Law & Crime 02

TOPIC

Should all countries ban private ownership of guns?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 The issue of gun control has been a controversial one for many years. Some people believe that all countries should ban private ownership of guns. Other people believe that all countries shouldn’t ban private ownership of guns. In my opinion, I strongly believe that all countries should ban private ownership of guns for the following three reasons.
 The first reason is that the prohibition of guns is definitely going to be a deterrent against crime, especially in America. I am sure it would decrease the number of shooting incidents if it were not for guns.
 The second reason is that it will reduce the number of suicide deaths. As research has always shown the availability of firearms increases suicide rates, it is obvious it will eliminate the possibility of suicide.
 The last reason is that guns are not an effective means of self-defence. Because people who are not trained in the use of guns cannot use guns properly and ordinary citizens are not trained. When such people confront criminals with guns, it is so inflammatory that it only makes things worse.
 As I mentioned above, for the aforesaid three reasons, I strongly believe that all countries should ban private ownership of guns.

メモ

このトピックは比較的書きやすかったです。
"英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング"の218ページに銃規制について詳しく書かれていますし、”Pros and Cons”の221ページにも賛成派の意見と反対派の意見が書かれています。