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    problems. It contributes to and actively creates social issues in the world and is fostered most greatly by none other than the United States. For centuries we have proclaimed our superiority as being biological or being tied to class, religion and even culture (Freeman, 36). America has a long track record for itself as the producer and perpetuator of social problems and no other country embodies an inflated sense of exceptionalism…

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    Guns have been a part of our culture since the very birth of our nation. They have been used in a variety of ways for hunting, sport, war, and protection. It became the social norm to have at least one stored away in most households. However, over time the tool that was once used for self-defense and as a last resort has now been turned into a weapon of mass destruction. Some might argue for the removal of guns from homes altogether. I on the other hand, have no doubt that guns themselves are…

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    Book review of Fist, Stick, Knife and Gun Fist, Stick, Knife and Gun is a firsthand account of a boy growing up in poverty and low income neighborhoods. The author Geoffrey Canada, explains in detail the progression of how kids go from innocent children to gun toting criminals, becoming members of what is now the “hand gun generation” (Canada, 1995). He answers the question, how can a 13 year old be callous enough to take another’s life, where and what went wrong in the lives of these…

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    to such a high toll. Whether it is the people living in the country, the cultural influences, the easy access to ammunition and guns or a combination of all of these, the question of if the country is “a nation of gun nuts or [if the people are] just nuts?” is still left to be answered. In Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling for Columbine, the culture and violence of guns in the United States is examined, in attempt to observe why the country has such…

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    Teachers with Guns Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary, Virginia Tech, and Umpqua Community College… All are schools that we know very well, not because their great education or numerous awards but for sad tragic events that have filled our televisions and newspapers far too often. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample released a letter after the Umpqua Community College shooting stating, "Sadly, we live in the midst of culture that does not value the dignity and sacredness of every human…

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    a police officer or killed in a shootout/ Another aspect is that killers many times use a gun or nothing at all. There is still the chance that people could be murdered in other ways, but many criminals will not find the situation to be worth it when they attempt to use an alternate weapon. This could ultimately eliminate a high percentage of homicides per year. These reasonings prove that taking away guns can and will decrease the homicide rate throughout the nation. This is a step in the…

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    belong to everyday average parents, teachers, and gun loving patriots all the while persuading them of his opinion by using rhetorical words and images. The comic itself displays how he feels on gun control, and how little security the public is allowed to have for themselves whether it be concealed or otherwise. How the comic is formatted to look and the culture also greatly affect his work.The cartoon’s main figure ( Sarah Palin) also believes that gun control could easily leave millions of…

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    family of immigrants from Mexico. The Mexican culture is very dependent upon the first born being a male. This tradition was set before there was an Angelina and she was just to deal with the “awkwardness” associated with her being a female. Angelina knew from an early time that her younger brother, “the family pride” would always come first. Aside from this realization Angelina lives an adequate life; her father is a plantation worker on…

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    (Conventional Wisdom). It can only be broken by love and having loving relationships. Violence is mostly represented globally by physical damage such as using firearms. In America, guns are legal in many states. Almost everyone in the US has access to firearms, whether they are sold in drugstores or even banks. Owning a gun at home increases the chance of self or family related injury. It can get misplaced or improperly stored and children could potentially find it. It also brings danger into a…

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    In multiple past events, countries took over cultures with different forces to gain more resources. A man named Francisco Pizarro and the Spaniards managed to kill thousands of Inca though there were only 168 Spaniards. Not only did they do this with so few of them, but they managed to make it out with all 168 Spaniards alive. The Spaniards had horses, advanced weapons, and the knowledge of literacy, thus ensuring Pizarro’s success. Since the Spaniards had horses they had major advantages. Not…

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