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We favor the registration of all firearms, regardless of type. The National Rifle Association has done a good job of persuading its members that registration is the first step toward confiscation of all weapons. Nonsense. Americans register, among other things, their cars, their dogs, and the births of their children. Yet, confiscation of cars, cocker spaniels, and infants has never been a great problem.

Which one of the following best describes the major flaw in the author’s reasoning?

A) He ignores the danger to the general public posed by unregulated weapons sales.

B) He ignores the potential for bureaucratic mismanagement of any such registration effort.

C) He ignores the existence of dog catchers, tow trucks, and child-welfare officers.

D) He ignores the differences between firearms and other items that make the former a more likely target for confiscation.

E) He ignores the expertise of the members of the National Rifle Association.

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B, C and E are either irrelevant or out of scope.

A. He ignores the danger to the general public posed by unregulated weapons sales. - Incorrect - The argument nowhere mentions the danger caused by unregulated weapons sales. This also appears to be an out of scope option choice.

D. He ignores the differences between firearms and other items that make the former a more likely target for confiscation. - Correct - The argument speaks about confiscation of firearms and directly compares this activity to confiscation of other items.

IMO answer is D
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We favor the registration of all firearms, regardless of type. The National Rifle Association has done a good job of persuading its members that registration is the first step toward confiscation of all weapons. Nonsense. Americans register, among other things, their cars, their dogs, and the births of their children. Yet, confiscation of cars, cocker spaniels, and infants has never been a great problem.

The author criticizes the National Rifle Association about the registration of all the weapons. Then he compares it with the other things such as their cars, their dogs, and the births of their children.

only option D fits.
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New post 17 May 2016, 00:24
please change the ans to d its not a.
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carcass wrote:
We favor the registration of all firearms, regardless of type. The National Rifle Association has done a good job of persuading its members that registration is the first step toward confiscation of all weapons. Nonsense. Americans register, among other things, their cars, their dogs, and the births of their children. Yet, confiscation of cars, cocker spaniels, and infants has never been a great problem.

Which one of the following best describes the major flaw in the author’s reasoning?

He ignores the danger to the general public posed by unregulated weapons sales.

He ignores the potential for bureaucratic mismanagement of any such registration effort.

He ignores the existence of dog catchers, tow trucks, and child-welfare officers.

He ignores the differences between firearms and other items that make the former a more likely target for confiscation.

He ignores the expertise of the members of the National Rifle Association.


The OA is D, dear author kindly change the OA
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Please explain why A is the OA ? I think the OA must be D ?
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New post 18 May 2016, 13:03
options B,C and E are completely out of scope options or irrelevant
The real deal is to choose between options A and D
option A tells us about the danger to the general public posed by unregulated weapons sale whereas option D tells us about confiscation of firearms and compares this activity to confiscation of other items.
I would go with option D but still confused as to why is the correct answer A
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What is the OA? If A, please somebody explain.
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I checked , the answer is D

OA needs to be corrected
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carcass wrote:
We favor the registration of all firearms, regardless of type. The National Rifle Association has done a good job of persuading its members that registration is the first step toward confiscation of all weapons. Nonsense. Americans register, among other things, their cars, their dogs, and the births of their children. Yet, confiscation of cars, cocker spaniels, and infants has never been a great problem.

Which one of the following best describes the major flaw in the author’s reasoning?

He ignores the danger to the general public posed by unregulated weapons sales.

He ignores the potential for bureaucratic mismanagement of any such registration effort.

He ignores the existence of dog catchers, tow trucks, and child-welfare officers.

He ignores the differences between firearms and other items that make the former a more likely target for confiscation.

He ignores the expertise of the members of the National Rifle Association.



OA is D as the author considers both to be similar items which is wrong refer to this link
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=WBV ... pe&f=false
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We favor the registration of all firearms, regardless of type. The National Rifle Association has done a good job of persuading its members that registration is the first step toward confiscation of all weapons. Nonsense. Americans register, among other things, their cars, their dogs, and the births of their children. Yet, confiscation of cars, cocker spaniels, and infants has never been a great problem.

Which one of the following best describes the major flaw in the author’s reasoning?

He ignores the danger to the general public posed by unregulated weapons sales.

He ignores the potential for bureaucratic mismanagement of any such registration effort.

He ignores the existence of dog catchers, tow trucks, and child-welfare officers.

He ignores the differences between firearms and other items that make the former a more likely target for confiscation.

He ignores the expertise of the members of the National Rifle Association.




I went for D too but after reading the stem once again I've changed my mind!
IMO, the answer can be A. Let's see what's wrong(maybe) with D.
D says the author ignores the difference between firearms and others (dogs, cars, etc). But the difference isn't contested in the second half of the stem; rather the firearms' threat to people is what separates firearms from others (cars, dogs, etc).

Confiscation of firearms is not similar to confiscation of cars,dogs etc as the dogs, cars,etc. don't posses as much threat as the firearms do. The author ignores this fact!

Hope it helps!
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I went for D too but after reading the stem once again I've changed my mind!
IMO, the answer can be A. Let's see what's wrong(maybe) with D.
D says the author ignores the difference between firearms and others (dogs, cars, etc). But the difference isn't contested in the second half of the stem; rather the firearms' threat to people is what separates firearms from others (cars, dogs, etc).

Confiscation of firearms is not similar to confiscation of cars,dogs etc as the dogs, cars,etc. don't posses as much threat as the firearms do. The author ignores this fact!

Hope it helps!


Since there is no problem in confiscating registered items such as dogs, cars , children etc, the step towards registration of all firearms by NRA is not needed.

So, the authors weighs dogs, cars , children in the same scale as firearms.. However in real terms this is not at all true, fire arms can cause much more damage than other registered items...

(A) Talks about Weapon sales , which is in my opinion out of scope ...

(D) Stresses the important differences between firearms and other items in terms of need for confiscation...

Thus IMHO (D), what say others..
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I went for D too but after reading the stem once again I've changed my mind!
IMO, the answer can be A. Let's see what's wrong(maybe) with D.
D says the author ignores the difference between firearms and others (dogs, cars, etc). But the difference isn't contested in the second half of the stem; rather the firearms' threat to people is what separates firearms from others (cars, dogs, etc).

Confiscation of firearms is not similar to confiscation of cars,dogs etc as the dogs, cars,etc. don't posses as much threat as the firearms do. The author ignores this fact!

Hope it helps!


Since there is no problem in confiscating registered items such as dogs, cars , children etc, the step towards registration of all firearms by NRA is not needed.

So, the authors weighs dogs, cars , children in the same scale as firearms.. However in real terms this is not at all true, fire arms can cause much more damage than other registered items...

(A) Talks about Weapon sales , which is in my opinion out of scope ...

(D) Stresses the important differences between firearms and other items in terms of need for confiscation...

Thus IMHO (D), what say others..


Yes, I agree. The author uses a similarity between X and Y to prove his point. So a difference between X and Y would question his conclusion.
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For this question, I double checked in GMAT Premier 2017, choice D is the OA. So, please correct it.
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Good Morning,
I was able to get answer down to B and D. B makes an attempt to introduce bureaucratic, when we do not have information or suggestion from the argument itself that points to such a concept. B steps outside the bounds of the argument. We would have to make an additional assumption in order to accept that to the be answer.

Therefore, D is the correct answer.
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We favor the registration of all firearms, regardless of type. The National Rifle Association has done a good job of persuading its members that registration is the first step toward confiscation of all weapons. Nonsense. Americans register, among other things, their cars, their dogs, and the births of their children. Yet, confiscation of cars, cocker spaniels, and infants has never been a great problem.

Which one of the following best describes the major flaw in the author’s reasoning?

NRA --> Asks members to register --> believes first step toward confiscation of all weapons. Nonsense as per author because as (s)he mentions in the latter part of his argument that registered things are easily confiscated.
Cars, dogs, and birth of children --> registered and are easily confiscated. The author believes that the confiscation forms an inherent part of the registration.

Therefore, the author compares Cars, dogs, and birth of children with firearms.


A) He ignores the danger to the general public posed by unregulated weapons sales.
Sales: OFS
B) He ignores the potential for bureaucratic mismanagement of any such registration effort.
[color=#0000ffBureaucratic mismanagement: OFS[/color]
C) He ignores the existence of dog catchers, tow trucks, and child-welfare officers.
dog catchers, tow trucks, and child-welfare officers : They represent only one part of the equation. Moreover, they only make the task of confiscation easier. So even if the author ignores these, this act won't attract any flaw to his reasoning.
D) He ignores the differences between firearms and other items that make the former a more likely target for confiscation.
Yes. The author assumes that both the entities are similar and thus they individually won't attract different levels of confiscation.
E) He ignores the expertise of the members of the National Rifle Association.
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