The Gun Control Debate Argumentative Essay by cee-cee

The Gun Control Debate
This paper looks at both sides of the controversial gun control debate in the US and then looks at the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in this regard.
# 114688 | 2,648 words | 10 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that the gun control debate is largely defined and framed by groups with diametrically opposing views about the Constitutional guarantees afforded to individuals with regard to the right to own guns. The writer looks at the position that gun control is necessary and then looks at the argument against gun control. The writer concludes that in lieu of actual evidence of the social harm represented by guns, the only rational response in the gun control debate is to admit that open--if regulated--access to firearms represents a viable means for individuals to protect themselves from abusive assaults and oppression and should be preserved as an individual right.

The Argument for Gun Control
The Argument Against Gun Control
Some Conclusions about Gun Control

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Moorhouse, J.C. and Wanner, B. (2006, Winter). Does gun control reduce crime or does crime increase gun control? Cato Journal, 26(1), pp. 103-124.

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