendment as written by our forefathers. Many laws have since been passed on the right to bear arms. Currently laws are being drawn up to give the right to citizens to sue gun manufacturers. If this is passed who will be next, car manufacturers, toy companies. The cause of a crime needs to be addressed, not the instrument used....   [tags: Second Amendment Gun Ownership]

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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

- Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays]

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We All Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

- Thomas Jefferson, author of The Declaration of independence, stated to William Stephens Smith in 1787: "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." 20th century gun controllers and protestors of the right-to-carry law are trying to infringe on our rights as free American citizens by requesting that guns be banned or restricted. Restrictions on firearms while protecting yourself on private property currently do not exist and honest Americans in numerous states are fighting for their right to protect themselves by carrying a concealed weapon in public...   [tags: 2nd Amendment]

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The roles of Major Petkoff and Catherine in Arms and the Man

- Comment on the roles of Major Petkoff and Catherine in Arms and the Man. Major Petkoff and Catherine are typical secondary characters, with funny occasional opinions and repetitive comments, such as those of the “electric bell” or the so famous unique “library” in all Bulgaria. They are characters that would normally be used to lower the tension in different types of plays. Yet, Arms and the Man, is a comedy and hence not many high-tension scenes are found. Their role additionally, adds more humour to the play, especially in those dull scenes where humour is expected to be used in order to break down the monologues, to change the subject or merely to accelerate the pace by altering the tone...   [tags: English Literature]

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Argumentative Essay: American Have the Right To Bear Arms

- Being a young American I have witnessed many problems with growing up in this great country of ours. We have homeless people who can't find work, rising inflation rates, an unbalanced budget, and more importantly, a problem with guns. Like every other good ol' boy, I am concerned about being the victim of a random shooting, but at the same time, I want to be able to take down a nice10-point buck during hunting season. Guns effect every one of us every day. They fill us with fear or they make us feel protected....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive ]

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