Persuasion, Politics, and Propaganda: Gun Control

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Persuasion, Politics, and Propaganda: Gun Control Persuasion, Politics, and Propaganda: Gun Control This essay will discuss how news articles can cause persuasion in regard to topics that are of a political nature. How politics are affected by the propaganda that news articles can bring forward to highlight their case to persuade/sway individuals. The hot topic in regard to politics and society is gun control. Gun control has been a very hot topic for many years. When high-profile gun violence has happened it brings a nationwide focus that beams down on gun control. Though there has been a lot of press in regard to violence concerning guns, the one that hit the United States the hardest was the loss of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The deadliest shooting to happen in a school was the tragedy that happened at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2007. Of course there is no forgetting the Columbine shootings that happened in 1999, or the young Amish girls that were shot and killed in 2006. News articles bring up these horrible deeds from the past in regard to bring focus on gun control. Gun control has been a topic and debate in Congress and the White House since the United States was still young. In 1934 during the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought about this National Firearms Act to try to eliminate automatic guns and other such weapons like guns in canes or guns that had silencers to name a few (Bureau of ATF). President Obama fought hard to push forth a gun control package that has been all over every media imaginable. Ten days ago the US learned that what the President fought so hard for did not pass. Two news articles that are completely different in the way that the news was brought to the masses will be discussed. One article is focused on being objective in regard to the loss of this battle. As stated by

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