Discussion Question 1: Gun Control
Describe the differences of policy approaches toward gun control throughout the United States. Take into account the context of the school shootings case study in Chapter 7 of the textbook. State your opinion on the matter and provide a thoughtful and well reasoned argument to support your point of view.
Discussion Question 2: First Amendment Zones
For this discussion question, first read the article titled, “First Amendments Zones” (Nuñez, 2011), “Unlawful Assembly Dispersal Order,” and the “FTAA Independent Review Panel Report” all in Doc Sharing.
Put yourself in the place of Major Warren as he formulates his policy recommendations to Director Duncan and County Manager Herrera for their final approval. What general policy recommendations would you make in regard to the designation of First Amendment Zones? What would you recommend as a general policy regarding protest groups and their possible disruption of the DRNC event. Consider the risks and benefits that are likely to come from the implementation of different policies. Be prepared to defend your policy recommendations.
As always, your response must be written at the graduate level and cited properly according to APA style guidelines. Your initial response must be no less than 200 words and no more than 1,000 words.
Clemons, R., & McBeth, M. (2009). Public policy praxis: Theory and pragmatism: A case study approach (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-605652-2; ISBN-10: 013-605652-0