The gun being reviewed today is the Well M4A1 R22 AEG Rifle. It sells for around $169 on various airsoft distributor websites. The upper receiver, rails, outer barrel, carry handle, and stock are full metal, with plastic handguards, lower receiver, and grip. Over all, the gun was quite sturdy, but the barrel became wobbly after handling the gun for a few minutes.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/01/13/assault-semiautomatic-w... Editorial: improve semi-automatic ban Quinn Schurig English III Jan. 16, 2013 gun control with the USA Today editorial board In Usa Today's editorial "Improve semi-automatic ban" the article talks about how the goverment's previous gun restriction pla n had too many loopholes in it. The "slant" of the article is leaning toward advocating the gun ban or at least restrictiions of guns.
In Jeff McMahan's opinion piece, "Why Gun 'Control' Is Not Enough," (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/why-gun-control-is-not-e...), from The New York Times, the author argues that guns lead inherently to violence and that the only logical conclusion that can be reached from an objective analysis of gun violence in our culture is that guns need to be heavily regulated.
In Andrew Rosenthal's opinion piece, "New York's Gun Bill," from The New York Times, the author discusses several things on the topic of the recently passed gun bill in New York. He talks about the pros and cons of New York's gun bill and what he finds strange about it. He seems to be leaning more toward how the gun control bill shouldn't have been passed because it was a rushed decision, and how certain provisions within the bill were messy and confusing.
In the editorial, "The Moment For Action On Guns," from the New York Times (January 15, 2013), it explains their view on improving the United State's gun control laws in the aftermath of the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut. This article also favors the side of Vice President Joe Biden, who aims to provide a new set of federal laws to make firearm possession more difficult.
In David Callaway's opinion piece, "Obama starts gun fight, Americans buy more," the author discusses the fact that as soon as Americans hear that guns may be banned, they try to buy more before it is too late. Callaway alos discusses the fact that Obama must not give up and must use this surge to make it more difficult for Americans to own guns.
In the newspaper The Washington Times, Maureen Branch wrote, LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Look at Hollywood and Mental Health, in which she explains how putting more laws and restrictions on guns won't solve the problem of deaths of innocent, whom are killed by "mentally ill who roam our streets," mentioned in the letter.
In Millers opinion piece, "Gun owners under assault," from the
Washington Times, the author talks about gun laws, and what the
government has done since the Sandy Hooke elementary school shooting.
Miller uses logos to support her claim in paragraph 3 when she says
"In 2011, there were 12,664 people slain in the United States. The top
weapons of choice were: handguns (6,620), knives (1,694) and fists or
feet (728). Although the White House wants to ban rifles with certain
“military-style” features, rifles of every type were used in just 323
In Emily Miller's opinion piece, "Gun Owners under Assault ," from The Washington times, the author speaks her voice on the extremely controversial topic of gun laws. She believes that just like our fore fathers, that we should have the right to bear arms. She believes that it is unconstitutional to take away a right that the founding fathers granted us.
Peggy Noonan writes in her blog where she stands regarding gun control after the Newton, Connecticut shooting. She starts off with an event that happened thirty-one years ago when a man shot Pop John Paul II. Later, Peggy found that in John Paul’s biography when he was interviewed after the shooting he said “I know well that the responsible one was the devil… And whether he used the Bulgarian people or the Turkish people, it was diabolical” She later explains why his opinion effected her view on today’s issue. In Peggy’s mind, evil is a part of life.
Although there are many reasons not to have gun control, I firmly believe that there should be strict gun control laws. As I stated in my last discussion, after a gun control law was passed the amount of violent attacks decreased by a significant amount. I found out that President Obama would be the "most anti-gun president in American history," in the article "The Gun Control Controversy." Even though this may be true, gun sales have thrived in the last four years.
With Obama earning a second term on Tuesday, he has brought hope to hundreds of thousands of American citizens (including myself) with the opportunity of passing an assault weapon ban and tighter gun control. Laws about gun control are notoriously polarizing. There are many people who believe that the second amendment protects their rights to have guns on them all the time. There are many people who think that that is excessive and unnecessary. I prefer the latter.
I chose these two issues because they seem to make the most sense to me. I personally believe in giving every child a chance for a good life even if it was not intentional. Of course that can depend on the situation on certain scenarios, so I am not stubborn on this topic. Restricted Gun Control is important to me because I firmly believe in order to manage the amount of damage that these weapons cause needs to be under control.
Last night, April 16th, I was walking home. I don’t live in a particularly “good” neighborhood, so when I saw the cops running, I didn’t think much of it. But a strange feeling was in the air, so I followed them.
It led me to a huge crowded area in the middle of my projects. As I got closer, I saw it.
The blood. Someone else got killed. :( .
I saw the body. The blood on his shirt. Everyone was crying and screaming.
One guy screamed, “I’M TIRED OF THIS HAPPENING!!” clearly indicating a lot of his friends had been murdered.