Essay on Gun Debate : Where Is The Middle Ground?

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Gun Debate: Where is the Middle Ground?
Gun violence has become a great concern in the United States. It seems that many public places have become less safe from violence. Theaters, schools and even work places are subject to random violence. Like many issues today there is a great divide of beliefs and opinions. The ability to develop better gun control has for the most part eluded the government. A large percentage of people in the United States feel that there is nothing that can be done to solve the gun and violence problem. Mallory Simon, author of, “Gun Debate: Where is the Middle Ground?” is a writer and senior producer of online presentations for CNN. This piece appeared on CNN.com on January 31, 2013. The importance of understanding who Mallory Simon is and the News outlet she represents, gives us a possible understanding of her views and for the particular reason for the essay. CNN is considered a more liberal news outlet. This does not mean the views are right or wrong it is just important to understand some of the possible dynamics. Although the entire world is discussing the gun debate, it is important to acknowledge it is a topic concerning the United States. The question and discussion is how to make gun laws that keep our communities safer, while allowing law abiding citizens to maintain the choice of whether or not to own a gun- which would be considered the “Middle Ground”.
In this piece she talks about all the different perspectives on gun control:…

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