ENC1101 Miami Dade College Gun Free Schools Debate Questions



Miami Dade College

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Students for Gun-FreeSchools:Why Our Campuses Are Safer without Concealed Handguns Page 888

Answer the following questions in a Word Document


1.According to the writers, what often gets “lost in the national debate” (2) about gun lawsafter high profile schoolshootings? Why is this important to the writers’ main point?

2.According to the 2007 Brady Campaign report cited by the writers, whywill gun violencelikely increaseif gunsare allowed oncampuses? What four reasons does the reportgive?

3.The writers discuss “shall-issue” policies (18) for concealed carry permits. What is a “shall-issue” policy?

Purpose and Audience

1.Students for Gun-Free Schools is a national organization devoted to keeping guns offcampuses. For example,it works to influence legislationand policy directly. How do you thinkthis mission affects thewriters’ purpose in thisessay?

2.Beforethe writers list their reasons for keepingguns off campus, theyestablish thatcampuses are relativelysafe places.Why do you think they do so?

Style and Structure

1.In their opening paragraph, why do the writers put the word right in quotation marks?

2.In paragraph 7,the writers cite an unnamed “national survey” indicating that 94 percent of Americans think citizens should not be allowed to bring guns on campuses. Is this information convincing? Is it relevant to the main issue?

4.Vocabulary Project. In paragraph 27,the writers discuss the “potential for collateral damage”if more students are armed on campus. What connotations does the expression collateral damage have? What connotations do you think the writers want it to have in this essay.

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ENC1101 Questions
The fact that was frequently lost in the national debate that ensued after an occurrence of the
horrific events of mass shooting s in campuses was that the United States’ colleges and
universities are some of the safest places.
The Brady Campaign report had established four reasons that would lead to an escalation of gun
violence if more guns were present on college campuses.
“Shall-issue” policies are rules that restrict officials from indiscriminately denying an application
of gun possession to people that meet the fundamental requirements.
Purpose and audience
The mission of Students for Gun-Free Schools advocates keep guns away from campuses an
agenda that depicts the presence of guns in these institutions as inappropriate.
I believe that campuses are some of the most secured places as they have their security beefed up
through distinct measures.
Style and structure
To indicate that they were not their own idea and may have been drawn from another person’s
speech, study or observation.

The information presented in the survey is convincing but in my view its lack of an ...

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