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Should Violent Video Games Be Banned?

- Should Violent Video Games Be Banned. In 2008, the computer and video game industry has made $1.7 billion in revenue. Of this, 16% was made through the sale of violent video games (FYI: Video Game Statistics by the Entertainment Software Association | Critical Gaming Project). Many parents are concerned about these violent games because of how they can affect their children. Many think that these games are dangerous and should be banned. Others believe that the sale of these games should go unregulated....   [tags: minors, violent, video games, ratings]

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Violent Crime And Its Effects On Society

- Violence in bars is a growing area of concern in modern day society, particularly in Australian culture where the consumption of alcohol is socially acceptable. Recently, the Australian media has been dominated by an alarming incidence of “king hit” attacks, suggesting that alcohol is a major cause for the increase in violence. By mapping the location of such crimes, studies have shown that they concentrate in particular places and at certain times. The fact that these crimes are thus non-random allows criminologists to predict where and when crime will happen, assisting in developing prevention strategies for these problems....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Violent crime, Criminology]

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The Historical Origins of the Second Amendment’s Protection to keep and Bear Arms

- The origin of the right to keep and bear arms all started with the culture of having guns, then events that brought fear among people, then valid arguments for the need of arms. This explains the historical origin of the second amendment's protection to keep and bear arms. Americans at first had the culture of carrying arms with them for normal life purposes; that is protection, maintaining order in the society, and hunting for food. As time went by in their new settlement areas in America, conflicts developed, and they had to have arms for protection against invasion....   [tags: Bill of Rights, American Government, Bear Arms]

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Violent Video Games: Closing the Doors to Success

- An increase in violent outbreaks may be linked to violent video games. There has been an increasing amount of crime in the age groups involved violent video games in some way. In turn, watching and/or participating in violent video games can increase violent behavior. Violent outbreaks are more common with age groups that are actively participating in violent video games, or have an active role within the community of violent video games. An article states "Sales of video games have more than quadrupled from 1995-2008, while the arrest rate for juvenile murders fell 71.9% and the arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes declined 49.3% in this same period" (Video Games ProCon.org)....   [tags: violent, video games, behavior]

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Violent Media Does Not Have an Effect on Children

- Violent media is a prominent part of America's culture. America is the home to dozens of multimillion dollar industries that specialize in making violent media. This media usually has a rating label on it, categorizing it as being made for young children, teens, or adults. The purpose of this is to protect children from the disturbing and/or violent scenes depicted in the media. Yet, millions of children under the age of 17 still have free access to violent media. However, even though children have access, the overall effects of violence on children are not negative....   [tags: Argumentative, Violent Video Games]

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The Negative Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

- “Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end” (“Video Game Quotes” 1). Over time researchers, psychiatrists, and parents have often wondered how damaging violent video games can be to the youth in society. This is an important matter to people with children in their personal lives or work environment. These games have become a large risk factor for aggressive behavior in children. Researchers have been saying that video games do affect adults as well; however, they have even more effect on younger brains in early development....   [tags: Impact of Violent Games]

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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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The Connection Between Immigration And Violent Crime Rates

- Immigration and Criminalization In “Exploring the Connection between Immigration and Violent Crime Rates in U.S. Cities, 1980—2000” Graham C. Ousey and Charis E. Kubrin challenge the postulation that Immigration and Violent Crime rates are positively correlated. Although Ousey and Kubrin extensively explore both sides of the argument, they conclude that violent crime rates and immigration are not positively correlated. In brief, they come up with three main reasons why the supposition, that immigration and violent crimes are positively correlated, is an inaccurate depiction of the relationship between immigration and violent crimes....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Violent crime]

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Violent Video Games Don't Lead to Increases In Violent Behavior

- A young, blonde woman stands with her fists raised. She shifts her weight back and forth, staying in constant motion. Her jaw is set and her blue eyes dangerous. She faces her opponent with no fear. Her fellow combatant is a skilled warrior and a member of a Shirai Ryu clan. He’s spent years mastering his own special style of martial arts. The woman observes him carefully. He’s muscular and, no doubt, fast. She cannot see most of his face, as a gold and black mask obscures it, but she can see his eyes....   [tags: Video Games Don't Cause Children to be Violent]

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Gun Control is NOT the Answer to Juvenile Crime

- "In October 1997, a 16-year old in Pearl, Mississippi, first killed his mother and then went to school and shot nine students, two fatally; in December 1997 a 14-year old went to his school in West Paducah, Kentucky, killed three students and wounded five others; in March last year, two boys, aged eleven and thirteen, killed four girls and a teacher outside their school in Jonesboro, Arkansas; the next month a science teacher was shot dead, allegedly by a 14-year old, at a school dance in Edinsboro, Pennsylvania; last May in Fayetteville, Tennessee, an 18-year old student allegedly shot dead a classmate in the school car park; two days later, in Springfield, Oregon, a 15-year old op...   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms]

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Violent Crimes And Its Effects On Society

- In every society, a continuous attempt has occurred on reducing human’s confidence and happiness. Crimes are one of the reasons behind this effort. This have been proven by Casciani (2015) stated that over seven million offenses happened in 2014, and an 11% fall for the past 12 months. Additionally, this study also shows than violent crimes are taking over the other crimes. As known, crime is action acting against the laws of the country, which is done usually by an individual (Oxford Dictionaries 2015)....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Violent crime, Domestic violence]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violence?

- Bloodshed and aggression is everywhere; in magazines, in the shops, on the TV, on websites like YouTube as well as in video games. Yet, why is it that those video games are assumed to be the biggest media source responsible for the violent outbursts of different individuals. Is this really the case. Every eight out of ten homes in the United Kingdom own a existing generation games console and video games have become a extraordinary source of education when helping kids to learn, such websites like educationcity.com or the VTech Learning System that teach kids literacy, numeracy and the sciences through their games....   [tags: video games, violent games, call of duty]

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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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Leave Violent VIdeo Games Alone

- Do violent video games really cause violent acts, or are video games just easy targets to pin the blame on. In recent years several scientists, college professors, politicians, and journalists have pointed their fingers towards video games, specifically the ones rated M for Mature as the cause of violence (murder, rape, beatings) in today’s society, especially among the youth. The main reason they accuse electronic games is because the perpetrators of these malicious acts interacted with video games one way or another....   [tags: violent acts, crime, video game industries]

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The Contrasting Themes and Structure of William Faulkner's The Bear

- The Contrasting Themes and Structure of William Faulkner's The Bear          At first,  William Faulkner's The Bear, seems to be a story about the decline of an old bear and the wilderness he represented. Oddly, it is possible to omit the fourth chapter of The Bear and still have a complete and less confusing story.  Although sandwiched in between the third and fifth chapters, the fourth chapter is almost wholly independent. For the purpose of this analysis, I will refer to chapters one, two, three, and five as being one half of the story, while chapter four solely comprises the other half....   [tags: Faulkner Bear Essays]

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The Themes of Wilderness and the White Man in William Faulkner's The Bear

- The Themes of Wilderness and the White Man in William Faulkner's The Bear    William Faulkner's The Bear is bilateral in subject and plot. The first half of the story looks at the wilderness and the virtues man can learn from it. The second half applies these virtues to civilization, exposing the white man's corruption and misuse of the land. A careful look at the interaction of these two halves reveals a single unifying theme: man must learn virtue from nature. Faulkner believed humility, pride, courage, and liberty would be almost impossible for man to learn without the wilderness to teach him....   [tags: Faulkner Bear Essays]

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The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms

- The Second Amendment And The Right To Bear Arms Throughout the years there has been an ongoing debate over the Second Amendment and how it should be interpreted. The issue that is being debated is whether our government has the right to regulate guns. The answer of who has which rights lies within how one interprets the Second Amendment. With this being the case, one must also think about what circumstances the Framers were under when this Amendment was written. There are two major sides to this debate, one being the collective side, which feels that the right was given for collective purposes only....   [tags: Gun Bear Arms Control Essays Debate]

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The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms

- The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms The Second Amendment to the Constitution gave United States citizens the right to bear arms. Although, the Second Amendment stated: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms. However, the framers could not foresee the type of violence we have in our cities today. Innocent citizens have and are being brutally killed due to this amendment. Stricter gun control laws must be enacted to receive these types of weapons....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Control Problems and Solutions

- The problem with guns is fairly obvious: they decrease the difficulty of killing or injuring a person. In Jeffrey A. Roth's Firearms and Violence (NIJ Research in Brief, February 1994), he points out the obvious dangers. About 60 percent of all murder victims in the United States in 1989 (about 12,000 people) were killed with firearms. Firearm attacks injured another 70,000 victims, some of whom were left permanently disabled. In 1985, the cost of shootings was an estimated $14 billion nationwide for medical care, long-term disability, and premature death....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms

- The Second Amendment Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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Violent Video Games Affect a Person's Behavior

- Do violent video games affect a persons behavior. Why are so many children hooked on violent video games. What do violent video games do to someones mind. Yes, the answer that everybody is looking for is staring us right in the face, yes violent video games makes a person more violent. Do you know video game developers spend millions of dollars developing violent video games and advertising these violent video games. All the money that goes into developing video games have something to do with making the games more addicting....   [tags: mind, mass homicides, violent action]

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The Judicial System Is Too Harsh On Non Violent Crimes

- In this paper the research conducted will decipher or examine whether the judicial system is being too harsh on non-violent crimes versus the violent crime. Intentional murder should definitely be punished harder than a drug charge. In a lot of cases drug charge sentences hold more time than murder charge sentences. I will be conducting a survey to come up with my end result in which I will determine whether or not my subjects feel like the charges given to drug offenders are more serious than those of violent crimes....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Prison, Recidivism]

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School Shooters Direct Connection to Violent Video Games

- Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, Adam Lanza, Steven Phillip Kazmierczak, and Seung-Hui Cho all have a few things in common, they are all school shooters that have killed and injured a combined total of 149 human beings and are or were believed to be avid violent video game players, who also committed suicide immediately after carrying out their attacks. To the public, school shooters seem to share a direct connection to playing violent video games and that playing them leads to violent behavior....   [tags: behaviors, video games, media, violent]

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Relationship Between Hot Weather And Violent Crime Rates

- Weather and Crime: Relationship Between Hot Weather and Violent Crime Rates in the Rio Grande Valley Just because the sun is bright and shining in the summer does not mean that people are at their happiest moment. It is a regular hot summer’s day where you wake up to a hot apartment due to a broken A/C. The sun is not even completely out and you are already sweating, starting your day with the wrong foot. You lose time trying to see what is going on with your air conditioning system. As if your luck could not get any worse, your car’s A/C is broken as well....   [tags: Crime, Police, Violent crime, Violence]

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Peer Helping Programs For Address Violent Crime

- Peer-Helping Program to Address Violent Crime in Children This peer helper program is designed to address the crisis of children violence both victims and perpetrators. It is a system that allows students to assist one another. Everyone benefits in the program to tackle this imperative issue. In the ASCA 2008 Position Statement, Peer-helping programs are implanted to enhance the effectiveness of school counseling programs by increasing outreach and the expansion of available services (ASCA, 2008)....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Violent crime, Skill]

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Should Minors Be Sentenced? Sentences If They Are Guilty Of Violent Crimes?

- Should Minors Be Sentenced to Life Sentences If They Are Guilty of Violent Crimes. Introduction Since the enlargement of violent acts, the majority of the public have began to think about how the juvenile system should convict their minors. While some people believe a minor who commits a violent crime should be tried as an adult, there is psychological evidence which shows a minors brain does not process prison the same way an adult brain will. A lot of people believe minors usually are influenced by the people around them such as gang members, drug dealers, or an individual in their environment who is much older than them and could pressure them to do the act....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Violent crime, Violence]

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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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Do Violent Video Games Cause Bad Behavior?

- Ever since the video game was invented many years ago, violent, bloody games have existed also. Some include killing zombies, shooting people, and fighting that ends in either someone dying or being hurt. The outcome remains the same, and a select few continue to live out these games throughout their daily life. These games can sometimes cause people to become angry. Although, some video games may have a negative effect on some people’s lives, other reasons such as their home life can be a factor in these people’s behavior....   [tags: child's behavior, violent games,video games]

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

- Patrick F. Fagan in “Disintegration of the family is the real root cause of violent crime” addresses the main causes of violent crime in context of modern day affairs. Fagan’s approach to inform readers of his opinion is a strategic method of integrating examples of his research into his evidence supporting his position. He ensures to acknowledge major opposing theories and he is very well organized in stating his supporting proof. Although Fagan uses his expertise in marriage as a basis for argument, his open mindedness shows a deep understanding of his point that the underlying cause of violent crimes can be accredited to illegitimacy....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Crime in the United States]

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The Effects on Kids and Teens Due to Violent Video Games

- Games are cool and nice and all but there are some video games that are considered ultra violent video games due to the real world type of violence it shows. These games are graphic and do have violence in it, but it isn’t enough to conquer or influence a teen. In other cases, it may conquer or influence a kid because kids have fresh minds, and learn everything in their way. It’s been experimented to see if games do influence but until present day, yet, there’s no proof or evidence. Violent video games may have an affect on children depending on their age....   [tags: video games, violent games, grand theft auto]

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Does Violence in the Media Contribute to Violent Behavior in Children

- Mass Media. What exactly does that mean. To me, mass media is anything that can deliver a message to me. It could be a billboard, news, music, television, video games, books, magazines, and the internet to name a few. Television, movies, and video games are a big part of children's lives in today's technologically advanced society. When children are exposed to television and violent video games they watch with intensity. Depending on what the are watching they can have overwhelming feelings of shock, horror, disbelief, grief, disappointment, happiness, and sometimes depression....   [tags: parental instruction, violent video games, media]

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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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The Second Amendment: Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms!

- The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the right to bear arms. Even though this guarantee was written with no constraints, there are now laws that limit certain aspects of gun ownership. The reasons for gun control fall under the flag of public safety. Though there are many safety reasons why private ownership of firearms should be banned, these arguments are outweighed not only by the need for protection, but because the limitation of ownership rights could become dangerous to personal freedom....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms]

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Blood Music by Greg Bear and Movie The Matrix

- Blood Music by Greg Bear and Movie The Matrix Throughout the novel Blood Music, by Greg Bear, remarkable similarities to the movie Matrix are observed. From the fact that both stories create an entirely new world to the main characters ultimately being in control, these two stories are one in the same. Seen in both the novel and the movie, the question of what is real. arises quite often. The characters also share the quality of being in more than one place at a time. The most incredible occurrence though is the ability to have unlimited knowledge....   [tags: Blood Music Bear Matrix Movie Film Essays]

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

- ‘’Violent offenders think differently than normal people’’ Critically evaluate this statement. Aggression is a global issue which has existed since the dawn of time. It is a natural function of human expression (Blackburn: 1993, Bowes & McMurran: 2013). It is the subsequent product of some aggression; violence which is of concern on a variety of domains. Many academics strive to find out why people commit violent crimes and what cognitive thought processes drive them to commit such offences; academics also highlight that there is a lack of coherent evidence which explains who some people engage in violent offending and some individuals don’t (Bennett, Farrington & Huesmann: 2004, Blackburn:...   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Violence, Psychology]

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What Causes a Psychopath to Commit Violent Crimes Such as Murder or Rape?

- Whenever a violent crime is committed such as the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech or the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, we draw a conclusion that these mass killers are psychopaths. Actually, most psychopaths are not violent. The thing that people need to think about what causes a psychopath to commit violent crimes such as murder or rape. Are serial killers and rapist sane to comprehend their actions to the crimes thy have committed. Many people would yes they are and, they understand what they have done....   [tags: violent crime, psychopaths, mass killers]

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Gun Control

- Gun Control Statistics on an issue such as gun control are not hard to come by. The numbers seem to sway in the favor of gun control being ineffective against the epidemic of gun violence that is facing this nation today. There is evidence to support that many guns used for illegal activities are obtained by illegal means anyway, making laws to restrict the purchase of said guns ineffective at keeping firearms out of criminals hands. Evidence also supports the statements that guns are used in defense more often than not, that the age old statistic that “13” children die each day by guns is inaccurate, and that there are numbers that show the direct relationship between the loosening of gun...   [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 Gun control is an action of the government that is supposed to reduce crime. Congress has passed many laws on this subject and there really has not been an effect. Gun control has been a controversial issue for years, but the citizens of the United States have a right to own guns and the Constitution states that. On the government's path to control guns they created the Brady Act. Handgun Control Incorporated is the major organization for lobbying, and introducing legislation on gun control....   [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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Gun Control

- Gun Control Throughout America there is the constant debate concerning the second amendment or the right to bare arms. One day an innocent kid walking home from school gets shot in a drive by shooting is he just a victim of circumstance or could this of been easily prevented. There are lobbyist for the private ownership of guns and lobbyist for legislation to ban personal possession of guns for good. In this paper I hope that just maybe I can persuade you to think differently on a topic that’s stirring up the nation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Allegory Of The Bear

- The Allegory of the Bear Once upon a time, a little kid’s home was strolled by a malignant bear. The little kid was wary of alarming the bear, the kid skulked around the bear at the break of dawn to escape the bear. But, you might ponder, what happened when the bear was startled. The seven hells broke loose. The kid’s adrenaline levels sky rocketed, with palms drenched in sweat and a heartbeat worth a mile per minute the kid urgently sprinted, like the lightning was about to strike. The forest ahead was without end, and the kid wasn’t always able to surpass the vicious bear....   [tags: American films, English-language films, Mind]

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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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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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Gun Control - We All Have a Right to Bear Arms

- We All Have a Right to Bear Arms    The preamble of the United States Constitution clearly states its objective: to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity   The bill of rights is the set of amendments to the constitution intended to secure these objectives for the individual citizens of the United States. 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....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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Henry David Thoreau and the Power of Non-Violent Resistance

- Thoreau contends that men have lost the free will to make individual decisions regarding war, slavery, and domestic issues because government imposes on its citizens only in its own self interests. (Thoreau 1706). He states government loses its integrity when willing to consider profit over the interests of its citizens, and basic human rights such as slavery and war. (Thoreau 1707). He considers slavery as a “hateful and stupid enterprise. (Eulau 119). Thoreau feels such deep disgrace being associated with a government who condones slavery, that he refuses to vote, pay taxes, and makes his only contact with this government the tax collector....   [tags: Non-Violent Resistance Essays]

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Violent Video Games Do Not Cause Violence

- Do violent video games increase aggression in the people who play them. If so then video games could be responsible for much of the bad news we hear on television. Are video games responsible for school shootings. Do producers of video games need to tone down the violence. What will happen if video games become more and more violent and realistic. On the other hand, are video games to blame at all for the increase of violence in kids. When violence in video games started to increase, people started noticing an increase in the aggression of their children as well....   [tags: Violent Video Games 2014]

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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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The Polar Bear

- Survival of the fittest serves to be true in all walks of society. When drawing attention to the animals on top of the food chain, it’s important to analyze what sets them apart from the rest. What is the edge they have on the competitors. What are their weaknesses. The animals that occupy the artic regions have learned to survive the furry of Mother Nature, but still must compete for survival with the top predator of the artic, the polar bear. Polar bears inhabit the circumpolar arctic regions....   [tags: wildlife, animals, food chain]

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Violent Cartoons: Are They Actually Violent?

- In today’s society, 54 percent of kids have a television in their own room (“Facts and TV” 1). To add to that, about 109.6 million televisions are in homes throughout the country (“Facts and TV” 1). Is what the children are watching safe. Whose responsibility is it to make sure they are watching something suitable for their age. In the article, “What’s Up Doc. A Bloody Outrage, That’s What,” by Katherine Ellison, she focuses on a specific cartoon that she can recall specifics from when she encountered her young son watching it....   [tags: Media]

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Violent Media And Violent Violence

- It has been argued that contemporary society is becoming increasingly violent. Due to the recent school shootings occurring in the United States and other parts of the world. This increase in violent crime has been over sensationalized by news media who believe that violent media is largely responsible for causing individuals to commit violence. Media sources such as video games has othen been used to blame violence in society and past violent crimes including the columbine (Leo, J. 1999) and flint shootings....   [tags: Violence, Columbine High School massacre]

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The Movie ' Brother Bear '

- Brother Bear The Disney 2D animation allows viewers to simulate many life lessons. The structure of the movie is well rounded for a variety of all age audience. The movie starts off with a Native American tribe in the Pacific Northwest introduces three brothers: Sitka (voice by D.B. Sweeney) the eldest brother/ peacemaker , Denahi (Jason Raize) the controlling middle brother, and Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) the free spirited mischievous youngest brother. Part of the Native American tradition is the coming – of – age ceremony....   [tags: Life, Meaning of life, Jeremy Suarez]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Brown Bear '

- “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see. I see a red bird looking at me…” (Bill Martin 1) When I was told to select a book I would choose this one more than any of the other books that I owned. Reading has been something that I have enjoyed doing ever since I was really little, and I still enjoy it today. Reading and writing areis a skills that I think that I have had since I was in Elementary school. Between reading and writing, I like reading much more than writing.When I was really young, my parents would read to me most nights....   [tags: Learning, High school, Writing, Middle school]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Pushing The Bear '

- Diane Glancy is an award winning American author. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, in a part Cherokee household which is what inspires her interest in teaching and writing about the Native American heritage. Glancy is from Native American descent and is also a Christian. Glancy is known for her ability to incorporate both genres into her writings. In Glany’s 1996 novel, Pushing the Bear, Glancy uses a historical novel to depict the journey of the Native American’s that walked the trail of tears....   [tags: Christian terms, Christianity]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Bear '

- Short fiction stories are short stories that are not real. These stories are made up in the minds of the writers of the stories. Each story will have literary devices throughout it to enhance the story. These enhance literature because without them in the story, the reader would not be able to visualize the story and understand it as well as the author would like for the reader to. Strong short stories should have several literary devices throughout them to help the reader completely grasp what the writer is trying to unveil....   [tags: Short story, Guy de Maupassant, Fiction]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' White Bear '

- Cameras are everywhere. More people died while taking selfies than were killed by sharks in 2015. On the British television show Black Mirror, one episode called “White Bear” was a satire of how these cameras on our phones, computers, and buildings affected our society. The premise hinges on a woman who passively filmed her boyfriend torturing a young girl they kidnapped. Although it may seem that cameras are causing us to become a passive and voyeuristic society, they actually have done more good than harm....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Nate, Hajji, and the Bear

- Nate's pounding heart drummed like it meant to escape his chest. But somehow his brain locked into a calm logical mode. It kept his feet bolted to the ground and a scream from his lips. He couldn't outrun a bear. He could do nothing that the bear couldn't do better, except think. If he didn't panic, maybe smarts would be enough. He forced a breath and remembered the granola bars in his pocket. He reached for them slowly to avoid upsetting the bear. The bear had moved no closer, and Nate watched it intensely for any sign it was ready to attack....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Right to Bear a Concealed Handgun

- The Right to Bear a Concealed Handgun Should every adult citizen have the authority to have a handgun for protection of self-defense, or other individual reasons. Well, every citizen knows the fact that adults are allowed to have a gun, because of the approval of the 2nd amendment. Even though this policy is approved, some citizens are in political debate of this handgun approval. For years this law, there has always been a forward and against group. Some see the negative outcomes for their community, predicting that there could be more high crimes and injuries....   [tags: self-defense, citizens, criminals]

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It 's The Right Of Bear Arms

- It 's the right to bear arms. In the United States, one has the right to carry a concealed weapon on themselves at all times. Concealed weapons are becoming a controversy through The Second Amendment, background checks, the laws regarding these weapons, and the use of these weapons. The Second Amendment states that every person is entitled to “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,”(Moeller)....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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History of the Right to Bear Arms

- In 1938 Adolf Hitler put restrictions on the Jewish people that kept them from manufacturing firearms or ammunition. Then he took up all of their firearms, and as a result of that when Adolf began the holocaust the Jews had no way of defending themselves. First he disarmed them then he killed them all because they had no way of fighting back. Some of the biggest mass murderers in history are governments that have taken peoples gun rights away, or never let them have guns in the first place. This one of the reasons gun control does not need to happen (Callahan, Bo)....   [tags: modern gun control]

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The Great Bear And Eight Of Vessels

- In the future section, The Great Bear and Eight of Vessels (Rebirth) were the cards I found most relevant to Bruce Wayne’s story arch. As I explained, The Great Bear represents a stage where a hero is laid to rest so they can be reborn. The card came up in the future section, and I took this to mean that sometime in the near future, Bruce will find what he needs to make it out of the crypt from the card and improve his personal life. The Eight of Vessels (Rebirth) appeared to also reference this rebirth that Bruce will undergo to be able to move on with his life....   [tags: Batman, The Dark Knight, Future, Gotham City]

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The Bear By Tom Lombardi

- As once said by Paul J. Meyer, “Communication is the key to personal and career success.” That could not be any more true, especially in this day and age. In order to succeed in this world, it is imperative that you are able to work well with people. It is nearly impossible to avoid people for an extended period of time. It might be possible for a little bit, but eventually you will have to face someone. It is beginning to be harder and harder to find good paying jobs that do not involve interacting with the public to some degree....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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The Scalpel And The Silver Bear

- The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: Two Worlds Collide The Navajo creation story explains that medicine was brought to the people by an ancient owl. This owl sent down a magic bundle containing the powers of healing to the new world. For thousands of years Navajo people have used this knowledge to heal and live in harmony with each other. As a product of two worlds, Dr. Lori Alvord was one of the first people to combine modern medicine with Navajo beliefs by overcoming cultural differences....   [tags: Navajo people]

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Pushing The Bear By Diane Glancy

- The Native American culture has relied on verbal language as a way to pass down their history, legends, and customs. Many of their tribal stories have been passed down from generation to generation through the use of oral tradition as opposed to written language. These tales were told for both entertainment purposes and to preserve their rich history. These stories are a very important part of the Native American Culture. Diane Glancy’s novel, Pushing the Bear, captures the unique tradition of storytelling by the Cherokee tribe during the 1838 Trail of Tears....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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The Dangers Facing the Polar Bear

- Everyone feels good drinking an ice cold Coca-Cola on a hot summer day. Except for Polar Bears, they seem to enjoy drinking them out in the Arctic where its booger freezing cold. Well at least that’s how the commercials tend to show it. Or is it that the Polar Bears are drinking an ice cold Coca-Cola because it’s too hot in the Arctic. Who knows. But one thing researchers do know is that the climate has changed, and Earth is getting warmer. The Polar Bear population has decreased drastically because of the increased warmth of the Earth and it is melting the sea ice in the Arctic Circle....   [tags: environmental, issues, endangered, species]

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My Life As A Block Bear

- I am Kameron Stevenson. I am from a residential area in Louisiana called Jonesville where everyone knows everyone. I experienced childhood in a solitary guardian home with my one kin, my sibling. I am going to inform you a touch of concerning my life as a Block Bear. My eighth grade year of secondary school I was on the softball and b-ball group. My first year I was on various groups, for example, the b-ball and softball group. Additionally as a first year recruit I was on the move group and we were known as the BHS Dazzlers....   [tags: High school, Educational years, College]

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Polar Bear: Threatened or Not?

- In recent decades, the global warming threat has captured the attention of the nation and the world. While the main focus began with concentrating on the effects this long-term natural crisis would have on the human population, select groups have worked to approach the topic in a manner that entails prevention in order to help other animal and plant species around the globe. One such organization is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has played a major role in the conservation of the polar bear species, one of the mammals most adversely affected by the recent climate changes....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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The Right And Bear Arms

- The Right to Bear Arms People argue the right of the Second Amendment all the time. Some people think that guns should not be a given right and that we do not deserve to own them. Most liberals think that outlawing guns will lower the crime rate in America. My question to you is when was the last time a gun that was involved in a crime was legally purchased by the person committing the crime. In most cases, a robbery or crime is committed with a stolen gun. Stolen weapons are harder to trace to the criminal....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Right And Bear Arms

- The Right to Bear Arms The United States holds five percent of the world’s population, yet thirty-one percent of the world’s public mass shootings (Christensen). Yes, legislation for stricter gun laws is discussed after each devastating shooting; however, the Second Amendment prevents any effective legislation from being passed. Eventually, the talk of new laws diminishes, leaving the number of mass shootings in America tremendously high. Because of the right to bear arms, gun laws remain loose, and American citizens continue to be murdered; therefore, Congress needs to amend the Second Amendment to restrict the right to bear arms and enable stricter gun laws to be passed....   [tags: Firearm, United States]

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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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The Right to Bear Arms

- Currently, The United States of America is at war against 27 words that were written by James Madison in 1789. The Bill of Rights is known as the first 10 amendments to The Constitution of the United States. The Bill of Rights states the rights of its citizens. 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”(Madison). Many people have argued that “to keep and bear arms” is not very obvious....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- In the United States the right to own a gun is enshrined by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The text of the Second Amendment 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” (Adams, 2004). The founding fathers borrowed this idea from Niccolo Machiavelli, the Italian thinker. He wrote about the weapons necessary for freedom to defend themselves, to hunt, and to protect the state against foreign invasion....   [tags: guns, freedom, violence]

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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 Right to Bear Arms

- A short documentary film of the Public Broadcasting Service entitled “After Newtown: Gun in America” was aired again on August 13, 2013. It was the eight-month period after the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The tragic incident took the lives of twenty innocent children, and six adults. Even though these children and people were brutally killed in this mass shooting, the government couldn’t still effectively perform the relevant legislation to the gun law....   [tags: gun control, US history]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- In 1791 the United States government added the second amendment to the constitution. As stated in the Constitution, this amendment states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. In the early years of the United States it was common for people to walk around with their rifles or revolvers. Nobody really gave a second look or glared at them like they were doing something wrong. Openly carrying a firearm was normal in those times. Today, almost 223 years later, people are allowed to conceal their firearms from one another....   [tags: second ammendment to the US Constitution]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- Our founding father gave American citizens the right to bear arms, but was that the best idea or was it even the safest idea. Many Americans today own a gun and the majority use their gun in a safe manner. However, when the gun was first invented, it was intended to kill whether that be hunting, self-defense, or in battle. The gun is still to this day intended to kill and will always hold that purpose. Americans were given the right to bear arms in a time of need during the end of the revolutionary war, where there was still opposition from loyalists, in the early years of the country....   [tags: safe, gun, kill, control, laws]

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The Right And Bear Arms

- The Right to Bear Arms Imagine a society where law abiding citizens were forbidden to own a firearm. A society where the gun was only owned by government officials and criminals. This is a world I choose not to live in, but if lawmakers and anti-gun groups get their way America will go that way. America will be a country where private citizens do not have the right to defend themselves or their families. The Constitution of the United States guarantees the citizens a right to bear firearms, and as it is the 2nd Amendment they thought it was an important right....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Law]

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Jane Addams And Sumner Bear

- Have you ever decided that you wanted to fulfill your passion and you knew before you left this earth, you would. Helping the poor, saving lives, shielding families and inspiring individuals: this paper will compare and contrast Jane Addams and William Sumner. Although Addams and Sumner bear some superficial similarities, the differences between the both of them are clear. Although Addams and Sumner share a similar background, they each have their own worldview. Addams’ main focus was to contribute in any way that she could to help the poor and impact lives for a more efficient society....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Social class]

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Gun Violence Issue and Assault Weapons in America

- This obsession that the American people have when it comes to guns is beyond ridiculousness. In America there are approximately 270 million firearms possessed by civilians and only about 897,000 are carried by police. Just looking at this we can see how much the American people need for guns. It has been 15 years since the horrible tragic shooting that happened in Columbine high school where a set of 12 students and one teacher were murdered, whereas they injured an additional 24 people using assault weapons....   [tags: Crimes, Rampage, Violenc]

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