Outline Template I. Introduction a. What claim are you investigating: Gun regulation laws in the United States is one of the most disputable and greatly controversial issues in American history. The types of information that has been transmitted about this claim are that these laws place a restriction on who can sell or acquire guns, what type of guns should be sold in the market and can be purchase, what legal obligations are required for a seller to do when evaluating a buyer, what responsibilities both the buyer and seller have to disclose purchases to the government, and where and how they can be transported and kept. (PÉrez-peÑa, 2015). b. What is the counter argument to this claim? The counter argument against this claim is that proponents of stricter gun regulations claim that restricting access to guns could save lives, reduce crime, and that if laws on the use of guns were stricter then the shootings could have been avoided. (BBC, 2019) . They believe that harmful people will not be able to acquire guns if strict universal background checks are necessary and required on the federal level, that there should be more policy on the type of guns authorized to have and the limitation on the quantity of ammunition legally permitted to buy, and that certain types of high-capacity guns should be restricted. (Hein, 2020) c. Who is making this claim? Citizen and firearms manufacturers are the people making the claim that they do not want stricter gun regulations because they argue that the guns make society safer. They claim that banning the freedom to bear arms will leave law abiding-citizens helpless from defending themselves against armed criminals or, in the worst-case situation, against a government turning against the population. (PÉrez- peÑa, 2015) . d. What other parties are interested in this claim? The sources making this claim are the National Rifle Association (NRA) which provides weapon training and safety measures, speaks in favor of weapon manufacturers and gun owners, actively campaigned against any kinds of gun control, supports economically to political campaigns opposing gun regulation, and strongly claimed that more guns would make the country safer. (NRA, 2020) . Th e National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) and the Republicans are also interested in this claim because t hey accept, respect, and protect the God-given right of law-abiding citizen to self-defense and allow them to own firearms in their home for protection. They accept the individual duty to use and store weapons securely which includes the ability to obtain and store ammunition without registration. They are opposed to the federal licensing of gun owners and national gun registration as a violation of the Second Amendment and an infringement of the privacy of law-abiding citizens. (Staff et al., 2013)
II. Information a. What types of information has been transmitted about this claim? After a remarkable year for gun control campaigns in 2018, the drive towards tighter gun regulations in countries around the world is expected to intensify. In 2018, 27 state lawmakers enacted
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- Fall '17
- Burt Stiller
- Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun politics