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Helpful advice On Writing A Research Paper On Gun Control

Gun control is a political and social issue that many public figures have talked about. Some people are looking at guns as a way to protect yourself and your family. Others say that having guns starts the vicious circle of violence and weapons of all sorts should be banned by law.

Chose your side

It is very hard to choose sides when it comes to gun control, because that is a complicated issue that ends up being a choice of personal preference. People who support gun control say that is their basic human right, to own weapons that can protect them from any possible attack. If you have all the licenses you need for a gun, it is hard to argue that guns do make people safer. Consider how many people have licenses for guns, and are not physically, nor psychically capable of using them. Even if they have all the papers required to own a gun, they won't use them properly if they have some problems with anger or problems at home.

Now find examples

Once you have determined if you are against guns or not, you can find some examples that go in favor of your viewpoint. Think of some situations in your neighborhood that are connected to the problems of gun control. Ask your friends if they know a story, or have been in a situation that is connected to gun control. You can find some good examples that support your opinion in the newspaper, or if you read articles online. Find people that are interested in guns, they often have blogs where you can find some interesting information and examples.

Ask for a different opinion

It is very important to understand the other side, no matter how convinced you are in your rightness. Ask them to list all the reasons why they believe in their opinion, and argue with them if you don’t think they are right. Also, you can ask your parents to give you their opinion. They are older that you, and have more experience so they can give you some good reasons why they chose a certain side to this problem.

Start writing

Once you have researched all the aspects about gun control, it is time to start writing. Use the literature that your professor suggested and visit all the sites he listed as informative. Try to find some experts in the field of gun control, and read articles and papers they wrote. You can find many interesting information there, that you may not be able to use, but will help you understand the problem and elaborate it.