The U.S. criminal justice system is responsible for those who violate the law and to be punished according to the crime committed. The controversial issue between the extreme cases and justice served is whether or not capital punishment violates the 8th amendment. For the extreme cases that result in the death penalty punishment is brought upon by a 3 drug protocol also known as, lethal injection. Until 2009, majority of the states used a 3 drug protocol, including sodium thiopental used for anesthetic, pancuronium bromide for a paralytic agent, and potassium chloride to stop the heart (DPIC, 2016). The combination of the lethal drugs varies state by state, however the doses administrated depend on the person and in which takes an expert…show more content… Never been used in an execution in the past, a drug known as, midazolam was administrated into Lockett’s body and was declared unconscious. The executioners proceeded and administrated pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride into the body and that’s when body movements and sound appeared from Lockett’s body. More than an hour passed and Lockett was declared dead of a heart attack. Clayton D. Lockett is one of the longest execution in American History. Yet, the cost of a general prisoner is $740,000 and a prisoner on death row cost $1.26 million (DPIC, 2016). The cruel and unusual punishment, unpredictability of the lethal drugs, the cost of terminating one’s life, and moral insincerity are reasons why capital punishment should be ruled unconstitutional.
A regulated state’s militia serves to protect citizens and its community permitting to carry handguns. There are about 32,000 gun deaths per year in the U.S. with 34% of deaths classified as homicides (About, 2016). The effectiveness of gun-control and a state’s militia of the right to keep and bear arms cannot protect all citizens from crime. The ownership of a gun should be permitted to citizens who simply want to protect their homes and their families. A well-regulated militia is properly disciplined and trained, however if a states militia were to only obtain weapons it corrupts the notion of having power of another and ignores individual’s rights and in some cases can lead to mistrust between the two