Gun Control Persuasive

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Brandon Nelson
Comm 15000
Persuasive Speech Outline

Gun Control Is Stripping Away Your Right to Protect Yourself Introduction
I. It’s late at night and you’re in bed. You hear a loud crashing noise coming from another room and it jolts you awake. You hear things being rustled and quiet whispers. You begin to panic and look around for something to protect yourself with. Nothing. Because you live in Ferguson and tried to purchase a gun to protect you from the coming storm of the Grand Jury decision that was to be released but found that the government banned the sale of guns a couple days before. II. [Ferguson Gun Shop video]

III. OpinionGun Control is stripping away your right to protect yourself via the 2nd Amendment which states “a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” I believe todays gun control laws are preventing us from doing so in a fashion that adequately protects us from today’s threats. There is a huge need for the public voice in this issue instead of it being left to our ineffective, corporation bought politicians. Body

I. To better understand why the language of the 2nd amendment was used in such a way at to regarding arming individuals and maintaining militias, it’s necessary to understand the history of the people who wrote it. A foundation of political thought during the Revolutionary period was the well justified concern about political corruption and governmental tyranny. The right to bear arms was a potential check against tyranny. According to Sandra Alters in her book Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People, “without guns in the hands of the early patriots, the fledgling republic might have quickly turned tyrannical, disarmed the people at will.” II. [Ron Paul video]

III. The argument made that gun control prevents violence is not a strong one. Guns don’t kill people: people kill people. Regulations controlling...
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