Passage 1: speech by the president of the united states on the passage of the federal gun control act of 2020.
today i have signed into law an act that will keep our country safe from the growing danger of gun violence. every year, we hear about more and more americans being killed with firearms. from police officers to college students, everybody has the right to be safe in this country. this law will ensure our citizens' safety by requiring strict background checks on every gun purchase, outlawing many of the deadliest handguns and assault weapons, and creating stiffer penalties for gun crimes. hunters and responsible gun owners don't need to worry; you will be able to keep almost any gun used for hunting or target shooting. the law will only affect americans who use firearms to hurt and terrorize their fellow citizens.
who is the author?
what is the time/place of creation?
who is the intended audience?
what is the main idea?
what is the context?
is there bias? if so, explain.
accuracy in the text? explain.
Who is the author?
The president of the United States of America who also provides the speech.
What is the time/place of creation?
The year of 2018, America after Parkland shooting, Federal Gun Control Act of 2020.
Who is the intended audience?
American citizens. As an example of political communication related to a fictional gun control law.
What is the main idea?
Create a law that will help ensure citizens' safety by requiring strict background checks on every gun purchase. Though the 1968 law was convenient for gun-control activists, many were disappointed it didn’t include a registry of firearms or federal licensing requirements for gun owners the request had been floating around the Congress for several years.
What is the context?
On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen students and staff members and injuring seventeen others
Is there bias? If so, explain.
It is biased to provoque fear as it states clearly "an act that will keep our country safe from the growing danger of gun violence."
Accuracy in the text? Explain.
There is accuracy because there is a mention of facts and data and the different groups of gun owners including "Hunters and responsible gun owners".
your answer would be (b)