October 5, 2013
America has the highest gun homicide rate, the highest number of guns per capital and the highest rate of deaths due to assault. On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza brutally shot twenty children and six adults in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut. This sandy hook shooting is one of the most recent tragedies in America which brings politicians and citizens around the country talking about gun control. The Second Amendment in the United States constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms, which will make the situation more intense if they wanted to pass a law that would contrast the second amendment. An article Why I’m Against Gun Control by Peter Tucci, and another article Making Gun Control Happen by Patrick Radden Keefe, express their feelings on gun control.
Both articles express a good argument on gun control but project their feelings very differently. Peter Tucci’s tone was very relaxed and easy going, he got familiar with his audience and let them inside of his life. Here, “I’m from California. I’m not an NRA member. I don’t own a gun, nor do any of my family members. I’ve never been hunting. I’ve only gone shooting once in my life (at a Daily Caller office retreat, incidentally)” (Tucci). I would presume that Peter does this to engage the reader, and give some background as to how he came about his opinion. Patrick Radden Keefe’s tone was very urgent and humorless. Patrick uses a recent tragedy to back his argument and touch those morally involved around the country, “The tender ages of the victims at Sandy Hook made the tragedy feel exceptional, and on television and Twitter, and at kitchen tables around the country, many of us expressed an urgent sense, over the past forty-eight hours, that something should be done” (Keefe). Patrick’s article was more persuasive in the fact that he provided a more demanding feeling,