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  • Gun Shows Pros And Cons

    CHECKS AT GUN SHOWS Did you know that the United States of America has the highest homicide rate in the world? An article by The Guardian reports the United States’ gun homicide to be “25 times higher than other high-income countries” (theguardian.com). Gun control controversies are common place in the U.S., with gun control activists arguing that guns are unnecessary and should be banned, gun rights activists arguing that owning guns is necessary for self defense and is a right according to the second amendment of the Constitution. So, gun shows have become the central debate in recent years because of the overlap of licensed professional dealers and unlicensed private sellers. While it is true that America is a gun culture and its citizen have the rights to bear arms, it is equally important to acknowledge that gun shows present a opening that makes it possible for guns to fall in the wrong hands. The need to enforce background checks at gun shows is caused by the fact that, gun shows do not require background checks…

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  • Gun Show Loophole Essay

    January 5, President Barack Obama sought to close the “gun show loophole” by stating that “Anybody in the business of selling firearms must get a license and conduct background checks or be subject to criminal prosecution.” (Watch) This sounds like a feasible plan and it would be except for one thing; President Obama did not specify what qualifies as being in the business of selling firearms. Does he mean all gun dealers who sell firearms as a career or is he implying that even private citizens…

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  • Reflective Essay: Political Commentary On Popular Culture

    I never was the writer who lived a rich life grand with detailed stories that gave them initial inspiration on my creation of a character, detail of a line or the crafting of a setting/scenario. I just started with something out of the ordinary and built off it. I will say that the only initial theme quantities I enforce are biblical allusions or themes that work as political commentary on religious matter. No matter what I am writing about it try my best to express a political statement or…

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  • Writing Techniques In Kerstin Ekman's The Black Water

    The last thing we all want to do when we are reading a book is flipping the pages back and forth to understand the page you we are reading. Blackwater by Kerstin Ekman, was one of the most interesting and most complicated books I have ever read. Being used to American writing style, it was pretty hard to stay on track with Black Water since it’s a Swedish novel. Being a detective is the last thing I would of have thought of myself. The readers of The Blackwater have become an unlicensed…

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  • Michael Filzof's 'Obamas Gun Control Lies'

    In the article published January 6, 2016 in the American Thinker titled “Obamas Gun Control Lies”, Michael Filozof is attempting to demonstrate that Obama is violating the Fifth Amendment of the Bill of rights by trying to introduce new and stricter laws in regards to gun control. He attempts to show the “lies” behind Obamas proposal and compares him to that of other dictators in history. The first paragraph of the article Filozof makes use of name calling and euphemisms, which speak more to his…

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  • Refugees Scenarios

    During the show, Oliver plays a video from FOX news that shows people on a train in France who are shouting “Allahuhakbar” (Last Week Tonight) which means God is great. The newscaster says she’s not saying they’re terrorists however the caption underneath contradicts her statement when it says “Terrorists Inbound?” (Last Week Tonight). The audience begins to understand where Oliver is coming from with his criticism by allowing us to view the video before he makes any comments. Oliver is able to…

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  • The Cosby Show Analysis

    The Cosby Show is a positive image of African American television show compared to other television shows representing negative image of racial discrimination an example, is The Jefferson’s. The viewer’s acknowledges that the show avoided racial issues and existence of stereotypical African American middle-class family on television. The Huxtable family show made it a reality that a person could be able to follow their American dream and that hard work does pay off. In the 1970 to the 1980s the…

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  • Universal Background Checks

    done by Harvard’s Deborah Azrael, “roughly 40 percent” of the share of gun holders did not go through a background check” (Masters). Having a background check is an extremely important factor when buying a gun. “When background checks are required, they are extremely effective at keeping guns out of the hands of prohibited persons” (Universal Background Checks). There are any other factors that keep guns out of the wrong hands. However today, it is possible for almost anybody to get his hand on…

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  • Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show

    them from reaching that point. Sut Jhally and Justin Lewis, authors of the novel Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show, Audiences, and the Myth of the American Dream, argue, “The show never offers [viewers] the slightest glimpse of the economic disadvantages and deep-rooted discrimination that prevent most black Americans from reaching their potential.” Two black professionals in one household was highly unlikely; Cliff and Claire’s jobs did not accurately represent the reality of life as an…

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  • Stricter Gun Laws In The United States

    Although Obama’s intentions may be pure, the gun laws that he and his administration have gotten enacted fail to consider the long term effect that they will have. These laws are created on the faulty premise that the amount of gun crimes and gun violence can be drastically decreased by restricting legally obtained firearms. The fallacy of this premise can be easily established by looking at California which has the strictest gun laws in the country and is still home to one of the U.S.’s top 5…

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