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Jonathan Bain On Gun Control

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With the arrival of President Donald Trump, a new mood is beginning to set in the White House that is substantially opposite from the liberal administration of President Obama. Notably, the topic of gun control will soon be brushed aside for the next four years, under Trump’s administration. Even though he had a strong support group from gun owners and leaders of the NRA during his campaign, many are still pushing for “common sense” gun safety laws. Advocate for gun control and author of Fight for common sense gun-safety policies far from over, Mark Kelly, touches on personal experiences that motivated him to speak about change in gun ownership. In contrast, author of Gun control negates Constitutional right to property, Jonathan Bain, gives…show more content…
He starts off his argument by somewhat mocking the “Left” side of the issue and their unsupported opinions. However he effectively strengthens his stance throughout the article, by bringing up an argument the Left presents and then refutes it with both facts and inferences. When he introduces the Left argument that the Founding Fathers would not have expected such an advancement in firearms through history, he responds “Our founding fathers were not stupid men; the advancement of weapons is something that has happened since the dawn of time” (Bain). He sticks to use of historical evidence as evidence for his claim and every time comes up with how it is more relevant than it is now. This is a simple tactic to refute the constant claim that the 2nd Amendment is outdated and not relevant. The author references Thomas Jefferson to strengthen his argument in the quote, “The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherit in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that is their right and duty to be at all times armed” (Bain). To spark something in the reader he constantly repeats that the American people have their own basic rights and no one should be able to take that away from you. Towards…show more content…
He presented his concerns with firearms in America and provided ways people from differing opinions can come together to simply provide a safer future for Americans. Additionally, Kelly had a respectful and understanding opinion, while it felt like Bain had a defensive and close minded mood in his writing. Ultimately, Mark Kelly’s rhetorical strategies conveyed a more welcoming approach to gun safety, and Jonathan Bain came off as saying rights should not be messed with even if there is ethical evidence proving
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