A Model Rebuttal Argument

Still struggling with rebuttal as a concept? Having trouble understanding what a good rebuttal argument might look like?

Michael Tomasky has written a doozy for the Daily Beast that refutes the “dumbest argument” the gun lobby makes time and again to oppose gun control legislation. Yours doesn’t have to be quite so direct, and I’d prefer yours didn’t call your opponent dumb, but it’s a good model of a specific type of rebuttal argument, and it effectively makes quite specific arguments of its own in the service of refuting the arguments of others.


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