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Griffin Ahlers
4/12 Discussion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:45pm
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The issue paper I think will be fairly tough. I have narrowed it down to two topics, the death penalty and gun control. I can not decide between the two because both are very popular topics and would be interesting to research. If I chose to write about the death penalty, one of the sideís viewpoints would be of course to not have the death penalty at all. The main points that I could talk about here would be why people think that the death penalty should not be allowed. I could also give examples of crimes that have been given the death penalty and give peoples opinions on that sentence to back their opinion on the death penalty up. The other side that I would write about would be of the side of people who think that the death penalty should in fact exist. The topics for the side that I could write about could be examples of criminals who were given the death penalty as their sentence for the crimes they commit and if they were not given the death penalty, and then what would they have been given. For this topic, it would mainly impact those who have witnessed the death penalty by knowing someone, or have a very strong opinion about the topic due to a prior experience. The other topic that I am thinking about writing about is gun control. This is a very popular and intense subject in todayís news, which would provide lots of sources and information on the topic. The main points that I would talk about for the side that supports citizens have guns would be self protection. I could give examples of instances where if you had a gun in your home where you might would have to use it. For the side not supporting citizens having guns, I could talk about examples where innocent people were killed due to the accessibility of guns in todayís day and time. The topic of gun control would mostly impact the people who have personal guns right now, or who are against civilians owning guns.

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