"Dont Shoot Holes in Gun Control Bills"
Author: Mitch Albom
- Mitch was born on May 23, 1958 in
- He is an American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster and musician.
- His books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Dont Shoot Holes in Gun Control Bills
- What is the author’s purpose? To tell the reader why we should have stricter gun control laws. He uses a personal experience to persuade the reader.
- What is the author’s claim? That there should be stricter gun control laws.
- What is the author’s supporting evidence? The experiences that the author had in witnessing the misuse of firearms and his own experience.
- Logos: This isn't a really fact based story but rather an informative one because of the reader's dealings with guns. Not so much factual evidence.
- Pathos: He shows emotion by tellings about his witnessing gun violents on the highways and how back then, buying a firearm was as easy as purchasing cigarettes. At the end of the story Mitch talks about his own experience, face to barrel with a gun.
- Ethos: Albom believes we should have stricter gun laws.
- How does the author organize the material? He starts listing events that show the misuse of weapons (guns/firearms) and at the end of the story, his own experience.
- What is the author's style? He shows is views on the idea of gun control in expamples of people involving guns and then his own experience.