Gun Control Persuasive Speech

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Alex Perez December 12, 2013 Persuasive Speech Introduction I. “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” States the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1791). II. Guns are the great equalizer. What does this mean? What it means is that guns balance the power between the strong and the defenseless, making it more difficult for the strong to overcome the susceptible. III. Getting rid of guns does not get rid of violence. Some people think that if we just get rid of guns, violence will lower dramatically. IV. But, criminals would continue finding ways to illegally acquire guns while robbing and attacking law-abiding…show more content…
I personally don’t think that’s cool because we do have the right to bear arms as the 2nd Amendment states in that case we should have guns for the reason of being a victim of a criminal. Not only does 2nd Amendment state that guns should be for hunting but also to protect us from the government turning on us. Transition: Now that you know some facts of why guns should not be banned let’s look at the benefits of owing a firearm. 2. Article from (Gun Saves Life) said Law-Abiding Citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals 2.5 million times every year or about 6,850 times a day. a) One major benefit of owning a gun is that it gives you a real sense of security and protection. You know that you have a way to protect yourself if your home is burglarized, and the fear of guns can keep burglars away from your home. In fact, 74% of felons agree that they avoid homes when people are home for fear of being shot. b) Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her

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