Task 1 The text bellow is an appeal of a French Canadian politician called Rene Boisvert, who is a Quebec separatist. Rene Boisvert use several language features when he is holding the speech and they all have a role of enhancing his main message to the audience. Firstly, Rene Boisvert uses rhetorical questions, for instance “What does Quebec what? What is Quebec’s future? By using rhetorical questions, he engage the audience to listen to his speech and makes them to reflect about the situation.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the individual to keep and bear firearms. When the Second Amendment was written it was for the right to arm oneself as a personal liberty to deter undemocratic or oppressive governing bodies from forming and to repel impending invasions. Furthermore, gun advocates proclaim that guns are for the right to self-defense. Some people try to participate and uphold the law. We have seen how guns in the hands of children can cause fatal accidents and people have committed mindless crimes leading to
The Second Amendment The Second Amendment has been heavily debated for years. This in itself is humorous considering how easily it became an Amendment. When it was written, people gave it little thought, as it was considered normal; “the Amendment was easily accepted because of widespread agreement that the federal government should not have the power to infringe the right … anymore than it should have the power to abridge the freedom of speech … ” (Lund).
Keirstyn Liddle Mod 1 Participation in Government Gun Control The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is very often misunderstood. It directly reads “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment has brought about two theories: the “individual right theory” and the “collective rights theory.” The first says that individuals have a right to own a gun, while the second theory states that only the local, state and federal legislatures have the right.
The Second Amendment to the United States gives American citizens the right to own guns. The opinion of the court is that the men (Republican or Democrat) who lead this country should be allowed to protect themselves. The court’s opinion suggests that every citizen has the right to bear arms. We could defend ourselves from others who try to harm us. Here are some reasons why we should be able to own guns.
In recent times, the matter of gun control has increasingly heated up across the country. Whenever a national tragedy occurs that involves gun violence, the question on what to do about the United States’ gun control takes the centre stage. The tension debate regarding this issue has been going on a coon’s age as both the proponents and opponents of the gun control laws remain to stand firm for what they believe would suit the U.S. best. In my opinion, it is important to discuss this issue as limiting access to guns would progressively reduce the rate of gun violence in the United States of America. To support this idea, I will be focusing on two aspects, such as clearly defining the term of gun control as well as the falsity of “more guns, less crime”.
Gun violence in America has been alarmingly increasing since the 90s and has continued throughout the years. Although guns may save lives, evidence shows that most guns in America are stolen from other thieves and misused. Due to lack of gun control found in nearly fifty percent of the states, guns are mostly misused for other reasons. Since 2012, there have been gun sales spiking across the U.S. Every year, America’s minimum increase in gun sales is five percent. The American government should raise gun laws to reduce gun violence, which leads to death.
Every so often, there will be an event that will change your thoughts and perspective on a particular topic. The recent shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has led me to rethink my opinions on gun control as a whole. It is no surprise that mass shootings happen; from when I was in eighth grade and Adam Lanza 20 elementary school kids and 6 staff members, to my first year of college when Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people. These horrific mass murders may seem like a common thing to us but this is not normal worldwide, this is only a common thing here in the United States.
Whether you like guns or you hate them, you must understand that the ownership of firearms is a right; A RIGHT…NOT a privilege. You must understand that America is a republic, NOT a democracy. That means that our rights cannot be changed or ended by a vote. ““The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” – Samuel Adams” It is your right (as protected by the first amendment) to oppose the 2nd amendment.
American Gun Control Laws In the United States of America, there are many laws on guns. The problem is there are too many gun control laws and this needs to change. There are so many laws that should not be in effect. Many people don’t even want gun control laws.