Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Gun Control

Pro-Gun Control


This is a link to a website called 'Brady Campaign Blog' which campaigns to prevent gun violence. Their mission statement is that they are devoted to creating an American free from gun violence, where all americans are safe at home, at school, at work and in our communities. The Brady Campaign works to pass and enforce sensible federal and state gun laws, regulations and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. The Brady centre works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence, including regulations governing the gun industry. In addition they represent victims of gun violence in the courts, they educate the public about gun violence through litigation, grassroots mobalisation, and outreach to affected communities. They believe it should be made harder for convicted felons, the mentally ill, and others like them to get guns in the first place. They believe this can be done by passing laws such as requiring Brady criminal background checks on all gun sales; banning military-style assault weapons; and strengthening law enforcement efforts to stop the illegal gun market, like limiting the number of guns that can be bought at one time. 

Anti-Gun Control

This is a link to a website called 'Women Against Gun Control' which aims to gather women to join in the fight against gun control, It is a grassroots, volunteer organisation dedicated to preserving gun rights. It supports the statement "Guns SAVE lives. We do NOT support gun control. Gun control does NOT control crime!". The message the website gives is that guns give women a fighting chance and whether a woman is fit or not, a gun is the one thing that can equalise a man's strength.  It encourages and helps promote firearms instruction and gun safety training, with some of its members actually serving as instructors. Members are active in tracking and reporting on legislation at all levels of government which impacts on the right of gun ownership. It stresses how increasingly, the freedom to own, carry or use a gun in self-defense is, itself, under attack. The organisation stresses that women must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and it refers specifically to the second amendment.

Both websites put across their points confidently and convincingly, however, in terms of websites I would say the pro-gun control website is more convincing and professional and puts across its points in a more formal manner and therefore seems more legitimate. Also, it shows how it is trying to make a difference and the actions they are taking seem to be more rewarding.                

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