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SouthernPride12334
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bman7720
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Are guns evil or is it the person using it?

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Started: 4/29/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SouthernPride12334

Con

Guns are not evil they are used for more than just for evil murder it is used for hunting animals for food. A gun is the only keeping the bad guys (witch will always have guns) protecting the police from being shot. Your case.
bman7720

Pro

I will argue that guns are, by their very design, evil in purpose.

A firearm is designed as a weapon to harm another organism. This very design purpose mandates that guns are creations of violence. In hunting, guns are used to take the lives of animals either for sport or for human consumption. Any weapon is created with harmful intentions, regardless of how justified these intentions are.

Automatic firearms are designed with the purpose to kill a human being. These automatic firing guns are designed in a way that makes taking the life of another human being easier. Due to the rapid firing, automatic weapons are not practical in precise aiming, as in to handicap a target.
Debate Round No. 1
SouthernPride12334

Con

SouthernPride12334 forfeited this round.
bman7720

Pro

I will not argue to allow equal sides.
Debate Round No. 2
SouthernPride12334

Con

The reason for automatic guns is to use in war to fight the threats to America and also other typeas of guns are used to defend against others and put food on the table.
bman7720

Pro

"Treats to America" haven't been an issue for awhile. America has gone to war at many avoidable times, simply because of the resources available. In America's famous "War on Terror", countless civilians have died in the crossfire of these automatic guns. War is still causing the murder of human beings, which is the very intention of a gun.

Self-defense can be easily accomplished without a firearm. Martial arts, mace, and even electrical shocks are humane alternatives. These can incapacitate an attacker without causing permanent or fatal harm. Hunting can be accomplished with bow and arrows, fishing, trapping, and a majority of our meat consumption is from domesticated livestock, no firearms involved.
Debate Round No. 3
SouthernPride12334

Con

Those fully automatic guns have won us wars and those civilians should move when the fighting gets to them.
bman7720

Pro

"Those civilians should move when the fighting gets to them." I would like to point out the erratic firing of an automatic firearm. This rapid-firing leaves the gun highly inaccurate. Also, automatic firearms can only be argued as a definitive cause of victory in World War 1, in which they were invented. After which, World War 2 was won by the discovery and usage of the first atomic bombs, result of the Manhattan Project. The Cold War was won by America's financial stability in the nuclear arms race after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The firearms used are only evolving tools, two armies with automatic weapons is no different than two armies with spears. The large factors that win these wars are strategical, economical, and technological advancements. Guerrilla Warfare in the American Revolution, the capture of the Zimmerman Note in WW1, the mobilization of Russian forces to disrupt the Schlieffen Plan in WW1, Hitler conquering land during France and Great Britain's Depression in WW2, Hitler's tanks against the horseback armies of Poland!
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by paulbrevik 1 year ago
paulbrevik
Guns are used for legal purposes more than for illegal purposes.
Posted by CommunistDog 1 year ago
CommunistDog
BMan does have an inarguable point. Guns are made for violent situations. That is a bit of information that is irrefutable.
Posted by bman7720 1 year ago
bman7720
However, firearms are DESIGNED to be weapons.
Posted by AsunaYukki 1 year ago
AsunaYukki
While your argument seems sound it seems as if its based on pure opinion.

While you may think guns are 'evil' I think they are tools. The gun itself is not a living organism and therefore cannot be 'evil'. So based on this fact it is only sensible to say that it isn't the weapon that is evil.
Even if someone uses a firearm to harm another that does not make the gun or the person evil, if you say guns are evil you may as well be saying all weapons are evil. What did man use to slay one another before guns? That would be swords, clubs, bows, ex. These things were also used to defend ourselves.

The only aspect of my opinion I think you'll like is that I think in the WRONG hands a gun can be a very dangerous weapon, but that goes to say you can kill a man with a spoon. So if guns start being prohibited because they are 'evil' guess what? You sold that weapon to the wrong person. People need a gun license to own a gun. They get a background check and all that too. Why did you even bring this topic up is what I'd like to know because, if you would've thought a little longer and harder with a more open mind you would've seen that ANYTHING can be used as a weapon, not just firearms.
-The Debate Noob
Posted by AsunaYukki 1 year ago
AsunaYukki
While your argument seems sound it seems as if its based on pure opinion.

While you may think guns are 'evil' I think they are tools. The gun itself is not a living organism and therefore cannot be 'evil'. So based on this fact it is only sensible to say that it isn't the weapon that is evil.
Even if someone uses a firearm to harm another that does not make the gun or the person evil, if you say guns are evil you may as well be saying all weapons are evil. What did man use to slay one another before guns? That would be swords, clubs, bows, ex. These things were also used to defend ourselves.

The only aspect of my opinion I think you'll like is that I think in the WRONG hands a gun can be a very dangerous weapon, but that goes to say you can kill a man with a spoon. So if guns start being prohibited because they are 'evil' guess what? You sold that weapon to the wrong person. People need a gun license to own a gun. They get a background check and all that too. Why did you even bring this topic up is what I'd like to know because, if you would've thought a little longer and harder with a more open mind you would've seen that ANYTHING can be used as a weapon, not just firearms.
-The Debate Noob
Posted by bman7720 1 year ago
bman7720
I am not denying that sometimes guns are crucial, but they're evil by nature.
Posted by JackOfDiamonds 1 year ago
JackOfDiamonds
People who get very angry can easily become so enraged as to kill someone, however they lack the means to do so. A gun gives them an easy means to killing, even if they are angry for a split second. Anyone who denies the correlation between guns and gun deaths is, frankly, mind-numbingly ignorant.
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