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Persuasive Speech: Gun Control

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Steve Mowry

on 23 April 2013

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Gun Control:
The Problem & Resolution By: Steve Mowry The Problem? References National Institue of Justice. (2013, April 3). Gun violence. Retrieved from http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/gun-violence/
Garbaring, J., Bradshaw, C., & Vorrasi, J. (n.d.). Mitigating the effects of gun violence on children and youth . (2012). Journal Issue: Children, Youth, and Gun Violence, 12(2), 2. Retrieved from https://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/journals/article/index.xml?journalid=42&articleid=166§ionid=1066&submit
U.S Fish & Wildlife Services, (2008). Hunting statistics and economics. Retrieved from website: http://www.fws.gov/hunting/huntstat.html Firearms are a primary source of violence and death in the U.S.
2011 - National Institute of Justice: Gun Violence
467,321 crimes were committed with firearms (NIJ, 2011)
68% of all murders were committed with firearms (NIJ, 2011)
41% robberies are armed robberies (NIJ, 2011) Contributing Factors News Media
- Movies
- Music
- TV
- Video Games Why we should not take non- automatic firearms away "Guns are deeply embedded in American society." (Garbaring, Bradshaw & Vorrasi, 2012)
Good ways we use guns
- Protection
- Hunting: 12.5 million over 16 hunted in 2006 ("Hunting statistics and," 2008)
Gun Free Zones offer not protection
- Malls
- Schools
Increase illegal activity and trafficing
- Effects of Prohibition in 1920's The Resolution Laws and Regulations
Current Legislation 2013 (Gostin & Record, 2013)
- Universal Background checks on Firearm sales
- Ban assault weapons
- Limit weapon ammo capacity to 10 rounds
- Increase enforcement on illegal firearm trafficking
- Increases compensation for mental health disabilities
Hold firearms owners accountable
- Safe storage
- Trigger locks

Gostin, L., & Record, K. (2013). A systematic plan for firearms law reform. Informally published manuscript, Law Center, University of Georgetown, Washington D.C., Maryland, Retrieved from http://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/facpub/1182/
Parnell, W. B. (2009). Gun Control : Background, Regulation and Legislation. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Squires, P. (2002). Gun Culture or Gun Control? : Firearms, Violence and Society. London: Routledge.
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