Should Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal agents be able to carry firearms? Roberto Pastrana CRJU 4930 Wednesdays 4.30 P.M.-9.00 P.M. Georgia State University Abstract While interning at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Criminal Investigation Division (CID) many of the EPA agents are faced with decisions/ life threatening situations that are affected due to firearms. The central point for this essay is whether EPA federal agents should be able to carry firearms. Some of the people/criminals they have to come in counter with have a prior history in the criminal justice system. This meaning dealing with a variety of people with weapons, and criminal, violent records. The purpose of this paper is to determine if EPA federal agents actually need to carry firearms. The purpose is also to raise awareness to the public that just because the agents deal with federal environmental violations that they are being out sourced by violent offenders, as well as providing resources to better equip the future of federal EPA agents. Facts and Background about EPA Agents Did you know EPA has a federal criminal Investigation division with a 90% conviction rate? (About EPA). Surprisingly not that many people know what EPA stands for or what they do. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Also known as the EPA was established in July 1970 by congress in response of the growing demand by the public for cleaner water, air, and land. By
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Thesis Statement: People who own firearms are generally responsible and should have nothing to hide when it comes to firearm safety. They should register their firearms with the police department in order to help keep society safe.
This discussion addressed the 2nd amendment in relation to the 21st century. Considering the most recent attacks on society, this issue is being highly addressed throughout America, and this discussion follows just that. Throughout this event, the speakers analyze the words behind the 2nd amendment, described the increase in police brutality in relationship to guns, and illustrates the connection guns have in history.
It appears as though the repetitive and unfortunate tragedies of mass shootings have become incorporated into the everyday life of American culture. We are forced to live in a heightened degree of fear, skepticism, and hesitation concerning our public safety. This phenomenon could reasonably occur in response to the vast ineffectiveness of the country’s current gun laws. Time after time similar misfortunes arise, yet few major changes are implemented to prevent them from reoccurring in the future. We cannot let this trend continue any further. Though some claim that increased gun control is useless and infringes upon the Second Amendment, it limits civilians’ weapons grade, obstructs those deemed unfit to wield such lethal weapons, and insures a greater level of security, thus it should be executed.
Throughout the years, gun violence is increasing dramatically. Mass Shootings are becoming more frequent, suicides are now mostly caused by a gun to the head, and crimes are being involved with guns. Somehow minors and criminals are gaining firearms. The government isn’t telling us the real story. They claim that they have very strict laws, well it turns out they don’t. There are so many things that the government hides from the public’s eye. Criminals get their way (hiding from the government) and they gain access to guns of their choosing. From pistols to machine guns, to rocket launchers. In this essay, I will explain to you how criminals are getting their way, causing so much gun violence across the United States, and how the government is doing nothing about this.
People who appreciate activities like shooting competitions and hunting, use firearms responsibly. This use contrasts with other uses, which often result in consequences that can be both intended and unintended. With past and present mass shootings, and acts of bloodshed perpetrated with the usage of weapons; has triggered a focus on gun control that once again has been brought into the spotlight. The purpose of the ongoing gun argument addresses the crimes that are committed with guns. This issue of gun control separated people into two groups: those who believe that carrying guns might prevent some crimes and fatalities, and those who don’t. There are individuals who believe absolutely the reverse: that more crime and deaths
The question of banning or permitting concealed guns evokes many more questions. According to Lott (2013), when the state legislative hearings were processed about concealed-handgun laws, the most usual concerns involved the problem of armed citizens who may possibly attack each other in the affected state that could follow car accidents, or even may accidentally shoot a dutiful police officer. However, the author argues, the evidence does not show the grounds for such fears: although 31 states have already had such concealed-handgun laws for many decades, there was only one case of a concealed handgun used in a shooting after a traffic accident. Moreover, that incident involved self-defense (Lott, 2013, p. 13).
The United States Environmental Protection Agency or EPA was initially proposed in 1970 by then President Richard Nixon. The agency was created to build on other environmental regulations enacted by the federal government and to consolidate those efforts to be managed by one government agency. It was also a reaction to the public’s growing concern over pollution and other environmental issues. Chemical waste was commonly released into bodies of water creating unsafe drinking water and rivers catching fire. Industrial air pollution, such as acid rain and smog, was also affecting manufacturing cities with coal-powered plants. There was little serious regulation on pollution until major environment laws started being passed by Congress in the early sixties.
Is the violent crime rate affected by citizens legally carrying concealed weapons? One side argues being legally allowed to conceal carry weapons lowers the violent crime rate. Another side argues being legally allowed to conceal carry weapons increases the violent crime rate. Currently, there are forty three states that are “right-to-carry” states and seven states “may-issue” which makes it very hard to obtain a concealed weapons permit. This paper will compare violent crime rates within the state of Florida before and after the implementation of legally concealed weapons. This paper will evaluate how legally concealed weapons affect the crime rate. Such findings will be gathered from a combination of studies and sources, including: an interview study of police officers (qualitative data on how concealed weapons effect crime rate), crime rate statistics illustrating Florida’s violent crime rates per capita and various experts within the field of concealed weapons and their impact on violent crime rates. The improvement of police methodology will also be evaluated to test the impact of concealed weapons and its effect on the violent crime rate.
Taking into account of the recent shooting sprees, the gun control debate has started again. However, people have contemplated: “Why does America need gun laws” and “Why are so many states disagreeing about the restrictions that need to be put in place for civilians looking to purchase firearms.” The reasoning for such contemplation is that the fluxuating strictness of gun laws have led to several incidences within states that have strict gun laws due to the fact that the perpetrators of these incidences have purchased their firearms either from black markets, or states where the severity of gun control is at minimal levels.
Gun control laws should regulate production, distribution, ownership and use of firearms by civilians. Gun control laws are not intended to dispossess law abiding citizens of licensed firearms but to intervene on reckless use of firearms that cause harm to the public. Gun control should also make it difficult for criminals to access firearms. Armed civilians have in many instances deterred acts of crime from being instigated by scaring away criminals. Nonetheless, gun laws can only be described as immensely lax. This essay seeks to argue for the enactment of strict gun control laws by highlighting the dangers posed by guns in the hands of members of the public.
Although it is an American citizen’s right, protected by the second amendment, to possess firearms, the average civilian has no need for an excessive amount. The misuse of firearms has shown to negatively impact global society as a whole but most especially; the American citizen population. In the first decade of the twentieth century alone, the United States has seen an alarming growth of casualties due to the wrongful use of firearms. Gun control has become a controversial issue in the United States in a short amount of time, in order to further control the accessibility of firearms I propose in addition to background checks of both physical and mentals matters, for factors such as records of firearms in possession and number of firearms in possession to be taken into
Question #1: The government in its duties and responsibilities to its citizen sometimes needs to regulate the behaviors and actions of private citizens or corporation for the common good. Most of the time regulations are designed by statute but the enforcement of the statues are carried out by regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Election commission (FEC). Regulatory agencies don’t just exist at the federal level either, Federal regulatory agencies like the FDA and FEC carry out federally mandated regulations passed down from Congress of the executive branch but the same principle applies at the State and Local levels as well who have regulations passed down from their individual statehouses and governor's
Carrying a concealed weapon is the practice of carrying a concealed firearm on one 's person in public (Concealed Weapons Law & Legal Definition). There are several reasons why people feel the need to carry concealed weapons. Some feel wary of the environment in which they live, thanks in part to high crime rates. Some like the assurance that a weapon provides them in the event that a police officer is not available. Others simply like to exercise the right that the Second Amendment has granted them. Concealed carry varies state to state. For example, in Florida one would need a certain permit to carry pepper spray over a two-ounce volume, as it is considered a weapon rather than a self defense mechanism (Woodard). In addition to this, knives, stun guns, batons, and various other non-lethal weapons are regulated differently state to state. For the purpose of this paper, I will be focusing specifically on the concealed handguns within the concealed carry weapon category. I’m also choosing to focus specifically on concealed rather than open carry, as most responsible gun owners understand the negative consequences of open carry, the main consequence being, setting yourself up as a target for a shooter (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus 171).