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Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. Thank you for using WritePoint. [NOTE: WritePoint comments are computer-generated writing and grammar suggestions inviting the consideration and analysis of the writer, not infallible statements of right/wrong, and they should not be used as grading elements. Also, at present, WritePoint cannot detect quotations or block-quotes, so comments in those areas should be ignored.] In 1983 there was an assignation attempt on our [Use "we," "us," or "our" to mean yourself and coauthors, not general humanity (or yourself and the reader)] president. In reply to John Hinckley’s failed attempt President Reagan stated, "You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time... It's a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers." Many people think that stricter gun control laws would keep America safer, but gun control will never take firearms out of the hands of criminals and is a violation of our second amendment right [Check word choice: Unless meaning a law or statute, "right" is an adjective (This is my right hand), but the adverb is "correctly" (I put on the gloves correctly)] . “The USA has experienced recent gun-related tragedies, including the deaths of 14 students and 1 teacher at Columbine High School in Denver, Colorado in April 1999, and the death of 12 citizens by a trader in Atlanta, Georgia, in July of the same year. On 14 May 2000 (Mother's Day in the USA) hundred of thousands of mothers and their families held a ‘Million Mom March’ in Washington, DC, the largest gun-control rally ever, and demonstrated in 70 other US cities.” This march and thousands others like [Check word choice--(1) use "like" if the following is not a complete clause (...and like a heavy rainstorm); otherwise use "as" or "as if" (2) if its meaning is a comparison (we ate fruit like apples), "like" means something similar to what you are discussing; "such
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