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1102 Gun Control

Shiloh and Adria talk about guns and their feelings about gun control.

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I grew up around firearms and guns.

Firearms is a more formal word for 'guns'. Notice the following:

  1. Firearms are illegal in my country.
  2. Only police are allowed to carry firearms.


I support some conservative ideology such as less gun control.

Ideology is our thinking or beliefs, usually about a political system. Notice the following:

  1. Since the latest financial crisis, Communist ideology is being reconsidered by some.
  2. The Republicans are a party of conservative ideology.

strong convictions

I have strong convictions about keeping guns under control personally.

Strong convictions are very strong beliefs. Notice the following:

  1. He has strong religious convictions.
  2. I have strong convictions about our educational system.


I agree with you that pistols are the ones that are the big problem.

A pistol is a small hand held gun. Notice the following:

  1. In the US, all police carry a pistol.
  2. My grandfather has an antique pistol collection.


Pistols are the big problem because they're concealable.

Something that is concealable is easy to hide from other people. Notice the following:

  1. He concealed his assets in off-shore accounts.
  2. I couldn't conceal my anger.