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3/22/2016 Critical Thinking ­ RONALD DAVENPORT 1/5 Notes on Critical Thinking 3 Arguments / 3.6 Practice: Induction Questions: 6 of 6 complete (100%) | 4 of 4 correct (100%) Practice: Induction Debates over Gun Control Similar to the way that both sides of the drinking­age debate seek the most effective way to reduce alcohol­related fatalities, opposing sides in the gun­control debate share an interest in reducing the number of violent deaths but disagree about which laws best meet that goal. The first article below, an opinion piece from the Washington Post , discusses trends in tipping points of public opinion and policy change and how these lessons can be applied to gun control laws. In the second article, from the Brenner Brief , the writer addresses the controversy surrounding a new gun law in Illinois by presenting an argument about the effectiveness of gun control laws overall. Read the article below, and then answer the following questions. Searching for the Tipping Point on Gun Control Multiple Choice Question The writer of this article presents an inductive argument using thefollowing premises:Premise: Gun rights advocates have remained focused andpassionate, and gun laws have not changed significantly.Premise: Advocates of gay rights made gains when they united theirfocus on same­sex marriage.Premise: Advocates of marijuana legalization made gains when theyunited their focus on medical marijuana.What conclusion does the writer draw from these premises?
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