He was of the view that due to more guns being carried around on the streets, there is more danger present. Therefore, atleast certain gun control measures would be needed for security purposes. This point of view was backed up by the death of 32 people shot dead on the Virgina Tech campus on April 16, 2007. (Carpenter)
Eventhough this article was structured in a way that adds more authenticity to it by using several direct quotes, it lacks analysis and the evaluation from the writer’s own perspective. She could’ve used facts to prove a view point. One fact could have been that the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 have resulted in the decrease in violent crimes (40 Reasons Guns Should be Banned). The flow of ideas in the article could have been smoother and Amanda Carpenter could have used more facts and statistics to back up her comparisons of Obama with Hillary Clinton.
Amanda B. Carpenter has great credibility to her name. A coloumnist for The Washington Times, as well as an author, blogger and commentator, she has vast experience and knowledge about political and cultural issues. Writing for a renowned paper such as Washington Times and with no allegations towards her for being biased, the article can be labelled as credible and authentic.
This article, opposes the viewpoint of Obama and talks about why it is a must for all citizens to carry concealed weapons. The author, Benjamin Shapiro, adopts a very sarcastic and manipulative style of writing in his article. He starts off talking about a case in which the 27 year old Alan Senitt was killed in a rape attempt on his female companion. He then moves on to discuss how every individal has the right to protect himself. (Shapiro)
Benjamin Shapiro wrote the article in a very interesting and an attention grabbing way. The start of the article talks about violence and death which is a great start for an article to grab the attention of the