• Gun Control has been a very controversial issue for many years, intensely debated in state and federal courts, supported and opposed by many citizens in the United States.  Ever since stated in the second

    • I agree that not enough attention has fallen under this subject. We need a higher awareness of these weapons in order to keep our community safe, and protected. Gun control is an issue that is not likely to go away, but we need to fight to keep each other safe. Here’s an interesting link I found,
      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gun-control

      Thank you,
      Lexi

    • Luke, I agree more awareness and stricter methods when purchasing a gun should be in place but as you said it would infringe on the US constitution to take away guns all together. I think wanting to prepared is a total and valid reason to want a gun and don”t forget the original reason was to protect against tyrannical government. IF you read this Fox News article(http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/11/12/good-guys-with-guns-saving-lives.html) you can see a man defended an entire church from a shooter with his own gun. You’re never going to get rid of guns completely, thanks to illegal purchasing, so you might as well be prepared for the worst. Can’t wait to hear more from you.

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  • Gun control seems to be a very relevant and controversial topic in our national affairs.  Gun control is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use

    • I totally agree with everything you are talking about. People shouldn’t use violence for everything, they should’t use it at all.

    • Dear,Luke
      I am impressed of your post “gun control inquiry, because a lot of students or kids don’t get to talk about this information. Also I believe some people should have a gun but they need to go through a proces.One part of your post that reminded me of something of my past is that my uncle had a gun but not just for protection but he would also mess around. Your post is really amazing I can’t wait to read some more of your work.

    • Dear Luke,
      I am glad to hear, that you are informing people about gun control in the United States. It is a very big topic in todays society. Shootings are becoming a more common occurrence in this country and no one thinks they are safe anymore. Our federal government is not doing anything to make changes for the better because they are being paid to say what companies want to hear. It is sad but it is the truth, Here is a link I believe can help you research this topic into more detail https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2848468/

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  • As history shows man has endured and overcome many diseases and illnesses. These diseases have killed many people and caused many to suffer. Most of these diseases have been cured do to man’s medical research.

    • Hi Luke, I found this to be a very interesting essay. It is so sad to see animals treated poorly for the benefit of us, I understand it is vital to helping everyone though as well. Hopefully soon in the future we can find an alternate way to do this.

    • After researching this topic, I disagree with you. Animal testing is very cruel. They force animals to ingest products to make sure it is safe for humans. At Charles River Laboratories they did this to three dogs and forced the dogs to ingest things. The dogs got a high heart rate and were very cold. “One dog died and the other two were euthanized one to two days later” (1).
      Animal testing is very pointless as well. “More than 90% of experiments fail to lead to treatments for humans.” (2). Stuff that may work in animals does not mean that it is going to work in humans and a lot of it doesn’t. “The history of cancer research has been in the history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades and it simply did not work in human beings.” – Dr Richard Klausner, former director of the us national cancer institute. (3)
      Also another reason why animal testing should be gone is because it is useless. A lot of the diseases that humans get animals do not get which makes them not reliable. They have to make the animals get the disease. “For Instance in order to induce Parkinson’s disease monkeys rats or mice are injected with a neurotoxin that destroys brain cells.” (4)
      Another reason why testing on animals should be stopped is because there are other alternatives that are not cruel and do not involve animals. “For example experiments on rats hamsters guinea pigs mice monkeys and baboons revealed no link between glass fibers and cancer. Only after human studies related the two did the occupational safety and health administration label these fibers as carcinogenic. EpiDerm an in vitro test derived from cultured human skin cells was was found to be more accurate in identifying chemical skin irritants than traditional animal tests. In comparison studied EpiDerm correctly detected all of the test chemicals that irritate human skin, while tests on rabbits misclassified 10 out of 25 test chemicals a full 40% error rate.” (5) Also adding onto testing on animals being pointless, “Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia.” (6) So in order for the animals to get these diseases so they can try and find a cure for humans they have to insert stuff that damages them so they get the disease. Therefore testing on animals is cruel, pointless, and there are other alternatives..

    • After researching this topic, I disagree with you. Animal testing is very cruel. They force animals to ingest products to make sure it is safe for humans. At Charles River Laboratories they did this to three dogs and forced the dogs to ingest things. The dogs got a high heart rate and were very cold. “One dog died and the other two were euthanized one to two days later” (1).
      Animal testing is very pointless as well. “More than 90% of experiments fail to lead to treatments for humans.” (2). Stuff that may work in animals does not mean that it is going to work in humans and a lot of it doesn’t. “The history of cancer research has been in the history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades and it simply did not work in human beings.” – Dr Richard Klausner, former director of the us national cancer institute. (3)
      Also another reason why animal testing should be gone is because it is useless. A lot of the diseases that humans get animals do not get which makes them not reliable. They have to make the animals get the disease. “For Instance in order to induce Parkinson’s disease monkeys rats or mice are injected with a neurotoxin that destroys brain cells.” (4)
      Another reason why testing on animals should be stopped is because there are other alternatives that are not cruel and do not involve animals. “For example experiments on rats hamsters guinea pigs mice monkeys and baboons revealed no link between glass fibers and cancer. Only after human studies related the two did the occupational safety and health administration label these fibers as carcinogenic. EpiDerm an in vitro test derived from cultured human skin cells was was found to be more accurate in identifying chemical skin irritants than traditional animal tests. In comparison studied EpiDerm correctly detected all of the test chemicals that irritate human skin, while tests on rabbits misclassified 10 out of 25 test chemicals a full 40% error rate.” (5) Also adding onto testing on animals being pointless, “Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia.” (6) So in order for the animals to get these diseases so they can try and find a cure for humans they have to insert stuff that damages them so they get the disease. Therefore testing on animals is cruel, pointless, and there are other alternatives.

    • After reading your post about Animal Testing, I disagree with some of the things you said. In my opinion animal testing is unnecessary. After researching on this topic I learned that their was research done by PETA a non-profit organization that found that “After three dogs were forced to ingest a test substance every day for five days at Charles River Laboratories, they experienced labored breathing and a high heart rate. They became cold to the touch, were not able to be aroused and were seen with the test substance in their mouths and on their bodies. One dog died and the other two were euthanized one to two days later”(1). This is just one example of what happens during some of these tests. Another example of cruelty is one shown by once again PETA which states that “Animals are infected with diseases that they would never normally contract… experimenters force-feed chemicals to animals, conduct repeated surgeries on them, implant wires in their brains, crush their spines, and much more”(2). This does not yet show fully why animal testing is not necessary but I will get to that after this. I did some more research and found a study done by “Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany” and this is what they said “There is no need to search for animal-free testing methods to replace such research projects. These animal experiments can be eliminated without substitution, because human data have long been available, or because their results are completely irrelevant to human health”(3). So we don’t need to simply find a substitute for these experiments we just need to stop them completely because they are not causing any influence for human health. In order to do this research they spend very large quantities of money. The Certified B Corporation has found out how much money they spend and what money they are wasting “USA spends sixteen billion dollars annually for animal testing at taxpayers expense and is subject to massive waste and mismanagement of taxpayers dollars”(4). This is a huge amount that is being put towards nothing useful just the curiosity of scientists. So not only is it unnecessary but it is cruel and wasteful.

    • Dear Luke,
      I am greatly disappointed about your post, “Animal Testing”, because I believe that animals should not have to go through suffering for the development of medical care for humans. It is simply inhumane and cruel that we are treating animals in such a way, for our own benefit. I understand your view on the topic, however, there are alternatives for a reason and I believe, we should use those alternatives and limit the use of animals in testing medical procedures. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:“ If vaccines weren’t tested on animals, many animals would have died from diseases such as rabies, hepatitis, and many other deadly viruses. Other positives of animal testing include; some cosmetics and healthcare products must be tested on animals to ensure their safety, animal testing is also an alternative to human testing, a n animal’s lifespan is short, relatively few animals are used in research compared to how many we eat per year, and those used in testing are treated with care”. I think this is just selfish and brutal because vaccines tested on animals to ensure their safety, is for the benefit of animals, themselves. However, vaccines tested on animals for the benefits of humans, just because they have a shorter lifespan is simply selfish and completely disregarding the value of their existence. Another sentence that I saw was “Also laws such as the Animal Welfare Act are put into place to protect animals from mistreatment. Although it is argued that there are alternatives to animal testing, there are no more efficient ones expect testing on humans (which isn’t legal)”. This stood out for me because most of the time, these laws/acts aren’t exactly put into place, especially, if the experiment are done discreetly/privately. In addition, it has been proven that alternatives are better than the usage of animals in efficiency and affordability. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because though our views are completely different, I respect your opinions and seeing what the other side thinks/believes. If you would like, please check out my blog at http://bestfwens.home.blog for animal cruelty content.

  • People are guaranteed rights of equality in the amendments. To protest a demonstration peacefully such as taking a knee during the national anthemn is definitely legal. But is it okay? In my opinion, absolutely not. To kneel down towards our national flag is to disrespect it, and all the good we stand for as a country. For football players…[Read more]

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