Gun control II

How can we protect the second amendment but also have comprehensive laws about firearms

Composition II

Problem Solving Analysis Project

Value: 100


For this assignment, you will be asked to write a presentation or essay on a topic found to be a problem. You will identify the issue, present at least two sides, and propose a logical explanation for this problem. The primary goal is to problem that is observable, similar to that we saw in the video.

Follow a Writing Process:

• Before writing, make use of invention techniques to begin identifying the issue in two texts
• Planning includes identifying positions, establishing main ideas (or topic sentences) for each part. support positions and your ideas with appropriate evidence, and creating ideas for the introduction and conclusion.
• Draft and revise as needed.

Method of Organization:

• Introduction of issue, sides, sources used, and your thesis/claim/position
• Summary of one side or position on an issue
• Summary of second side or position on an issue
• Multiple supporting details for your explanation.
• Concluding with a call to action


• 3 minutes minimum; 10 minutes maximum for the power point, or 2-3 pages.
• Cite sources within the presentation or paper.
• Works Cited page, slide, etc. with full bibliographic information for sources used.
• A minimum of two sources; these can be your previous observations and your current observations.

1. What is the problem being argued?
2. What are the opposing sides?
3. What solution are you proposing?
4. What is your thesis?

Body part 1:
1. Summarize this side of the problem.
2. What are the major points of this side? Discuss 2 or 3 points.
3. Include support.

Body part 2:
1. Summarize this side of the problem.
2. What are the major point of this side? Discuss 2 or 3 points.
3. Include support.

Body part 3:
1. What are your thoughts/opinions on the topic?
2. What do you propose to fix the problem? Make sure you are compromising.
3. How do both side benefit from your solution?
4. What complications could there be in the future because of your solution?

1. What problem did you attempt to solve?
2. How did you solve it?
3. End with something that keeps your audience thinking and/or a call to action.

2) Media Archive Assignment: 5-7 page

Each student will, at the beginning of the semester,
select a topic of current interest, import, or controversy that has received wide coverage in the news and other media sources over the past two years, into the present.

The student will collect news stories, articles, video, and other relevant media explorations or reflections of/on the topic.

Possible issues include police violence, the first 100 days of the new presidential administration, and related issues around race, class, gender and sexuality. We will discuss these throughout the semester.

submit a 5-7- page paper
that analyzes the way their issue has been treated in the public discourse and the critical questions raised by their issue.

Thesis – Based on the purpose and wording of the Second Amendment, keeping and bearing arms is an inalienable right.
assess the main arguments on both sides of the debate
Gun control is a hot topic, especially after the recent mass shootings. Every time there is a shooting, the anti-gun establishment shouts for more control. With the election of Donald Trump, gun owners celebrate.
Develop a reasoned defense of your own views and anticipate and respond to possible objections
I. Tracing the relevant jurisprudence
a. District of Columbia v Heller
b. McDonald v Chicago
c. Caetano v Massachusetts
II. Historical context
a. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
b. December 15, 1791 Bill of Rights
c. The right to bear arms was common law and pre-existing in early state constitutions
III. Assessing the political dimensions
a. Celebrities
b. Misinformation
c. Statistics
IV. Comparative treatment of the issue from other countries.
a. Australia buy-back

Last Updated on June 24, 2021

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