Gun control argument

Gun control argument - SC2 Anti-gun laws benefit criminals...

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RECONSTRUCTION OF EXERCISE 3.3: 2b This passage is a complex argument, composed of four arguments with three subordinate conclusions, each of which supports the main conclusion. P1: If anti-gun laws worked, then states with tougher anti-gun laws would have the lowest crime rates. P2: Some states with tougher anti-gun laws have higher crime rates. SC1: Anti-gun laws don’t work. P3: Anti-gun laws take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. P4: Anything that takes guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens benefits criminals.
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Unformatted text preview: SC2: Anti-gun laws benefit criminals. P5: Registering cars and licensing drivers doesn’t reduce car accidents. P6: Anti-gun laws are like registering cars and licensing drivers. SC: Anti-gun laws won’t reduce gun violence. (Similar to SC1, could be considered same conclusion) P7: If we outlaw guns, we should outlaw other dangerous tools such as cars, knives, and chainsaws. P8: We shouldn’t outlaw other dangerous tools such as cars, knives, and chainsaws. MC: We shouldn’t outlaw guns....
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