The Issue Of Gun Control

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How Different Parties Advocate about the Gun Control Issue As the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “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.” However, President Obama addressed a call to limit gun violence in January 2016 due to the tragedies caused by gun violence happened in the past. Gun control has always been a controversial issue in the U.S. While some people claim it is a constitutional right for citizens to carry guns to defend themselves, others argue that guns are more likely to cause harms to people rather than protecting them. During my online research, I have found two primary sources, an advertisement and a gun control policy, advocating for gun control, and a cartoon against gun control, all adopting different strategies and from different perspectives. The advertisement and the cartoon both aim to arise emotional feelings to the audience, while the gun control policy tends to convince the audience through the logical structure. Nevertheless, the advertisement and the cartoon are relatively weak in logos, while the policy has some weaknesses in pathos. The first source is an advertisement posted by Moms Demand Action organization. The advertisement is designed for mothers of children to convince them to advocate for stricter gun control. In the picture, there are two girls, one of whom is holding a book called Little Red Riding

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