Informative Speech

Satisfactory Essays
Cheyenne Duran
Comm 20
Kelly Glass
October 23, 2013
Informative Speech Outline
Topic: Gun Control
Organizational pattern: Topical
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the controversial subject gun control.
Primary audience outcome: I want my audience to know the two sides on the topic of gun control.
Thesis statement: Gun control will create laws and licensing to possess a gun to help decrease crime and fatalities, but also people believe gun control is going against our constitutional right to “bear arms” and will not help save lives.

Attention- getter: What would you do if somebody came into this classroom and pointed a gun at you as if they were going to kill you for no reason? First thing that would come to mind
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Some people think they should have the right to have a gun in case of a government shut down. ii. Also, people do believe that we should have the right to have guns to protect ourselves against criminals and to protect their property.
c) In the 1990’s a couple of acts were placed due to crime in the U.S.
a. In the article “the Gun Debate” it states another act that was passed, “1990, the Crime Control Act: Established drug-free school zones, including the prohibition of firearms in designated school zones. The law also outlawed the domestic manufacture of certain semiautomatic rifles or shotguns using legally obtained imported parts.”
i. Henderson (2000) states an event that happened in 1989, “a deranged gunman opens fire on a playground in Stockton, California, killing five school children.” (page 95). [example] ii. This Crime Control Act was placed due to school shootings like the Stockton shooting and drug use close to campuses.
b. Another act that was placed in 1994 was called the, “Violent Crime Control And Law Enforcement Act” stated in the article “The Gun Debate”.
i. This act was also commonly known as the Assault
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