Youth and Guns Imagine being able to get your hands on a gun in your community with ease when you were younger. Sounds cool right? Well, to some it might and that’s how young children are living in our communities now-a-days. Kids are able to get guns as long as they
There are not many restrictions on the distributions of guns. Guns are sold to any one
“In 1984, a British geneticist named Alec Jeffreys stumbled upon one of our most important forensic tools: DNA fingerprinting. Since his “eureka moment,” the scientific technique has been used successfully to identify perpetrators of a crime, clarify paternity and exonerate people wrongly convicted” (Jones). DNA evidence, specifically simple-mixture, is the most accurate type of forensic evidence we currently have at our disposal, but even it is not infallible. Other types of forensic evidence are much less accurate, but unfortunately their use is still permitted in U.S courtrooms. Jurors may be misled by experts within the courtroom as well. These misconceptions about the accuracy of forensic science and the field in general lead to many problems in the courtroom.
Many cases require alternate defences for those who suffer from mental disorders, this defence is known as Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder also known as NCRMD. A defence such as this is used to explain that the perpetrator had a disorder that made them unaware of the crime they had committed and that the crime was wrong. Applying NCRMD as a defence can be difficult as there are many requirements a person needs to meet before they are deemed not responsible. In some cases, it is hard to prove that the offender had a mental disorder at the time of the crime and that it is a valid defence as to why they committed the crime unknowingly. There is a lot of discussion around NCRMD being successful or unsuccessful and what should happen to the offender if they are deemed NCRMD. A recent case where NCRMD was used as a defence and was successful, was in the case of David Siu. NCRMD is a successful and valid defence if it is used in the right case to protect those in the system with mental disoders.
Right now, there are various forms of a firearm safety class in the United States, including the hunter education course which teaches young-older adults; to respect towards firearms, how to handle firearms, survival skills, how to interact with people handling a firearm, and what firearms are capable of (http://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/safetyeducation.html). Yet, since many younger kids/adults are still uneducated, accidents can occur more frequently. In 2012, the amount of unintentional firearm deaths caused by children totaled 591(CDC). Therefore, it needs to be compulsory for children to learn in school about firearm safety.
Altering the Actions Required to Acquire Assault Rifles Introduction When tourists decide to visit Las Vegas for vacation, they often find themselves attending several events, including magic shows and concert performances. One of the last events they’d expect to find themselves in, however, is in the middle of a mass shooting. According
Lastly, on the subject of discrimination are the viewpoints that come from Fredrick Douglass author of the essay Reconstruction (1866). Unfortunately, Douglass was an individual that endured the abuse of slavery, until managing to flee (Van Camp, 2014). It was through Douglass’s experiences of slavery and beyond, that lead him down a journey to seek fairness for all, including slaves and the rights of women (Van Camp, 2014). Although the Civil War had ended and slavery was supposed to be eliminated, Douglass moved forward by writing the essay, Reconstruction (Van Camp, 2014). It is a piece of literature that seemed to illuminate Douglass’s views on the possibility that although the Civil War ended and slavery was no longer acceptable, there was still reason to believe that the country
To start with, training and licensing should be mandatory for any individual looking to purchase and shoot a firearm. Accidental deaths due to guns is a very prominent thing in America and the main cause behind this is because of untrained gun owners and untaught children. Here is a devastating story that show how untrained gun owners and arrogant children are a deadly combination: “Cassie Culpepper, 11, was riding in the back of a pickup with her 12-year-old brother and two other children. Her brother started playing with a pistol his father had lent him to scare coyotes. Believing he had removed all the bullets, he pointed the pistol at his sister and squeezed the trigger. It fired, and blood poured from Cassie’s mouth” (Luo & McIntire, 2013). The father in this story should never
“Teachers spend 5 hours in gun class and 35 hours on the shooting range” (Ashatari.)“ The previously stated gun class is a schooling system that will train the participants is weapons safety and the proper way of using the issued firearm. For a $17,500 fee the 40-hour program can train 2 staff members from police” (Ashatari.) $17,500 is a reasonable price for the safety of our children.The fee includes the cost of using the firing range, and the schooling, also the weapon and ammunition. The normal price of a glock 19 is around approximately $600. “ State Senator Mark Christensen originally proposed the bill in 2011, but now has reintroduced the bill in January 2014 in hope that armed school officials would serve as a deterrent to students who are considering bringing weapons of their own into schools” This will deter the assailants in the same way a porcupine would repel woodland predators. (Chen.) This reintroduction of the bill is driven by the recent increase in the number of school shootings and the Sandy Hook shooting hopefully bringing the eye opening of state legislators. This bill is being examined by legislators all across America. This new bill will be a very important decision in the near future and may create many precedents for possible legislation like should a doctor be armed or should preschool administrators be able to teach children about
For a nation as advanced as the United States the death of thousands of people each year is an issue affecting and concerning every American. With this problem occurring almost every year, the question of whether or not gun licenses can guarantee the safety of citizens throughout the country has been raised. With the number of deaths created by firearms each year, the need for enforcing stricter gun-control laws has grown increasingly. In addition, with the amount of fear throughout the country, and concern for protection, many people are beginning to buy firearms through simple and easy ways. Throughout America there are numerous ways for citizens to find and purchase weapons, whether it is in a gun store or online, the possibilities are endless.
Guns as we know them to be are very powerful and dangerous weapons. They are instruments that can be used to inflict severe harm and can even lead to death. However, amidst this fact of
The defense presented by Paul University in this case is based on the fact that Ms. Leslie signed a waiver agreement before attending a yoga class and additionally exhibited irresponsible behavior while participating in the class. Paul University is a private university in New York, and sponsors a Recreational Sports Department. This department offered the introductory yoga class to the students at the university however; it was not a required course, not part of the educational mission of the university, but part of a recreational sports program. Furthermore, this recreational yoga class was not art of the interscholastic or intercollegiate sport department at Paul University.
So, in addition to stricter gun sales and background checks, required gun training would also help reduce gun violence and unintentional discharges in the United States. It is not required for a person to have any gun training or gun knowledge to purchase a firearm. This can turn into a huge mistake, since owning a gun with no knowledge on how to use one can be more dangerous towards that person than protective. As Bill Moran, a former member of the United States Shotgun Team, believes, “Gun training would help prevent some accidents that occur while people improperly use guns” (Moran). A person with no gun experience can easily shoot himself on accident if not careful. Not only is not having gun knowledge hurtful to oneself, but it can also be hurtful to others. One obvious way is if that unexperienced gun owner accidently shoots somebody else with his gun, whether it is by accidental discharge due to a lack of knowledge of safety features designed into the gun or simply improperly shooting at a target without knowing what or who is around it. Another and less obvious way is by the uneducated gun owner’s storage of his weapon. By storing a gun unsafely, as leaving it where a child can gain access to the gun or leaving the gun loaded, children are at risk of injuring their selves. Required gun training would decrease gun related
The logical argument from a theist on how to balance the existence of God, and his Omni properties (Omnipresent, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, and omniscient) is refers to the problem of evil. Omnipresent means, that God is present everywhere. Omnipotent means, that God is all powerful. Omniscient means, that God is all knowing. Omnibenevolent means, that God is all loving. His Omni properties basically means that God is the source of love, and a very powerful being, indeed. The question of if God truly has all these characteristics, why is there still suffering in the world such as, wars, murder, inequality, terror attacks, rape and many more instances that someone has become victim of someone……
In this chapters controversial issue, the question of if the state is spending too much or too little on indigent defenders is asked. Some people argue that the promise of equal justice under law has given way to a two-tiered system of criminal representation. Others think that the Gideon case has forced too many costs onto the state. One of the greatest obstacles to effectively representing the indigent, is the large caseloads. Many public defenders feel that they cannot ethically handle the amount of cases that they have to deal with. On the other hand, crime control proponents feel that the government is spending too much money on indigent defense. To fix this some courts have adopted stringent indigency standards. Others have tried adding