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  • Argumentative Essay On School Shootings

    several school shootings that have taken place all around the United States. The two that stand out the most according to the news are Virginia Tech and Lonestar College. The headlines in 2013 were 3 wounded and 2 detained. This was regarding the shooting that took place at Lonestar College in Houston, Texas on January 22, 2103. “The Houston shooting comes roughly a month after the deadly shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school that ended with 26 people –including 20 children ages 6 and 7—dead” (CNN news Dana Ford and Catherine Shoichet). Another shooting that took place was in Virginia at Virginia Tech. “Twenty-three year old Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, before taking his own life” (CNN news Library). With the shootings that have taken place, there is now a law…

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  • Gun Control Dilemma

    All American citizens should care about the ethical nature in the gun control dilemma because they may be personally effected by the solutions that may be offered by the government in the future, or by the current situation in which gun control laws are in a relaxed state. Mark Gius who wrote "Gun Law and Crime” thinks that “mass shootings such as at Columbine and at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut” (Gius 6) should be reason enough to enact gun control laws. Gius went on to explain that between…

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  • The Importance Of The Second Amendment In The United States

    reported accidents. Being that the United States is ranked number one for firearms ownership in the world, the United States manufactures enough firearms that it is possible for every person in the United States to own a firearm weapon. When individuals compare the homicide rate to other countries, some may find out that the United States has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Finland, who is ranked fourth for firearms ownership in the world, has a percentage of 19.8%…

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  • Anti Gun Control Essay

    of cities to bring product liability cases against gun manufacturers. In 2005 a federal measure barring such suits by cities and limiting negligence suits against the gun industry by individuals passed in Congress by a substantial margin and was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Another case that attracted attention to the issue of gun control was a series of October 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area, in which 10 persons were killed; two gunmen were later convicted and…

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  • Emergency Management Case Study

    Introduction On April 16th 2007 in Blacksburg, VA at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Seung-Hui Cho a senior at the university shot a total of 49 people, killing 32 of them, then proceeded to turn the gun on himself in one of the most disastrous school murder-suicides of all time. One of the most casualty producing school shootings of all time. The damage was the lives of the taken students and the psychological health of those at the university. Within this shooting there were two incidents.…

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  • How To Write A Narrative About Moving Away

    Joining extracurricular activities was very beneficial to me because it forced me to socialize with people and I learned how to manage my time properly. If I didn’t attend Good Hope, I don’t think I would have these skills. I continued my extracurricular like, volunteering throughout my high school career and I plan to do the same now that I am in college. I had to move again five years later, but this time to the United States, more specifically Blacksburg, Virginia. “This is like moving…

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  • The Evolution Of Jim Crow Laws In Twentieth Century Virginia By Charles Wynes

    Wynes mentions Richmond often in this article (p. 424), so if the Richmond areas were where most of his data was gathered, it would not accurately represent the state as a whole. Areas like Roanoke, Lexington, Lynchburg and Blacksburg may have offered different data, data that perhaps supported the Jim Crow Laws of that era. There may have been no visible “public outcry” for the public transit segregation laws in the areas in which he investigated, however he may have found several issues of…

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  • Henry Lee Lucas Research Paper

    Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole were 2 serial killers that met on 1976 in a soup kitchen. They soon started a sexual relationship. Together they started a serial killer behavior. The story of what happened after that is unclear, but it is believed that they were responsible for over 200 murders. Exactly how many people they killed is unknown. One of their most used methods to kill was arson. It was reported that they also enjoyed cannibalism. In 1983, Toole was sentenced to 20 years of prison…

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  • Mass Shooting Research Paper

    well as their race. But there is one thing that they all have in common which is that the individuals who carry out these attacks are primarily male. One of the first mass shooting that occurred was at Columbine High School. On April 20, 1999 two high school students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire in their high school killing 13 people including themselves and then injuring more than twenty others. Unfortunately, during the investigation, they found out that Eric Harris was prescribed…

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  • Cause And Effect Essay On Gun Control

    Sure, knives and fists are far more common than guns, but guns intensify the violence and increases the probability of death. Another incident, one that I hold very close to my heart, is the Virginia Tech Massacre. Seung-Hui Cho was born in South Korea in 1984 and became a permanent resident of the United States in 1992. This twenty-three-year-old was a senior at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University majoring in English, who massacred thirty-two people on the University’s campus in…

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