Persuasive Speech On Gun Control

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Introduction I. The second amendment reads as follows, A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. This means that American citizens have the right to have and use guns and other weapons respectively. II. The purpose of my speech today is to tell you why the government should not increase gun control laws. Body I. First of all, guns aren’t the real killer and would take away an option for self protection. A. A criminal is defined as someone who has committed a crime. A gun is defined as a weapon that uses bullets and makes loud noises. The gun is being used to commit the crime, but it’s not the thing actually committing the crime. Guns don't kill people; people kill people. Criminals break laws, even though they exist. A stone-cold criminal won’t suddenly have a change of heart just because a new law about they plan to do has been created. Australia issued a gun ban, which resulted in the armed robberies going up 69%, assaults with guns going up 28%, gun murders going up 19%, and home invasions going up 21%. B. “While gun ownership doubled in the twentieth century, the murder rate decreased.” C. Guns are used for self defense 2.5 million times a year. D. 61% of men and 51% of women said stricter gun laws would make it more difficult for them to protect their homes. E. Police can’t always be on scene seconds after they’re called especially in less populated areas such as

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