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Transcript of Gun Control
Although people often own guns for self-defense and are used for recreational activities, the benefits of gun control outweigh the costs in that mass shootings and suicide are considered more significant controversies.
MI1: Self Defense
It’s a common idea that to own guns it means to be protected.
"I find it ironic and curious how in the United States, this idea of freedom is associated with bearing guns" ("Do We Need").
MI3: Mass Shootings
It's the most terrifying epilogue that can happen.
Unfortunately it's not too strange hearing about these kind of tragedies.
“On Thursday night in Dallas, a peaceful protest against police violence was interrupted by an ambush from above that killed five officers and wounded seven more. But even in the aftermath of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando last month, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the partisan gridlock remains” (Krieg)
MI2: Shooting Is a Recreational Activity
It's important consider the difference between people who live in different areas of America.
“Southerners are more likely to belong to a subculture where the use of guns for sport is encouraged” (Brennan)
“Do We Need Stricter Gun Control?-The People Speak.” YouTube, uploaded by Vice
News, 28 Feb. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnExjakUlQg.
Krieg, Gregory. “Gun Control in America: How We Got Here.” Cable News Network,
8 July 2016,
www.cnn.com/2016/01/07/politics/gun-control-america-history-timeline. Accessed 7 Mar. 2017.
Violence Policy Center. “Private Gun Ownership Leads to Higher Rates of Gun
Violence” Gun Control Opposing Viewpoints, edited by Helen Cothran, Greenhaven Press, 2003, pp. 22.
Brennan, Pauline, et al . “Guns, Southernness, and Gun Control.” Journal of
Quantitative Criminology, vol. 9, no. 3, 1993, pp. 289-307,
www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/23365753.pdf. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017.
Do the Benefits of Gun Control Outweigh the Costs?
Suicide is underestimated
Principal consequence of deaths provoked by guns
(Violence Policy 22).
Even if guns are considered such as a hobby or tools of self-defense, rigid and severe laws can reduce the possibility of serious consequences such as mass shooting and suicide.
To face the whole issue in the American context.
To consider whether or not stricter gun control is a benefit for society.
To understand how the gun control is changed through years in America