The Truth About Mass Shootings And Gun Control

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The article, “The Truth About Mass Shootings and Gun Control: Crime and killings have fallen as gun ownership has increased”, was written in a manner to target a specific audience by using a current hot topic amongst politicians in the United States on gun control. By discussing recent mass shooting, the author is able to appeal to his audience with Ethos appeal allowing him to maintain the attention of the audience, which, otherwise would be overlooked by people outside his target audience.
Gun control has been a hot topic in this country for many years. Gun control advocates will use instances such as Sandy Hook to further their agenda in removing weapons out of law-abiding American hands. On the other end of the spectrum, the gun advocates claim that any form of gun restriction goes against their constitutional rights to bear arms. In 2013, Commentary Magazine printed and article written by Benjamin Domenech discussing how gun laws will not lower mass shootings in the United States. Domench has been writing politically motived articles for almost 20 years. He has an extensive knowledge of speech writing for various political offices, such as for George W Bush (Domenech, Ben). The experience needed to write effective speeches that will target a wide audience helps him out in the article.
The tragedy that was felt across America when Adam Lanza went into Sandy Hook Elementary School to gun down 20 unarmed innocent children cannot be put into words. The author successfully…

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