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The Doubles Motif in Flannery O’Connor's The Violent Bear It Away

- The Doubles Motif in Flannery O’Connor's The Violent Bear It Away    In The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O’Connor makes use of the doubles motif.  The doubles motif occurs when one character looks at another character and sees or senses yet another character’s presence.  In this novel, Francis and Rayber not only serve as doubles for each other but also as a double for Mason.             Francis makes Mason Tarwater’s presence felt by the way he talks and the fact that he, like Mason, never removes his cap.  After Francis is with Rayber a few days, Rayber feels Mason’s presence.  “Rayber had never, even when Old Tarwater had lived under his roof, been so conscious of the old man...   [tags: Violent Bear It Away Essays]

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Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear

- Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear  Judith Minty's story, "Killing the Bear," is a rather chilling tale about a woman who shoots a bear to death. The story is not merely a simple account of the incident however. It is full of stories and facts about bears, which affect how the reader reacts to the story. In the beginning, the reader expects the bear to be portrayed as a cold-blooded monster who must be killed for the safety of the primary character however this expectation is foiled throughout the story and the reader sees the bear in a very different light....   [tags: Minty Killing the Bear Essays]

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Polar Bear

- SPECIES- Ursus Maritimus, Polar Bear, lord of the Arctic. Lives in an area of five million square miles of snow and ice. From Siberia to Alaska and across Canada, Greenland and the Islands north of Norway, he is the master of all living things except man. It lives in the brutal cold, ice, and snow. The temperature can plunge down frequently to -40 degrees and sometimes even lower but that does not bother the polar bear because of its color-less skin and layer of insulation fat. Its range extending around the northern polar region....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Faulners The Bear

- In many books, there are characters that are written into the story to show the strengths of the main character. In this case it is Ike who because of Boon we see as a main his weaknesses and his strengths. Ike is a young boy who has just come unto the age of a hunter. He’s first time at the camp we see that Ike is a strong young boy whose main fault is his youth. However we meat Boon in the beginning of the story and slowly through out the story we learn that Boon is not perfect and that he is related to Sam Fathers, who is Ike’s teacher....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Will NOT Reduce Crime

- The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helpless....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control in Canada

- Part I:Introduction The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety of penalties ....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Against Gun Control in America

- Constitutional Law Gun Control Paper Gun control is undoubtedly an issue that most Americans have been exposed to. In 1989, guns killed 11,832 Americans. The National Rifle Association (NRA) members believe that it is their constitutional right to own guns, stating that guns are not the root of the crime problem in the United States. Gun control activists like the members of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) argue that guns are responsible for the majority of violent crimes that take place....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Feelings in Anton Chekhov's The Bear

- "The Bear," which is a classic one-act play written 1900, is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, which is very much about a widowed woman. The Bear can be regarded as a comedy since it is to give the audience entertainment and amusement. This comedy reveals the fine line between anger and passion. The theme is about a strange beginning of love between Mrs. Popov and Smirnov. It demonstrated that love changes all things it touches. Dialogue of the characters, the action of the characters, and the characters themselves shape the theme....   [tags: The Bear Essays]

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Argument Against Gun Control

- Gun Control is when you keep firearms plus guns away from people. Many people think that gun control is right because they think keeping people away from guns will reduce the amount of deaths each year. They also think that guns cause many of the deaths that had been committed each year. Also when ever people hear the word gun, the thoughts are of violence and negativity. Many people, myself included think gun control is wrong because we know that it is not necessary, since we know that guns were not involved in many of the deaths caused each year....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Bear

- The Bear A parody by Fritz Karl Wilhelm Mueller The wind wailed through the towering pines of Grand National Park. The sun illuminated the landscape. Those pines were more than five hundred years old. They stood unchanging like the forest itself. The animals lived in a flawless balance with nature. No humans had ruined this pristine wilderness for some time. The trails overgrew with shrubs. Gathering, clouds brought an ominous dread to the forest. It became darker by the minute. Suddenly, lightning brightened the terrain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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the bear

- Composition II Research Paper Rough Draft title In “The Bear” by William Faulkner, there are several different personalities and attitudes that come into play at various times in the story. The story is told from the perspective of Isaac McCaslin, the boy of the story and one of the main characters as well, and many critics feel that this was “probably a projection of Faulkner’s own youthful self”(Monarch Notes 5). Isaac was of the aristocratic class of people who were a part of the South, and who also played a significant part of the stories that Faulkner wrote....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Article Analysis - Gun Control

- Article Analysis - Gun Control The article, Taking Aim at Gun Control by Daniel D. Polsby and Dennis Brennen was written October 30, 1995 for the Heartland Executive Summary. The article deals with current gun control issues, and uses both statistical information, and emotional ideology to convince you of the authors’ opinion. The article is broken down into five sub topics, that are each supported by statistical information. In the first sub topic the main heading claims, "There is no relationship between the number of privately owned guns and the amount of violent crime in the United States." It is then supported with the statistics that gun ownership has increased by forty-five percent,...   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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From Boy to Man in Flight, by John Steinbeck and The Bear by William Faulkner

- From Boy to Man in Flight, by John Steinbeck and The Bear by William Faulkner Flight, by John Steinbeck and The Bear by William Faulkner were both stories that dealt with the journey from boyhood to manhood. They were alike in many ways, a particularly interesting way was that in both stories, the journey to becoming a man was assisted by others, but ultimately it fell on the lone boy becoming a man on his own. The two boys in the story became men, but in two very different ways. In Flight Pepe is forced to make the transition to manhood as a result of his killing a man....   [tags: Faulkner Bear Essays]

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Violent Video Games and Aggressive Behavior

- Violent Video Games and Aggressive Behavior Statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artists who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fail to bring up technology as an issue. With the new DVD that shows sex and violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for....   [tags: Violent Video Games Youth Violence]

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior?

- Does playing video games cause aggressive behavior. Because children and teenagers spend an increased amount of time each day playing video games, they are shaping their values, attitudes, and behaviors. For people who do act out aggressively, the results can be deadly. Monthly, the news is filled with blood-chilling accounts of crimes committed due to a copy-cat obsession with violent video games. This paper will present a brief review of literature and reveal the difficulties in answering this question with certainty....   [tags: Media, Violent Video Games]

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This Poem Is for Bear

- <ol> <li value="1"> Introduction <li value="2"> Beat Poetry in General <li value="2">1. Gary Snyder as a beat poet and application to "This poem is for bear" <li value="3"> The Bear in myths and tales </ol> 3.1 The Kamui Cult in Japan <ol> <li value="3">2 Native Americans, the Bear and The Indian Bear Woman <li value="4"> Conclusion <li value="1"> Introduction </ol> Gary Snyder, a member of the so-called Beat Generation, wrote a poem called "This poem is for Bear." As we'll see later on this poem is characteristic for the Beat Generation and reflects important facts and experiences of the life of Gary Snyder....   [tags: Poetry]

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Smokey the Bear

- Smokey the Bear In 1950, a careless act turned into tragedy when a fire burned wild and swept away over 17,000 acres of forest watershed land in the Capitan Mountains, Lincoln National Forest. When the fire had died off, a badly burned cub was rescued from a charred tree. This cub, later named 'Smokey,'; was taken to the National Zoo where he lived out the rest of his life. Smokey was soon used to create an animated bear aimed at informing people of forest fires and fire prevention. The 'Smokey the Bear'; ad campaign was extremely effective and is still being used today as a way to inform the public of campfire do's and don'ts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Vermont Teddy Bear Company

- The Vermont Teddy Bear Company Introduction The Vermont Teddy Bear Company (VTBC) was founded in 1981 by John Sorinto. Unfortunately, for John, the company became too big for him to oversee since he was an entrepreneur. However, he gracefully stepped down in 1995 and supported the hiring of a new CEO that would lead the company into its future success (Vincelette, p. 27-3). One thing that has remained is the companies focus. The Vermont Teddy Bear's "...focus has been to design, manufacture, and direct market the best teddy bears made in America using quality American materials and labor." (p....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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Vermont Teddy Bear Co.

- 1. Introduction In 1981, John Sorinto began selling hand sewn teddy bears out of a cart in Burlington, Vermont. He began doing this after playing with his son and noticing that the majority of stuffed animals were manufactured in other countries. He figured that teddy bears were an American tradition, and therefore, some quality teddy bears should be made in the United States. This was how the Vermont Teddy Bear Company was founded (). During the first fourteen years, Vermont Teddy Bear experienced continued growth and success....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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Gun Debate to Bear Arms

- ... They want to let the people have the chose to own a gun or not. The most well-known lobby for Gun Rights is the NRA. The NRA works by asking people who want to have the right to own a gun if they will sponsor the NRA. If the person choses to sponsor the NRA then they send in some money back. With that money the NRA is able to send more powerful people to the Congress and explain why they should keep Gun Rights. The Gun Rights lobby makes a lot of the same or similar points. For instance a lot of the time they got back to the second amendment and how it is our right to own guns....   [tags: right, firearms, shooting]

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The Violent Children of Our Violent Society

-      Cities of violence: Santee, California; El Cajon, California; Littleton, Colorado. These are names of American cities and towns where violence has usurped deep into the American heartland where families settle to raise families away from the violent big cities. Andy Williams, Jason Hoffman, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold; names of students who came to their schools with weapons to kill those students and staff whom they felt were responsible for their melancholy. What are the motivating factors behind these suicidal attempts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Great North American Black Bear

- The Great North American Black Bear The North American black bear, scientifically known as Ursus americanus, is a type of bear that is indigenous to Northern America. Subspecies such as the Ursus americanus luteolu (Louisiana black bear) and the Ursus americanus floridanus (Florida black bear), have small populations and are found in Louisiana and Florida respectively. However, the North American black bear, which has an overall population of approximately 600,000 is distributed across Canada and Mexico, and can be found in at least 40 states in the United States (Powell, Zimmerman, & Seaman, 1996)....   [tags: habitat, breeding, diet]

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Black Bear Population in New Jersey

- Black Bear Population in New Jersey As the world evolves, the number of problems facing it increases with each passing day. The population numbers of many species are rising extensively. Several environmental factors along with scientific factors combine, resulting in over-population. As more buildings, homes, and businesses materialize, natural habitats where animals live are destroyed, leaving certain species intruding in rural areas where they once roamed freely. One particularly example of this problem is the black bear population in New Jersey....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Violent Scenes in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Violent Scenes in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic play, which is about a feud between two families of Verona, causing the deaths of two young lovers. This is apparent in the haunting opening passage of the play - "Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean" Although it is a play about love there are many scenes that contain violence and conflict....   [tags: Papers]

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Gun Control

- Since the early days, gun control has been a never-ending debate. It is because of the fast increase in crime, the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control in order reduce the crime in the United States, that this issue has been hotly debated in recent years. The streets of America are now a war zone especially right here were we live. ?Florida has the highest crime rate of any state and the sixth highest homicide level?(www.guncite.com). A sad fact but true....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Interesting Facts of Mississipi History

- The reason why I am writing this report of the state is to say some facts about Mississippi history. Mississippi is famous for the shrimp, cotton, and the famous river of the state. African American in Mississippi were not allow to vote because they were not allowed to register to vote. They have to fill out a 22 questionnaire that asked registrants to interpret the Mississippi constitution. Answers were verified by some illiterate registrars. But any Caucasian person wishing to register was allowed without questions....   [tags: heart and lung transplant, making of teddy bear]

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Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear

- Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear Often things that we experience as children have lasting affects on us that creep up when we least expect them. In Judith Minty's story "Killing the Bear", a woman finds herself in just such a situation. She finally deals with something that happened to her as a young child that she probably never even realized was bothering her. In this story the central character painfully comes to grips with a major loss of security from her childhood. Throughout "Killing the Bear" the author flips back and forth from the story at hand and seemingly only loosely related anecdotes about the main character and bears....   [tags: Minty Killing the Bear Essays]

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The Fairy Tales of Gun Control

- When a madman in Dunblane, Great Britain rampages and kills 16 children, it was the fuel politicians needed to fire the anti-gun movement. Great Britain banned the sale and ownership of handguns in 1997. But nobody expected the surge of violent crime that followed. Britain's rate of assault, robbery, and burglary now exceed those in the United States. Murder and rape figures are now getting closer to U.S. rates. Between 1997 and 1999 were the highest murder rates in the past 10 years. According to Dr....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control My response to this comment is that it is based on facts that have been misused and only represents one side of a story that is multifaceted. Many recent studies have shown that gun control is needed in a society like ours today and helps to curb all types of gun related fatalities not just homicides. In Canada, over 3000 firearms are stolen annually. Gun control is needed to be able to trace the usage of guns and the hands they fall into. Many stolen guns are used in violent crimes and are easier to trace when they have been registered; registration has been proven to tie some criminals to their crimes....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control in the United States News is all around us and is readily available to everyone. There are many flaws in the system that hurts the authenticity of the news when you see it. The media is indirectly part of the political system. Most news is either considered liberal or conservative by many. The media is often considered to be biased. The reason for this is because they do not act neutral on the things that they report on. They usually give their point of view and tend to warp the information so it’s easily digestible by the average person....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Panda Bear and Grizzly Bear

- There are many variant of bears in the bear’s family; starting from polar bear, grizzly bear, honey bear, black bear, panda bear, and many more. Each of them shares many similarities as well as differences. In this essay however, the writer will focused on classified the comparison and contrast between grizzly, and panda bear. From the taxonomy, the threat that both of them are facing, and also some of their behaviour, panda and grizzly share many things in common, but despite many similarities that they both share, there are also several things that distinguish both species such as foods, some of their behaviour From a first glance, both panda and grizzly bear look similar despite their siz...   [tags: threat, behavior, habitat]

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Bear Fighting

- Bear Fighting [1] In a typical bear fighting event there are twenty five fights. In each fight, no matter which of the four provinces the event takes place, the rules are the same. A bear is tethered to a central pole by a rope. The length of the rope can vary from two to five metres. Two bull terriers are set onto the tethered bear. The dogs try to make the bear roll over....   [tags: Papers]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- Do you know what the second amendment is. Or do you just know the simplest definition. The second amendment is simply defined as the right to bear arms. In further definition, the right to bear arms gives you the right to own a gun but restrains where you can take it and what type it is. First, one of the rights that is restricted is who can own a firearm. The Lewis V. The United States case is related to this restricted right because it is involved with gun ownership. Lewis was accused of a brake light entering with the intent of misdemeanor....   [tags: Fourth Ammendment to the US Constitution]

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Drastic Environmental and Polar Bear Change

- Polar bears are the kings and queens of the Arctic. They are on the top of the food chain and have no other predators, and there strong bodies and layers of fat and fur allow them to survive the harsh conditions of the Arctic. The Arctic is a large body of frozen water with layers of ice sheets and is filled with glaciers. The regional climate of the Arctic is mostly cold and freezing temperatures that range from -40 to -60 degrees Celsius in the winter to about a high of -10 degrees Celsius in the summer....   [tags: arctic, migration, food]

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The Decline Of Violent Crime

- Underage Gaming With the decline of violent crime in the United States, why are video games blamed for modern violence. Looking at violent crime statistics over the last fifty years the United States peaked in the early Nineties, but has been on an almost constant decrease since. This decrease in violence started around the same time the first Playstation was invented, the system that brought the first wave of violent video games. Video games are taking blame for violence because of what their virtual worlds perceive....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Crime in the United States]

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The Right And Bear Arms

- The memorable Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” The right to bear arms is a right given to us by our founding fathers in the second amendment of our Bill of Rights. With acts of terrorism threatening nations worldwide, security becomes a factor of essence in the laws of a country. Some people call for the restriction of guns and gun-related products in order to promote security by disarming the people. Others have called for quite the opposite, arm your people by giving them the liberty to protect themselves so they can help first before the government can....   [tags: Firearm, Gun]

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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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Gun Control And Violent Crimes

- The United States is undergoing an issue of gun control and violent crimes due to all the firearms available in America. Some people have the opinion that gun control should be even stricter and the government should take away all firearms from American citizens, while others think that citizens should be allowed to own or purchase a gun if that person meets the requirements. Laws are different for each state, and most of the states protect our right to bear arms. I know a lot of people in America own one or more gun, there are “88.8 guns per 100 people” (ProCon)....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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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]

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Video Game's Violent Effect on Youth

- Imagine this you’re a parent reading quietly in a room, then you hear shouting and stop coming from your child’s room. You normally well behaved child is screaming and shouting after losing a games in call of duty, and you are wondering why he is acting like this. What you might not realize is that it could be the violent video game affecting his behavior. The effects of violent video games in youth have devastating effects on them. These effects can range from violent behavior to acting out in school, and even possibly maybe even crime....   [tags: Video Games, Violence, Negative Effects]

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The Right For Bear And Keep Arms Is Guaranteed By The Second Amendment Of The Constitution

- The right to bear and keep arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Liberals are looking to amend the Constitution or misinterpret the intent of the Second Amendment in order to carry out their desire to ban handguns, even though research has revealed that gun control cannot halt citizens from committing crimes. Gun control laws and restrictions should not be put in place as it would violate our rights and freedom under the Constitution of the United States. Keywords: Constitution, freedom, gun control, Second Amendment While the Founding Fathers of the United States were making a structure of the nation, as stated before in the Constitution, people were afraid that...   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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Benefits of the Second Amendment

- After a long, exhausting, painful war for independence from Great Britain, the United States became its own nation, a nation of choice and rights, a nation of voice and strong opinion, a nation with freedom handed to humans by God. The birth of this glorious new state brought forth a new era of revolution throughout the world. Countries took America’s victory to heart, overthrowing their monarchial governments and establishing governments run by popular sovereignty. The existence of the United States, perhaps, led to the global fight for self-government....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms]

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John Merton 's Modes Of Adaptation

- Almost 100 years ago, Chicago saw its population double in a short span of time - the majority of the newcomers being foreign-born. There were also many Americans that were migrating into the city at this time. With large amounts of foreigners bringing with them their own set of beliefs and norms, ideological clashes and a lack of conformity was inevitable. Merton’s Modes of Adaptation comes into play here with foreigners coming to a new land and having to re-adapt. This can lead to increased rates of ritualism, retreatism, rebellion and innovation and this means an increase in crime rates....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Criminology, Violent crime]

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Non-Rewarding Efforts of Gun Control

- Why is it that the people who have never used a gun or know how to are the ones trying to explain them and are making the rules about gun control. The reason behind this is that the people making the laws do not think that the laws also apply to themselves, just everyone else. Although many people have never held or operated a firearm, many citizens only see guns as dangerous, bad or worthless; however, they are, in fact, very useful, protective, and extremely valuable. These false views of firearms have formed due to violent crimes committed with firearms....   [tags: the right to bear arms]

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Gun Control

- “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.” Does our second amendment really give rights to civilians to carry guns, which are a mechanical device that expels a bullet which can accurately travel colossal distances. As the U.S. sees it today, guns are legal to anyone who fits their criteria. Guns have been used for hundreds of years in the history of our world and nation. However, gun control has been a major debating issue during the past few decades....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control in America

- One of the biggest issues facing our nation today seems to be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun laws. There are people that feel strongly on both sides of this issue. Neither side wants more gun violence; the question is how to control gun violence. The Second Amendment to the United States 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”(U.S....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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An Argument Against Gun Control

- A proposed federal law to outlaw all guns would be more effective at disarming law-abiding citizens than at disarming the criminals who abuse them. If guns were outlawed, the criminals would not stop carrying guns, but the good, law-abiding citizens would. It would do nothing about the illegally obtained handguns in the possession of criminals. In The NRA is Right, Josh Sugarmann states that “One tenet of the National Rifle Association’s faith has always been that handgun controls do little to stop criminals from obtaining handguns” (Sugarmann 185)....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Law Brief on Gun Control

- Law Brief on Gun Control GUN CONTROL: Our Streets Are Running Red Tom Coker English IA November 18, 1997 6:35 p.m. : William Wallace had a very stressful day at work and is now driving home. As he is travelling along the I-10 freeway in Los Angeles, he suddenly comes to a complete stop. Gridlock traffic is not an unusual sight for any motorist that travels on this freeway, and William decides to exit the freeway in order to escape the madness. He exits on the next off ramp and comes to a red light at a busy intersection....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Politics of Gun Control Legislation

- The Politics of Gun Control Legislation The recent violent phenomenon of tragic shootings such as the incident at Columbine high school in which 13 students and one teacher were killed and 23 other people were wounded has captured the attention of both the public and politicians alike and has stirred a need to take action. With shootings in Littleton, Colorado followed by Conyers, Georgia and yet another in Gibson, Oklahoma, gun control has become a pressing issue in congress. However while politicians use these incidents to maneuver their anti-gun legislation, public opinion and partisan support remains highly polarized....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control Is Not Crime Control

- Gun Control is not Crime Control Americans are faced with an ever-increasing problem of violence. The streets of America are now a war zone. Teenage gangsters murder one another for drug territory, and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire. However, most recent and most abhorrent, is our children are killing one another. They are killing with extreme prejudice. Our children are killing, exhibiting little or no remorse for lives they have taken. We cannot ignore the carnage our society endures due to the criminal behavior of a minority, obviously lacking the basic moral behavior regarding human life....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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- Argument Against Gun Control An Argument Against Gun Control As long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. 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." No loopholes, or legal caches exist in this statement. The Founding Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Right to Bear Arms Should Not Be Altered by the Government

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- Guns can have a positive or a negative effect in the world. Guns can be the most important instrument for the “good guys” to bring peace, but guns can be used in a wrong way by the “bad guys” committing violent crimes. The views on the gun control from the gun owners and those who oppose guns are different. Lots of peoples are murdered every day in gun violence. There is a controversy going on about gun control in the United States, whether if the gun controls should be permitted or not. The gun control debate has been a hot topic for year, and lots of people think guns are unnecessary tool, but some think it is needed for their safety....   [tags: gun control, the right to bear arms]

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Is the American Pit-bull Breed an Excessively Vicious Breed or Are They Just Misunderstood by Today’s Standards?

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Do Violent Video Games Really Cause Violent Behavior?

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Disintegration Of The Family Is The Real Root Cause Of Violent Crime

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Violent Offenders Think Differently Than Normal People ' Critically Evaluate This Statement

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The Allegory Of The Bear

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Positive Female Role Models Eliminate Negative Effects of Sexually Violent Media by Christopher J. Ferguson,

- ... When testing the hypothesis, Christopher J. Ferguson selected 150 students from a southern university. 50.7% were male 49.3% were females. Most of the students were from the Hispanic ethnicity. The independent variable used are: neutral shows containing neither sexual or violent content, sexually violent shows with negative subordinate depictions of women and sexually violent show featuring strong independent female character (Ferguson, 2012). Six television shows were selected that expresses strong independent females and also weak females....   [tags: violent media, sexuality]

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