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Should The U.S Have Gun Control?

December 14, 2012, Sandy hook Elementary, one man, Adam mPeter Lanza, take the lives of 20 innocent childern and 6 adults. This would have never had happen in we had gun control, it would be ver beneficial to everyone, we would also have less deaths.

The government would make sure everyone would have intensive background checks. Also everyone who owns gun would have to take a manditory gun safety courses, which will cause less accidental deaths.

Gun control has improved Switzerland and Finland deaths rate, they also have fewer deaths then he United States because elf gun control.

The U.S has had over 122 school shootings between 2012-2015 and the death toll keeps rising. We have had over 464,033 deaths by gun alone, between the years 1999-2013.

Some United States citizens say we are taking away their 2nd amendment rights to bear arms. They say it shall not be infringed upon, but it was not an unlimited right to own guns; it was intended to protect the rights of militants to own guns.

The Center of Diease Control sees gun as the 12th leading cause of death in america. so put yourself in someone else's shoes and think about when they lost their child in a shooting. so do you believe we need gun control?

-beckah wingard

Gay Marriage in the United States

On June 26, 2015, gay marriage became legalized in the United States. This is causing a lot of uprising because of people’s opinions.

There are people who absolutely despise the idea of same sex marriage. Reasons are that these couples cannot have children together. Their option would either be adoption or to find a donor. Even then these children need both a mother and a father. They get the support from their father and the love from their mother. Another huge factor is that gay marriage is contradictory with the word of God. In Leviticus 18:22 it states that, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination,”. Also if people don’t believe in or support same sex marriage, they shouldn’t have their tax dollars supporting it.

On the other hand, there are also positive things towards gay marriage. If people choose to marry their gender they should be supported with their decisions. Same sex marriage is a civil right that they should have access to. Also, gay couples make very good parents according to different studies. Some show that with lesbian couples their children are rated higher in social and academic performance. There are also some religious leaders and churches that support same sex couples. The churches say that it is consistent with the scripture. An openly gay former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese, Gene Robinson, stated that, “Scripture says that where love is, there is God also… they see that love in our families, and I can’t help but be supportive.”

My personal view is that same sex marriage should be legal. If people are in love, no matter the gender of the gender, they should be able to show their love in the best way possible: marriage.

Does America still struggle for racial equality?

February is black History month, commending the lives and contributes of African Americans in the United States. However, more than half a century after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I have a dream" speech, racial discrimination still persists across America.

A late survey led by UCLA understudies crosswise over more than 200 schools and colleges. It found that 25 percent of students believe that racism is a thing in the past. That's not a very large number, but rather it is up seven percentage points from 1990. There is also a major disparity in the number of African Americans receiving a higher education. According to a report by The Education Trust, only 69 percent of black student graduated from high schooling 2012, compared to 86 percent of their white peers.

The latest nation wide survey of 2,200 adults was conducted after the supreme court in June effectively gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, freeing nine states to change their election laws without advance federal approval.

Today our country still struggles for racial equality and hasn't changed so much either, nearly half of all Americans- 49 percent in all, or 44 percent of whites, 48 percent of Hispanics and 79 percent of blacks- said a lot more progress needs to be made to achieve Dr. King's vision of a colorblind society.

Brenda Delgado

Why should Euthanasia be Legal?

People should have the right to have control over their own death. MNAy people all over the world suffer when they are dying. But they shouldn't, the should be able to live their lives when they are ready, surrounded by their loved ones.

Someone suffering should be able to die with "dignity." Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. Terminally ill people are being sustained by medical technology, so why not end the patient's life in peace? Medical treatment can provide no benefit. To allow a very ill individual to end their life is not only humane, it is a compassionate choice. A humane choice is to allow the patients who are in pain to choose to end their suffering.

Brittany Maynard a 29 year old was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer. She had six months to live when the doctors found that the cancer was incurable. She didn't want her family to watch her die in pain, so they moved to Oregon. There she took the advantage of the Death with Dignity law, she then died on November 1 2014. As Brittany once said " Nobody has the right to take away the option from someone who is terminally ill."

Many people oppose to the legislation what would allow "end of life" choices but it isn't their decision it's the one who is hurt. People who are old enough should be allowed to end their own life if the yard truly in pain not because they just want to die.

Angie Patino