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The Issue Of Concealed Carry

- The 2nd Amendment, what does that mean to you. Many people have several different views of the true meaning of this Amendment. Thousands of people also have many diverse ideas of new laws, and wish news ones would be enacted. However, some wish that laws should be taken away, or that no new further laws should be enacted. One of the most popular controversial issue is the disagreement about concealed carry. Concealed carry is when a person would obtain a legal license to carry a firearm concealed on themselves....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Benefits of Concealed Carry in the United States

- Gun control is a major topic of debate in America today, and has been ever since the 2nd Amendment was ratified. It is a topic that could affect the Americas who already own firearms. Using the data gathered from a multitude of sources, ranging from NRA data bases to opposing views on this topic, the average citizen may form a new frame of reference concerning this topic. This argumentative research paper shall more specifically focus on the subject of conceal carry in the United States today and the questions surrounding it: What a conceal carry permit is, the controversy surrounding such laws, how one obtains a conceal-carry permit – including classes and other instructional course as we...   [tags: Concealed Carry Laws]

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Benefits Of Concealed Carry On College Campuses

- What is protection. Should a person have to depend on another for their well-being, or should they have the ability to defend their own person. Concealed carry is a controversial issue, more so when it is allowed on college campuses. There are two sides to every stone and some people may only see the side facing up. When it comes to weapons, there is always a big ordeal about what will happen when a law is or is not put into play. If concealed carry is allowed on campuses terrorist may abuse this privilege as a way to perform mass shootings....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Should We Carry A Concealed Gun

- On the evening of Friday, 13th November 2015, a massacre, including of public mass shootings and suicide bombings occurred in the capital of France, Paris. The attackers killed 130 people and wounded 368 serious injuries. During the attacks in Paris, no one victim was armed. They didn’t have any chance of defense for themselves. Today, I am going to tell you about the right to carry a concealed gun and why we need it. I have researched both sides of the right to carry a concealed gun, and the need to carry a concealed gun is the strongest argument....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Effects Of Concealed Carry Laws On The United States

- Concealed Carry Brett Smith Joliet Junior College Abstract The effect of concealed carry laws in the United States will be examined. Concealed carry laws include the classroom and hands on training of handling and operating a firearm in different situations. The effectiveness of concealed carry will be examined to see if its implementation will change violent crime rates. Keywords: concealed carry, gun control, firearms owner’s identification card Introduction Concealed carry is the right for an individual in the United States to carry a gun....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Should They Be Concealed Gun Carry On College Campuses?

- There is a saying that says, “Why fix something that isn’t broke?” In other words, if something is doing good the way it is already then don’t change it. The same applies with concealed gun carry on college campuses. If college campuses have been statistically proven to be one of the safest public places, then why try to fix them by bringing concealed guns into campuses. I believe that there should not be concealed handguns allowed in college campuses because it will make students more unsafe, would make the learning environment in class a very unhealthy experience, and cause trouble for the campus police to spot a real shooter....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Scott Russel Sanders' The Men We Carry in Our Minds

- Scott Russel Sanders' The Men We Carry in Our Minds In "The Men We Carry in Our Minds," Scott Russel Sanders tries to show how his views on men are completely different from the views that some women hold. He traces the problem to the country surroundings of his youth. He explains that the men he observed as a child were completely different from the men whom most women might observe. The differing viewpoints between him and the women he met in college caused him some grief. However, it was not so much an issue of gender, but an issue of class....   [tags: Sanders Men We Carry Minds Sanders Essays]

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The Benefits of Concealed Carry of Firearms

- ... All of these are required by the ISP in order to apply for a permit. During the course the instructors will spend eight of the sixteen hours in the classroom and the other eight at the range. The class teaches you how to responsibly carry a concealed weapon. It also goes over when and when not to use your concealed weapon. During the time at the range the instructors show how to holster and UN-holster the firearm correctly. They also show you how to use the firearm safely and correctly. During the class the main point is safety, safety, safety....   [tags: lowering crime rates]

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The Right to Carry a Concealed Firearm

- American citizens should legally be permitted to carry a concealed fire army without a permit. The second Amendment to the United States constitution guarantees our rights as American citizens to bear arms. Yet overly strict concealed carry laws prevent us from doing so. It is in fact these laws which cause much of the violent crime in America. These laws also keep citizens from being able to protect themselves from potential threats. If citizens could carry concealed fire arms without permits there would be less crime and fewer death of innocent people....   [tags: permit, rights, american citizens, ]

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Is Concealed Carry Good For Illinois?

- There are many factors concealed carry is good for Illinois. Too many innocent people are getting robbed; People should be allowed to defend their self from any danger. Before the law was passed, a person was only allowed to carry in their home. Even if a person legally owned a firearm, if they were caught outside of their home carrying a firearm they could face jail time. Locking a firearm in a case, unloaded, taken apart, and placing the case in the trunk of a car was the only way a person was allowed to transport a firearm....   [tags: problems, gangs, innocent people]

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Coming for to carry me home

- “If any one wishes to be impressed with the soul-killing effects of slavery, let him go to Colonel Lloyd's plantation, and, on allowance-day, place himself in the deep pine woods, and there let him, in silence, analyze the sounds that shall pass through the chambers of his soul,--and if he is not thus impressed, it will only be because there is no flesh in his obdurate heart." Fredrick Douglass (Douglass 11). In his autobiography Twelve Years as a Slave, Solomon Northup, who was kidnapped and sold to slave masters, describes the brutality of slavery....   [tags: Slavery, Music]

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Teachers Should NOT Carry Guns

- Everyone knows that parents’ first worry is the safety of their children. With the increase of violence in schools, parents have started to wonder if their children are really safe in the school setting. Shootings like Sandy Hook and Columbine left parents, administrators, and educators feeling the need to be proactive towards children’s safety. Reacting to situations like these is not good enough when children’s lives are on the line. Administration has started to brainstorm different ways to help insure the protection of their students....   [tags: education, children's safety, parents]

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Self Defense: Concealed Carry

- Introduction- A. My paper is on conceal carry laws and if states adopt the law the American dream and would be more achievable. In everyday life there is a chance you will be put in a situation where self-defense will be needed and there is also a higher chance that the criminal or person you are protecting yourself from will be armed. As we have seen in the past couple years with public shootings, victims are helpless because they show up to a gunfight empty handed, however, as I showed in my presentation the police officer that had his gun on him saved his life from the armed robbers that attacked him....   [tags: Legalization, Personal Protection]

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The Things We Carry

- The Things We Carry C.S Lewis once said, “It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” In our life, we carry numerous things that we never imagined would weigh so much, or that we would even carry in the first place. We bring some of the things because of necessities, whereas, we just carry the others because they have an intrinsic value for us. One of them is a cellphone which is one of the greatest necessities of mankind now because of the vast advancement in the world of telecommunication....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Mind, Cognition]

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Concealed Carry on Campus

- On April 16th 2007 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a student with psychological problems began a two hour killing spree that left 33 dead (Reader). The massacre that occurred at this school is now the worst recorded incident in the history of the United States and eclipses the University of Texas massacre of 1966. In the wake of tragedies like these, students, teachers and administrators propose more measures to make us feel safe on campus. But why weren't these measures in place before. School administrators and police have a responsibility to protect their students and faculty on campus, and these instances clearly shown a lack of fulfilling that responsibility....   [tags: Gun Control]

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Carry On, Sister Warrior

- Last month I attended my first ever Blissdom conference for female bloggers and enjoyed myself immensely. I met a slew of interesting and inspirational women, learned an assortment of tricks and tips of the blogging trade and connected with some stellar sponsors including Tim Hortons, MapleLeaf and Unicef. The best part of all this was the amazing women I met. Everyone was so friendly, with a quick smile and warm hello and introduction. It was a veritable potpourri of talented, passionate and committed women bloggers and I felt privileged to be in their company....   [tags: Blissom conference for female bloggers]

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Concealed Carry Bills

- Walking into your favorite restaurant, you notice multiple people carrying pistols on their hips. One may believe that this is illegal, but every day more states are passing concealed carry bills. Concealed carry is becoming more common in public venues due to the passing of bills in more states. What is concealed carry. Concealed carry is the carrying of a handgun on one’s person with a legal permit allowing them to do so. The handgun must be visible from three points of view. In order to attain a concealed carry permit, an individual must attend one or more classes taught by a certified teacher....   [tags: gun control in America]

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Analsysis on the Keep Calm and Carry On Poster

- ... This poster in particular was one of three posters created for this time period but this one made a lasting impression. I chose this image because of its message and how it pertains to my life. I first came across the poster when I took a chorus trip to London for their New Year’s Day Parade back in 2011/2012. I saw it in a London souvenir shop and was immediately drawn to it. I really enjoy its overall message. When I look at it, I feel a sense of hope and calmness. The bold red colored background makes it really stand out since it is just a simple image....   [tags: message, information, think, portray]

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Should Teachers Carry a Gun to School?

- ... This could be because of more knowledge mentioned earlier, but it also is combined with maturity to. Instead of giving an instant yes or no answer with a explanation that is not their or will most likely never happen, the older population give a thoughtful answer. This comes with maturity. While a maturity does not have a set age group or a set level of maturity, it is most likely that he older you are, the more mature you are. So while the overwhelming majority of people agree that teachers should not carry guns during school hours, you can still group answers together by age based on how mature the answer is....   [tags: decision making, survey]

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Analysis of Kansas´ Carry on Wayward Son

- Some songs are so well known that whoever you meet, they can sing them. “Don’ Stop Believin’”, “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Come Sail Away”; these songs helped define a generation, and another great example of that is Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” (1976). This song is a song that virtually everyone can recognize and even sing along to. Inside the lyrics to this song is a myriad of images that people have been fighting over their overall meaning for a long time. But what many people never notice is the correlation that this song has with the aftermath of natural disasters, and how people deal with the issues that arise from the disaster....   [tags: disaster, issues, poeple, deal]

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A Woman Should Carry The Heart Of A Hare

- Soranus still did not list all the contraceptives that were found in the Middle Ages. Others included herbs and complex ideas. One complex idea was that “a woman should carry the heart of a hare as an amulette with her,” to prevent a pregnancy. Some of the herbs that were commonly used as emmenagogues and abortifacients were “beaten wormwood, pennyroyal, century plant, thyme, rue” and others. One of the more common emmenagogues was rue, a perennial herb that grows to three feet tall and has a bluish green flower....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Pregnancy, Birth control]

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Gun Control: Open Carry Policy Is Not The Answer

- Gun control is a controversial issue that currently has no easy solution to please everyone. In an article written by Adam Winkler, a professor from the UCLA School of Law, he states that open carry is the answer to having fewer guns on the streets. His argument fails because it contains false premises throughout the article and is also inductively weak. First, he commits the slippery slope fallacy by assuming a series of events will occur for doing one action. Second, he commits the bandwagon fallacy....   [tags: concealed weapons, solution]

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Should You Be Able to Carry a Concealed Handgun?

- Did you know the second amendment states that you have a right to own and use arms for protection. Kentucky passed a law in 1813 that prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons. In May 1987, Florida passed a “shall-issue” law that became a model for other states. There were 11 states that have the “may-issue” law which allowed permits. On July 8, 2011, Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed carry. ( Adults who go through training and obtain a permit should be able to carry a concealed handgun....   [tags: permit, law, criminals, handgun]

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Caught in the Crossfire: The 2nd Amendment, Ownership, and Concealed Carry

- In the 20th century, governments around the world murdered over one hundred seventy million of their own people after they denied citizens the right to the ownership of guns (Macy, 2012). Now, we live in a country where there are a myriad of parties that each support different aspects of gun ownership and gun control. Those who are pro-ownership want citizens to be allowed to own guns. Those who are pro-carry agree and state that citizens should also be allowed to carry concealed weapons. Those who are pro-ban oppose both of the other parties and believe that citizens should be denied ownership of a firearm....   [tags: guns, control, ownership, constitustion]

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Why Carry a Backpack When You Can Roll It

- ... Your other option would be a briefcase with wheels. This is my favorite, because you can organize your school supplies, books, notebooks, and it even has a pocket space for your laptop to give it that extra protection. There are many backpacks to choose from, but the question is what is best for you. Always keep in mind a regular backpacks shouldn’t weigh more than 15% of ones total body weight (Singh and Koh). If a student weighs 140 pounds they should not carry a backpack more than 21 pounds (Avantika Rai)....   [tags: schoolyard, college students]

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Carry Your Own Skis, Arthur Ashe, and Dreams

- This semester has been really tiring. It has been really stressful for me lately with all my classes. It is hectic preparing for finals, finishing up end of the year projects, as well as practicing for state soccer. It is not easy being a 4.0 student athlete. It’s probably the most stressful thing for a high school student. Some people think that the athletes have it easy but they don’t. We have to work hard to earn our spot. We constantly have sports as well as school on our mind. It is especially hard for someone who wants to become a college athlete....   [tags: Literary Analyses]

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Should Concealed Carry Deter Violence On Campus?

- Would Concealed Carry Deter Violence on Campus. How many people do you see every day that carry a gun on them. I am betting that you don’t see anyone besides police officers. If people get into a car crash and the driver was drunk, do we blame the car. No we blame the driver so what’s the different with guns. Gun are not the problem that we are having, it’s the people that give guns a reputation. People carry guns not to cause or even seek to find trouble, but just that slim chance that your life might be threatened or that you will have to put your life on the line to protect you and your family....   [tags: Firearm, United States, Virginia Tech massacre]

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Crowdsourcing: Carry out Work and Outsource it to a Crowd of Workers

- Crowdsourcing was firstly used by Jeff Howe in an article "The Rise of Crowdsourcing". It takes the form of getting work or funding, usually online, from a crowd of people. The word is a combination of the word's 'crowd' and 'outsourcing'. The idea is to carry out work and outsource it to a crowd of workers. In other words, it is a modern way to encourage a large number of people and their resources to collect and share processed information to solve tricky problems and providing some sort of localized information....   [tags: crowdsourcing, opensignal, weather signal]

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Armed Education: Should Teachers Carry Concealed Weapons?

- My recently divorced History professor seemed to be in an extremely foul mood one dreary Monday morning. Every move and comment the class made seemed to irritate him more and more. Everyone in the room stopped moving and talking in concern for him, everyone except Josh, who is our class clown. He made the decision to make a comment to our teacher that any other day would have broken the ice and class would have resumed. For some reason, on this particular day it was the straw that broke the camel’s back....   [tags: Weapons, Classroom, VIolence]

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The Men We Carry : Our Minds By Scott. Sanders

- The essay written by Scott Russel Sanders, “The Men We Carry in Our Minds”, was first published in 1984 in Milkweed Chronicles. In this essay, the author voices his opinion on the conflicts and differences between the social classes, which is told from his experiences as a boy in rural Memphis and as a student in a prestigious university. Sanders believes that these conflicts and differences, when explained by the patterns of the Marxist lens, are factors that influence and alter the course of life of all individuals....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Sociology]

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The Things I Carry

- The Things I’d Carry In the novel The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, soldiers would do just about anything to stay sane and alive during the Vietnam War. Some men would have carried things with them during the war. These same men would carry things to remind them of home, others would carry an item to help them feel better during their hardships. What these men carried was something to hold onto, moreover not an item but of a memory or a dream. Soldiers would do just about anything to stay sane and alive during the Vietnam War....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech: Carry On!

- I will open with a quote, "a failure is not someone who tries and fails, but rather someone who fails and gives up." I started my freshmen year of high school at East High. From the start I struggled to complete my school work. Low motivation was the major factor that eventually led to me failing english, math, science, physical education, you name it I failed it. As I began to lose more credits and fail more courses my self esteem plummeted along with my motivation. By my sophomore year I felt like a major failure and as such I wanted desperately to drop out of high school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Popular Choices for Concealed Carry and Defense

- Popular choices for concealed carry and defense. All Kimber Classic Pistols have a ribbed Commander-style hammer to prevent clothing snags. An enlarged firing pin stop locks the tactical extractor in position for total reliability. Compact™ and Pro Carry™ Series pistols have all the features of the Custom, along with a four-inch bushingless bull barrel design that ensures dependability while making them easier to carry and conceal. The unique Kimber bull barrel keeps maximum barrel weight forward, minimizing felt recoil and reducing muzzle lift for faster sight recovery....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Act to Revise the Arizona Concealed Weapon Carry Age Restriction

- In Arizona you must be at least twenty one years old to carry a concealed weapon legally. There will be difficulty however, in amending the law because of recent violent shootings such as in Boston, Sandy Hook, Tucson, and Aurora. Law states that “You must be at least 21 years or older” (arizonaconcealedcarry). Governor Jan Brewer vetoed two bills going through legislation this year that covered the topic of concealed carry. The first one, House Bill 2339, states that persons with permits can carry concealed weapons into government buildings....   [tags: violent shootings, bills, legislations]

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Gun Control vs the Rights of Concealed Carry License Holders

- “More guns equal less crime” is a statement coined by John Lott. It means that if more law-abiding citizens are able to carry concealed weapons, these actions will lower violent crimes. Forty-two states have “Shall-Issue” laws where any private citizen can receive a Concealed Weapon Permit as long as they meet the prerequisites. The prerequisites are age, no prior felonies, and no recent mental health issues. The other eight states have “May-Issue” laws where the state officials take judgement on whether or not the private citizen should receive the Concealed Weapon Permit....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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E.E. Cumming's Poem I Carry your Heart with Me

- E.E Cummings’ poem “ i carry your heart with me(i carry it in)” show’s exactly what people truly feel, it’s as if he yanked someones feelings straight from their heart and put them on paper. This poem is the best explanation of true love, that there is. He says, that this woman is his love, he will love her forever, and no matter how far she may be from him, she will still be in his heart. Nothing could ever make his feelings for her fade away. When someone really truly loves someone, nothing could make them stop loving that person....   [tags: ground breaking poetry analysis]

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Investing For Financial Markets Can Carry Risk And Long Term Adverse Effects

- Investing in financial markets can carry risk and long term adverse effects. When deciding to participate in financial markets, an investor must educate themselves in order to financial blunders. At the forefront of financial theory, Modern Portfolio Theory asses the maximum expected portfolio return for a given amount of portfolio risk. Within the framework of Modern Portfolio Theory, an optimal portfolio is constructed on the basis of asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing. In conjunction with diversification, asset allocation is the strategy of dividing a portfolio across various asset classes....   [tags: Capital asset pricing model, Investment]

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International Sale Of Goods, Trader Will Carry Out Their Management Plan

- Once reaching an agreement on the overseas sale of goods, trader will carry out their management plan, such as controlling the quality and quantity of goods and especially preparing for exports, which ensures the performance of the contract and the legality of the transaction . Therefore, trade terms in international sale contracts are different from these of domestic trade and intended to clarify the method of delivery, the estimates of the goods and any incidental charges . FOB (Free on board) and CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) are of the most common forms of these special trade terms ....   [tags: Contract, Contract law, Contract of sale, Sales]

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More Concealed Carry Permits Results in Less Crime

- Ocean City, Maryland, businessman and resident Stephen George was walking his dog late one night when he noticed two men in a passing vehicle turn off the headlights and swing back toward his business, Boat Doctor Marine, Inc. After watching the pair squeeze through the fence, George went to his house nearby and retrieved a stainless steel, .357 Mag. Revolver. Surprising the men - who were hefting new batteries back to their car - George commanded, "Hold it right there." He then instructed the men to keep their hands in plain view and marched them back to the business to dial 9-1-1....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being - It is Better to Carry a Heavy Load

- The Unbearable Lightness of Being - It is Better to Carry a Heavy Load "Is it better to carry a heavy load on your shoulders, or cope with the unbearable lightness of being?" Phillip Kaufman coupled brilliant film techniques with wonderful acting to put together the film The Unbearable Lightness of Being based off of Milan Kundera's novel of the same title. The film is set in Prague during the spring of 1968. At this time the Russians are still trying to exercise their communist control over Czechoslovakia, and Prague is a city filled with political uprisings and violent outbursts from the Czech people....   [tags: Unbearable Lightness of Being Essays]

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I Carry on My Back All that is Important to Me

- An unfamiliar voice caused me to stop dead in my tracks as I was coming back to my table. Surreptitiously glancing through the foliage, I noticed two men pointing at something. Hesitant to announce my presence, I was very perplexed by the fact that the object they were staring at was my backpack. I was studying in the park and walked off to get a drink of water, and when I came back, whom should I find examining my worldly possessions but the great detective and his chronicler. Maybe I should tell him to mind his own business...on the other hand, I would like to see Mr....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Arguement Over Concealed Weapon Permits

- Concealed Weapon Permits We will review arguments from both sides to see if people should have weapon permits. What is a carry permit. Carry permits allow a person who has legally attained the proper training and documents to carry a gun into public places which allow them. There are two types of carry permits, open and concealed. Open carry means that a person can have a gun showing and out of a case in a vehicle or when the weapon is on the body. Concealed carry means that a person has a gun not showing to the public that is in a case in a vehicle or on the body....   [tags: carry, protection, criminal]

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Perception and Memory in The Keeper of the Books, The Men We Carry in Our Minds, and Once More to the Lake

- The three authors Jorge Luis Borges, Scott Russell Sanders, and E.B White all have different stories yet somehow they tie together. Borges’ “The Keeper of the Books”, Sanders’ “The Men We Carry in Our Minds” and White’s “Once More to the Lake” all touch upon perception throughout their stories. Their perceptions thoroughly shape their stories, but their memories also influence and shadow their perception as well. Throughout this essay I hope to prove how memories influence and tie together with our perception of our individuality....   [tags: Jorge Luis Borges]

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Fears We Carry: Superstitions

- The thought that dreadful things can happen to me when a mirror breaks or when he or she walks under a ladder is caused by age-old fears called superstitions. Superstitions come from many regions around the world, and are taught to us by our parents and our grandparents, they are passed down through the generations and are believed to be omens of things that can go awry. According to Webster’s Dictionary tells us that superstitions are a belief or way of behaving based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck....   [tags: christians, god, beliefs]

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Carrying A Concealed Gun Is The Strongest Argument

- On the evening of Friday, 13rd November 2015, a massacre, including of public mass shootings and suicide bombings occurred in the capital of France, Paris. The attackers killed 130 people and wounded 368 serious injuries. During the attacks in Paris, no one victim was armed. They didn’t have any chance of defense for themselves. Today, I am going to tell you about the right to carry a concealed gun and why we need it. I have researched both sides of this controversy, and the need to carry a concealed gun is the strongest argument....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Should School Shootings Be Stricter Gun Laws?

- School shootings have become a frequent occurrence over the past few years here in America. It seems as though every week or so you see on the news of another school shooting somewhere on either a High School or College campus. Every time there is another school shooting the same topic gets brought up which is should this country create stricter gun laws. Everyone claims if it was made harder for the perpetrator to get his or her hands on a gun then school shootings wouldn’t happen. At the same time no one realizes if the shooter really wants to shoot up his or her school they will go the illegal route to get a firearm....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The National Rifle Association ( Nra )

- “Carrying a concealed handgun in public is permitted in all 50 states as of 2013. Some states have “unrestricted carry” and do not require permits” ( 1). Law abiding citizens can apply for a “concealed carry permit” if they have no record of mental illness and no criminal record. The permit allows them to carry handguns not only at home, but almost everywhere they go. More women are buying handguns than ever before and going through the training to get a license to carry(The Economist 1)....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The Gun Laws Should Be Legal

- Let Us Openly Carry, Texas In a state where many of it’s residents are gun owners who support reducing restrictions on gun rights, some major changes need to be made to the current gun laws. Texas is one of only five states who do not allow gun owners to openly carry their handguns. This is unacceptable. Firearms are an important part of Texas’ history, and our state would not have been easily settled without them. Statistics show that gun violence decreased after other states made it legal to openly carry handguns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Open carry]

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Who Will Protect The American Citizen?

- Who Will Protect the American Citizen. Suzanne Hupp, author of From Luby’s to the Legislature, asks the American citizens a chilling question: He starts to walk, calmly and deliberately, executing the patrons nearest to him, who have been frozen with fear…. He wheels around to face you. His malevolent grin sends a chill down your spine, and you instinctively pull your child closer. There is no time for karate, pepper spray or conflict resolution. He continues with very slow and deliberate movements: the embodiment of evil standing before you brings his smoking weapon down to within inches of your toddler’s forehead....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Should Firearms Be Used As A Weapon?

- The Right to Bare Arms Is the owner of a firearm more dangerous than the neighbor that does not. Firearms and how they are being used has been a very controversial topic. Firearms can be used for protection or could be used as a weapon to hurt someone. Both are very good reasons why people are so torn. Firearms have a positive effect on both the past and in society today. "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" (Encyclopedia)....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Firearm Ownership Does Not Simply Affect The Gun Owner

- Firearm ownership does not simply affect the gun owner. Rather, it has pronounced effects on all of those sharing the environment. Indeed, as stated by Hemenway, Solnick and Azrael (1995), gun ownership in a community can introduce a myriad of externalities, or “psychic costs,” on other persons (127). Particularly, those without firearms report feeling less safe, whereas those with firearms tend to cite insecure feelings of safety as the catalyst that compelled them to secure a firearm in the first place (Hemenway et al., 1995, p....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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School Shootings Are Becoming More Common

- The sweat was dripping down my face as I pushed the weights off my chest. Everyone ran towards their bags after a student said there was a gun in school. Twitter was the first source that we checked just to make sure. Boom. The door slammed open as coach Ben yells “Hurry up and get out”. My heart started beating faster and faster. We didn’t know what was going on. As we were running to the gym everyone was panicking and pushing each other. I could feel the burn on my elbow but I didn’t know what it was....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Control Should Not Be Banned

- How can somebody defend themselves if they are unable to bear arms. Gun control should not ban civilians weapons because the police are not always there, armed citizens deter criminals, and citizens that do carry are able to protect themselves and others especially in mass shooting situations. Many people often wish they had a gun after the situation has ended, for example a mass shooting or an armed robbery. One person with a gun could kill multiple people in seconds, but if there is one so called good guy carrying a weapon they may be able to stop the shooter and save the innocent bystanders....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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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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Gun Control Is Needed More Than Most People Think We Do

- Why gun control is needed more than most people think we do. Gun control is needed more because there would be fewer deaths. There would also be a lot fewer people hurt in gun fights or gun accidents. The reason gun control is important is because there is a lot of things that have to do with guns. Such as the way they fire, the way the safety works, and a lot of other examples like that and if you don 't know how they work you need to learn how so you could fix them is something happens and so no one would get hurt or killed trying to fix it....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Effects Of Concealed Firearms On Society And Crime Rates

- In the United States of America, there is much debate about the effectiveness and practicality of concealed firearms. Many citizens today are trying to support their claim with old, outdated evidence and targeted research to attempt to prove a point, but can not escape the truth. Although Concealed firearms may sound appealing to reduce crime rates and stop violence, new evidence suggests otherwise. Recently there has been trends of certain lunatics who own guns that decide to shoot innocent people, justifying the need for more strict gun control laws....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Laws Should Not Be Abused

- People all across the world are dying from a bullet of a gun, whether it is intentional or not it all plays a role in violence. For example, When someone is holding someone hostage and later gets shot and killed by Swat team 's. The Swat team intention wasn’t to shoot the suspect, their intention is to hope he or she would surrender. Now a person is dead. In the same way, if someone intentions were to shoot someone it will still lead to violence because someone will lose their lives. For example, the Florida State University shooting when a man open fired in a library that claimed three lives....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Free Zones : The Real Enemy

- Gun Free Zones: The Real Enemy In the past 20 years, it seems gun violence has grown and is constantly being reported in the media. The biggest debatable topic in the last eight years has been gun control. There has been debates for gun control or against gun control, and no matter what each side has to say, the common agreement is that something is definitely wrong with the laws that are currently in place. One of the most notable things is that gun-free zones exist. Gun-free zones at college campuses are a breeding ground for violence....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Laws And The Rights Of A Free State

- Description of problem: Imagine being at work, school, church, the mall, the club, the movie theaters, or even in your own home and being afraid, now stop imagining, did anything change. No, because this is real life, this the real world, the world that we live in today. 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.”, that is the quote that is used ensure that everyone in the US has the right to a gun, with a few requirements....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Gun Control The debate over gun control laws is a divisive argument in American politics. Americans should be allowed to carry guns in any area if they have a concealed weapons permit because gun control laws won’t stop violence or mass shooting; furthermore, stricter gun laws won’t stop criminals, and being armed provides citizens with self-defense. The problem is that Americans cannot carry guns in some areas even if they have a concealed weapons permit. Gun control will not stop criminals from committing violent crimes....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Right Of Bear Arms '

- The Right to Bear Arms At eight o’clock in the evening, a man knocks on Alicia’s door. She is not expecting company, so she looks out the window. She finds a strange man standing in front of her door. She decides not to open the door, and she goes and sits in the back room. The man continues to knock on the door, each knock becoming more forceful than the last. Alicia decides to call 911, however there is a delay. The cops will not be able to get to her home for at least fifteen minutes. She keeps the operator on the phone, and she loads her pistol while the strange man continues to try to get into her house....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Control And Needs A Resolution For The Better

- There has been a big debate on gun control and needs a resolution for the better. The Government thinks it is not safe for the citizens of America to have guns that are concealed for their own protection . There has been a large toll on gun shooting deaths. What people don 't know is that a very high percentage of those shooting are accidental and never served a purpose for killing or harming others around. Also the second amendment clearly and proudly states that we the people of America have legal rights to bear arms, which proves that we are allowed to wear firearms for protection and for security of a free state....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Control And The United States

- As more and more crime sweeps the nation, the United States has been faced with an extremely important decision to make, and this decision regards gun control. Should the government take away gun so crime will go down or will that make the problem worse. Also how would the government use these gun control regulations. Gun control could greatly help the United States by making it safer by getting guns off the streets but also hurt the country by taking away from the right to bear arms and the ability for people to protect themselves....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Gun Control Of The United States

- Gun Control The gun control debate in America has been highly controversial for many years and after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the question arose if citizens should be allowed to own firearms. The goal of gun control laws is to stop heinous people from murdering innocent citizens. USA Today writer John R. Lott stated that killers target the defenseless and that gun control laws do not necessarily hinder crime and violence. Nearly every public mass shooting in the USA has taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns, places such as schools, restaurants, churches, hospitals and theaters (Bitto)....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Rhetorical Analysis : College Campuses

- Rhetorical Analysis College campuses have an increased rate of reported crimes in recent years. How can this be reduced. What can be done to improve this situation. Security can only cover parts of the campus at a time. Spontaneous outbreaks of crime can be thwarted if students actively participate in stopping crimes. Allowing students who have obtained a Concealed Handgun License, CHL, to carry a gun on campus will make campuses safer and reduce the amount of school shootings and other forms of crimes common to college campuses....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Concealed Weapons

- Concealed weapons permits, could be one of the biggest conflicts going on right now. The world is as not a dangerous place, it’s only as dangerous as you make it. Just like guns, guns are not dangerous nor do they make people dangerous; people make guns dangerous. Their major controversy over people carrying guns on their make cause an increase in crime. Along with and increase crime critics also are saying carrying a concealed weapon does not mean a dangerous person will get their hands on one....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- Controversy topics have been present throughout many eras, for example: same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana, and allowing concealed weapons on campus are some recent examples. These topics have indeed been labeled controversial, due to the fact that not everyone is always in one mind set to agree or disagree on an outcome. Yet in June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States by the Supreme Court. [Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana…], which the court has let government make a decision according to the state....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Gun Control Should Not Be Gun

- In 1997 Sarah Thompson, a retired physician, informed adults and families on the effects of gun control in American Gun Review. She believes it is not a good idea to enforce laws that restrict gun control and everyone should be able to carry a gun, as long as we use it carefully. In her article, Thompson uses real life examples of crimes such as murders, rapes, and theft to support her view on gun control and as of result of eliminating these restrictions, there would be a decline on criminal rates....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Violence Of Gun Violence

- Disarm and Give Hugs “There is a shooter here with a gun. I was on hall duty. I saw a gun. He turned the gun straight at us, and he shot. And my God…The kid standing there with me; I think he got hit. Oh God!” These were the words that a teacher spoke, recorded in brief and jerky sentences, when the Columbine High School massacre was happening. A high school, an ordinary place, suddenly became hell when gunfire broke the silence. In an instant, twelve young students and one teacher closed their eyes forever because of the shooting....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Guns Don 't Kill People

- In Guns don’t kill people; gun control laws kill people, Chuck Baldwin defends that “Had these victims been allowed and encouraged to carry their own arms for self-defense, the death toll would doubtless have been much less,” showing that if there were no such things as gun free zones, these shooting victims would have been allowed to defend themselves from a criminal. However, Bruce Gold argues “Civilians should leave crime prevention to the Police who are properly equipped to investigate following the crime 's completion,” saying that the only defense that people need is the police instead of taking matters into their own hands when trying to defend themselves from a crime....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The United States Of America

- The United States of America is number one in the world for many reasons. The U.S. has more top ten universities than any other country (Bridgestock), the most medals in the Olympics since it began, the most powerful military (Johnson), the five largest corporations, and fourteen of the most valuable brands in the world (Wile), but the U.S. is also number one in one of the most unacceptable categories. The U.S. has the most school massacres in the world. School massacres are clear and present dangers to every campus across the nation....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The Legal Ownership Of Firearms

- Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground .ere the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop these horrors....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Annotated Bibliography On Gun Control

- Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography Ashbey Jones. "Permits Soar to Allow More Concealed Guns." WSJ. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. Many Americans are now applying for a license to carry licensed concealed arms with them. The rate at which licenses are being approved is worrying. This development is concerning law enforcement authorities. Putting so many firearms at the disposal of the public is counterproductive to the gains that are being made on improving security and especially in the cities where incidences of gun crime and violence are on the rise....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- During my last year of high school, we were required to create a senior project in order to graduate. The project was of your choice, but you had to do extensive research on the topic and prepare a presentation. I chose gun safety, the do’s and don’ts of how to properly keep your gun safe. The reason I mentioned this is because back then I really didn’t realize the potential a gun has to end a life. Without the proper controls it can be a lethal weapon. Currently there are certain measures to control the flow guns and restrict the access to certain individuals who may pose a threat, but they don’t seem to be working....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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Reasons for Gun Control

- ... Imagine your local police coming to your doorstep in your house and taking your only good form of self defense.Then turning right around and kidnapping your children and kids and including yourself.I mean thats what the jews were facing during the holocaust.This is why so people do not support gun control for fear of government taking over us and loss of their guns.also some people use guns to provide food for their family thru the form of take away their guns you take away their ability to provide for their family.I believe the government doesn't have a right to take our guns to get a hold on us.But its actually better when the government lets us carry weapons around in our...   [tags: carry concealed weapons, violent crime]

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The Killer Gun

- The Killer Gun Guns kill people. That is the way society thinks now-a-days. Everyone is now becoming an expert on all things guns just so they can have a say in how the United States should regulate gun usage. If half the people who want to ensure more restrictions are put on guns actually understood how to use them and understood the pros of concealed carry—or even open carry—they would stop being so anti-gun. Open and concealed carry could potentially be a problem solver in these mass shootings....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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Bart 's Parents Were On Their Way Home

- Bart Palosz’s parents were on their way home one evening to the joy of their son, but instead, what they found was a tragic scene. Entering his sophomore year, on the first day of school, Bart was immediately targeted for a seemingly harmless joke organized by the other students; but little do they know it would be the last time they would see Bart Palosz. Bart has been a victim of bullying for over two years due to his body releasing hormones faster than the average teen at the age of 15 making him 6 feet and 3 inches tall....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun]

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Should Gun Control Be The Psychotic Tendencies?

- Mental Health Adding to the problem with guns, at least where mass shootings are concerned, is most of the time, it is reported the shooter had mental health issues and was on some kind of psychotropic medicine. Or at least was supposed to be medication, and decided (on their own) not to take it. According to the Global Healing Center, said prescriptions come with a host of side effects, the one of most concern for the topic of gun control should be the psychotic tendencies (Dr. Group, 2016). Also important to understand that suddenly stopping these pills can cause lead to a mental health crisis....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun]

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Why Are Guns On College Campuses?

- Afflicting the Pupils Since the time we are born until the moment we die we are taught to follow a specific routine in our lives without questioning the why or the consequences our actions bring. During that course humans tend to become so familiar with our routines that when an unexplained incident occurs, we panic because it is something we’ve never been exposed to, an example to this are the killings of innocent people whom we care for in environments where security and education are supposed to be the priority....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun]

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What If They Were Your Children?

- What if they were your children. Fourteen innocent young women died because of a lack of effective gun laws in our country. The tragic event that led to the passing of these fourteen women lasted only forty-five minutes, but is still raw in the memories of Canadians twenty-six years later. Who knows how many more senseless homicides caused by firearms there have been in Canada. Ecole Polytechnique was the first school shooting, but certainly was not last since then in our countr. Without strict and effective gun laws put in place, the opportunity for this to happen again will always exist....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Violence, Open carry]

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