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  • Children Gun Violence
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    Handguns in Households with Children Guns in America are a problem as bad as the drug problem: 43% of households that have children have handguns in them; 10 children die every day from handguns, approximately one every 2 1/2 hours. That is the same of a classroom of children every two days. Parents do not realize that children get the physical capacity to reach and discharge a firearm long before the ability to understand the potential consequences of these actions. Parents who insist on keepin...
  • Bush's Point Of View About Gun Control
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    GORE vs. BUSH EDUCATION George Bush has seven principles of reform, only four of which I will elaborate on, for a better quality education in our nation's schools: (1) Achieve Equality; Just as Bush is closing the achievement gap in Texas, he plans to do so across the states (2) Promote Excellence; Bush believes in clearly defined standards of basic skills plus crucial knowledge. The states should devise tests to ensure that the standards are met (3) Ensure that Every Child Can Read; Statistics ...
  • Bounds Of The Federal Commerce Power
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    U.S. vs. Lopez 514 U.S. 549 (1995), Vote of 5 to 4, Rehnquist for the court. Congress in 1990 enacted the Gun-Free School Zone Act, making it a federal offence to possess a firearm in a school zone. Congress relied on the authority of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to justify passage of legislation as a way of stemming the rising tide of gun related incidents in public schools. In 1992 Alfonso Lopez, Jr. was a senior at Edison High School in San Antonio, Texas. Acting on an anonymous ti...
  • Gun Control In Schools
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    you recently picked up a newspaper or turned on to see the news you may have question what is happening in our schools and begin to think whether our schools are still safe places for children. Recent school shootings have set feared in many parents about their children's safety in our schools. Since last year number of school shootings by students have occurred regularly. On Tuesday February 29, 2000 in Mount Morris Township, Michigan a six-year old boy shot his classmate to death in their firs...
  • Guns To School
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    In 1940, public school teachers ranked the top seven disciplinary problems at public schools. They were talking out of turn, chewing gum, making noise, running in the hall, cutting in line, dress code violations, and littering. By 1990, the top seven disciplinary problems had changed somewhat. They were now drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, and assault (Harris 20). Just pick up a newspaper or turn on the evening news. You may question whether America's schools are sti...
  • Gun At My Moms House
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    1. Describe your relationship with your mom, overall how much time do you think you get to spend with her? -she raised me, so naturally we have a closer relationship and spend more time together than my dad and me. -we " ve had an ok relationship, ever since she met carl and started her business, we " ve spent less and less time together. 2. What happened to get you and your friends brought to the police station? 3. How did you meet Terry Bottler? 4. Do you think its a good thing to talk to Terr...
  • School Shooting
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    Family environment and the press are two major influences resulting in the recent tragic school shootings. As much as society continues to focus the killing rampages on factors such as television and music, what children are exposed to in reality contributes to the violence. The most recent school shooting in Michigan involved a six-year-old first grader who killed a classmate with a. 22 caliber pistol. The news coverage had vanished after two or three days, and I was left wondering what had hap...
  • Gun Control In Our Schools
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    The following is an excerpt from an ABC news broadcast on September 16, 1999: And so it has happened once again. After the massacre at Columbine High School and a day trading firm in Atlanta and the Jewish daycare center in Los Angeles, now someone has walked into a church in Fort Worth, Texas and started shooting. The target, 150 teenagers attending a prayer service. Once again we are learning about the killer. Larry Ashbrook, a man with no criminal record but a history of mental problems. A ma...
  • Gun Control In America
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    "Guns Don't Kill People, People Do" American gun control has been a controversial issue for years. It is a growing problem having resulted in murders, gun fights and recent school shootings. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control was strictly enforced it would help reduce the threat of crime. However, many innocent people feel they have the right to own a gun for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. This essay is going to analyse the quote, "Guns don't kill people, p...
  • Guns To School For Self Protection
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    This paper investigates the issue of school violence in low-economic urban areas as it pertains to general strain theory. Recent school shootings such as the incident at Columbine High School, although traumatic, are relatively infrequent when compared to national statistics of urban school violence. Psychoanalytic and personality theories best explain school massacres, which are beyond the scope of this paper. An increase in the severity of school violence over the past few years is due to the ...
  • Firearm Via Stricter Gun Control Laws
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    Bang! Another child dies, not because of illness or accident, but because a fellow classmate was able to obtain a gun. The gun was brought to school, fired, and death resulted. Now, a family is without their daughter, their sister, and their friend. This scenario happens too often in the United States. America's youth is unable to cope with difficulties in their lives and subsequently they are able to acquire a firearm and shoot fellow students in schools across the country. If students were una...
  • Guns Into The Public Schools
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    Tighten Gun Control And End The Shed Tighten Gun Control And End The Shed Of Young Innocent Blood Tighten Gun Control and End the Shed of Young Innocent Blood On December 6, 1999, a thirteen-year-old boy at Fort Gibson Middle School in Oklahoma wounded five classmates. The seventh grader fired randomly with a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun at unsuspecting students outside waiting for the morning bell. I don t know, was the response he gave authorities when asked why he fired and injured his fellow c...

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