Are handguns necessary for the average citizen or should handguns be banned? In the article “Why Handguns Must Be Outlawed” by the author Nan Desuka, she argues on the matter and issues of handguns. Throughout the entire essay Ms. Desuka gives her point of view on why guns should be outlawed for everyone. Everyone, except for the police officers. Explaining how and why it would make this country less crime filled and safer for all citizens. All of the examples and facts that Desuka gives her audience demonstrates that she wants the audience to take into consideration the ownership of handguns. This paper will analyze the article that Desuka wrote on the use of statistics, responses from people that disagree, her use of pathos and her logic.
Throughout “On the Rhetoric of Second Amendment Remedies”, Brett Lunceford portrays the effects of speakers who use violent rhetoric in their speeches against gun control. Lunceford scrutinizes the rhetorical strategies used by those speakers and how they tie into their means of persuasion. He examines the harmful effects of using certain persuasive techniques on Americans. He focuses primarily on two gun-rights advocates and their use of violent rhetoric.
Some might argue that the US is one of the greatest countries in the world, but compared to others, it's one of the worst when it comes to gun control. It has become apparent that the gun control policies aren't as strict as they should be, as everyday in the US, an average of 36 people are killed at the hands of guns and more than 32,000 people are killed annually.
The issue of gun control reform has led to arguments in recent years because of the increased media coverage of shootings—the “media contagion” factor outlined by the American Psychological Association—which has caused the awareness of firearm danger to rise (Media). Further, the gun culture of the United States has promoted the widespread use of firearms since revolutionary times, making guns prevalent in society (Kennett). These factors have grim results, making the United States the leader of developed countries in gun homicides — with almost five times more gun deaths than in any other developed country (Quealy). These data found, in an article by Kevin Quealy, a journalist and co-professor at both
In his article, “Gun Control Kills,” Jack Hunter tackles the controversial topic of gun control. Hunter makes the point that gun control is in fact bad for the United States and that banning guns would actually lead to more deaths per year, the opposite of the goal for those that support gun control. Hunter does this using a number of argumentative techniques in order to convince his readers that gun control is wrong. Many of the techniques that Hunter uses are effective in attempting to make people believe in his cause, however some of the points that he makes are also ineffective and somewhat discredit his point. There are times in the article in which Hunter shows his own bias towards the subject, and tries to service the article towards
Violence in the world can be described as a violent trend that will continue to become more violent with each new passing generation. The argument is that guns are the reason for violence in today’s society and it begins with just the simple purchase of one gun. It begins with hurtful words that turn to taking a shot at the enemies that appear right in front of the daily population. Gun violence is becoming more and more prevalent today. The article titled “New Gun Laws Won’t Save Lives” by Jim Lucas really grabs the readers attention making them want to read it. This attention of the reader was in fact to make someone think about the hard choices made by today’s society.
January 14, 1990 appearing in Parade Magazine the article ‘The Right to Bear Arms’ by Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States, discusses gun violence in America, Gun regulations, and the Constitution. In the article Burger brings to light the massacres and deaths to support his stance on gun regulations, while supporting how important guns are to the American people. He mentions in his article the difference between “Saturday night Specials” and sporting guns, the state militias, and the history of 13 original colonies to show reader’s supporting facts and statistics for why America is needing gun regulations.
Nicholas Kristof, a writer for the New York Times, and in his op-ed article titled “Lessons From the Virginia Shooting” (Aug. 26, 2015), proposes that the lesson learned from the shooting of two journalists in Virginia should be different gun laws that should somewhat reflect the already standing laws that Americans already have in place. While Kristof gives his attempt at fixing gun violence in the United States, he fails make his point on many different levels. Kristof begins by reminding readers of the Virginia shooting follows with statistics relating to gun violence in the United States, then starts to recommend that the gun control laws should be changed to match that of other things that have safety regulations. Kristof is trying to
Gun Control has been a long debated issue in America. Two authors with unique views were selected as experts on the topic. The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies by John R. Lott Jr. & Living with Guns: A Liberal 's Case for the Second Amendment by Craig R. Whitney.
Recently, a miserable mass-shooting incident in Las Vegas has caused 58 deaths and approximately 500 injuries which was the fatalist gun-related incident in history of the United States (CBS NEWS, 2017). Besides, the number of gun violence incidents has increased from 51,882 in 2014 to 58,784 in 2016 (Gun Violence Archive, 2017). The stunning incident and the upsurge in gun violence in the recent years provoke much public debate about whether guns should be ban completely in the United States. Waldman (2017), a senior writer of The American Prospect Magazine and a blogger of The Washington Post, suggested only allowing a small group of people who have special need to own their private gun like in other Asian countries in order to stop heavy casualties caused by guns every year. Maltz Bovy (2015), the author of ‘’The Perils of Privilege’’, agreed to ban guns completely with a view to forbid guns from entering the realm of possibility. Yet, in my opinion, there should not be a complete ban on
Current Affairs and written by Nathan J. Robinson, provides readers with avid arguments towards the support of gun control. Robinson compares guns to a “magic death app” and destroys every argument made by gun rights supporters. I agree with every statement that Robinson made despite the absurdity of them.
There have been continued advocacy for and against gun ownership. However, the gun ownership debate has been fueled by happenings in the United States that have led to a divide in opinions. There have been many instances of shootings in the United States. Such incidences have raised questions on gun ownership (Cook et al., 2014). The O.J. Simpson case was another case that brought to the foreground the issue of gun ownership and the continued misuse of guns. Today, a number of high school shootings make advocacy groups question the need
Owning guns in the United States is not a novel concept. What seems to be changing is the awareness of the American people of the dangers guns possibly pose; heightened awareness brought on by news breaking stories about large mass shootings have sparked major controversy in regards to the nation’s gun regulations and accessibility. In a Ted Talk given by Dan Gross: Why Gun Violence Can’t be Our New Normal in Vancouver, British Columbia, Gross boldly states his unwillingness to accept gun violence as a societal norm in the US and in his Ted Talk argues that gun violence may be greatly reduced if guns were managed and regulated properly, and by putting in place Brady background checks nationwide to ensure that guns will truly be kept away from
Moorhouse and Wanner, in their article “Does Gun Control Reduce Crime Or Does Crime Increase Gun Control”, studied whether or not gun control reduced gun violence in individual states. The overarching theme throughout the individual states is that gun control doesn’t reduce gun violence and is very ineffective. The authors provide two possible reasons why these laws are ineffective; 1) these laws do not effect criminal behavior and their efforts to obtain weapons illegally, and 2) these laws focus on normal gun purchases and don 't account for private sales and guns passed down through families.