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Old 04-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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Gun Control Essay need help (JJ, Glockman, and bleeding hearts too)

Im writing a persuasive speech on why citizens should be allowed to carry firearms, and im a bit stuck on coming up with a third argument, give me some ideas.

So far my two arguments are that an armed citizen can react quicker in a situation than a police officer can (having to receive a 911 call and get to the incident).

My other argument is that people would be less likely to commit crimes if they knew an average citizen could be carrying a weapon.

Again i need to come up with a third argument, and for the Obama lovers i need some counter arguments.

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Old 04-22-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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I love it, ask for assistance from some people yet ridicule them at the same time. Good luck with your assignment.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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You hit the two big ones. Argument #3 could be our 2nd Amendment right. It doesn't say anything about carrying of course, but it doesn't hurt your case either.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
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Seriously though, as a point for your second argument, I remember reading that a country was going to invade us back in the day, until they read our constitution. They figured that everyone would have a gun and they would be outnumbered so the plan never went through. I can't remember the details...
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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20/20 just did a report called "if only I had a gun" or something like that and these kids were put in a situation in school to pull their guns on the shooter. in the mock shooting the kids said they were afraid of shooting their friends and that they cuoldnt pull it out in time do be effective. check it out maybe that will help for the counter
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:55 PM   #6
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Wow.

Research it a bit, there are plenty of topics you could discuss.
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20/20 just did a report called "if only I had a gun" or something like that and these kids were put in a situation in school to pull their guns on the shooter. in the mock shooting the kids said they were afraid of shooting their friends and that they cuoldnt pull it out in time do be effective. check it out maybe that will help for the counter
Of course they coudln't pull a gun on their friend in a simulation...they weren't really having their lives endangered.

That sounds like a foolish story to me. I know that if somebody was shooting people, regardless of whether or not they were my friend, I would take them down if my life were in danger.
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I love guns but to be honest your first two reasons are B.S.

Stick with what the constitution says about a well armed militia being critical to the security of a free county.
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Looking at the USSR, 3rd Reich, China, etc...
Disarming the citizens, curfews, laws like the PATRIOT act, martial laws, etc. is the beginning of absolute control over its citizens.
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Yeah, let's just go back to the wild west days, where everyone has a 6 shooter on their hip. I mean, what could go wrong, right?
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Yeah, let's just go back to the wild west days, where everyone has a 6 shooter on their hip. I mean, what could go wrong, right?
funny that this is what people think it would be like
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Yeah, let's just go back to the wild west days, where everyone has a 6 shooter on their hip. I mean, what could go wrong, right?
less crime.
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Yeah, let's just go back to the wild west days, where everyone has a 6 shooter on their hip. I mean, what could go wrong, right?
What you expect, a new country was being born.
Seriously, you expect no gun fights in Iraq either right?
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Again i need to come up with a third argument, and for the Obama lovers i need some counter arguments.

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I am pro-obama and a gun owner so I guess I can't help you out... shucks, i really wanted to.
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I am pro-obama and a gun owner so I guess I can't help you out... shucks, i really wanted to.
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I am pro-obama and a gun owner so I guess I can't help you out... shucks, i really wanted to.
That has always made me wonder. Do you not care about his stance and policies on firearm ownership and freedom?

Hope this doesn't threadjack, lol
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Fail.

Citizens shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms. Just hunters and police.

The fact that some guns are legal and some are not blows holes in the ammendment arguement. The government obviously has the right to tell you which guns you can "bear" and which you cannot "bear". It's just a matter of time until the population in the U.S. is educated enough to distinguish the best way forward, which is strict gun control.

We are going to get your guns, eventually.
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Fail.

Citizens shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms. Just hunters and police.

The fact that some guns are legal and some are not blows holes in the ammendment arguement. The government obviously has the right to tell you which guns you can "bear" and which you cannot "bear". It's just a matter of time until the population in the U.S. is educated enough to distinguish the best way forward, which is strict gun control.

We are going to get your guns, eventually.
OP, here is your token bleeding heart, complete with blinders.
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