Gun Control Issue

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Persuasive speech
Name: Yunga wu
Dr. Moshin
COMM 101-09
Date: 11/15/11

Title: Gun control
Thesis: The united states should carry out gun control policy in order to reduce gun violence. Specific Purpose: To let my audience know how serious the gun crime in US. And to persuade my audience that gun control is very necessary to every US citizens safety. Preview: Gun Control, a term that refers to the management of firearms in an effort to reduce the criminal use of these weapons. There are roughly 300,000,000 firearms owned by civilians in the United States in 2010, people buy guns in order to hunting or defend themselves(Firearms, 2010). However, the increasing number of guns cause the gun violence happens recurrent in the United States. Therefore, US government should make laws to effectively control the possession of guns to reduce gun crime. Organization: Problem-cause-solve

Introduction:
1. The people in US are given special rights to obtain guns. The Second Admendment to the Constitution of the United States, guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.(Neily III)” People may have this right, however the increasing number of owing guns are risky. 2. Each year thousands of people lose their lives because of gun-related problems. Many of those deaths could be prevented by stricter gun laws. 2. Gun crime will injure victims both physically and psychologically. It usually occurs in schools, colleges and other places where have the vulnerable groups. Body:

Transition: Now, let’s move into the first step. I would show you the main problem that caused by no gun control. There are some statistics and real gun crimes that occurs in US. I. Problem
A. Statistics
As the population survey that made by U.S. Census Bureau, the United States has a population of 307 million people. And based on production data from firearm manufacturers, there are roughly 300 million firearms owned by civilians in the United States as of 2010(Firearms,2010). It means almost each family own at least one gun. Of these, about 100 million are handguns(Firearms, 2010). Roughly 16,272 murders were committed in the United States during 2008. Of these, about 67% were committed with firearms(Crime, Table 3). It means more than half homicides bear firearms when they commit crime. It sounds pretty dangerous.At the current homicide rate, roughly one in every 240 Americans will be murdered. Compare to other countries: In China, 2% homicides with firearms and the firearm homicide rate per 1million population is 0.01%; In some developed country, such as Australia, 20% of homicides with firearms; In England & Wales, 8% of homicides with firearms (The Seventh United). B. Gun shooting crime happened in US

January 8, 2011
In Tuscon, Arizona, a mentally unstable college dropout had gunned down Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, and 6 of them died. (Tucson); According to the Detroit News, at august 29, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the stomach in the academy's parking lot because of unsatisfied football game result. ; The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting that took place on April 16, 2007, the perpetrator, Seung-Hui Cho, killed 32 people and wounded 25 others before committing suicide. The massacre is the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history. Transition: We have already go through how important and how serious the problem is. So why the gun crime still happened and why we don't take actions to prevent the gun crime. II. Cause:

1)Obviously, there is a great power that encourage people "we have the right to bear arms!" The power is the National Rifle Association, which regularly ranks as the most powerful lobbying group in Washington. They are the main opponent voice of gun control(Romano). By outspending, out-organizing, and out-politicking its opponents, the NRA convinced Democrats to abandon gun safety in the 1980s and 1990s, and since then it has successfully pressed for...
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