Debate Rounds (5)
Tighter gun regulations are needed to prevent gun-related violence. Civilians will all ways and should always have the right to bear arms, although those who own a fire arm should have proper training and background check. A more in depth process to recieving a fire arm will limit the guns we put in the hands of those who are not qualified and those with criminal intentions. "California is an exampCalifornia’s rates of killings, robberies and assaults involving firearms were all higher than the national rates. But California had lower rates of armed robberies and armed assaults that year than Arizona or Nevada, which conduct
less stringent background checks for gun store sales and no checks at all for
gun show or private, person-to-person sales.le of a state that implimented a background check system and have seen positive results. The Golden State definitely has a lower rate of gun deaths — including accidents, suicides and homicides — compared with the nation and many other states, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.When prospective gun buyers stride into California gun stores such as Ron
Kennedy’s Canyon Sports in Martinez, they must swipe their driver’s licenses or
state IDs. That sets off a review process that runs their names not only through
the same FBI criminal database other states use but also almost 20 other
sources, from mental health records to DMV data. It’s a check more rigorous than
any other state’s."(Richman).
Richman, Josh. "California's
Gun Background-Check System Could Be National Model." San Jose Mercury
News. 05 Feb 2013: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 16 Oct 2013.
Agresti James."Gun Control Facts". Just Facts. 9/13/10.Web10/11/13.
Gun Control has nothing to do with taking away citizens second amendment rights and nor did I say anything about doing so. Although times have changed since the Constitution was written and the laws have not effectively evolved with the times. Gun control is not about taking away all guns from civilian, but to limit the amount that are aquired by those who are unqualified whether it be for mental health issues or trainin g issues. The process in which you can legally buy a weapon should be more involved than it is today. It does not matter that guns cause only 8% of deaths, even one life taken by a gun in the hand of a ill qualified person is to many. "We can't stop every person who is determined to do harm, but common-sense measures can prevent tragedies. Expanding background checks will help create a uniform standard for all gun purchases and prevent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining powerful weapons" (Giffords).
Giffords, Gabrielle. "Gun Rights Come with Responsibility." USA TODAY. 02 Jul 2013: p. A.10. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 18 Oct 2013.
Bentleym, Thomas. "Gun Control is Wrong on so Many Levels." April 8, 2013: N.P. The Times News. Web. 16 Oct 2013.
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Wogan, J. "Advancing the Debate: Should Teachers Carry Guns? "March 13, 2013 : Governing the States and Localties. 21 Oct. 2013.
Round 3 Response
In response to your point in round 2, the only people who would be discouraged to apply for a gun are those with criminal intentions. Again you allways come back to saying that gun control is about getting rid of guns, when in fact it is about putting tighter regulation on how to get them. Nowhere in gun control is the idea of banning guns. Your point about the black market is mute, only 10-15% of guns used in a criminal offense are stolen. those who have criminal records have lost their right to weapons, just like they lose the right to vote, and with 50% of criminals become reofenders that is just fine. Criminals have allways been restricted to buy weapons and that won't change with gun control.
"Hot Guns." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2013.
Round 4 Response
First you wanted to put guns in the hands of criminals, now kids. With gun control kids will not be denied the right to learn how to use a gun although they would have to be past a certain age. Just like you have to wait untill you are 16 to start driving. You wouldn't give a five a ten year old a drivers license nor would you give them a gun license. Like I said in my round 3 response only 10-15% percent of guns used in crimes are from your so called "blackmarket". No matter how you try to spin it gun control is a obvious and reasonable solution.
Uggen, Chris. "Restoring Gun Rights to Felons?" March 15, 2013:The Society Pages. 22 Oct. 2013
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