Linda Chavez
Introduction.

            The use of a gun is best determined by its possessor and this is best brought out by Linda Chavez in her book “Right to Bear Arms”. After being attacked with her husband as they picked their kid from school and seeing first hand the agony that the muggers caused on their victims she decide to go on ahead and get her own gun for purposes of protecting herself.(Chavez 115-116)

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Chavez uses a captivating epic and tragic sense of style in bringing out the near desperate security situation in Washington DC where she and her husband lived. The fact that her husband was attacked in broad day light and especially so near the widely known and White house where anyone would expect that even the most daring of all muggers would not dare set foot on. This clearly brings out the picture that even the places where we expect to be safest, we still are prone to attacks by the few in society who want to take the short way to get to where they want. (Chavez 115-116)

Tone

            Linda Chavez uses pitch to express emotion in her story about the insecurity in Washington DC. The incident where Chavez heard of an awful racket through the walls of her town house a sound that resembled that of someone being thrown down the stairs after checking it out she and the husband realized it was a case of robbery at their neighbours place but there was nothing much she would have done since she had left her gun in Virginia. When the law was changed to make owners of guns to re-register guns again this was rather difficult as she was already too heavy with her second born thus queuing in the long lines made it impossible for her to re-register her gun and so eventually she ended up holding an illegal gun, well sometimes keeping it in Virginia where the legal system made it legal to hold her gun there. (Chavez 115-116)

Diction

            Chavez clearly describes a case of a young serial rapist who was a regular in the neighbourhood and more so had made victims who lived just within a block of her house at the time. Linda could not really use her gun at this time thou she had it with her because of the earlier change in the legal system. The Armed young man was later caught armed with a knife. However he had made the women of that neighbourhood live in misery of fear. Many residents of the city have not been so lucky especially when they fall victim to violent crime and they cannot do so much to defend themselves. (Chavez 115-116)

Rhetoric

            Chavez  bring s out the case of insecurity vividly as  her part of rhetoric writing techniques She categorically states that the Washington D.C.gun ban  never made a dent in the city’s gun crime. As a matter of fact DC remains to be one of the most dangerous parts of America and now with the lifting of the gun ban at least people can now take a step or initiative to protect themselves when the police can not do that .She clearly justifies and recognises the benefit of lifting of the ban to ensure that people can at least protect themselves a little bit more. (Chavez 115-116)

Ethos.

            The supreme courts ruling according to Linda is a step in the right direction as it no only serves to protect human life but also to assure the citizens of Washington DC that  they can take an extra step at protecting those that  they love and each other. This is an important part of the ethics of the society. (Chavez 115-116)

Pathos.

            Linda has a strong appeal to her audience’s emotion through out the passage and though she brings out a story of sorrow as they are attacked by the husband she still manages to captivate the reader through her in-depth explanation and narration of the security situation in the city. (Chavez 115-116)

Conclusion

            The issue of whether or not to have a gun in ones possession is in fact a rather individual decision and the most important aspect to worry about is whether the gun is in deed going to be used for the right purposes of defending oneself when under attack. Chavez clearly brings out the importance of safety in society and the role it plays in day to day life .Without such safety measures being taken to guard against physical harm of people then, even carrying out our normal activities could be hampered by such incidences of insecurity among us. Clearly guns if in the hands of the proper persons should be potential tool to guard against external aggressors.

            The governments should feel free to allow its citizens to own guns so long as they are properly used and especially so within the law.

Works cited.

Linda Chavez. “Right to bear arms” June 2008. 115-116.

 

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