Persuasive Essay On Homeland Security Issues

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Less than a year from now, Americans will be casting their vote in the upcoming presidential election. Numerous issues have surged to the front of the political agenda as the candidates begin their campaigns. The War in Iraq, oil prices, and the economy are several of the highly debated issues for the 2008 presidential election. However, I feel that there are more pressing issues that need to be resolved within our country, such as, homeland security and the securing of our borders to insure our own safety before we can properly address these other tribulations. The two biggest concerns that come to mind when you think of homeland security is gun control and immigration. Out of the candidates running this year one stands out to me the most and that is John McCain. He has overcome such great obstacles to get to the place he is today and I can assure you that it wasn’t easy. During the Vietnam War he was shot down in his plane and was kept as a POW for nearly five and a half years, of which three and a half were spent in solitary confinement. While kept in the numerous Vietnamese prison camps, he was repeatedly beaten and tortured defending our country and what it stands for. Gun control can be very misleading depending on the person, type of gun, and situation. A need has grown in our society to eliminate violent crimes related to firearms and assault weapons, but how can we come to a compromise when the past 15 years the NRA and Brady Law advocates have been at each other’s throats. ”For years, the NRA opposed any…show more content…
And nearly 3 out of 4 believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to have a firearm. Recent Gallup polls show that only 38 percent of Americans think the most important way to combat gun violence is through stricter gun laws; 58 percent believe more should be done to enforce current laws instead. And more than two thirds oppose an outright ban on handguns. (Schwartz,

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