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Specific PurposeTo persuade my audience on the negative effects of gun controlCentral IdeaThe effects gun control will have on the nation are leaving people unprotected against violent crimes an infringement on states rights and the loss of hunting and sport shooting in our countryIn Cumberland TN a 28-year-old Jason McCulley broke into the home of Stanley Horn and his wife tied up the two of them at knifepoint demanded to know where the couple kept their money in the house While Mrs Horn was directing the robber Mr Horn freed himself from the rope grabbed his gun of the nightstand and shot the intruder then called the police The intruder Jason McCulley later died from the gunshot wound If many of the senators on the gun control side of the government the Horns may have been killed and the perpetrator may have lived to rob again That is the effect that gun control would have on the nation leaving people unprotected against violent crimes an infringement on states rights and the loss of gun collection and sport-shooting in our countryI Gun Control would take away persons ability to protect themselves against violent crimesA 31 states now have laws that allow citizens to carry firearms1 According to Prof John R Lott Jr and David B Mustard of the University of Chicago conducted a study of Crime Deterrence and Right To Carry Concealed Handguns and found that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons deters violent crimes and it appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths with guns If those states which did not have Right to Carry concealed gun provisions and had adopted them in 1992 approximately 1570 murders 4177 rapes and over 60000 aggravated assaults would have been avoided yearlyWhen state concealed handgun laws went into effect in a county murders fell by 85 and rapes and aggravated assaults fell by 5 and 7 percent2 According to FBI data states with the right to carry
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