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Firearms should be banned in the US

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Started: 1/5/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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harrisondw

Con

Hello competitor! I will be debating the con side, meaning I believe firearms should be legal in the US.

To begin, according to the FBI all deaths in crime done by rifles (all types of rifles) is only about half of the number of deaths by hand to hand.

Also, speaking of gun laws in general, states and cities with low gun restrictions tend to have lower crime rates. For example, Austin Texas has an average violent crime rate of 4.11 per 1000 people while chicago has an average of 10.8 per 1000 people.

A study undertaken by a group led by criminologist Dr. Gary Kleck of Florida State University found that there are approximately 2.1 to 2.5 million instances annually in which individual Americans use a gun to defend themselves. Considered as households, the figure is 1.3 to 1.5 million annual DGUs (Kleck 1995, Table 2). If this figure is correct, defensive uses of firearms are much more common than crimes committed
Cooldudebro

Pro

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harrisondw

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Debate Round No. 2
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Cooldudebro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by zrg4848 3 years ago
zrg4848
@Cooldudebro

I am just wondering, why would you accept the debate if you are unwilling to argue your agreed side??
Posted by zrg4848 3 years ago
zrg4848
@Cooldudebro

I am just wondering, why would you accept the debate if you are unwilling to argue your agreed side??
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