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Old 11-29-2016, 06:30 AM
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Default Monroe's Motivated Sequence Speech - Against Gun Control


Can someone review this and see if I actually did the "Monroe's Motivated Sequence"? If I did not. Can someone assist me with correcting this? This is my last writing assignment in my last writing class as I am a Math major and writing is not my subject.

Thank you for the help

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Imagine yourself walking home late at night from a friends house. It is very dark and hard to keep track of your surroundings. Suddenly you hear footsteps quickly approaching you from behind. When you turn around you see a masked man with a knife. You only have seconds to act; what do you do. This situation can happen to anyone. Fortunately, there is an easy solution for this situation. If you had a firearm you could draw it within the few seconds you have and either scare or stop the attacker. Wouldn't you feel safer with a firearm?

The United States has always been a firm believer of the right to bear arms. Our birth as a nation began when colonial and militia soldiers took up arms against the tyranny of the British empire. I believe firearms are needed and should always have a place in the United States. Unfortunately, gun lobbyist and other anti-gun organizations are putting much unwanted pressure our second amendment rights. Being a gun owner has given me the opportunity to practice my second amendment rights. I own a variety of firearms which range from hand-guns to semi-automatic sporting rifles which lobbyist and even our current president calls "assault weapons". Today, you will see how gun control does not work, the benefits of firearms, and how you can protect your 2nd amendment rights.

Over 200 years ago when our founding fathers drafted the 2nd amendment, which is "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." Today, the way the American public perceives firearms is much different. Many Americans believe guns are the root of evil in the United States. Gun control lobbyist are trying to impose each and every possible law and regulation they can get through congress. Many of these rules and regulations which they wish to impose bite at the hands and feet of your second amendment. Gun control lobbyist are trying to scare the American public into throwing away there second amendment rights. Some of these lobbyist will do anything to give firearms and their owners a bad reputation. They are misleading statistics about gun to death ratio on children such as "The statistic labeled 18-19 year old as children making the total deaths much higher than it really should have been."

Criminals will bypass any gun controls laws that are in place or put into place. As a survey of felons showed that 93% of handguns had been obtained "off-the-record". This means that the felons bought their guns not through a gun store but from a black market dealer or another illegal method. Why should a law abiding citizens who passes a background check not be able to purchase a firearm. Many gun owners and enthusiast are asking why do we need so much rules and regulation on gun ownership since history shows gun control does not work. As the Washington Post states that Washington, D.C. has, perhaps, the most strict gun control laws in the country and yet it is frequently referred to as "the Murder Capital of the nation". In the 25 years following the Washington D.C. gun ban. "It's murder rate has INCREASED by 51 percent, even while the national rate DECREASED 36 percent." There was a rise in homicide by 200% in Washington D.C during this time.

Instead of putting pointless restrictions and laws on private gun ownership we should be educating the public about gun safety and how we can all benefit from them. When firearms are safely used and operated. They are used for different things such as providing food, entertainment, and for self-defense, which is the number one reason for owning a firearm. As said on gunowner.com that "Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year" Which is equivalent to 6,850 times a day. This means that each year, "firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives." The government has already imposed bans on assault riffles in America by limiting the amount one person can own plus the clip size of the riffle which is a maximum of 8 bullets or shots. Millions of law abiding citizens have owned these types of firearms for decades with out breaking any laws. This ban has opened the door to limiting other firearms a law abiding citizen could purchase. What is next on the ban list of firearms? The sporting rifles and shotguns which are the main firearms used to harvest game to put food on the table. Are we going to ban handguns which are used for self defense purposes such as a robbery, rape and/or murder. One day it will be decide by you.

We must act against gun lobbyist and anti-gun groups to preserve our second amendment rights. I am not telling you to go out and buy a gun but just simply wanting you to understand that America needs guns today just as much as we needed guns 200 years ago. Do not believe everything you see on TV and on the news. Many shows are biased on this topic or simply just want to improve their TV ratings. Before you make a decision about any gun control issue you should research it yourself and learn the true facts. For our rights to be preserved, we must not take this issue lightly and be conscious about how new laws and regulations which are trying to be passed will affect these rights and our safety. To learn more about gun control, gun safety, and your gun rights you can visit the National Rifle Associations (NRA) web site at NRA website. The National Riffle Association has eight of our President as lifetime members.

If we do not act to preserve our Second Amendment rights we might loose them. Every new law and regulation passed on private gun ownership is simply eroding the right to bear arms. Imagine a day where law abiding citizens must turn in there only means of protection and for others there only means of harvesting food. Criminals will have no fear in robbing,raping, committing murder or any other crime. As they will know that their victim they are walking up behind to has no means of defense.

In this speech, I have provided facts to prove that gun control does not work, the benefits of firearms, and how you can protect the second amendment for all law abiding citizens. I hope I persuaded you to understand that firearms save and protect more lives then they take. Also the criminals who commit the crimes or murders have purchased the firearm illegally. Taking away law abiding citizens right to bear arms will only make them naked and defenseless when a criminal decides to make them a victim. Please do not let our Second Amendment rights be lost. Thank you all for your time today.

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