Gun Rights Advocates Have A Devastating New Argument Against Gun Control

1026 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
No debate is truly about facts, at least that is what Kurt Schlichter believes, “But none of that matters, because this debate is not about facts”. Schlichter explains his views in his article “Gun Rights Advocates Have A Devastating New Argument Against Gun Control. Here It Is.” on the Independent Journal website. During debates, and also in argumentative articles, people’s emotions often take over and very few facts are actually used to support their arguments. Topics that lead readers and writers to having strong opinions and emotions for one side or the other tend to loose the true facts and meaning behind the original subjects. It is difficult to write a paper on very emotional or subjects one is very passionate about for this reason. Many articles that argue for one side or the other about gun control try to pull in readers with emotions alone, which in results leads to many authors changing the actual facts, using misconstrued stereotypes, and using generalized opinions as facts from the other side. Authors writing about gun control often alter the facts to benefit their opinion on the subject. In a cartoon drawn by William Warren that appears in “Cartoons - 2013 Gun Control Debate.” on the Self Deprecate site he explains what he believes will happen before and after gun control. This is appealing again to the rhetorical appeal pathos because Warren presents in the before picture, both people have guns yet one is a criminal. Warren shows in the after picture that…

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