Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Blackburn Warner
Discussion 4/13
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:47pm
150.216.100.197

For the upcoming issue paper I have decided to write about the gun control argument. After thinking about the topic for a while, I decided on this because I like shooting guns but I realized I didnít know too much about the issues surrounding the gun control debate. I am hoping to get some good facts and learn more about this issue so I am better informed for the future. I also wanted to do this paper on this topic because I used the same topic for my annotated bibliography and I am hoping that already having done that research, this paper will be a breeze to find sources for. I am not exactly sure how helpful my previous work will be but I am hoping that it makes a difference.
The two sides of the argument I am going to be looking at are pretty obvious. One side says that the restrictions we have now are working and are enough to keep people safe while also allowing people to get enjoyment out of guns. Another side says that there should be strict rules for owning a gun and it should be very hard to get a gun, especially hand guns. Handguns are another part to the issue and make the argument more complex and confusing. From what I understand now, people want to make it illegal, like some cities or states have already done, for someone to have possession of a handgun except in their house for protection. There are also some people that donít want people to have handguns at all including in their houses. I have to do some more thinking about what issue I am going to focus on in order to keep my paper on track and to keep from going of topic. I think I will be able to decide with a little research which part of the issue will work better for this assignment.
I think the hardest part of this paper will be representing both sides equally and staying focused. With arguments like this, I think it is easy to get off track and start talking about things that arenít completely relevant. I am thinking this paper will go well and I hope I get another A like on the past two papers.

  • 4/13 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Apr 12 8:30am
    What topic have you settled on for your issue paper? What are the two sides of the argument? What do you feel will be the greatest challenge(s) of this paper?
    • 4/13 - Margaret Kristofak, Fri Apr 13 4:52pm
      I have decided to write my paper on the use of adderal. I think this will be a very interesting topic to write about because I have been taking adderal since the seventh grade and have heard both... more
    • 13 April 2012 - Brittany Swinson, Fri Apr 13 4:38pm
      I am still indecisive about my issue paper topic. I was thinking about going with the issue of doctorís being able to give alternative medicine as treatments rather than regular medical treatment. My ... more
    • #...edUpFriday - Shane Castillo, Fri Apr 13 3:08pm
      The topic that I have decided to do for my issue paper regards music sharing and whether or not downloading and sharing music over the internet should be illegal or not. I felt that this has been a... more
    • Freddy Krueger - Jake Campbell, Fri Apr 13 3:03pm
      The topic I have decided to write my paper on is the legalization of marijuana. I decided on this topic because I think it is representative of a current issue in our country. The arguments for both... more
    • Discussion 4/13 - Blackburn Warner, Fri Apr 13 12:47pm
    • Re: 4/13 Discussion - Anonymous, Fri Apr 13 12:46pm
      For the upcoming issue paper I have decided to write about the gun control argument. After thinking about the topic for a while, I decided on this because I like shooting guns but I realized I didnít ... more
    • Online Assignment for April 13, 2012 - Collena Robertson, Fri Apr 13 12:06pm
      The topic Iíve chosen for my issue paper is animal testing. The positive side of the argument is that animal testing has allowed us to be able to gain so much knowledge in the medical field. For... more
    • Issue Paper - Lexi Truesdale, Fri Apr 13 11:41am
      After considering many different topics for my issue paper I have decided to write about the controversy of birth control versus abstinence in high school programs. With the rate of teenage... more
    • ISSUE TOPIC - Alex Hunt, Fri Apr 13 11:29am
      The topic I have settled on for my issue paper is sex education in the public school system. I believe that all schools have some type of program regarding sex education, but the challenge is finding ... more
    • 4/13 discussion - Lauren Gray, Fri Apr 13 11:20am
      I have officially settled on abortion as the topic for my issue paper. I was between this topic and doing Title IV, but decided that there would be more research and print sources on abortion. Also,... more
    • 4/13 Online Discussion - William Hicks, Fri Apr 13 11:19am
      The issue that I have settled on is whether or not the United States should continue the production of nuclear power plants. I chose this topic because I believe it is a hot topic due to what... more
    • Re: 4/13 Discussion - Vishnu bhaskar, Fri Apr 13 11:18am
      The topic I have settled on for my issue paper is legalization of marijuana. I choose this topic because it is constantly an ongoing topic in America. As one group looks at it as a ďgate way drugĒ... more
    • Discussion 4/13 - Georgia Allen, Fri Apr 13 11:15am
      Georgia Allen 04/13/2012 For my issue paper I have choose to pick the topic of school uniforms. School uniforms has been a controversial issue for many of years and still today it is a heavy issue... more
    • 4/13 - Dottie Davis, Fri Apr 13 11:14am
      The issue that I have decided to cover in my issue paper is abortion. Although it is a clichť topic, I felt that it was the best one for me to explore due to my Christian school background. I know... more
    • Online Discussion 4/16/12 - Rachael Lynch-Daniels, Fri Apr 13 10:51am
      The topic that I have decided to write my issue paper on is capital punishment. I know that this topic has been a topic of debate for years now and it will be interesting to learn more about both... more
    • 4/13 Discussion Response - Aimee Callicutt, Fri Apr 13 10:28am
      For my issue paper I have settled on the topic of euthanasia or assisted suicide. I wants to choose a topic that fit the criteria of having a "for and against" argument as we were assigned, but I... more
    • Discussion 4/13 - Lindsey Newton, Fri Apr 13 9:58am
      For my issue paper I have decided to research abortion. I have decided to write about abortion because it is such a big issue in todayís society, especially in undergraduate students. Many students... more
    • Online 4/13 - Meredith Masteller, Fri Apr 13 9:34am
      The topic I decided to write on for my issue paper is the controversial topic of abortion. I know this topic has been an issue with both religious groups and those who believe pro-choice is the right ... more
    • Issue Paper Topic - Katie Chatman, Fri Apr 13 9:06am
      After working on the annotated bib project and doing all of the research for it, I have decided that my topic from the will also be the topic for my issue paper since I chose an issue to do for my... more
    • Re: 4/13 Discussion - Brianna Rinaldi , Fri Apr 13 9:05am
      For my issue paper I am going to write about the debate between full inclusion of children with special needs and self-contained classes and schools. I am a special education major and this is a big... more
    • Re: 4/13 Discussion - Anonymous, Fri Apr 13 9:04am
      For my issue paper I am going to write about the debate between full inclusion of children with special needs and self-contained classes and schools. I am a special education major and this is a big... more
    • issue dicussion - Samantha Miller, Fri Apr 13 9:03am
      Capital punishment is a subject that I have chosen for this paper. I am somewhat familiar with this topic from previous projects such as methodology. In high school I did do a project on the electric ... more
    • Re: 4/13 Discussion - Lindsey Stephens, Fri Apr 13 9:02am
      My final topic for this paper is the death penalty and the two sides for the argument are both very strong. From my research so far, I have found the some of the points of the argument are morality,... more
Click here to receive daily updates