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BabyishPenguin
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imabench
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Gun Laws

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/12/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BabyishPenguin

Con

Gun laws in the United States today are fine as they are, and need not be changed. Fully automatic guns cannot legally be purchased in the United States without a Class 3 FFL permit which an take up to 60 days to earn and requires extensive background checks.
Without semi-automatic guns, target shooting, hunting for sport, and many other activities for entertainment could not be accomplished without great difficulty.
Recently, there was a story on the Nightly News about a man that carried an AN-94 (an assault rifle) into a local Macy's store. He alerted the police to his plan before entering the store, and attempted the stunt just to prove to the public that there are sane people with guns in the United States, and apparently does this quite often.
So, who wants to challenge THAT?
imabench

Pro

Con is against changing gun laws, I am for changing gun laws.

I believe that the US should pass laws to strengthen the power of background checks and expand conceal-carry laws throughout the US, because these measures have been proven time and time again to be effective in reducing crime.

"He alerted the police to his plan before entering the store, and attempted the stunt just to prove to the public that there are sane people with guns in the United States, and apparently does this quite often. So, who wants to challenge THAT?"

It would be good to know that 1) He passed a strong background check needed to own such a weapon and 2) That if in the event someone with a AR-15 planned on shooting up the place, he would be met with resistance from other armed people thanks to conceal carry laws..... Not everybody who walks around with an AR-15 strapped to their back is by default sane.

Apart from those gun laws it would also be in everyones best interest if the government did whatever they feel was necessary to make sure that existing gun laws are carried out more effectively, such as reforming the ATF (Department that regulates alcohol, tobacco, and firearms)
Debate Round No. 1
BabyishPenguin

Con

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imabench

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
BabyishPenguin

Con

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imabench

Pro

Really? -____-
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Subutai 4 years ago
Subutai
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