Social Contract Theory – Gun Control
Please answer one of these three questions, and submit your shorts essay by April 27th. The essay should be two pages, and have a minimum of three paragraphs, with an introductory paragraph containing your answer (the thesis).
1. LaFollette and Wheeler assume and discuss the theory of the social contract to argue about gun control. Explain the role played by the social in the argument and indicate the one that you think is more convincing.
2. The debate about gun control often involves Utilitarian arguments and discussions about rights. Using one or both of these theories argue your position about gun control
3. Do you think that guns should be more regulated or less regulated? Using the arguments and the data that we have seen in class explain your position.
Please download the two readings attached to this assignment.