Debate Rounds (3)
"there are many other methods for killing someone...guns don't kill people, people kill people"
by that logic, we should let people have tanks and machine guns and nukes.
"Guns are big help for self defense. "
there are other tools for self defense, like pepper spray. guns are a poor choice for these reasons:
-they can be used against you.
-even if you kill a criminal, you are taking a risk in going to prison yourself, even if you dont deserve it.
-if you shoot at a criminal, the bullet could miss and kill an innocent person, or go right through the criminal and still hit an innocent person.
-many gun accidents happen.
-if you used something like pepper spray instead, you could shoot as soon as there is a viable threat, and if it was a mistake it wouldnt be too bad, but with guns, you must hesitate longer because it is a more serious decision to shoot someone with a gun, which puts you at a greater risk to get killed while you are unsure about whether or not to shoot.
"its really parental, disciplinary, psychological, and mental issues people should fix. "
Legalized guns means a greater chance of guns falling into the hands of kids or mentally ill. theres no 2 ways about it.
also, even if we are to allow for handguns, we should still have restrictions. there should be background checks, to make sure they arent known to be a criminal or mentally ill. there should be limits on how many guns and ammunition you can buy in a certain amount of time. there should be limits on how powerful of a gun people can have. and there should be records for every gun sale so police can trace them.
And also, a fact is that a hunting rifle is very accurate even to 300 yards. THAT IS A FACT.
Gun control doesn't really reduce crimes. How do I know that? Because there are crimes like the L.A Riots, Oklahoma City Bombing..was tehre a gun used? NO. ITS BOMBS. Bombs are the ones that doesn't have a point BUT it is very helpful to military use.ONLY FOR WARS.
But for guns, we have chances to live because of it. How about women being stalked? THEY NEED GUNS.
You're safer if you do have guns in your home and are properly trained to handle them safely. You will feel safer.
There are estimated to be between 80 and 100 million legal gun owners who have no desire to kill anyone.
Tens of thousands of guns are used only for competitive target shooting, informal target shooting, skill competitions and historical reenactments.
Anything can be wrongfully used. Guns, cars, hammers, ice-picks, computers, etc. Only the person using the tool or device is responsible for how it's used. And clearly they are given to adults. I dont think the government is that stupid to give a gun to someone mentally ill and has a criminal background. But limiting it to normal people? I dont think its reasonable.
Study says that gun ownership is not really one good factor of why homicides happen. It's more of drugs, drinking, family violence etc. that triggers murder.
Seriously, people's brains should be fixed and not guns.
"Ok. Criminals are the source of crime, no matter how they are armed."
would you rather a criminal have a gun or a knife?
"And also, a fact is that a hunting rifle is very accurate even to 300 yards. THAT IS A FACT."
i dont know how that helps your point
"Gun control doesn't really reduce crimes. How do I know that? Because there are crimes like the L.A Riots, Oklahoma City Bombing..was there a gun used? NO. ITS BOMBS. Bombs are the ones that doesn't have a point BUT it is very helpful to military use.ONLY FOR WARS."
so your logic is: bomb crimes exist. therefore, gun control doesnt reduce crimes
that's like saying X is true. therefore, Y is true. that doesnt logically follow
"How about women being stalked?"
they should have pepper spray or a taser, or at the most a pistol, not a fully automatic gun
"You're safer if you do have guns in your home"
as i explained in the other round, its' a poor choice. you're more likely to end up dead or in prison.
"There are estimated to be between 80 and 100 million legal gun owners who have no desire to kill anyone."
Guns WILL fall into the wrong hands the more accessible they are.
"Anything can be wrongfully used. Guns, cars, hammers, ice-picks, computers, etc"
guns are an unnecessary threat. we will be better off without guns
"people's brains should be fixed and not guns."
i tell you what, the day that everyones brains are fixed, i will favor getting rid of gun control laws.
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