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Current Event Article Analysis Article # 1 Titled: Yes: There are Limits to the right to bear arms Source: Union Tribune or Signonsandiego Date: Dec. 21 2007 By: Kristen Rand Summary/Analysis : This article discusses the amendment about gun control specifically the right to bear arms. But it isn’t discussing it on the U.S. mainland but instead on the District of Columbia. The Controversy is whether or not the District is bound to the same laws and amendments that the rest of the United States is. The Current law in Columbia is there is a universal ban on guns. So should the U.S. Supreme Court vote to allow citizens to bear arms or should the 30-year-old ban be erased. This article briefly discusses the current rights of mainland American citizens and their rights to bearing arms. Although its an amendment for a citizen of the United States to bear arms most people today probably won’t ever need to or have to. With that being said though gun control in the U.S. is still a problem year in and year out. I believe that yes we do have a problem with gun control within the United States. And my first thoughts about this issue raised in the article are that the Supreme Court should continue to ban weapons within the District of Columbia. Because if the court votes to o.k. Guns it won’t make the country any better it will just make it self more vulnerable for violent crimes with weapons to take place. Now some might argue that if the United States should impose the same laws on Columbia as it does on its states to make it fair for everyone but I don’t believe that’s the best thing to do in every case. I really don’t see to how not continuing to ban guns within the district of Columbia will make it a better place. Article # 2 Titled: Political Cartoonists Impact Presidential Races Source: U.S. News & World Report Date Feb. 28, 2008 By: Dan Gilgoff Summary/ Analysis: This article really caught my attention and my eye. This article is very historical and has facts within it that date back to the 1700’s. The article talks about how political cartoons play a part with an election. Specifically the presidential elections and how each and every year cartoonist depicts the candidates as a some sort of superhuman. I believe that this article gives people some background on political cartoons and how they have helped play a part within the U.

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