Sixteen and one half percent (16.5%) of the final grade will be generated from this Assignment. This assignment (Part 1 & 2) is due by September 17, 5 p.m., and should be posted by you on Canvas under Assignment 1.
From the various news sources about the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida, prepare an in depth reference paper describing who, what, when, where, how, and why regarding the shooting event. (When describing who; subject, any identified officers, i.e. Scott Israel, the deputy who did not enter and fight, officers who did, victims, teachers, etc. What did they do or not do?)
There were a number of issues that were of national debate following the shooting incident at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School. One of these focused on the weapon used, the AR 15 “Military Assault Weapon.”
- Research the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. What does it allow and what doesn’t it allow regarding gun restrictions? Why did our forefathers include the Second Amendment (what were they afraid of)?
- What is/are assault weapon(s) and how do they differ from “non-assault weapons” (if there is such a thing)?
- Are there any firearm restrictions at the state level (you choose the state of your choice), county, or municipal levels, and if so, argue for and against (equally) applying similar laws to the so called “assault weapon(s).”
Written Assignments are to be typed, single spaced, Verdana 12 font, and should be no less than four (4) pages and no longer than eight (8) pages in length. NOTE: I won’t accept your responses without multiple citations from peer review resources and/or citations from periodicals and other valid publications. Grading for these assignments will be based on the Written Communication Rubric (see Rubric for grading points).