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From what I see, your main argument is that without guns, people would be defenseless yes? Let's analyze this logically. One or more intruder(s) enter your home. This will most likely be at a time when you are sleeping. Unless your gun is under your pillow, there is almost no situation in which you could have the gun in your hands before the intruders have you under gunpoint.
Now, let's look at some numbers. Death by firearms in 2009 in the US was 10.2 per 100,000 which means that a total 31, 347 deaths. That is a very large amount (especially compared to other countries such as Canada with 2.5 per 100, 000 and the UK with only 0.25 per 100, 000.
If guns were banned, although not all gun violence would stop, access to guns would be much more limited and therefore decrease the amount of annual deaths.
If restrictions were placed on guns, not only would there simply be less weapons in circulation, but they would be much more expensive (in illegal markets) and criminals would be likely to take the risk of possessing weapons, much less using them.
Thank you for the good debate and good luck on your essay.
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Vote Placed by Geogeer 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Assumed shared Burden of Proof. Con refuted Pro's contention about death rate by using stats from Switzerland. Both Con (safety at schools if teachers were trained) and Pro (scarcity driving up costs) had an argument go unrefuted. Tight debate, but I believe con actually argued better. Pro actually cited a source and had better spelling/grammar.
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