Blannelberry, S.H. “New Jersey Slaps Felony Gun Charge on Another Law-Abiding Citizen – GunsAmerica Digest.” GunsAmerica Digest. Fox, 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 07 Dec. 2016. New Jersey Felony Gun Charge
Background: : This source speaks about case where an officer was a victim of a car crash but because of the laws in the state the incident occurred the officer was charged with possession of a firearm.
How I Used It: I used this article in my Definition Argument because the purpose of this would be to show how people have been wrongfully convicted of gun related crimes. Especially when people switch from states with fewer gun restrictions to states with stricter gun restrictions, revealing how common this mishap truly is.
“Gun Control – ProCon.org.” ProConorg Headlines. Pro Con, 28 June 2016. Web. 07 Dec. 2016. Gun Control Pros & Cons.
Background: This article discusses the pros and cons about gun control laws. The article provides pros as to support gun control laws and the cons to go against control laws. The article focuses on each of the 15 pros and cons for gun control by giving an depth reasoning with a good amount of support.
How I Used It: I used this in my Definition Argument to support my thesis by focusing more about the pros the article provided. By using the pros, the article provided I was able to supply the audience with a wide variety of reasons to back up my thesis. In doing so, I was able to cover a lot more of evidence revolving my thesis instead of just trying to make a little amount of information cover a lot of ground.
Dube, Arindrajit. “Cross-Border Spillover: U.S. Gun Laws and Violence in Mexico | American Political Science Review | Cambridge Core.” Cambridge Core. American Political Science Association, 10 July 2013. Web. 08 Dec. 2016. Cross Over border gun laws and violence between U.S. and Mexico.
Background: This article from American Political Science Association focuses on the different occasion where U.S. and Mexico have been related with each other in terms of cross border gun laws and violence. The article mentions how Mexico imports through the states that are located in the south of the U.S.
How I Used It: This article was able to support my thesis because the focal point of the article is to show the cross border incidents that occur between U.S. and Mexico. With this article it furthered one point that I stated during my work which was that neighboring states need to compromise in order to better each other and prevent gun violence. Even though U.S. and Mexico are not states the concept still remains because if they were to compromise it could prevent gun violence and stop guns being imported into the U.S. from Mexico.
Goldberg, Jeffery. “The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control).” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, Dec. 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2016. More Guns More Gun Control.
Background: This article discusses how allowing more guns to citizens would continue what has already begun in terms of gun homicide rates. The article provides evidence about how allowing possession of firearms will keep gun homicide rates remain at the lowest it has ever been
How I Used It: This article was crucial in my Rebuttal Argument because it brought up a numerous of points to refute my thesis. I was able to use this article and name a lot of different points with a good amount of evidence that went against my thesis. This article was very helpful because of this and it made my Rebuttal Argument very strong.
Ludwig, Jens. “Concealed-gun-carrying Laws and Violent Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data ☆.” Concealed-gun-carrying Laws and Violent Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data. ScienceDirect, 21 Nov. 1998. Web. 08 Dec. 2016. Concealed gun carrying laws.
Background: This article is a book that I was able to discover the online version and it gives a lengthy description about concealed gun carrying laws and the effects they have had such as decreasing the crime rate, homicide rate.
How I Used It: I used this article because of the amount of the information it possessed. The main purpose this article served for me was for the definition about concealed gun carrying laws and helping understand that law and the effects of this law better.
Miller, Joshua Rhett. “‘Honest Mistake’ Leads to Philly Mother Facing Three Years on Gun Charge.” Fox News. FOX News Network, 16 July 2014. Web. 08 Dec. 2016. Honest Mistake, Mother gets charged 3 years.
Background: This article from Fox News describes how a mother has been charged almost three years for a gun charge when she mistakenly crossed over from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Originally the mother was pulled over for a traffic violation but once she was pulled over that’s when she was charged with gun related charges and the article went on speaking about this incident.
How I Used It: This article was able to provide evidence that even though we have states recognizing permits from other states, it still needs to improve and this wrongful conviction should not occur.
Perry, Mark J. “Chart of the Day: More Guns, Less Gun Violence between 1993 and 2013.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 4 Dec. 2015. Web. 10 Dec. 2016. More Guns Less gun violence between 1993 and 2013.
Background: This article mainly focused on graphs comparing the numbers and revealing how more guns has resulted in less violence and a decrease in homicide rates. This article informs the audience other factors that have affected the decrease of homicide rates and less violence.
How I Used It: This article was able to help me discover a good amount of points that fit perfectly with my Rebuttal Argument. Providing points that not only opposed my thesis but gave a thorough explanation of how this information was valid and correct.
PÉrez-peÑa, Richard. “Gun Control Explained.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 06 Oct. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2016. Gun Control Explained.
Background: This article from The New York Times has helped me understand the definition of gun control, and everything involving gun control such as the state gun control is in at the moment and what law authorities say about gun control and arguments against gun control.
How I Used It: This article gave me a definition for gun control as well as helping me in a crucial way with my Definition Argument because it gave me a definition that covered a good amount of points putting my thesis in a good position. This article was important because of how the use of this article was a good starting point for my work.
Soften, Kim. “To Reduce Suicides, Look at Guns.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 13 July 2013. Web. 08 Dec. 2016. To Reduce Suicide, Look at Guns.
Background: This article focuses mainly on how guns are the reason suicide rates are where they are because the article proposes in order to reduce suicide rates, people must get rid of or lower the amount of available guns.
How I Used It: This article helped me discover the effects of guns and for some incidents such as suicides the number of gun related suicides compared to non gun related gun suicide. The comparison revealed how guns are the leading cause of suicides by an alarming number.
Star, Tony Cook The Indianapolis. “Is Indiana to Blame for Chicago’s Gun Violence?” USA Today. Gannett Satellite Information Network, 28 Oct. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2016. Indiana to Blame for Chicago Gun Violence.
Background: This article from USA Today informs the audience about how President Obama believes that neighboring states with lower gun restrictions have been importing guns into stricter gun states.
How I Used It: This article helped me provide support for my thesis, as well as my Definition Argument and give me insight to points that a further looked into. By reading this article I was able to look for similar articles that mainly focused on points that were mentioned within this article.