Gun Control in America Persuasive Essay by house

Gun Control in America
An argumentative essay supporting the right to bear arms.
# 46047 | 1,231 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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This paper presents an argument in support of the right of civilians to bear arms in America. It states that misleading information is used to support gun control and refutes some of the common myths. It explains the historical evidence regarding unarmed citizens and looks at the importance of guns in self-defense.

From the Paper:

"It is not an eye opening fact; guns used by people kill more people than guns by themselves. Yet politicians want to ban guns that look as if they may be more dangerous than other guns, and even more radical, ban guns altogether. NRAILA.ORG quotes Josh Sugarman, leader of the radical Violence Policy Center as saying, "The public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons " anthing that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun " we can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons." (n.p.) Guns have been an important tool in our country, both in the survival of early setters, and in our independence. In fact, without guns the United States of America would have probably continued to be held by the British. Militias during the establishment of our country are obviously the reasoning placed behind the Second Amendment. In the absence of an established military, it was the responsibility of a militia to defend the country. While the threat of an invasion by another country may not be as much of a concern in modern times, gun control overlooks too many of the benefits of an armed civilian."

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