• Motivate Audience: As a parent which most of you can relate, we would not want to be in a dangerous situation with our family that we didn’t have control over. • Establish Credibility: I have been an avid gun owner for over 10 yrs. I have had my concealed weapons permit for 2 years. • Thesis/Position: I am 100% for the 2nd Amendment the right to bear arms and believe that the gun laws only hurt the law abiding citizens and doesn’t do anything to prevent the criminals. • Preview Main Points: 1.
In the same year not a single Japanese child died of gunshot wounds. Great Britain had nineteen deaths, Germany fifty-seven, France one hundred nine, and Canada one hundred fifty-three. (Rubin 352.) Yes, people will continue to kill each other even if we ban guns, but all the evidence including plain common sense, says they can’t do it so efficiently and in such large numbers without the aid of a gun. Rubin is one of many that believe that guns should be made illegal, but if guns are made illegal, how is it fair to those that are safe with guns?
Gun Control I do not believe in gun control. In this paper, I am going to tell you why I believe that gun control is not necessary. I hope that I am able to persuade you in this paper to believe that guns should not be controlled. In my opinion, hunting would be much more difficult because you could not use certain guns, and this is not fair to the hunter. In my research of this topic, I have found a lot of political debates in which many political figures are found saying they are on one side or the other.
Gun control may be an issue on streets with minors, or people with criminal backgrounds, but it starts with people. There is also a million more cases of rape, aggravated assaults, homicides, pre-meditated murders that carry out with no weapons and our government has little or no bright ideas to put a ban on these sick acts. “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Below are statements given by a few local people who volunteered their opinions but requested to remain anonymous. • “Take away the weapons and we are gonna be in a police state where the government controls everything…have you seen V for Vendetta…that’s what happens when you give the guns and control to the government.” – Male, Age 29, Bronx, NY • “We need assault weapons incase we go into another revolutionary war.” – Male, Age 58, Fleetwood,
There’s no way America will ever make the use of tobacco products illegal; they mean too much money in government coffers, so to speak. Limiting access to cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco so minors can’t buy or shoplift the stuff is fine by me. Publishing companies and other industries didn’t ban smoking inside their facilities because of local ordinances; they did it for savings in insurance costs and a decrease in the number of smoke-fouled computers and smoke-sickened workers. Business owners with any acumen at all have instituted bans with or without the law telling them that they must do so. It’s the economical and prudent thing to
Gun Control 1 Understanding Gun Control in the United States Ronald Daniel Charnell Thomas, MA, MSEd Research Writing 102 September 21, 2013 Gun Control 2 Ronald Daniel Charnell Thomas MA, MSEd Research Writing 102 September 21, 2013 Understanding Gun Control in the United States While firearms have always played an important part in the life of America, gun control has never been an important legislative topic in current news. The Gun Control Act of 1968 was designed to provide support to federal, state, and local law enforcement officials in their fight against crime and violence. Although state and local attempts to regulate the carrying of concealed
Ethan Oberhausen Oberhausen 1 English 101 Professor Kehl 8 March 2014 Essay 2 No More Gun Control Whether they’re used for hunting, home defense, or recreational target practice, guns have always been a part of the American tradition. Over recent years, debate about whether or not the government should crack down on gun control policies has been a major topic among Americans. While some people strongly believe that stricter gun control laws will help prevent the many shootings and other crime related issues, there are others who say we should have the right to protect ourselves. I believe that guns are helpful tools that allow us to protect our families and freedoms, and that taking them away would only make the malicious criminals more comfortable in executing their acts on unarmed victims. Whether it’s a criminal in your neighborhood or a country invading, they would reconsider their thoughts if they suspected the people to be armed.
Essay #1 Revision 2/14/11 Gun Control The recent shooting in Arizona has brought up the ongoing debate of our gun control laws. The efficacy of constitutional action, constituting federal regulation of the use of firearms has been promoted via a number of gun control laws enacted since the beginning of the 20th century. The comprehensive understanding of the pros and cons of gun control is in constant debate (Borade). Unfortunately, enforcing laws that do not allow us to own our own guns will not stop a crazy person from killing another person. Citizens should be able to carry and own guns for their own personal protection because we all know that prohibition will not stop anyone from obtaining one regardless.
If a bill is passed and the President has not signed it, or vetoed it within 10 days then it becomes law. But there is one stipulation to that, Congress cannot be at recess. This ensures that a law cannot be instituted subtly by waiting for the President to go on Christmas Vacation, pass the law, then go on recess to their respective houses. The President can use this power to influence the way a law is written. If for say he wants one specific law that is still in committee to be passed he could say that he will veto every bill until that comes across his desk.
Only this operation, “Operation Fast and Furious,” was distinctively different in two ways: “no attempt would be made to recover the guns as they crossed the Mexican border and the Mexican government had been kept in the dark about Fast and Furious” (Pavlich, 2012). Special agents like ATF agent John Dodson’s accounts tell us some of the particulars in what they, the agents, were supposed to do in this operation. The agents were handed a list of about forty-five known “straw men” and were to monitor and provide surveillance on them (Pavlich, 2012). The agents were not to interfere in any way as these “straw purchasers” would buy hundreds of high-powered rifles (Pavlich, 2012). “These guns would then be allowed to “walk” over the border into Mexico, straight to the hands of ruthless criminals” (Pavlich, 2012).