dealer and filled out forms. And why would they?” “who has been found by a court to be mentally defective is prevented from buying a firearm, but that would disqualify a very small number of people. If we wanted to move beyond this, we’d have to expand the definition of who is mentally ill—no easy task—” “I think we should be talking in terms of crime control rather than trying to keep irresponsible and dangerous people from getting a weapon in the first place.” Gun Control Isn’t the Answer ErnieSergioMariana DeJennifer LopezPeriod 111/7/19AbstractThis article basically talks about how gun control isn’t the problem. In fact, the author claims thatother countries that have gun control have more crimes related to gun violence.StanceThis article is pro gun.ThesisThe author’s thesis is that it won’t matter how many regulations or blockages the governmentputs on guns because people will always find a way to get their hands on one either forprotection or criminal acts. The true problem with guns are the people who have them becauseyou never know exactly what their intents are when they purchase the deadly weapon.
IssuesThe issue that is mentioned is the fact that is easy to get a gun for the most part. Also the fact thateven if we manage to keep guns away from certain people do get in time they will find a way toget one. There aren’t any solutions that were addressed.ApproachThe article”Gun Control isn’t the answer” isn’t a full on article but it does maintain facts fromrecent years. The most salient one has to be the European massacres. The author comparesEngland, Scotland, Finland, Poland, Denmark and Sweden to the US. “The assault rate in Englandwas twice that in the US. In the decade since England banned all private possession of handguns,the BBC reported that the number of gun crimes has gone up sharply” this is a great example ofEthos since BBC News is known worldwide.ConclusionThe problem was that people tried offering an easy solution like gun control but it still doesn’t domuch. Reason being because there are people who have mental issues that still have accessbecause it's physically impossible to do a background check on everyone. Basically people needto better themselves.Quotes“One reason is that we are in the midst of a presidential race in which leading Democraticcandidates are aware that endorsing gun control can cost them votes.”(Paragraph 2)“It is virtually impossible to use new background check or waiting period laws to preventdangerous people from getting guns.Those that they cannot buy, they will steal or borrow.(Paragraph 9)“In 2000, the rate at which people were robbed or assaulted was higher in England, Scotland,Finland, Poland, Denmark and Sweden than it was in the United States.”(Paragraph 12)“In the decade since England banned all private possession of handguns, the BBC reported thatthe number of gun crimes has gone up sharply.”(Paragraph 12)
My ConclusionWe are neutral because it goes both ways. Even if gun control is enforced people will still haveaccess to guns but that is a problem because people will use these weapons on others. Their