TAI UPINT Nobody needs a gun - Discussion I n Britain it is...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Discussion In Britain it is illegal to have a gun without a licence. Following the Dunblane massacre in Scotland in 1996, when a madman killed almost an entire class of primary school children and their teacher, the laws on gun possession have become very strict. The same is not true in the United States, where many more atrocities involving guns, such as the Columbine incident described below, have taken place. 1. Has anything like Dunblane or Columbine happened in your country? 2. Can you remember any similar incidents in the news? Read the slogan of the United States National Rifle Association (NRA), which has a lot of political influence in the US. 3. What do you think about an organisation that has this as its slogan? 4. Are guns legal in your country? Are they easy to get? 5. Do you or does anyone you know own a gun? Why? Why not? Reading On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys at Columbine High School near Denver, Colorado, USA, shot over 30 fellow students, killing 12 of them - before taking their own lives. The following point of view was posted on an interactive website a few days later by someone from Britain. Read the text, then answer the questions below. THE COLUMBINE MASSACRE What is it going to take for America to get the message? How many more young lives are we going to see wasted? How can the pro-gun lobby in the US
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course ED 20314 taught by Professor Carolinaserna during the Spring '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

Page1 / 2

TAI UPINT Nobody needs a gun - Discussion I n Britain it is...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online