Laws to Combat Domestic Terrorism Essay by Research Group

Laws to Combat Domestic Terrorism
Examines the laws instituted in the United States to combat terrorism after the Oklahoma City bombing.
# 26181 | 2,821 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 27, 2003 in Political Science (U.S.) , Political Science (Terrorism) , Law (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper discusses the federal law proposed by Senator Bruce Wayne for the purpose of combating domestic terrorism. It explains how the law proposed that 1) visiting federal buildings be subject to a search of their person and belongings; 2) police detain any individual arousing suspicion of potential terrorist activity in or near a federal building; and 3) sentences be doubled and made mandatory for individuals convicted of terrorist-related activity. The paper examines the social ramifications of the threat of domestic terrorism in the United States.

From the Paper:

"In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, both press and public hastily assumed that the crime had Mideast origins. "John Doe," however, turned out to hail from the heart of Middle America. One of the lessons learned, as the terrorist's true identity slowly revealed itself, was not to jump to conclusions in assessing terrorism. This is a lesson that should yield even greater pause, as lawmakers eagerly rush to find a solution to the problem of domestic terrorism."

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

Laws to Combat Domestic Terrorism (2003, April 27) Retrieved May 08, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Laws to Combat Domestic Terrorism" 27 April 2003. Web. 08 May. 2021. <>