Teaching Intellient Design

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Presentation Rationale
Purpose: This speech is written to convince my audience that an increase in gun control legislation will not provide an increase in safety of the populace. I would like my audience to become better informed and active in defending our constitutionally protected rights. The central theme is that further restriction on the availability of fire-arms will not improve our safety, and in fact will have a detriment to that safety.
Intended Audience: The ideal audience for this speech is a group of voting-age individuals who are concerned about the apparent increase of shootings nation-wide, and would like to help deter that seeming trend. This would also be appropriate for any person who is concerned that the government seems to be encroaching on individual rights in this country.
Significance: As the public debate continues on whether guns are too readily available, we see those who are pushing not only for the limitation of fire-arms but for the out-right ban and confiscation of all non-shooting sport weapons. This becomes extremely significant, because history teaches that the loss of personal protection weaponry is always followed by the loss of other human rights.
Presentation Plan
I. Introduction
a. Audience hook: From Columbine to Sandy Hook and the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings we have seen mass shootings in the last fifteen years that have many calling for increased gun-control legislation, but what is the truth?

b. Thesis statement: Research suggests that an increase in gun-control legislation will not result in increased safety for the populace because those who have decided to take violent action in contravention to current law, will not likely be dissuaded by the imposition of yet another law, and because the law-abiding citizen who will obey the new law will only lose their ability to defend themselves from the violent…...

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