I wrote nearly twelve well organized pages using nothing but raw, MLA cited fact to prove gun control does not lower crime rates. In fact, nearly all of the data including one number from the BATF stating women use handguns to successfully defend against criminals over times daily showed that lessening gun control is more effective at lowering crime rates.
It is a political ploy to claim anything to the contrary. Here is a good source: In fact, I think everyone here on THR should read the information on this page so they can share it with others: Feb 1, Messages: Good lord, lots of these lately. Thank you for not asking for sources. I think you will be able to knock 5 pages out just fine, once you get rolling.
Talking about methodology used in your evidence will eat up a few pages, if you want it to. Can you tell me more about the class you are taking? Tim the student , Oct 12, Oct 7, Messages: I think if you try the same old 'stock' arguements about less crime and such your more than likely liberal I hate labels prof. Go for the basics Feb 15, Messages: Correlation with crime rates is always very hard to prove given the enormous amount of potential influences.
But should be tackled none the less. JustinJ , Oct 12, Oct 16, Messages: I wrote a paper about gun control back in high school and another in college.
The way I did it, for both, was that I lightly touched on a variety of issues concerning gun control and mentioned some facts and comparisions to support each point. The format of the paper, presentation style and intended audience are all important things to keep in mind.
The paper written for college was for an oral communication course. It was short speech and intended to persuade people's opinion on a current political issue.
The high school paper was done just to be informative and give a short power point presentation. A few things that worked well were to point out historical facts, use comparisions to other 1st world countries and real-life examples of living people. I don't know enough about the guidelines for assignment but one of the best angles to work in college was that gun control laws have very racist origins in the U.
So, you point out that of the people living below whatever income level are minorities, you can make the jump in the argument that there is underlying racism attached to such laws. The same goes with registration laws. Research gun registration laws passed by various dictators and how easily it made ethnic cleansing when they knew who could resist and eliminated them first. It goes on and on. However, I think you get the idea and more importantly it gives a different reason for people to be pro-gun.
I think you'll find it more compelling and thought-changing to a college crowd than the traditional arguments. InkEd , Oct 12, Nov 17, Messages: First off, don't regurgitate the words "gun control". The paper, regardless of subject, should be on gun rights or preservation of second amendment rights. Guns don't need control any more than we need car control, or beer control legislation. The phrase gun control was created to impart a sense of need for controlling an inanimate object.
Don't propogate that nonsense. Dec 14, Messages: While it's never exactly what you are looking for, there is a lot of good information, specially the trend lines since the AWB was eliminated. I second the "assault rifle" idea, but I don't know any other sources you could cite. Basically the idea that the rifles the govt goes after as being for soldiers only also tend to be the least used in actual crimes.
How many times do you see a video of a roberry commited with anything other than a handgun? How often is that handgun illegally possesed? Geckgo , Oct 12, They look scary to people, and calling them sporting rifles, won't change opinion. The reason it matters is because like the words "gun control" the words "assault rifle" were created by some very intelligent marketing gurus at anti gun rights organizations.
Have you ever heard pro choice advocates call themselves pro death, or pro lifers claim to be anti choice? I would address the need of individuals to be able to defend themselves when police are not sleeping on their couches. Don't forget to include potential beneficiaries of gun rights in your argument, and focus on those groups that may represent those particularly opposed to gun rights.
I have gay friends, single mom friends, etc that absolutley NEED, and welcome expanded gun rights laws. They themselves are frequently targets of violence and desparately need a way to keep from being victimized. Oct 29, Messages: It's a nice, long paper full of myths and facts about gun ownership.
Skribs , Oct 12, Sep 29, Messages: Vermont, now Saint Albans. IF you want to look at some of New England, Vermont has lower crime rates, where crime rates in Massachusetts are high and have very strict gun laws, as well as may issue, Vermont has constitutional carry.
The thing you would have to account for is that Vermont is more rural than Mass. Axel Larson , Oct 12, Apr 21, Messages: The gun laws vs crime rates thing has been done thousands of times already, it's boring.
I would focus on one of the following: The racist history of victim disarmament laws in the US originally used against blacks, etc. The connection between victim disarmament laws and democide. People rarely discuss these aspects of the issue so it will be something a little more original and interesting. Alex45ACP , Oct 12, Aug 28, Messages: An interesting topic, that you will likely learn from as well, is the meaning of the Second Amendment.
Recent Supreme Court cases Heller, McDonald , the debates surrounding the Bill of Rights should provide more than enough background to form a good question and decide what you think. For example, militia clause vs. I think it's an individual right, but others disagree I did a paper on gun control in college a few years ago. If you're working from off campus , you'll need to sign in.
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