Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Hudson Timm
English 211
20 May 2014
Gun Control up in Arms
Gun Control has become a very important and controversial issue in america today. Many citizens of this great country are beginning to question if guns are as useful or if they’re just cold metal death makers. Gun Control: The Great Cop-out by Jared Michaud and Gun Control and the Constitution by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman professionally carry across their anti-gun control ideals; whereas The Second Amendment is all for Gun Control by Adam Winkler and Making Gun Control Happen by Patrick Radden Keefe display the pro-gun control side. In my views, guns are a very necessary tool that if used correctly can be a valuable source of self defence and protection when help is too far away, or unwilling to come. Rather than put more restrictions on guns and gun owners, we should be able to freely protect ourselves and our fellow man.
As we look at the way pro gun control parties are planning on enforcing gun control, you may begin to question why we would even consider using such drastic means. The idea that limiting the size of a magazine or regulating the type of gun you can purchase or even doing something as simple as a background check can stop murders like the Connecticut shooting from happening is very far-fetched. In Making Gun Control Happen the author, Patrick Radden Keefe, writes from a pro gun control standpoint. He describes that one obvious change would be to “mandate a criminal background check for all gun purchases” as it would obviously stop criminals from getting their hands on a weapon (Keefe). It takes certain smarts to live as a criminal; many criminals most likely have snuck their way out of the database and would therefore be able to b...

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...ideal that we would not be able to defend ourselves, is a terrible nightmare and almost a terrible reality. Legalizing gun control will only further the loss caused to our county through the many instances that have occurred in the past and recently. In response to this, I believe that we should keep our guns free and our lives safe.
Works Cited
Keefe, Patrick. "Making Gun Control Happen." The New Yorker. Condé Nast, 16 Dec. 2012. Web. 17 May 2014.
Michaud, Jared. "Gun Control: The Great Cop-Out." International Business Times. IBT Media Inc, 31 Dec. 2012. Web. 27 May 2014.
Rivkin, David, and Andrew Grossman. "Gun Control and the Constitution." The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, 10 Feb. 2013. Web. 17 May 2014.
Winkler, Adam. "The Second Amendment Is All for Gun Control." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, 17 Feb. 2013. Web. 17 May 2014.

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