General purpose: To persuade
Specific purpose: After listening to my speech, audience members will be aware of gun control and the steps to take to eliminate it. Thesis: An argument against Gun Control as long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society.
I. Attention-Getter: Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. II. Thesis statement
III. Preview of main points
I. Gun control makes no effort to control criminals
A. The fundamental flaw in the thinking of anti-gun politicians is that guns don't kill people. People kill people. B. The same logic that leads one to control firearms could also lead one to endeavor to control automobiles and fast food simply because they are instrumental in millions of deaths per year. C. Criminals should be controlled, not the guns which they share with millions of law-abiding citizens.
II. Gun control supporters claim that gun control lowers crime rate. A. Gun control does nothing to reduce crime.
B. West Virginia stands as an example of the inaccurate thinking of gun control advocates.
III. Gun control advocates believe that gun control has no effect on the law-abiding citizens. A. Gun control takes recreational firearms from law-abiding citizens. B. Gun control puts citizens at a disadvantage when dealing with criminals and protecting his family.
I. Review of main points
II. Finals remarks: The time is at hand for Americans to stand and defend their Second Amendment rights, and make liberal, anti-gun politicians aware that gun control has no place in society.