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Gun control passage map

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MAPPING ARGUMENTS: GUN CONTROL PASSAGE 1. Main Conclusion: We should not pass anti-gun laws. 2. Premises in support of main conclusion: P1: Anti-gun laws don’t work. P2: Anti-gun laws benefit criminals. P3: Registering guns and licensing owners won’t reduce crime. 3. Premises that support the main premises: P4: If anti-gun laws worked, then states with tougher anti-gun laws would have the lowest crime rates. P5: Some states with tougher anti-gun laws have higher crime rates. P1: Anti-gun laws don’t work. P6: Anti-gun laws take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. P7: Anything that takes guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens benefits criminals. P2: Anti-gun laws benefit criminals. P8:
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Unformatted text preview: Registering cars and licensing drivers doesn’t reduce car accidents. P9: Registering guns and licensing owners is like registering cars and licensing drivers. ↓ P3: Registering guns and licensing owners won’t reduce crime. 4. Argument strategy: Strategy 2, convergent argument: P1 P4 P7 P2 P5 P8 P3 P6 P9 ↓ MC 5. Implied premises: none needed 6. Have I overlooked anything? P10: 44,000 Americans die yearly in traffic accidents. This supports P8. It needs an implied premise to work: A: If many people die despite highly restrictive traffic laws, then traffic laws don’t work. 7. Revised argument map: P10 + A ↓ P4 + P5 P6 + P7 P8 + P9 ↓ ↓ ↓ P1 P2 P3 ↓ MC...
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