Essay on Gun Control

650 Words Apr 25th, 2013 3 Pages
Running Head: Outline

Outline: Gun Control
Charese Payne
Philosophy of Ethics
Alexander Miller
November 26, 2011

Gun Control
Guns are a big problem because they are used to commit murders and suicides as well as other crimes. With criminals having access to guns, it just makes the good citizens feel the need to purchase a gun for protection or self defense. There may never be a solid solution to stopping the crime and violence completely but there are other solutions to limiting the amount of gun related deaths in this world. Whether it’s a mistake or intentionally, guns can do a lot of damage and that’s why stricter laws and other solutions need to be brought upon to prevent such
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B. Tracking offenders that are released would prevent them from being able to commit more crimes and raising the crime rate

C. Having police canvass known violent neighborhoods on a regular basis for criminals or suspicious activity will prevent a lot of gun violence because they know they are being watched.

VI. Moral Reasoning

A. Killing someone is wrong, but does it apply if it’s in self defense? 1. Kant ethical theory

B. Having guns makes it easier to kill or hurt someone 1. Kant ethical theory

VII. Consequences

A. Jeopardizing your freedom

B. Revenge or retaliation

C. Death Penalty


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