CompareContrast GoreBush Essay Research Paper

Compare/Contrast Gore/Bush Essay, Research Paper

The United States is in a very unusual situation right now as most people know. We still

haven’t come up with a president. The effects of the candidate we elect for our next president

may change my life and may not. If Bush is elected, everything I believe and stand up for will

stay the same. I really hope he will become the next president because he will ensure the

protection of my rights. If Gore were elected as our next president, my life could seriously be

effected. There are several issues that Gore supports that I am very much against. His beliefs on

abortion and agriculture are a couple of issues I strongly disagree with, but the main one that I

want to address in this essay is the topic of gun control.

First of all, I would like to state a few things about myself and my background. I was

raised on a farm and lived there my whole life. Both of my parents and there families have

always liked to hunt. I started hunting when I was about 12 years old. My dad owns close to

twenty guns. My grandpa owns about thirty guns and I have an uncle who owns around twenty

guns also. I myself own three guns and both of my brothers own three guns. There aren’t many

things my family and I would rather do than go out hunting. We wouldn’t be able to do this

without guns.

If Gore were elected to be our president there would be a big chance that we would all

lose our guns. He wants to put so many restrictions on buying and selling guns that it would be

virtually impossible to get one. Now he may or may not be able to accomplish that, but he will

surely push the issues during his whole presidency until he gets his way. Even with a Republican

legislature, it can happen. Clinton succeeded in pushing a couple laws through Congress dealing

with gun control. They might not have been all that big of a deal to us, but it is a start for the

Democrats. If Clinton could do it, who’s to say Gore can’t do the same. Gore thinks that guns

are the cause of all crimes which is not true. No gun is the reason someone dies. It is the person

using the gun who kills people. No one can blame guns or the people who make them for what

they are used for. I agree that they need to be kept out of the hands of people who have misused

them before, not out of the hands of everyone. The right to keep and bear arms is stated in the

second amendment of the Constitution. Ever since we have been a nation, we have been allowed

to own guns. This is a very important aspect of a country. If the government takes away our

guns, who is going to stop the government from turning into a dictatorship and eventually taking

all of our rights from us. This is exactly what happened to Germany when Hitler started taking

over. He took the peoples rights and then took over the country. This is what could happen if

things really went bad. We probably won’t have to worry about that happening, but harsh gun

control laws could ruin the hunting tradition for me and my family and future family. We can’t

let this happen. There are billions of people who love to hunt just like I do, and people who

support gun control are trying to take hunting away from us.

There are some other effects of gun control that could come back on those who try to

enforce them. Trying to take guns away from people who have had them and used them their

whole lives for nothing more than to hunt and sport shooting could result in a lot of upset hunters

who would be willing to do almost anything to keep their guns. I know I will do anything to

keep mine. Taking guns from people like me and other die hard hunters could lead to big riots

and even people getting hurt because they agree with gun control. I know it sounds a little far

fetched, but this could even lead to assassination. I hate to see something like this to happen, but

it is possible if someone gets too upset and wants to take matters into his own hands. Gun

control is a big issue, even one that could push someone to sacrifice their life to stick up for their

freedom to keep and bear arms. They will fight to make sure they will always have their guns.

And I plan to be right behind them.

I know that our country is pretty well split over the presidential race right now, but me

and just about everyone else I know are strongly against Al Gore because we know we will not

be free under his presidency. We will lose our freedom to hunt and to defend ourselves along

with the trust of our government. Al Gore would ruin our government and our nation. It would

never be the same with him as our president.


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