Get a Knife, Get a Dog but Get Rid of Guns by Molly Ivin

1125 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 5 Pages
She uses the Second Amendment to back up her argument about guns being only for the well-trained militia. The claim of the argument is Guns are a Danger, so it’s safer to get a knife or a dog. Ivins’s argument is unclear without addressing the main reasons why guns are bad overall.
Ivins’s first proof of an assumption is “Let me start this discussion by pointing out that I am not antigun. I am pro knife. Consider the merits of a knife” (323). If Ivins’s is not anti- gun then why is she making this argument? She is ‘pro-knife’ then she gives evidence about what the good things about having a knife are. Her evidence that backs up why she argues that a knife is safer than a gun is ‘In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab them. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We’d turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don’t ricochet and people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives (323).
The author states why it is a good idea to carry a knife, we would have to be physically fit with good aim or skills if we were to carry a knife, But fighting against someone with a gun while the person has a knife the gun wins so it wouldn’t be able to protect the person. We would…
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