Rhetorical Analysis On Giffords

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Guns need to be controlled. From the mass shooting in Newton, Connecticut that killed twenty-seven people, twenty of whom were faultless children at Sandy Hook Elementary, to nine people gunned down during Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, guns have proven to be an extreme political problem. In 2011, former Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords became a victim of gun violence, along with eighteen other guiltless people. She was shot at point blank range in the head while campaigning outside of a Safeway franchise in suburban Tucson, Arizona. Lucky enough to have a second chance at life, Giffords found the motivation to tackle the law of purchasing and owning a gun. However, senators…show more content…
Giffords persuades the audience through the structure of the gripping article. The structure is extremely essential because the audience will be able to follow her thought process without any difficulty. The structure of “A Senate in the Gun’s Grip” helped make Giffords argument clear, guide the audience’s comprehension and strengthen her ideas. She is confidently able to build to the most powerful part of her essay based on her logic. Although Giffords used advanced and well-developed diction, she was able to communicate clearly and unambiguously. Logos are also developed by citing facts and statistics. Giffords explains, “These senators made their decision based on political fear and on cold calculations about the money of special interests like the National Rifle Association, which in the last election cycle spent around $25 million on contributions, lobbying and outside spending.” Senators gave into fear and failed to protect the citizens of American. Giffords stamped those who voted against the bill as cowards. She states the amount as a bold print to prove that she knows exactly how much was spent in the last election cycle. Because the article was well organized and contained facts, Giffords is able to convince the audience that gun control needs to be
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