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Essays on Legal Issues

Gun Control
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... ( Caplan P.32). The second amendment should help secure right of the people to have a gun in their home. " The government should not be permitted to declare who would or would not be able to bear arms on the basis of vague religious tests or any other nebulous standard or artifice" ( Caplan p.39). The first infringement on the Second Amendment came on November 30, 1993 when President Clinton signed Brady Bill I. The law required that there be a five day waiting period on all hand gun purchases. The Brady Bill also banned semi-automatic rifles and other military type weapons. ( Moore 1994 p.434) The five day waiting period is suppose to stop felons from ...



Gun Control And Why People Think It Is Unfair
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... that gun control violates the right of the people given in the second amendment the right "to bear arms". Opponents of gun control, including the National Rifle Association, better known as the NRA, argue that the "right To bear arms" is guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and licensing restrictions penalize law-abiding citizens while in no way preventing criminal use of handguns. It is also argued that by making it difficult for guns to be bought and registered for the American public there is a threat to the personal safety of American families everywhere. However controlling the sale and distribution of fire ...



Capital Punishment
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... crucifixion under the Romans, beheading in France, to those used in the United States today: hanging, electrocution, gas chamber, firing squad, and lethal injection"(Bedau 124). There were drastic penalties for such serious crimes as homicide. Execution was a suitable punishment for those times. Today, though, the law is not as strict. This leads potential criminals not to fear the death penalty because government today uses more "humane" methods of execution, rather than the brutal punishment that history portrayed. People who oppose the death penalty say that "there is no evidence that the murder rate fluctuates according to the frequency with which the ...



Legalization Of Marijuana
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... drug education in schools on the more grievously damaging drugs (heroin, cocaine, LSD). The only long term effects marijuana has on a person are the same as with cigarettes. No one would dare prohibit the sale and possession of those, and pot isn't treated with an array of chemicals. It's just picked, dried, and smoked. Marijuana has similar short term effects as those of beer, but more relaxing. Marijuana tends to mellow a person, while alcohol might make someone violent. Plus alcohol contrivutes to brain and liver damage. I can not say that I completely advocate the recreational uses of marijuana, but it nothing else there are definitely medicinal uses su ...



The Rise Of Auto Thefts In Charlotte, North Carolina
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... this crime and other various information. In a case such as a victim making a report of auto theft, the victim can make the report three different ways. First, the victim can call 911 to report a stolen vehicle. When the call is received, the person can request that a patrol officer comes to the scene of where the car was stolen and make a report with the officer. In this case, the officer comes to the location, and gets information such as the victims name, address and general information about him or her, including the place of employment. The next important piece of information required is the VIN number from the vehicle, which is the vehicle identification ...



Marijuana: Opponent's Factual Brief
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... on its users in there natural environment. The reports covered marijuana's effect on the brain, immune and reproductive systems. (1) These studies didn't answer all the questions about the effects of marijuana on the user, but supported the idea that marijuana for the majority of its users was not detrimental to the health of the users brain, immune or reproductive system. In looking at all the reports that are published there are perhaps, random studies which may indicate greater toxicity of the drug. But in all of these cases, the research was flawed or inaccurate since the findings cannot be duplicated by other scientists. Contention I: Marijuana do ...



The Death Penalty Is Needed
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... are African American, and a inappropriate number are Native American, Latino and Asian. Does the Death Penalty deter crime, especially murder? No, there is no credible evidence that the death penalty deters crime. States that have death penalty laws do not have lower crime rates or murder rates than states without such laws. And states that have abolished capital punishment, or instituted it, show no significant changes in either crime or murder rates. Don't murderers deserve to die? Certainly, in general, the punishment should fit the crime. But in civilized society, we reject the "eye for an eye" principle of literally doing to criminals what ...



Rape
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... men and women can be victim of men are victims in approximately ten percent of all sexual assualts. Men report less than women. They fell embarassed and think that other will make fun of them. Research shows that women with low self-esteem are more likely to be victims of . It is never a victim's fault when a crime against him or her. Most rapes happen between two people who know each other. The F.B.I. says that several studies show that fewer than one in a hundred acquaintce rapes are reported to the police. "When one in four women will be raped in her lifetime, less than ten percent will report the assualt, and less than five percent of the rapist will g ...



Pornography
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... works is demanded by it. However, s. 3.2(iii) which deals with trafficking would be very problematic for liberals and legal conservatives because it creates a cause of action for a person contrary to the traditional conception of a rights holder's cause of action. This subsection reads: Any woman has a claim hereunder as a woman acting against the subordination of women. Any man, child or transsexual who alleges injury by pornography in the way women are injured by it also has a claim. [emphasis added] My goal in this paper is to suggest that a slight modification to this subsection of the ordinanc ...



U.S. Scourge Spreads South Of The Border
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... of ruthless cartels that sell drugs. It is no longer just marijuana (pot), but a growing problem with other types of drugs like Heroin, Crystal Methamphetamine, and Cocaine.” I recently visited the neighbor city of Tijuana and rode in a Tijuana taxi and was immediately met with a taxi driver named Jose, a Tijuana taxi driver in an open-necked, baby blue silk shirt, he sizes up the tourists trudging off the footbridge from the United States. “Taxi, sir? You want pharmacy? I get you a good pharmacy,” he urges, stepping from a line of beckoning taxi drivers in big belts and straw cowboy hats. “Good prices! No prescriptions!” Do I look like I want drugs?! I di ...




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