Comparative Analysis By Sarah Boseley

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Comparative Analysis * High gun ownership makes countries less safe, US study finds, by Sarah Boseley Sarah Boseley, the author of this article, says that contrary to popular belief in the US, a country with more guns is actually not a safer country. She explains in the article, “The US, with the most guns per head in the world, has the highest rate of deaths from firearms, while Japan, which has the lowest rate of gun ownership, has the least.” Doctors found, that after looking at 27 countries worldwide, higher gun ownership resulted in more gun related deaths. “The gun ownership rate was a strong and independent predictor of firearm-related death,” said one of the doctors directing the study. * Harvard Study: No Correlation…show more content…
While AWR Hawkins explains that there’s no relation between gun control and crime, and that gun control might possibly be directly related to more violent crimes resulting in death. * Each author takes a strong stance on both of their views. Boseley takes a strong stance that more guns in the US is actually the cause of more gun related deaths, while Hawkins writes that more gun control leads to higher death rates. * The intended audience for both authors would be readers that take their side. Boseley’s audience would tend to be people who agree that heightened gun control in the US would lead to less deaths in major cities like Detroit or New York. Hawkins’ readers would agree that gun control only leads to more deaths in the US because people start to handle guns and gun trade…show more content…
These examples would tend to touch anyone who read this article regardless of whether or not they agreed with it. On the other hand, Hawkins’ article is effective mostly only to readers that share his same point of view, which would be his audience. * Boseley states in her thesis statement that contrary to popular belief in the US, a country with more guns is actually not a safer country. She states the opposing side’s argument, and states her own. Hawkins uses the Harvard study to rebut the opposing side’s argument. This tactic held my attention to the article and supported my point of view. * Boseley’s article was a good article that would have been difficult to argue with. There are more and more mass shootings in the United States every week. But that can’t be the only thing that’s looked at. The Virginia Tech shooter acquired his guns illegally on the internet. There are background checks now that can prevent mentally ill people from acquiring guns and there are also so many thugs out there with the intent to kill, so they can acquire guns illegally. There’s no way that gun control will help

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