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Warning Shots p. 6

The attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has reignited the long debate over guns in America.

 

4CRITICAL THINKING

  1. Why is such an amendment important in the nation's earliest years? Because new US had to defend itself against the British.
  2. How has the Supreme Court interpreted that language in recent decisions?
  3. Do you think there should be any restrictions on an individual's right to own and carry guns today? If so, what kind?

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Gun-control advocates say that Arizona's gun laws are too permissive. 
  2. What do you think?
  3. Should people be able to carry concealed weapons into restaurants and bars?
  4. On college campuses? Why or why not?
  5. Why do you think more teens than adults support gun-control laws?
  6. What, if anything, do you think could have prevented the Tucson shootings?
  7. How do you think gun-control supporters and opponents would answer this questions?
  8. When describing her bill to ban large-volume gun magazines, Congresswomen Carolyn McCarthy, Democrat of New York, said, "This is not a gun-control bill. I like to use the word 'gun-safety bills.'"  What point do you think she was trying to make? Do you agree?

 

DEBATE

Take a stand: Should the U.S. ban the sale of gun magazines that contain more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

 

 

WRITING PROMPT (Use this wikipage as the rough draft for your essay.  Your final draft will go on your blog. 2nd pd3rd pd. 4th pd)

Does the U.S. need tighter gun-control restrictions? Why or why not?

Draft an essay for a blog post that would persuade fellow citizens to agree with you. Support your arguments with facts and examples.  Use the chart below to help you compile useful facts for your response.

 

 

What happened to Congresswoman Giffords?

she was killed by jared loughner

 

What type of magazine clips were banned? and why?

upfront magazines were banned

 

How many people own handguns?
280 million people owned guns 
What happened at Fort Hood? a student gunman killed 33 people at virginia tach 
What percentage of high school students are in favor of stricter gun sale laws?
47% are stricker gun sale laws 
What percentage of Americans are in favor of stricter gun sale laws?
78% of americans favored stricter sale laws 
Which states do not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon? alaska and arizona did not require a permit. 
What is the number of people who have died in U.S. from gun violence since 2007?
31,224 people died 
What happened at Virginia Tech? 33 people were killed. 
What does the 1994 Brady law require?  

 

Put your rough draft here.

WRITING PROMPT

(Use this wikipage as the rough draft for your essay.  Your final draft will go on your blog. 2nd pd3rd pd. 4th pd)

Does the U.S. need tighter gun-control restrictions? Why or why not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jasmineb said

at 11:38 am on Sep 26, 2011

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