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AsianCommunist
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iamadragon
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Bullet Control

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/12/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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AsianCommunist

Pro

Be it resolved that all bullets should at a minimum cost $5,000. It would achieve the following:

Dramatic decrease in bystanders
Thugs would get jobs and save money (Stimulates economy)
Bullet tax money could seriously help the US government
Does not infringe on our lovely second amendment
iamadragon

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Thanks for such an interesting topic. I must admit that I've never really thought much about gun control and the issues surrounding it, so I'll sort of be learning on the go, I guess.

From a pro-Gun standpoint, this is pretty ridiculous. Especially in this kind of a recession, a huge number of Americans would have to make significant sacrifices to be able to afford just one bullet. Now, imagine all the situations that many pro-Gun people bring up. You would not want to be in a dangerous situation with only one bullet. You're going to have to buy multiple bullets–and from there the overall cost quickly escalates to where it's impossible for someone to adequately prepare himself or herself.

There isn't any evidence or anything to suggest that all "thugs" would simply decide to get honest jobs and help stimulate the economy. Maybe they'll just switch to knives. I don't think that people would suddenly turn from lives of crime to honest lives simply because they're unable to wield guns.

This brings me to another point. I have assumed that a simple price change would prevent "thugs" from getting ammunition for illegal activity. This is simply not true. First, A potential criminal could still get ammunition from other sources outside of the U.S. for much less money. Second, and more pressing, is that an exorbitant $5000 price-tag on bullets is simply going to open up a huge black market for bullets, taking all this potential money away from the government.

Based on these two articles [1][2], it doesn't seem like making bullets would be that hard, and many people could stand to profit illegally from this kind of a price elevation.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 1
AsianCommunist

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AsianCommunist forfeited this round.
iamadragon

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OK. Not much to say.
Debate Round No. 2
AsianCommunist

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AsianCommunist forfeited this round.
iamadragon

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iamadragon forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
AsianCommunist

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AsianCommunist forfeited this round.
iamadragon

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iamadragon forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Youth 3 years ago
Youth
The last forfeit was a good one hahaha!
Posted by iamadragon 8 years ago
iamadragon
Oh, sorry about that.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
Sheesh, I'd just switch to an old flintlock pistol and home manufacture the bullets if nothing else lulz.
Posted by JBlake 8 years ago
JBlake
Stolen from a Chris Rock bit.
Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
I haven't seen much of you iamadragon, but you're already on my bad last. Couldn't you see I was waiting on this one?!?!?!

jk. i dont really care.
Posted by shawnburton 8 years ago
shawnburton
should be an interesting debate.
Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
Set the voting period to "Two weeks", and I'm game.
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