The Second Amendment guarantees the right of American citizens to carry weapons, but now, gun control has become a hot spot in the United States.
In the United States, there have been several mass shootings. Therefore, there are calls for regulations on gun laws. The opinion-based article “Let's Be Honest, Gun Control Opponents" was published on the 20th of June 2016 and shows the author's opinion on the issue.
By looking at Nick Laure's argumentation, we can conclude that he uses open argumentation as he directly goes in and touches on the subject. Nick Laure identifies those he does not share an attitude with as "you" which helps to signal that he does not hide his point of view.
” So again, please just own up to how you really feel. Admit that your gun rights are more important to you than preventing even one mass shooting. That your fears of oppression from gun control outweigh any prospect that it might change things for the better.”
As the quote points out, Nick's intention is to tell those who are the recipients of the article that they value their gun rights higher than innocent human lives.
You already get the feeling that he is trying to convince them that he is right. By putting the gun law so much at the forefront, allows him to express his views the way he does