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Essay 2 ENG - Analyzing Gun Control Laws Are gun control...

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Analyzing Gun Control Laws Are gun control laws put in place to protect us? Charles Martin argues in the article “Prevent Gun Control Laws” the importance of gun rights. He has several reasons to support his claim with grounds to support his reasons. There are two warrants and backing to defend them. This strong argument starts to become weaker as he doesn’t address a rebuttal and has a few fallacies. The main claim in this article is that gun rights need to be protected and gun removal programs need to be shot down. Martin gives two reasons for this claim. The first reason is that American’s rights need to be protected including their Second Amendment right. Citizens need to be able to protect themselves from their government if it ever becomes tyrannical. If the government is passing more and more gun control laws, then the citizens are going to have a harder time getting guns and protecting themselves. With less gun control programs, “the government will be too fearful to attempt anything funny on the American population” (Martin 1). A ground for this is in the example of Japan. Several hundred years ago Japan’s government got scared of a group of citizens and banned them from using swords. This shows this one government overusing their powers and taking rights away from their citizens. The other reason that gun removal programs are bad is that we need to be able to protect ourselves from other governments. The grounds for this claim come from the example of Pearl Harbor. When Japan was asked why it did not attack the mainland after they attacked Pearl
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course ENG 1304 taught by Professor Reiter during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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