Guns in America -- Chaos in Discussion Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Guns in America -- Chaos in Discussion
Overview of the gun control debate in America.
# 139364 | 3,250 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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This paper examines the state of the discussion of gun control in America, looking looking at how both side address this issue. According to the paper, both sides have allowed the issue to fall to such a level of paranoia that true communication is impossible, and emotionalism controls. The paper also addresses the leading scandals that have clouded the issue on both sides, and the current case pending in the Supreme Court.

From the Paper:

"In American politics, few issues generate more intense emotional responses that questions of gun control. To gun advocates, this is a life-and-death issue. They view gun ownership as the last desperate means that a free people have to defend themselves from a fundamentally evil and statist government bent on reducing them to sheepish helplessness (LaPierre & Baker 11, 31-32, 66). To gun control advocates, gun violence is a national tragedy. As the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence puts it grimly: eighty Americans die from gun violence each day, and for each death, two more are wounded..."

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