Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Explanatory Synthesis Notes
Describing topic- My topic is about gun control and how more gun control can be harmful. In it i plan to explain how guns have helped with crime and violence but also how the have helped to create violence. that guns can be used as a way to deter criminals before they even commit a crime. I plan on using statistics to show places with high number of gun compared to crime rate. That not only gun owners but more importantly people with concealed carry permits could be the key to lower crime rates. In a study of criminals, people are less likely to commit a crime for fear of citizens having a gun rather than the police showing up. I am going to try and stay away from using fear as a persuader because that is how anti gun lobbyist are trying to gain support. I have the facts that will hopefully show people my age that guns are not the problem, the people are the problem.

source 1 - Gun free zones are less helpful that expected - This article does have some bias towards my point of view but also shows facts that i would like to use. It goes into how places that have concealed carry practice are have lower crime rates while places like Chicago where gun laws are the strictest have the highest crime rates.

source 2 - Gun utopias? ...  This article is a fairly unbiased article but does show statistics that help my cause. It goes into places that have a low crime rate and low gun ownership like places like Switzerland and takes statistics with crime rates. The rates show how yet the crime rate is low, violent crimes are still committed with guns and that strict gun laws have not stopped guns from being used.

source 3 - Why I Chose the Gun - this is a ted talk by Peter van Uhm and he mostly talks about how guns have came to help lower crime rates dramatically in the last 500 years and how they can be a tool of peace not just war. That guns in the proper hand enforce peace rather than commit crimes. I take that idea into the common community, with more guns in the hands of people that want peace can lower crime rates.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Explaining shooting

Shooting has become a bad thing in the eyes of a lot of society in recent years. Shooting for most of the gun owning population is just a popular pass time to have fun. We have fun challenging ourselves to take a tougher and tougher shot. i personally like the long range shooting because it inst something you can just do without practice and knowledge, it takes a certain skill set that you need to work up. It teaches you about your body and how the slightest detail can mess up the shot. You know what the wind does to a bullet even how your heart beat can effect a bullet. My longest shots are hitting a chest sized target from 500 yards away 7 out of 10 times. I am very interested in shooting because it is an expertise, something that is trained for and not just given. It requires you to put in your best effort and the rewards of hitting that target 500 yards away is amazing. you are overwhelmed with pride because you know you earned it and no one else effected that moment in any way. I am also fantasized by watching the bullet travel through the air for about 3 seconds. many can say the have shot a gun but not many can say that they watched their very own shot travel through the air with a great arc and strike the target. You can see the bullet hit far before you hear the ting of metal on metal. I am so interested in shooting because you earn what you are given, everything is it that exact moment, and it is a fantasizing thing to watch from long distances.

Monday, February 8, 2016

My experience writing this was quite strange, we are always told to never write about yourself and here we are writing some personal narrative in our first paper. I learned a lot about writing in the pre writing exercises that we did before we even started the paper but the paper really sealed them in. I think that I did stick to my design plan for the most part and that I do not need to change my design plan, writing the personal narrative part of the story was the hardest part for me because I am not used to writing about myself. I actually did not have any personal narrative until the final draft when i went to the writing center. Until the very end I would sat that I did not accomplish what I set out to do. I did round it out after the writing center visit however and I think that I turned in a well-executed paper. Without the peer reviews and the writing center i do not know if i would have caught my big mistake. Writing about myself has been for so long said is a bad thing to do and that i should never need to. It was difficult to add in my personal narrative and i think i could have done better but i did not know exactly how it was supposed to be done. The rubric called for some personal narrative so i figured that it should not be a bulk of the essay so not that much is personal narrative just the bare minimum. There could be far more personal narrative but i did not see this project as a life story. I took it as an opportunity to talk about a very broad subject and add the minimum amounts of personal narrative to it. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I just started to lean more about instrument 2. We have so far covered similar things to instrument one but i expect there to be more new things to learn coming up. Most of what we covered was just review for me. I would like to not do as much ground and just be able to fly but there isnt much you can do about weather. When the weather inst good then you just have to accept it and get ahead on ground work.