Gun Control And Gun Rights By Constance Emerson Crooker

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Guns have been known to be around since 1364. Twenty years later hand guns are confirmed to be across Europe. Guns have been on this planet for a long time and only certain times they are used for good or bad reasons. Guns are everywhere through real life guns, the topic is on television and, they are in movies and video games. Guns can influence anyone to do an action that may cause harm for different reasons. Recently there have been many debates on gun control and whether or not there should be more restrictions on guns. This issue has been a conflict since around 1930. The Federal Government placed one of the beginning gun control law called National Firearms Act of 1934. This act was meant to stop gun violence with gangs across America. …show more content…
She starts off showing the reader the statistics given in the 1990’s of how many people die from a gunshot daily. Every eighteen minutes a person dies which totals to be about 30,000 deaths a year (Crooker 1). The author also breaks down the total number of deaths into suicides, murders, and accidents with guns. Providing these statistics to a reader can provide the concrete details to back up their argument, but also to inform before analyzing the problem. The domestic violence used with guns is the next topic provided in this book. According to the Crooker, the percentage of a gun being used on a family member is greater when a gun is present in the home. Women are killed more with handguns than any other weapon combined (Crooker 2). She describes this statement to be true because a handgun is easier to conceal and hide before being used. One could also agree because knowing that the size of a handgun is much smaller than an average rifle. The author also argues later why guns should not be controlled. She explains why an average person would have a gun in their house which is because most said, “For protection from intruders”. The others that did not say they had a gun in their house for protection, said that their guns were used for hunting purposes. Crooker uses to back up her …show more content…
has a similar standpoint like Crooker. The both believe that there should be less control over guns and have more rights to a gun. In the beginning of both books the author starts out talking about the statistics of a gun beings used in a death of a person. Similarly the same topics are being talked about in the introductions, for example the deaths in America from a gun, the amount of accidents that happen with a gun, and suicide percentages from a firearm. Some differences between the two books is that Jacobs uses different other outside sources to show more reliable statistics to help improve his argument on the topic. In Jacobs’s book he also provides the reader with a picture from the CDC/ National Center for Injury Control and Prevention about firearms accidents vs firearm homicides vs firearm suicides. This picture is a line graph of the different categories comparing each of them from 1979 through 1997 and the number of people killed in increments of 5,000. This is very useful because it can provide the reader with a picture to look at rather than analyzing numbers and figuring out what they mean. With the topic about Guns and Crime in the book, the author uses more valuable information in diagram about where the killing was located, the date of the crime, how many people were killed, and lastly a description about the crime. This is beneficial to a reader to easily examine and read out what is happening around the

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