Gun Control Position Outline

ENGL 1010 Name ______Sandra Brenden
English Composition I Date ____02/12/2014

Planning: Position Paper

In preparing to write a position paper, identify a controversial, debatable issue, figure out what your position is, and identify points of contention between your position and the opposing position on the topic.

1. Describe 2-3 controversial, debatable topics about which you are interested (not the ones you necessarily used in the discussion activity) AND briefly explain why your audience (students) might be interested.

a. legalizing marijuana-Legalizing marijuana will make it easier for kids to get

b. Gun control-Trying to ban guns isn't going to stop people ...

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possibility of that person having a gun as well. It is important to me because I was attacked before at gunpoint and I feel if I had a gun I would have been able to protect myself.

3. What is your position on the issue? Write a tentative thesis statement that includes your position.

Gun control isn't going to stop people from obtaining guns, they will get them illegally making it even harder to control.

4. Makes two lists below. In one list write "My position" and list and briefly describe all the arguments you can think of to support your side of the issue. On the other list, write "My opponents' position" and list and briefly describe your opponents' best arguments for their side of the issue. To do this, you will need to look at the issue from their perspective.

My Position
. Won't be able to keep track of gun owners
. Not being able to protect ourselves
. It's against our constitutional rights
. Guns aren't what is dangerous it's ...

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Added: 2/15/2014 07:02:13 PM
Submitted By: sbrenden
Category: Legal Issues
Type: Free Paper
Words: 534
Pages: 2

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