Persuasive Speech On Gun Control

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Gun Control In my speech, I will be an American liberal talking to a room full of American Congress members along with other prominent figures, human rights activists, and politicians. I will be discussing the current gun control laws in the United States of America. Hook: Good Evening Congress members, human rights activists, and politicians, In 2015 alone, there were 372 mass shootings, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870 others (Oldham). On average, that is more that one mass shooting a day. Following such tragedies, some politicians prepare a speech regarding the matter, sending the victims and the victims families their thoughts and prayers. Other politicians, prefer to tweet their prayers hoping that the hashtag they created would be a part of the worldwide trends. But in both cases, action is never taken, as if we are expecting for the problem to resolve itself. That is, of course, if some even acknowledge the fact that guns are a problem in America. Problem: It's basic mathematics, as the amount of people with firearm increase,…show more content…
The United States homicide rate in 25% higher when compared to murder rates in other high-income countries, therefore there is clearly something that other countries are doing that we are not. In Canada, for one to get a gun, he or she must have a license that takes 60 days to obtain. They also must take a gun training course, and then should pass a universal background check that focuses on mental, criminal and addiction history. In the United Kingdom, semi-automatic rifles, pump-action rifles, machine guns, and any firearm that has a barrel less than 30 centimeters in length are banned (Laville et al.). But most importantly, for us to adapt some of the laws that make our fellow high-income country’s homicide rate so low, the Congress needs to discuss this issue, without the interference of bribes or money, but by simply exploring the facts and the results of our gun
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