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The Right to Bear Arms a Constitutional Conflict - The act of bearing a firearm was initially represented as a duty in England, up until King Alfred converted this duty into a right. By doing so, individuals were allowed to use firearms for two purposes: self-defense and hunting. In time, “kings chose to trust their subjects with arms and to modify and supplement the militia if need be” (Malcom 3). Individuals were given the right to bear arms in exchange for their participation in England’s militia, which consists of “able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service” (“Militia”)....   [tags: militia, james madison, second amendment]
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The Bill of Rights and the Right to Bear Arms - The United States Constitution is the most important document in history and to our nation. It was signed on the seventeenth day of September in the year of seventeen eighty-seven. It is a governing principle our nation, the foundation of the United States, and it provides structure for the nation and sets limitations on the ruling government as far as the dos’ and donts of their powers. In addition to these many functions, it also informs citizens of their rights. When this document was proposed and later ratified in 1791, the writers of this document named the first ten amendments the “Bill of Rights”....   [tags: Guns, Shooting] 1018 words
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The United States Army as a Profession of Arms - The United States Army, in its current state, is a profession of arms. In order to be considered a profession, the organization must have an ethical code rooted in values, strong trust with its clients, and be comprised of experts within the trade. These experts are constantly developing the trade for the present and the future and hold the same shared view of their trade culture. The Army currently has an ethical code ebodied in the Army Values, which provides guidance to the individual and the organization....   [tags: ethical code, clients, trade, values]
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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the USA - “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” These words have become forgotten as individuals, former member of the U.S. Supreme Court John Paul Stevens, attempt to strip away the individual aspect of the second amendment. Gun control is not effective as it has not been shown to actually reduce the number of gun-related crimes. However, if more Americans were to purchase a gun, be trained to use the gun, and carry the gun, gun violence would begin to decrease....   [tags: Guns, Laws, Ammendment]
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The Rights of the Second Amendment to Bear Arms - In recent years gun control has been a very hot topic. The Second Amendment, which was adopted on December 15, 1791 in the Bill of Rights, protected the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. Today that right is being tested by the government who plans to tighten its grips on gun control in America. Should or right to protect ourselves be infringed upon. That’s debatable. Guns play a major role in many criminal acts we see on the news in today’s society. We hear about accidental shootings, gang shooting, mass shootings in public places, and even shootings in the work place....   [tags: guns, right, crimes]
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The Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right - ... If a fair amount of citizens are armed criminals are far less likely to attack someone if they think they may be armed..A 1997 study of National Crime victimization concluded, “ Robbery and Assault victims are far less likely to be attacked or injured when using a firearm to resist than any other method.” Even if the carrier never has to pull their weapon, they will still feel more at ease going out at night or in dangerous areas. Several event throughout history could have been suppressed if more people were armed....   [tags: Anti Gun Control Essays] 609 words
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Bearing Arms at Nineteen Years Old - The right to bear arms is embedded in our Nation’s constitution as the second amendment of the Bill of Rights. The amendment states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (Bill of Rights).” Currently these laws should be extended to nineteen year olds because they are considered legal adults and citizens. Although the United States no longer has local militias, the idea of keeping a secure state still stands today....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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The Right to Bear Arms and College Campuses - ... I had never experienced so much high level security at my high school prior to that week. It was clear everyone was on edge, from the students, to the faculty, and from the police and SWAT that were on site at our high school. Fortunately nothing happened, but I remember being very uneasy that week. Ever since that week from hell, I have wondered what it would have been like if we, as students and faculty would have been allowed to carry a firearm to protect ourselves during that uneasy time....   [tags: gun control and regulations]
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The Right to Bear Arms: Argument in Favor - The constitution of the United States claims we, as American citizens, have the right to bear arms. Since 1787, the ownership of handguns has been legal. If we fast-forward to the twenty-first century, we see an increase in the number of homicides and suicides occurring on a daily basis. This increase has created the belief that the gun policy needs tighter restrictions or that guns should be banned completely from citizen possession. However, making it more difficult to obtain a gun or banning guns from citizen possession will not solve the gun problem....   [tags: US constitution, guns, firearms]
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Keeping the Right to Bear Arms Alive - Even though uninformed people think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crime, firearms are an essential right of the American people because if guns were taken away the government would totally control us and without firearms we are defenseless. There are those people that think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crimes. In 2011 there were close to 33,000 Americans that were victims of gun-related deaths. According Brady campaign an average of 268 people are shot every day; in America that is 97,820 people a year....   [tags: gun related deaths, firearm control]
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Coat of Arms - Coat of Arms Most people believe a coat of arms to be a shield of some sort that knights used in the middle ages to protect themselves in battle. In reality, a coat of arms consists of more than just a shield. There are actually five elements in a coat of arms: the shield, the crest, the helm, the wreath and the mantle or mantling. Each of these elements creates what is know as a coat of arms. While it is true that knights did indeed wear coats of arms during battle, the emblem was not only found on the armor used for protection in battle but also appeared on flags and clothing....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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General Douglas Macarthur's Farewell Address to Congress - Introduction General Douglas Macarthur was one of the most well known military figures in the history of the United States. He gave his farewell speech to congress on 19th April 1951 and went into retirement after 52 years of service in the United States army. He was given the chance to address his final message to the US government. This analysis carefully examines his ethics, goals, strategies, strengths and weaknesses. The speech is very famous and highly popular among the American audience. Therefore, we will take into account all factors to critically evaluate the speech and find out what makes it important....   [tags: American History]
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The "Farewell Sermon" of Muhammad - The "Farewell Sermon" of Muhammad The apostle continued his pilgrimage and showed the men the rites and taught them the customs of their hajj. He made a speech in which he made things clear. He praised and glorified God, then he said: "O men, listen to my words. I do not know whether I shall ever meet you in this place again after this year. Your blood and your property are sacrosanct until you meet your Lord, as this day and this month are holy. You will surely meet your Lord and He will ask you of your works....   [tags: Islam Religion Essays]
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Analysis of Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston - In, Farewell to Manzanar, a memoir, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston details her experience at the Japanese internment camps during WWII and the lasting effect that it had on her as well as the hundreds of thousands of other Japanese-Americans that were imprisoned at the camps. Throughout history there has been examples of times when evil acts have been justified because it took place during a time of mass terror and hysteria. During WWII, this became especially true, with so many countries attacking one another, races and groups began to blame each other for their problems....   [tags: camps, hysteria, evil, masses] 3047 words
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Analysis of Jeanne Wakatsuki Huston´s Farewell to Manzanar - ... Jeanne writes that in the past the entire family would eat together. In the camps, the Wakatsukis stop eating together in the mess halls. [Quote] Ko is returned to his family a year later. The return of the patriarch further separates the family. His time at the detention camp has sent him in a downward spiral. He drinks heavily and is abusive towards Jeanne’s mother. In one of his abusive rages, Ko nearly strikes Mama but Kiyo, his son, punches him in the face. This scene displays the loss of respect for Ko as the patriarch of his family....   [tags: childhood, meanings, crime, internment] 1011 words
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Analysis of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston´s Farewell to Manzanar - Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is a riveting about a women who endured three years of social hardships in camp Manzanar. Jeanne Wakatsuki was born on September 26, 1934, in Inglewood, California, to George Ko Wakatsuki and Riku Sugai Wakatsuki. She spent her early childhood in Ocean Park, California, where her father was a fisherman. On December 7, 1941 Jeanne and her family say good bye to her Papa and her brothers as they take off on their sardine boat. The boat promptly returned and a “Fellow from the cannery came running down to the wharf shouting that the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor” (Wakatsuki, 6)....   [tags: ghetto, hertiage, arrest, public] 692 words
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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms - The Right to Keep and Bear Arms The right to keep and bear arms was considered a fundamental, individual right in the original 13 colonies from the pre-Revolutionary period through the ratification of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution in 1791. The Amendment states: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The right to keep and bear arms has been a topic of extreme controversy in this century and can be argued equally from both sides....   [tags: Papers] 1197 words
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COLD War and the Arms Race - COLD War and the Arms Race When President Truman authorized the use of two nuclear weapons in 1945 against the Japanese in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, the nature of international security was changed irreversibly. At that time, the United States had what was said to have a monopoly of atomic bombs. Soon thereafter, the Soviet Union began working on atomic weaponry. In 1949, it had already detonated it first atomic bomb and tensions began to heat up between the two countries....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Is it Constitutional to Bare Arms? - Is it Constitutional to Bare Arms. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” These are the words of the second amendment as written by our forefathers. The question weather it is constitutionally legal or not has been debated for many years. In order to understand the true meaning of the above statement one must look back at the history surrounding it. The Bill of Rights was written over two hundred years ago, and much has changed over that period of time....   [tags: History] 722 words
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The Arms Race and How it Changed the United States of America - ... Additionally, the arms race had a substantial effect on US society. This was evident in the way that so many American families constructed fallout shelters and stockpiled food and water, hoping to survive a nuclear war they were sure was coming. According to surveys, the majority of high school and college age students believed that they would die in the supposedly inevitable nuclear war. In grade schools across the nation, duck-and-cover drills were put into effect in an effort to protect students from a nuclear attack....   [tags: cold war, USSR-US relations]
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Decommissioning of Arms and the IRA - Decommissioning of Arms and the IRA The IRA is the Irish Republican Army. They want a united Ireland and are prepared to use violence to try and gain this. The IRA feels they have a responsibility towards protecting their community (the Catholics). If they gave up their weapons they would be unable to do this. However there are many "splinter" groups from the IRA e.g. the Real IRA. They all see things differently. Some would settle for peace but others don't want it. Decommissioning by the IRA would require a great deal of trust towards the British Government and the Unionists....   [tags: Papers] 510 words
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Race for Nuclear Arms and Power - Race for Nuclear Arms and Power Harry Truman (1884-1972) was the most influential person in the race for the super bomb. As President Roosevelt’s Vice President, he knew nothing about the development of the atomic bomb. But within months of assuming the office of President of the United States on April 12, 1945, he became the first and only American leader to authorize the use of atomic weapons against an enemy target. Truman’s era only marked the beginning of the race for nuclear weapons. The development of nuclear weapons is still an issue today, decades after Truman left office....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Well Regulated Millitia: Is the Freedom to Bear Arms Constitutional? - Americans carry a heavy debate about whether or not the freedom to bear arms is constitutional. On December 14, 2012, a massive shooting occurred in Sandy Hook Elementary, involving a twenty-year-old man as the perpetrator, and twenty victims were shot. The outbreak of this crisis brought a national awareness about gun rights, and if carrying guns can also be used in defense. Due to this awareness, Americans are unsure whether or not guns can be handled within the states. The Second Amendment of the United States was written by our founding Fathers stating that it was necessary to have the security of a free state, the right of the people and bear arms, and these rights should not be impose....   [tags: Second Amendment, defend america]
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The Right to Bear Arms - The Right to Bear Arms How many of us want the U.S. government to have the right to tell us what to do, and when w can do it. There are probably not many who would agree that the government should have that right. Though having gun control laws is not to that extreme, some would say it is the first step. Growing up in a small town, and also growing up with guns my whole life I was one of those people who did not want gun control laws. Then after reading two articles that discussed this topic I found that I have been ignorant about this subject....   [tags: Papers] 843 words
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We Must Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms - Within the United States Constitution, amendments one through ten referred to as the “Bill of Rights” contains amendment two which reads “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (States, 1789). Despite this amendment, gun control still remains one of the most highly-debated issues in the United States. While the Constitution clearly states our right “to keep and bear Arms”, the gun control lobbyists continue to challenge this right by using the media to convey misleading stories on how guns by themselves are the problem....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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The Rights to Bear Arms - The Rights to Bear Arms      Gun control is a very controversial issue among society at present. Many feel guns are the cause of a great amount of crime. This has been an especially popular topic recently in lieu of the shooting at Columbine and other high schools across the country. Are these crimes reason to take away our freedom to bear arms. I do not believe so. The average person uses guns mainly as a means of protection. If limitations are placed on guns, they will only stop the average American from obtaining a gun....   [tags: Bill Rights second amendment Constitution Gun ]
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The Right to Bear Arms - Gun control has been a controversial issue for many years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even just the pleasure of hunting. Americans have a constitutional right to own hand guns and stricter laws and licensing will not affectively save lives. The second amendment states “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The Founding Fathers included this in the Bill of Rights because they feared the Federal Government might oppres...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gun Control] 1317 words
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Come Back into My Arms - Dear Jason, As time goes on and we're apart, I think of how things could have been. What we could have said or done to work things out. I would have been more understanding and not so judgmental, more loving and less hurtful and selfish. I would have told you I loved and cherished you more often. There can never or will ever be another person who I admire like you or who has reached the depths of my heart like you have. I would have told you that I'm so very proud of how far you've come and of all the things you have accomplished....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 417 words
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The Arms Race and the Residue of the World Wars of the Past - ... Cities around the ground-zero would be reduced to rubbles and changed into burning mazes of dusts and crisps. Collapsed infrastructures would obstruct the roads of the city and no one could come in or out of the radioactive abyss. A third of the trees of the world would burn up, and all the green grass would burn up. (Revelation). Killing most of the natural inhabitants in the process. Water bodies would get radiated by the sparks of the explosions. The waters of the Earth could no longer be the source of hydration to all creatures....   [tags: Weapons, Destruction, Earth] 939 words
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Americans Should Keep their Right to Bear Arms - ... While support for strict gun-control laws usually bas been strongest in large cities, where crime rates are highest, that's precisely where right-to-carry laws have produced the largest drops in violent crimes(Lott). Gun prevention laws clearly do not stop crime but only contribute to more violence. When people see guns as only weapons of violence they should also see the ways in which people use them for pure-hearted enjoyment such as hunting and competition. For many people across the United States, guns are used for the sport of hunting....   [tags: gun control issues]
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Origins of the Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race - The cold war was a tense period of time for both the United States and the Soviet Union. The origin of this tension was the relationship between the two opposing political and economic systems. The leader who was most responsible for this situation was the dictator of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin. During the period following World War II, the relations between the communist Soviet Union and the Capitalist United States were driven by a complex combination of ideological, economic, and political factors that lead to a bitter rivalry over who was the world’s super power with the ideal political system, communism vs capitalism....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Trafficking - The effects of small arms and light weapons (SALW) trafficking has come under scrutiny in the past decade due to the amount of weapons U.S. SALW manufacturers are hemorrhaging overseas primarily because traceability, culpability, and transparency of information are difficult to come by. Small arms are for personal use and include, “pistols, rifles,... assault rifles and light machine guns.” Light weapons include “heavy machine guns,... portable antiaircraft guns, portable antitank guns,... and explosive devices” (Gildea)....   [tags: Firearms, Gun Control]
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Strengths, Values and Areas of Improvement in the Profession of Arms - ... This gives leaders the opportunity to help their subordinates align their goals with their Air Force needs. Inspirational motivation give leaders a desire to encourage their subordinates to strive for excellence to reach his or her goals. Part II. Areas of Improvement Two areas within professions of arms that I can improve are self development and developing others. In relation to Deliberate Leadership both weaknesses can be a hindrance in my subordinates development in transforming into the best future leader he or she can be....   [tags: direction and recognition, leadership] 998 words
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Gun Violence: Regulations That Uphold the Right to Bear Arms - Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." With the uprising of school shootings and killing sprees, it is rarely disputed that there must be something done about the issue of gun violence. Stricter gun laws are not the answer, however, regulations in some way are necessary as long as the rights of the people to keep and bear arms is not infringed on....   [tags: Gun Control, High School Dropout]
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It's Time to Reconsider America's Right to Bear Arms - Imagine a world in which humans weren’t forced to stoop to a criminal’s level in order to feel safe, a world in which arguments were settled with words, and power came from the mind and not a weapon. Imagine a world without guns. Unfortunately in the United States, this world has become unattainable, but stricter legislation on handguns would bring this ideal world one step closer. The handgun statistics in America speak for themselves. After comparing America’s statistics to those in other countries with stricter handgun legislation, it becomes clear that something must be done to fix the broken American system....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston - The book, Farewell to Manzanar was the story of a young Japanese girl coming of age in the interment camp located in Owens Valley, California. Less than two months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed an Executive Order, which stated that the War Department had the right to declare which people were a threat to the country, and move them wherever they so pleased. Since the West Coast had a large number of Japanese immigrants at the time, the Executive Order was basically an act that authorized the government to remove Japanese residing on the West Coast away from their homes and put them in these interment camps....   [tags: essays research papers] 1175 words
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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston - Farewell To Manzanar In the true story "Farewell to Manzanar" we learn of a young girl's life as she grows up during World War II in a Japanese internment camp. Along with her family and ten thousand other Japanese we see how, as a child, these conditions forced to shape and mold her life. This book does not directly place blame or hatred onto those persons or conditions which had forced her to endure hardship, but rather shows us through her eyes how these experiences have held value she has been able to grow from....   [tags: essays research papers] 2259 words
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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's Farewell to Manzanar - A Japanese American Tragedy Farewell to Manzanar, written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Japanese American, and James D. Houston, describes about the experience of being sent to an internment camp during World War II. The evacuation of Japanese Americans started after President Roosevelt had signed the Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. Along with ten thousand other Japanese Americans, the Wakatsuki was sent on a bus to Manzanar, California. There, they were placed in an internment camp, many miles from their home with only what they could carry....   [tags: essays research papers] 608 words
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Hustler Magazine vs. Jerry Farewell - Hustler Magazine vs. Jerry Farewell In 1983, Hustler Magazine published a parody of Campari Liqueur that contained the name and picture of Reverend Jerry Falwell. The parody was entitled “Jerry Falwell talks about his first time.” Campari Liqueur in reality did have an advertisement, which featured various celebrities talking about their “first time”, but by the end of the advertisement, it was obvious they were talking about the “first time” they sampled Campari. In Hustler’s parody, Jerry Falwell is “interviewed” and he states that his “first time” was with his drunken mother in an outhouse....   [tags: Papers] 384 words
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Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech - Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech Throughout the course of American history, there have been copious amounts of famous speeches, spoken by many different people. From political figures to sports players; these people have provided deep thoughts and great insights about who they are and the world we live in today. Being a sports enthusiast, a memorable speech comes to my mind. Lou Gehrig’s “farewell speech”, given on July 4th, 1939, to more than 62,000 fans at New York City’s Yankee Stadium, has become a cornerstone in the history of baseball in America....   [tags: New York Yankees Baseball Essays] 1033 words
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Nuclear Arms - Nuclear Arms On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was devastated by "a most cruel and terrible new bomb," as described by Emperor Hirohito, one of the Axis leaders during World War II. Since then, nuclear weapons have become a major threat to humanity as more and more missiles, bombs, and other weapons are created by different countries. Today, many nations, including the United States and Russia, are working together to disarm their stockpile of nuclear weapons. Germany first started developing a fission bomb in 1939....   [tags: Papers Nuclear Bomb Cold War Disarment Essays] 628 words
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Ba Wang Bie Ji aka Farewell My Concubine - Introduction My dissertation is a translation and commentary of a Chinese novel with homosexual and cultural elements. By drawing readers’ attention to the foreign elements in source text (ST) and giving a realistic depiction of Chinese homosexuals in source context, I intend to introduce Chinese culture to readers and allow them to have a glimpse about the life of homosexuals in China to raise their understandings towards homosexual issues. Therefore, the focus of my translation will be the representation of a homosexual character and the depiction of Chinese culture in the book....   [tags: Chinese Novel, Homosexual, Cultural Elements]
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Understanding Nuclear Arms - Understanding Nuclear Arms Nuclear arms are weapons of mass destruction powered by atomic processes. Using nuclear fission or fusion, they produce huge explosions and hazardous radioactive by-products. Most are meant to be delivered by artillery, plane, ship, or ballistic missile (ICBM), but some have been miniaturized. Tactical nuclear weapons can have the power of a fraction of a kiloton of TNT; strategic weapons can produce thousands of kilotons of force. An atomic bomb is weapon deriving its great explosive force from the sudden release through the fission, or splitting, of heavy atomic nuclei....   [tags: Papers] 1701 words
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Gun Control in the United States - The problem of gun control and violence, in the United States, has been an unsolved problem. After the shootings at Virginia Tech and the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, people started debating over whether everyone should have the right to own a gun. In 1800s, the Supreme Court decided that the “right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is a right granted by the Constitution,” then their next decision was the “free to regulate the rights of citizens to bear arms” (“Background”). Since then, Americans citizens have been questioning the wisdom of American’s right to own a gun (NRA)....   [tags: Arms, Amendment] 915 words
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The U.S. Arms Policy and Taiwan From the 1970's to the 1990's - Before Nixon decided to pursue normalization with China in 1971, the U.S. arms sales policy towards Taiwan was stable because of the Vietnam War effort and global containment strategy. U.S. pulled Taiwan into its global policy without much debate, given that choice for Taiwan was indeed limited and its economic strength as well as defense capability were relatively weak. With US recognition of the PRC a fait accompli, how to make the new relationships with China and Taiwan had engaged lawyers and diplomats beginning in 1972 and especially during 1978....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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United Nations Arms Treaty Impacts to Americas Homeland Security - If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S” (Heritage, 2013). The ATT also imposes intrusive record keeping and reporting provisions by requiring nations to “maintain records of all imports and shipments of arms that transit their territory” and notes that these records may contain information about the type of arms transferred and their “end users “ (UN ATT, 2013). This information must be reported to the treaty’s international Implementation Support Unit Treaty Impacts to United States Homeland Security U.S....   [tags: United States Government, Gun Owners, Gun Control]
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Symphony Number 45 in F# Minor (the "Farewell symphony") - Symphony Number 45 in F# Minor (the "Farewell symphony") Between 1761 and 1790 Haydn was employed by the enormously wealthy Esterhazy family who had two palaces on the borders of Austria and Hungary. The court orchestra was similar to that of many baroque orchestras - two oboes, a bassoon, a string ensemble and a harpsichord. But it also included a pair of horns - instruments that became a regular part of the orchestra thereafter. -------------------------------------------------------------------- It was this orchestra that accompanied operas in the palace theatre and played symphonies twice a week....   [tags: Papers] 578 words
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Nursing Coat of Arms: Cultural Competence, Communication, Empathy, Teamwork, and Pride - Nursing has been a rapidly evolving profession for over the past few decades and the role of nursing has become increasingly defined. Five distinct qualities that have become essential qualities for nurses today are cultural competence, communication, empathy, teamwork and pride. This following paper will discuss and explain the five qualities mentioned above and the symbols used to represent each quality in our Coat of Arms. Cultural competence is a valuable quality nurses must process to provide quality care....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Critical Analysis of George Bernard Shaw’s Play, Arms and the Man - George Bernard Shaw produced Arms and the Man in 1894 which was later published in 1898 as part of his Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny.The play was created in the era of the Victorian society, when most plays were comedies and lighter drama, nevertheless it was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. As Moliere once said satire is "biting exposure of human folly which criticizes human conduct, and aims to correct it", and in his play Arms and the Man, Shaw presents his great ability of writing satire by showing the reader a world full of misunderstandings, romance, materialism and the absurdity of life, while decrying the para...   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1629 words
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Americans Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms - Americans Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms      Our rights as Americans started to take shape when the Constitution of the United States was drawn up by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Three years later, a very important part of American history called the Bill of Rights was added. The Bill of Rights is looked upon and interpreted every day. It gives the citizens of the United States many of the rights and freedoms that we value today, and some of those are in jeopardy....   [tags: Constitutional Rights Weapons Essays]
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Understanding the Meaning of Rhetoric - The question of what is rhetoric and what does it do has been a question since stories were even being recorded. However, now there are multiply different scholars who believe that they understand what rhetoric is and how to use it. For someone to use rhetoric correctly they must first have a definition of rhetoric that either they have made to fit themselves or they find a previous definition that suits them. In order for me to become an improved rhetor and be able to rhetorical discuss and evaluate pieces of literature or speeches like General Douglas MacArthur’s Farewell address, I must first define rhetoric in how I understand it....   [tags: General Douglas MacArthur, Farewell Adress]
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Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms - With the topic of gun control comes a widely split crowd. There are those that believe that gun control is necessary for decreasing crime and making a nation a safer place to live. And on the other end of the spectrum, they are those that speak of how anti-gun control is what would make our nation a safer place to live. After all, ?Would a person be as likely to break into another family's home knowing that the family has means of personal protection?. (Warren 308). ?Most everyone will agree that felons, addicts, morons, juveniles, alcoholics, the mentally incompetent, and others in whose hands even an ice pick or a baseball bat becomes a deadly weapon, should be denied a gun.....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Essays] 877 words
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Two Reasons for the Right to Bear Arms: An opinion - Bearing Your Arms Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and George Washington are just a few of our Forefathers that helped document the Bill of Rights. They sure did know what they were doing when they added the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states, a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. A militia is a free standing civilian army, which makes every single American citizen a part of the militia....   [tags: essays research papers] 590 words
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American's Must ALWAYS have the Right to Bear Arms - American's Must ALWAYS have the Right to Bear Arms "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." These are the words of the second amendment as written by our forefathers. Many laws have since been passed on the right to bear arms. Currently laws are being drawn up to give the right to citizens to sue gun manufacturers. If this is passed who will be next, car manufacturers, toy companies. The cause of a crime needs to be addressed, not the instrument used....   [tags: Second Amendment Gun Ownership] 608 words
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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw - Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays] 894 words
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We All Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms - Thomas Jefferson, author of The Declaration of independence, stated to William Stephens Smith in 1787: "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." 20th century gun controllers and protestors of the right-to-carry law are trying to infringe on our rights as free American citizens by requesting that guns be banned or restricted. Restrictions on firearms while protecting yourself on private property currently do not exist and honest Americans in numerous states are fighting for their right to protect themselves by carrying a concealed weapon in public...   [tags: 2nd Amendment] 1122 words
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A Government Controlled by Muscle: A Case in Favor of the NRA - Adolf Hitler once said, “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” These are wise words coming from a man who was known for his dictatorship of Germany and the genocide of millions of Jews. America is a nation that was established by its founding fathers, men who were determined to create a country where there would be liberty, peace, and justice for all....   [tags: the right to bear arms]
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Gun Control: Not Fair to the People Trying to Protect Themselves - ... civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year (Agresti and Smith). Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of women that use guns to protect themselves against sexual related crimes every year. Based upon these statistics and data, it is obvious that guns do more good than evil and in most cases prevent evil from even occurring. One evil that countless people place the blame on guns for is mass shootings. After a 1995 act, concealed carry permit holders could no longer carry guns in schools....   [tags: the right to bear arms]
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