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Janice Stroud
11/14 Online Discussion
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:44pm
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My final topic for my argument paper is, the federal government should initiate stronger and stricter laws for gun control. I feel like this is a good topic to argue because although many people believe they should be able to purchase weapons to protect themselves, guns have actually been causing a lot of deaths here in the US. The reason it has become a problem is because getting weapons has become so easy to do in our country.

The first point I want to make is the fact that the widespread availability of firearms makes it easy for convicted criminals to get firearms. That becomes a problem because violent people are getting more and more access to guns, which potentially puts people in danger. The counter argument to that would be that most people in the US who purchase guns are actually law-abiding citizens.

Another point to bring to attention would be the numerous amount of school shootings that take the lives of many innocent children and teachers. Also the theater shooting that wounded 58 and killed 12 innocent people. Things like this can be prevented with stricter gun controls laws. Mental evaluations should play a big role in whether a person should or should not be allowed to purchase a gun.

People who support the easy access to guns back themselves up with the 2nd amendment which basically states that we have the right to own guns as a way of self-defense, which becomes a problem because people in the united states have started to use guns in a violent way rather than using guns to protect themselves.

I am not sure what all I will be using to support my paper with but I do know that my argument will now be for stricter gun laws. At first I was going to argue why they shouldnít be, but after reading facts I have changed my opinion about the topic. The greatest challenge that I am going to have while writing this paper is finding strong points to support my thesis and making sure they are a good argument to people against gun control laws.

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