The Instigator
TheTraitorToTyranny
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Amedexyius
Pro (for)
Winning
9 Points

Gun Control

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after 3 votes the winner is...
Amedexyius
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/21/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 387 times Debate No: 92942
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (1)
Votes (3)

 

TheTraitorToTyranny

Con

Gun control is a completely unnecessary and near-idiotic idea promoted by the current left wing politicians, both in office domestically, and abroad. In the wake of the shooting of a gay bar in Orlando, it is necessary for members of LGBTQ to take action, and to take the responsibility of defending themselves into their own hands. Already, groups have been formed nationwide dedicated to this idea. Not only should members of the LGBTQ community defend themselves, but the general American public should have access to single-fire and semi-automatic small arms of their choosing without a license, so long as a background check is done, and full-auto weapons with both a background check and Class III license. It is unnecessary for any governing power to excessively regulate, or even ban, what weapons we choose to defend ourselves and our family with. https://s32.postimg.org...
Amedexyius

Pro

I will try to respect your ideals, regardless of how opposite they are to me and my leftist beliefs.

I believe gun control is an absolute and total necessity of all people. Unrestricted access to fire-arms proves an extremely credible threat to an entire nation and removes peace from streets. The United States is not Somalia. You shouldn't be finding shoot outs in every corner. No nation on Earth with a stable and organized government such as the United States has experimented with allowing its people to defend themselves through more weapons. On the other hand, nations like Scotland, Australia, and Russia with the worlds most tightened gun control laws have all low crime rates in terms of homicides and shooting related activities [1].

Furthermore, you cannot expect people to defend themselves. You have a branch of the government to do that for you and more called 'police'. Many conservatives challenge the idea that police officers are slow to respond and so any common man's rebuttal would be "Fund our police departments more.". Police departments with higher funding have all been statistically proven to be more effective and responsive while allowing a nation's people to defend themselves is but a theory, and a radical theory, too.

The United States have one of the most permissive gun laws in the entire developed world. It is not a coincidence that the US leads the world and has led it since 1966 as the most amount of shootings in total and in the developed world as well [2]. Your argument that people can defend themselves is also under a very, VERY weak foundation. The US has the world's highest amount of guns per capita and in total, yet we have yet to hear of a story where people have successfully defended themselves in the past 30 years against an armed shooter [3]. Again, if you look at advanced nations with low per capita guns, they hold one of the lowest shootings in their 50 years back into the past.

Sources: (Let me also say, [2] is a fairly right wing journal agency)
[1] http://www.reuters.com...
[2] http://www.wsj.com...
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 1
TheTraitorToTyranny

Con

TheTraitorToTyranny forfeited this round.
Amedexyius

Pro

I hope my opponent forfeited due to a lack of time, and not a lack of response to my argument.

Regardless, vote Pro!
Debate Round No. 2
TheTraitorToTyranny

Con

TheTraitorToTyranny forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
TheTraitorToTyranny

Con

TheTraitorToTyranny forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
TheTraitorToTyranny

Con

TheTraitorToTyranny forfeited this round.
Amedexyius

Pro

Well, it is unfortunate that my opponent couldn't provide any other argument.

It is fortunate that the voters get to vote pro!
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by domfincrag 5 months ago
domfincrag
Im voting for pro because of 2 reasons

1- I agree with his opinion and he makes a better debate

2- HE DOESNT HAVE A FREAKIN CONFEDERATE FLAG AS HIS PROFILE PIC
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Vote Placed by missmozart 5 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD Conduct goes to Pro as Con forfeited throughout the entire debate. Con did not actually PROVE that gun control was unnecessary. There was no detail to Con's arguments that could have convinced people. Con's point that people should be entitled to a gun "without a license" is extremely unrealistic and unexplained. Furthermore, Con's link to an image of a trash can saying "#ShootBack" was completely random (in terms of debating) and did not make his/her points any stronger. Pro however, managed to successfully refute all of Con's points as well as using good sources to support his own argument (which was decently written).
Vote Placed by fire_wings 5 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff
Vote Placed by Bennett91 5 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct goes to Pro because of FF. Pros argument countered every thing stated in round one, already lax gun laws and high gun crime etc.