Gun Control Speech Outline


Tells your audience what you are going to tell them and establish the foundation for your speech. A good Introduction 'draws the map' for the journey. Just like your Informative Speech, a Persuasive Speech, an Introduction consists of:

1.    Attention-Getter:


I grew up in a burrow in Boston called Mattapan. While living there my whole life I have encountered many situations that had my scared for my life and the life of my friends. There was a time where my brother and I got robbed and in the process, one of the two men showed characteristics of having a gun. Also my friend has had a gun pointed in his face scared for his life.


2. Bond: Link-to Audience:

          What I’m trying to let you the audience know is that today in our world guns are being mistreated and misused.

3. "Credentials" of Speaker (Credibility):

          Did in attention grabber and dad is a police officer

4. Destination / Objective Sentence:

“This morning I am here to convince you that .....our world needs stricter gun control laws"

5. Explain your Map to your Destination: Speech Preview:
"These are the things I want to tell you or talk to your about or discuss or present with you... the 2nd amendment, statistics of fire arms, suicide, laws that already helped have less deaths, accidents, and future"


Transition: Lets see what the 2nd amendment states…


B. BODY of your Speech

The Body of your speech is where the detail is found and is best contained in THREE points (you can have more, but don't confuse your audience). For a Persuasive Speech, this is where you will ...

“Tell them”

1. Main Point #1

The use of guns in government view
-2nd amendment states that people can own guns but use them as a self defense weapon nothing else
instead of using them as a self defense weapon, they use it for fear, thief, murder

Transition: let me show you guys some statistics of fire arms and what they have caused



2. Main Point #2

Guns in the household
it’s not right to have guns in the household
the number leading death due to fire arms is suicide and that’s because since there are guns in the household, when people feel depressed they rely on that gun as well as accidents can occur with children


Transition: Bills to help

3. Main Point #3

Stricter laws
there are three laws now but at this point they are not working as well enough to keep guns out of the wrong peoples hands
The Brady bill, assult weapons bill


Transition: if we don’t get stricter laws this can effect our future



“Tell them what you have told them”

1.    Restate thesis, argument or proposition

due to the amount of suicides, accidents and violence that guns have cause in our would today have to stop so save our future so our kids don’t have to be afraid to walk down the street or go out, and I feel with stricter gun laws this could happen

2. Restate main points or specific line of arguments

3. Call-to-Action:

4. Decision-Maker (optional):