Gun Laws in the United States should be tightened
Gun Laws - the right to bear arms
Should be tightened - the restrictions that Obama is proposing should be passed, namely a ban on assault rifles
I look forward to an interesting debate!
ishallannoyyo forfeited this round.
I thank my opponent for his comments, however considering the fact that his source leads to a 404 error, I will disregard some of his stats. Seeing as most of his points will be refuted in my constructive, I will present my arguments.
C1: CORRELATIONS BETWEEN GUN OWNERSHIP AND GUN VIOLENCE
The idea that increased gun ownership will result in decreasing crime rates is statistically unfounded. America has the highest gun ownership rates per capita in 2007 with 88.8 guns to 100 citizens, while Tunisia had the lowest per capita gun ownership rate of 0.1 guns to 100 citizens.  The United States had 14 748 intentional homicides, while Tunisia had 117.  Yemen had the second highest gun ownership rates, and had 990 plus homicides. In Spain, 10. 4 people have guns per 100 people, and Spain had 390 homicides. Clearly, there cannot be a correlation between gun ownership and crime, so the idea that more guns = more protection is false.
C2: HAVING GUNS READILY AVAILABLE INCREASES CHANCES OF HOMOCIDES
Having a gun in the house greatly increases the chances that the gun will be used to intentionally harm someone else, rather than to actually protect yourself. In a survey, only 1% of those surveyed claimed to have used their guns for self-defense, while it was found that 50% used their guns to escalate arguments and violence.  Banning guns would decrease this amount of violence.
Here is a correction to my last round's citation, sorry for the 404, I made the mistake of copying my source's source without checking it. http://www.pbs.org...
I thank my opponent for his comments.
more guns =/= more safety but having more restrictions is pointless if it has no actual effect on homocides.
However, this is completely contradictory because if more guns = more crime, less guns will = less crime. Furthermore, your statistic doesn't actually say "92" in it, yet states that criminals find it easy to acquire guns illegally, but does not give a number of how many actually acquired them illegally. It merely states that only 8% stole guns. Adding restrictions on guns takes away guns, leaving fewer guns in houses, which as I have already stated will lower crime.
All of my arguments still stand as my opponent has made no clash. Thank you for the debate, and vote PRO!
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