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Matt_U
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emospongebob527
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Gun Control in the USA

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Started: 12/18/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Matt_U

Pro

Gun Control has presented itself to be a huge problem in American society- the last 2 tragedies with guns all had guns that had been legally purchased with permits necessary for gun ownership. the last 2 tragedies, both including suspected schizophrenic men. It has been said that guns should be banned all together, but only certain actions should be taken. I think Assault Rifles should be banned altogether, and Handguns should be completely legal. yet, when one wants to purchase firearms, such as a Glock, which was used in the last 2 tragedies, that one person should be reviewed in his/her psychological history, their criminal record, and history and then based on those factors, they will either be approved or disapproved.
emospongebob527

Con

Alright, I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
Matt_U

Pro

everyone who is interested in buying a firearm should undergo a psychological and mental health test. so should anyone in that same household. it would be like taking a loan from the bank. you either get approved or not.
emospongebob527

Con

emospongebob527 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Matt_U

Pro

The United States is ranked 24th in terms of civilian murder. it also has the most highly armed civilian population. But up to 2009, crime rapidly decreased. The U.S. murder rate decreased 8.1% between 2008 and 2009, and has fallen every year since 2006. Yet, in European countries that banned handguns has had more crime rates than those who allowed it[1]. Yet, this does not work in our nation. We need to do wahtever it takes to make this stop. Even though kids with mental illness tend to be very bright, we need to stop this! We don't need to get rid of the 2nd ammendment, but we need to make it more strict! whatever it takes to prevent this again must be done!
emospongebob527

Con

emospongebob527 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Matt_U

Pro

this is quite a debate.
emospongebob527

Con

emospongebob527 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Matt_U

Pro

thank you emospongebob527 for presenting this debate with a challenge. I believe i have won this debate.
emospongebob527

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by TheTraditionalist 4 years ago
TheTraditionalist
If I could, I would definitely vote emospongebob on this one.
Posted by bladnik26 4 years ago
bladnik26
They do take psych and mental tests
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