Guns in America by The Washington Post

By The Washington Post

Within the aftermath of the Sandy Hook hassle-free tragedy, The Washington put up investigates America's complex dating with guns.

Wayne LaPierre, the chief of the nationwide Rifle organization, calls gun keep watch over "the struggle of the century." For greater than a 12 months, The Washington submit tested the lengthy, bloody heritage of gun keep watch over in the United States, an research that was once reopened and extended after the bloodbath of first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut.

With new reporting at the nation of gun reform within the aftermath of Newtown, together with how the households are getting better and the risks represented via new applied sciences similar to 3D printing, this up-to-date publication shines a mild at the hidden lifetime of weapons within the usa. From the facility of the NRA and its struggle over the second one modification to US weapons fueling the drug battle alongside the Mexican border, the prize-winning reporters of the Washington put up demonstrate the politics and the passions in the back of the ongoing gun regulate debate.

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It can potentially find support in all of the strategies I listed previously or be rejected within any of them. Fatness is a liminal category in the law, and therefore it enjoys openness as an analytic category that more solidified categories like race and gender do not. As a feature of identity, it both shares in and departs from the usual features of a legally protected trait. Is being fat something that a person cannot help? Is it an immutable trait? Is being fat unhealthy and therefore something we should reduce in the population, like smoking?

35 Just as in Ms. McDermott’s dispute with Xerox, the solution was to focus upon the individual traits of the employee. The Court concluded that the fact that a gender-based generalization is true does not excuse its use against individual women who do not fit the generalization. Of course the city cannot know when any of its employees will die, so it simply cannot assume anything about any particular individual’s life span. ”36 Los Angeles had to quit funding its pension plan based on actuarial logics of personhood (though the Court did not make them offer the women a refund).

Manuel’s case exemplifies use of the first strategy I defined: arguing that group members can function just as well as anyone else and that their defining trait should be ignored. ” Could we say that in promoting this view of Ms. Manuel, we are promoting her inherent dignity as a human being? Wouldn’t talking about that be a strategy, too? A logic of personhood that rests on inherent dignity would also ban reasoning based on surface-level characteristics. This transcendental logic of personhood best fits with a quasi-religious concept of the person in which there is absolute equality, because, of course, this dignified core of personhood does not vary based on our outwardly appearing talents and traits.

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