Law abiding citizens who are properly armed are a natural crime deterrent by themselves. If you take a look at area such as Chicago, which simply does not allow the purchase of guns or ammunition, the violent crime rate is through the roof. Its simply not the gun, it is the man behind the gun who commits the crime. That being said, the policies need to be reformed to make it harder for criminals to acquire these guns. Over the course of history the second amendment has had plenty different interpretations of what exactly and who exactly has the right to bare arms.
The Constitution provides citizens of the United States with liberty and equality, meaning we are free within society from wrongful restrictions put on us by authority figures. In the movie “V for Vendetta,” the people have no liberty or equality. For instance, in the United States, there is only a curfew for people under the age of 18 because by our law, you are not an adult until you are 18. But in this movie we watched everyone has a curfew, which doesn’t make them free. Also in this movie, the authorities enforcing the curfew were not professional at all; in fact they tried to rape the woman who was out past curfew.
This doesn’t mean athletes should be alright to use them, if they are going to allow legal enhancers their should be an extremely strict limit on the kind they can take and how much they can take. This information from (sprayflex.com). On this website there was no information on who kept it going or anything of that sort, it looks as though the site was kept up by the bodybuilders. The problem with using illegal muscle enhancers is as well obvious is it as common sense: they are illegal and dangerous. They cause horrendous, dangerous health problems, and they
Now imagine an army of criminals with assault rifles versus a police force with no weapons at all. This nation will fall into anarchy over night. Anyways the government can never take away our guns, its just not cost effective, and a majority of people would find a way to hide them
Placing a ban on many of the weapons that private citizens own today has stirred an uproar as to what this new ban will do to a nation who takes pride in its amendments. Many people believe that there is no way possible to effectively enforce this new weapons ban and that it does take some of the rights away previously given to American citizens through the Bill of Rights. Determining the effectiveness of the weapons ban of 2013, and exploring the differences between the proposed ban, and the weapons ban of 1994 will prove to be
Gun control has become a large topic of argument in recent years as politicians have begun using it as a tool to win votes. To me there is no reason why a person should not be allowed to own a gun and have it with them. Especially if they have gone through classes or have gotten a permit for the weapon, but many people see the idea of all people being able to own a gun as a harm to society. Guns have various usages besides the downsides that many gun control supporters capitalize. Many people have guns for the sole purposes of self-defense or hunting.
For instance, electroshock therapy raised many questions such as, is this a safe form of treatment. It may sound scary but electroshock therapy is safe and is still used to treat patients today. After many years of research, author Ken Kessey wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a book that would help end the abusive treatments that happened throughout mental hospitals (ProQuest Staff) Along with the abusive treatment, many people suffering from severe mental disorders are not able to be admitted to mental institutions causing hospitals to be at maximum capacity; up to 108,000 emergency rooms are full. And of the hundreds of thousands of adults with severe mental disorders, only about forty percent received treatment (Szabo). Another treatment for mentally ill people is prescription drugs.
Even though I think flogging is humiliating and painful, it is clearly a much easier and cheaper way of locking up a criminal rather than putting them in prison, and that we should consider bringing it back for non-violent crimes. In Jacoby’s article, "Bring Back Flogging," he talks to the readers about the flaws of today's criminal justice system and tries to persuade them to bring back flogging as a punishment for some crimes and other instances. Jacoby’s thesis is directly in his title “Bring Back Flogging”. His title is an attention grabber and it also makes the us think about his essay. He starts his essay with a knowledge on the puritans justice system, and how they dealt with criminals back in the old days.
Since law enforcers are not enough to ensure safety for every citizens, citizens should be allowed to protect themselves. Opponents of gun control like NRA also argue that gun control policies are for authoritarian models of government like the Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy (Rogers, 2013). These are governments that disarm the population due to the fear of being overthrown due to their bad governance and violation of human rights. Therefore, democrats should not be afraid of being overthrown by disarming citizens if they respect human
So the question rises, why are performance enhancing drugs not legalized? Various forms of performance enhancement drugs have been utilized for centuries and yet it is still illegal for professional athletes to use these pharmaceuticals (Richard I.G. Holt 84). These drugs should remain illegal, it is an unfair advantage against other athletes constituting it as simple as cheating (Dillingham 91) and most importantly these actions have an effect not only on their bodies but also all of the sport fanatics. Dillingham states that steroids are a form of cheating creating an unfair advantage to those who take them breaking the social contract athletes have implicitly agreed to: We are going to have a fair contest (Dillingham 91).