Unformatted text preview: them. But the argument is the same. However, the purpose is something entirely different. One possible purpose is as a purely academic exercise to get a grade in a writing class. Another purpose is to convince gun owners to give up their guns, or to convince potential gun owners not to buy them. I might even be trying to convince gun vendors not to sell them. Or perhaps my essay is directed at government, in order to try to get new legislation passed. Perhaps I am even a death penalty opponent, and am arguing my point in order to show that gun violence in the US is a systemic problem, instead of personal failing. Either way, the purpose of my essay is different, even though the thesis is the same....
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- Spring '10
- Provide specific examples, potential gun owners, purely academic exercise, death penalty opponent, new legislation passed.