Law Abiding Citizens

Commercial Vices
Commercial Vices
Commercial Vices The commercial vices are gambling, prostitution, and drugs. The appeals of the commercial vices are so strong and widespread that attempts to prohibit them in western countries have always failed. The evils of these vices are threefold: Those who practice them suffer, the criminals who sell them prosper, and the enforcement organizations are expensive, unsuccessful, and often corrupt. Two commercial vices have been accepted as unstoppable, but there evils have been minimized by
Common Sense Control Not Gun Control
Common Sense Control Not Gun Control
Common Sense Control, Not Gun Control It's late at night, and you're home all alone. You double checked to make sure all of the doors were locked and made sure all of the windows were closed. It's been a quiet night, but for some odd reason you cannot sleep. During your restless night, you hear a bump in the kitchen. At first you dismiss it as the wind. But there it is again, and it's louder this time. You're scared, your pulse is racing and you cannot think of what to do. You don't know whether
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Gun control has been a hot topic for very long time. People on the anti- gun control side believe that gun ownership is a Constitutional right backed by the Second Amendment. The anti-gun believe that you should be able to posses and own any firearm. They also believe that gun laws only restrict the law abiding citizens. Pro-gun control believe that guns are the backbone to our crime problem. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns of the street and deter crime. The Second Ame
Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity INTRODUCTION United Kingdom, 1982 While unloading the ship which carried the embassy's materials, one box marked household effects dropped from a forklift. More than six hundred pounds of marijuana worth 500,000 British pounds (1982 prices) spilled dockside. For centuries governments have used ambassadors, and diplomats to represent their nation. These special envoys have done everything from resolving years of conflict, deciding on how much humanitarian relief will be sent
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Government 2301 02 November 1996 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. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S. The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for military service
The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Thursday, 19 August, 1996 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 (Bill of Rights, Article II). This seemingly simple phrase is probably the source of more debate and argument than any other single sentence in American history. The argument is not black or white, pro or con. Rather, it encompasses many shades of gray. At the one end of the spectrum you have t
The Similarities Between Creon and Antigone
The Similarities Between Creon and Antigone
The Similarities Between Creon and Antigone Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world- Teirsesias Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have learned what not to be like as a citizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by Sophocles there are two ma in characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Both being unwilling to change, they both seal each others fa
GUN CONTROL
GUN CONTROL
GUN CONTROL Gun Control can be called the 'acid test' of liberalism. All true liberals must favor stricter gun controls. After all, doesn't the United States have the most heavily armed population on the earth? Are we not the world's most violent people? Surely these facts must be at least casually connected. Therefore the apparently desperate need to do something about the vast quantity of firearms and firearms abuse is obvious. Guns are employed in an enormous number of crimes in this count
Firearms Vital Tools for Self Defense
Firearms Vital Tools for Self Defense
Firearms; Vital Tools for Self Defense or Deadly Killers? Introduction There are presently in excess of 200 million guns in the United States, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Each year this number grows by 4 to 5 million. There are 60 to 65 million legal owners of one or more guns.1 There is a firearm on the premises of more than half the households in America. Most of them keep guns for protection. The others keep them for hunting, target shooting, collecting, and simi
Advantages of Capital Punishment
Advantages of Capital Punishment
Advantages of Capital Punishment As much as people complain about the laws in the United States are they strict enough? Are there any penalties for murder that are enough to scare a person away from the crime they are planning to commit? The answer in most cases is no, this is why the death penalty should be used in all states and more often. The death penalty is a cost effective deterrent for the USA’s problem of violet criminals. The death penalty has been part of justices systems since the b
Shock Program
Shock Program
Shock Program March 7, 2004 In our era of high criminal activity something had to be done to eliminate the vast over crowding of today’s prisons. A military type boot camp was created to alter offenders’ behavior and deter them from any future criminal activity. This program is said to provide a therapeutic environment and meet the needs of offenders that can still become lawabiding citizens. The Shock Incarceration Program meets those needs and at the same time meets its goals which are reduc
Superman
Superman
Superman “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s Superman.” Arguably one of the most popular Superheroes of our time. Made famous by his red cape and the jocks-over-pants look, Superman boasts incredible physical powers, eliminating crime, and filling up the Metropolis jails with thugs and other such hoodlums. But besides his mighty influence in comic books, movies, and T.V Shows, Superman holds some authority over the real world too. Superman’s Powers are essential to his power and authority ove
Governments Regulation on Gun Control
Governments Regulation on Gun Control
Government’s Regulation on Gun Control Argumentative Essay December 12, 2003 Americans are confronted with growing acts of violence. Our streets have become a place where the elderly are picked on, women are attacked and raped, where teenage gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught in the crossfire of driveby shootings. We cannot ignore the harm that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop
Tithing System
Tithing System
Tithing System Tithing system- every male was enrolled in a group of ten families, which was called a tithing. If one person in that tithing committed a crime then every person in that group would pay the fine. Later in time them became shire-reeve much like our modern day countires. Sir Robert Peel pushed the Metro police act through parliament. Metro police act of 1829 was the 1st modern police force was est. in London bye Bob Peel ( was to have full time protection against crime). 1st night w
A headline reads Teen shot-- parents seek death penalty
A headline reads Teen shot-- parents seek death penalty
A headline reads, “Teen shot-- parents seek death penalty.” In this incident a California teen was shot in a disagreement between him and a fellow classmate. The classmate, it seems, was the others constant victim of harassment, bruises, and bloodied and broken noses. It seems that this teen, this victim of harassment and a bullies toy, decided he wouldn’t be bullied anymore. So, the next day, having borrowed his mothers “Saturday Night Special” a .22 caliber pistol about the size of an index c
The failure of Gun Control Laws
The failure of Gun Control Laws
: The failure of Gun Control Laws Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teenage gangster 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, a
Our concept of a bill of rights is American in origin The prior existe
Our concept of a bill of rights is American in origin The prior existe
Our concept of a bill of rights is American in origin. The prior existence of the English Bill of Rights tends to obscure this fact. Except for the name, the two have very little in common. The American notion of a ‘bill of rights’ includes guarantees of personal freedom in a document which defines and limits the areas of the legislature’s action. In this sense, the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 was the first modern bill of rights, since it was the first to use a written constitution t
Temperance and Prohibitionism in the United States
Temperance and Prohibitionism in the United States
Temperance and Prohibitionism in the United States Prohibition and Temperance played a major role in the growth of America. As a nation, we learned that Prohibition did not benefit society as we hoped it would. We hoped that by extracting alcohol from society would, eliminate public drunkenness and better the family. Instead it lead to a higher crime rate. The smuggling or bootlegging of alcoholic beverages into the country provided great opportunity since, people continued to consume alcoholic
The Similarity of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles Works
The Similarity of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles Works
The Similarity of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles’ Works Schooling in ancient Greece was largely a job of the theater. Large dramatic festivals were held in which the plays would encompass much of the day’s events. Each playwright was allowed three dramatic plays and one satyr play. These festivals also served as competitions for the playwrights in which they could gain notoriety for their work. Some of the greatest works to survive out of ancient Greece were tragedies. In these plays, one or m
Gun control is a very controversial issue I firmly believe that the di
Gun control is a very controversial issue I firmly believe that the di
Gun control is a very controversial issue. I firmly believe that the distribution of guns should be controlled. There are over 20,000 murders per year and in approximately 62% of murders, guns were used in the commission of the crime (Sugermann 101) There is indeed a problem with gun violence and everyone must work together to prevent it. Statistics show that guns are the number one weapon used for murder and suicide. Guns are second only to auto accidents as the leading cause of death due to i
GUN CONTROL
GUN CONTROL
GUN CONTROL I do not believe any one of us would want just anyone to be able to buy any kind of weapon they want. What I do believe is the issue at hand is not gun control but crime. That is what our main focus as a nation should be. Let's stop treating the symptoms and start treating the decease. In a recent article of Gun Control: An Issue for the Nineties. David Newton, of New Jersey reviles. In 1994, 18,954 Americans were murdered. Of that number, 11,832 or 62 percent were killed by guns. O
Legalize Marijuana
Legalize Marijuana
Legalize Marijuana If legalizing marijuana is what it takes to have a positive effect on a life, then it is well worth it to change the laws of this land. For instance, here is just something to think about: …[T]hanks to mandatory minimum sentences, the system is overloaded with non-violent drug users and dealers, who now often receive harsher penalties than murderers, rapists, and serious white-collar criminals. Solicited by an undercover DEA agent to find a cocaine supplier, Gary Fannon facili
Concealed Weapons
Concealed Weapons
Concealed Weapons Concealed Weapons, Concealed Risk Do you feel safer sitting next to someone carrying a gun? / Many people say no to that question,/ for many valid reasons. Carrying Concealed weapons have nothing to do with your dad or uncle owning many firearms. / This issue relates solely on allowing individuals to carry these weapons/ almost anywhere in the community:/ including football games,/ restaurants,/ stores,/school buildings/ and other many other places where firearms should strictl
The Similarities Between Creon And Antigone
The Similarities Between Creon And Antigone
The Similarities Between Creon And Antigone Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world- Teirsesias Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have learned what not to be like as a citizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by Sophocles there are two ma in characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Both being unwilling to change, they both seal each others fate.
Boot Camp Debate
Boot Camp Debate
Boot Camp Debate The Boot Camp Debate In any of today's society no matter where you look there will be some evidence of crime present. This statement derives from a sociologist theory that says no society can exists without crime. The government is constantly looking for new ways to deal with these reoccurring problems. The focus has been placed upon the government to look into young offenders and the style used to punish them. Weapons possession is quite common among the youth, at least in urba
Immigration And The Economy
Immigration And The Economy
Immigration And The Economy Immigration does not hurt the Economy Since the founding of the U.S. more than 200 years ago, people have come here from every country on earth. Whether it be escaping an oppressive government, or just to find a general better way of life, people immigrate to the United States. Some people say that when an immigrant comes here, they are not used to our way of life, and therefore throw off our way of life and economy. They say that they cause more harm to the stable, t
Gun Contorll
Gun Contorll
Gun Contorll Scholarly Essay: Gun Control There has been considerable debate recently in Canada over the issue of gun control. The Canadian parliament enacted the Firearms Act to enforce gun control by requiring gun owners to register their firearms. Just recently, the government of Alberta lead in a charge, including five other provinces and numerous pro-gun groups, complaining that the law is unconstitutional and intrudes on provincial jurisdiction. They also claim that the act infringes on pr
Judgement of ethics
Judgement of ethics
judgement of ethics Almost everyone has heard of the two great philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. Few people though, know much about their life long achievements. Their own personal beliefs and philosophies. In order to understand them, we must fist examine the background of the two philosophers. Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate of the statesman Pericles. As a young individual Plat
Marijuana A Horticultural Revolution A Medical and Legal Battle
Marijuana A Horticultural Revolution A Medical and Legal Battle
Marijuana: A Horticultural Revolution, A Medical and Legal Battle For years there has been a wonder drug which has befriended countless sick patients in a number of countries. A relatively inexpensive drug that is not covered by health care plans which has aided the ill both mentally and physically--marijuana. Significant scientific and medical studies have demonstrated that marijuana is safe for use under medical supervision and that the cannabis plant, in its natural form, has important therap
Prohibition Led To The Rapid Growth Of Organized Crime
Prohibition Led To The Rapid Growth Of Organized Crime
Prohibition Led To The Rapid Growth Of Organized Crime Prohibition Led to the Rapid Growth of Organized Crime Prohibition was a period in which the sale, manufacture, or transport of alcoholic beverages became illegal. It started January 16, 1919 and continued to December 5, 1933. Although it was designed to stop drinking completely, it did not even come close. It simply created a large number of bootleggers who were able to supply the public with illegal alcohol. Many of these bootleggers becam
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Part I:Introduction The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety
Economic Intervention
Economic Intervention
Economic Intervention Every day our government makes economic decisions that affect our country and ourselves. Some of these decisions are good and benefit our lives greatly; however, many of our government's decisions, such as where our tax money should go, are not in our best interests. The Canadian government, although it is tightening up it's measures now, has been very lax with our hard earned tax money. Things like government officials receiving unreasonable benefits, government loans bein
Canada Lacks A Real National Identity
Canada Lacks A Real National Identity
Canada Lacks A Real National Identity I believe that Canada lacks a real national identity. Canadians tend to identify with community and region rather than the nation. Because Canada has such a great cultural diversity the Canadian identity is shaped by our values and attitudes as they have emerged from our history and geography. Bilingualism and multiculturalism are very important to the Canadian identity. They both strengthen and challenge Canadian identity. Because Canada has so many cultura
Al Capone4
Al Capone4
Al Capone4 Al Capone was an Italian criminal working the streets of America. He started his life with petty crime in Brooklyn, New York. After escalating his way up in Brooklyn, Capone moved to Chicago for bigger and better things. There Capone had prominence supremacy as one of the giant bootlegging forerunners. His collected and composed ways, made crime into a business that we see in today's mafia. Capone changed crime into a profession, which in turn made it a business. The word mob or mafi
Gun Control Overview
Gun Control Overview
Gun Control: Overview Gun Control: Overview The issue of gun control has been debated for a long time, probably ever since they were invented. The gun is a small, rather easy to obtain, weapon that is lethal if used in the right (or wrong) way. This makes the gun an extremely dangerous factor in our lives. If used improperly, a gun could be lethal to not only the target, but the user as well. The availability of guns has sky rocketed in the past decade or so, and the immense population of guns i
Gun control
Gun control
gun control jimbo h.GUN CONTROL Gun Control can be called the 'acid test' of liberalism. All true liberals must favor stricter gun controls. After all, doesn't the United States have the most heavily armed population on the earth? Are we not the world's most violent people? Surely these facts must be at least casually connected. Therefore the apparently desperate need to do something about the vast quantity of firearms and firearms abuse is obvious. Guns are employed in an enormous number of c
Fraser Buffini
Fraser Buffini
Fraser Buffini 024-162-429 European Politics Globalisation The United States has become a rogue state. Discuss in the light of the Bush administration's national security concept and the war in Iraq. The United States has become a rogue state. Discuss in the light of the Bush administration's national security concept and the war in Iraq. Some of the factors that perhaps indicate the complexity of the reasons behind the recent attacks on the US, which soon triggered off a stem of arguably u
CHECK YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR LAW
CHECK YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR LAW
CHECK YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR LAW by Rawdon Wyatt A & C Black  London www.acblack.com First edition published 1996 Second edition published 1998 Third edition published 2006 A & C Black Publishers Ltd 38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB © Copyright Rawdon Wyatt 2006 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the permission of the publishers. A CIP entry for this book is available from the British Library ISBN-10: 0 7136 7592 6 ISBN-13: 978 0 7136 7592