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EthanWoodruff
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isaacthemaniac
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If America banned guns would the country become a communist country

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isaacthemaniac
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Started: 2/22/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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EthanWoodruff

Pro

If the government banned guns who would stop them if they wanted to change the constitution or even slaying no one could stop them because it would be the people with hands vs. the government with guns and tanks or what ever they want, so what would stop them from changing this country from a constitutional republic to a socialist country. We would not have the ability to have a revolution because they would destroy us the army we had when we had a revolution would destroy us.
isaacthemaniac

Con

In 1996, Australia passed regulation that is equivalent to banning guns. In 2016, Australia is and remains a vibrant democracy. The fact is banning of guns does not and can not translate into a new form of tyranny. The notion that the government is kept in check by our possession of guns is simply a pro gun lobby talking point and has no bearing in reality. In fact, the government technically has access to the most lethal weaponry and no amount of individual guns could ever be equated to a single nuclear weapon, so that notion is severely flawed.
Another consideration is the fact that, it was not the ownership of guns that prevented the ideology of communism taking shape in America. It was due to other factors which had nothing to do with guns, a revolution starts because of an idea,a man without a gun but with an ideal is more dangerous than 1000 men with guns.....ideas are highly infectious but guns are not.
When America revolted against British injustice, they did not have the guns or military might of the British,but they successfully defeated them. Hitler marched across Europe with one of the most technologically advanced armies of his time,what was his fate? America marches into Vietnam with an army so superior, you could never compare them, yet they suffered defeat? The soviet union, the super power with a military might only rivalled by America was defeated in Afghanistan, by men on horse back literally,so this notion you present trying to suggest that with guns we are empowered is simply odd and obviously wrong.
Banning guns would serve to strengthen civil institutions and reduce the scourge of gun violence. Like Martin Luther said,I have a dream, when mass shootings at schools are a thing never to be seen again. So this notion that guns safeguard revolutions is shallow, various militia groups have guns, how come they have not started revolutions? Farc in Colombia? ISIS in the middle east? Among many others. So I contend that this premise is false and ignores the social harm done by irresponsible gun ownership and regulation.
Debate Round No. 1
EthanWoodruff

Pro

EthanWoodruff forfeited this round.
isaacthemaniac

Con

should I forfeit too
Debate Round No. 2
EthanWoodruff

Pro

EthanWoodruff forfeited this round.
isaacthemaniac

Con

forfeited,my opponent did

yoda
Debate Round No. 3
EthanWoodruff

Pro

EthanWoodruff forfeited this round.
isaacthemaniac

Con

my initial argument still stands
Debate Round No. 4
EthanWoodruff

Pro

EthanWoodruff forfeited this round.
isaacthemaniac

Con

opponent forfeited
Debate Round No. 5
5 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 5 records.
Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
Pro's argument is basically "We should ban guns, so we can rebel." What?
Posted by usawinseverytime 1 year ago
usawinseverytime
Pro gun and anti gun people are cringing at the sight of this instigator's assertions .
Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
If America banned diapers...Babys would would become communist..
Posted by isaacthemaniac 1 year ago
isaacthemaniac
Very civil
Posted by Bocaj1000 1 year ago
Bocaj1000
This is probably the most unintelligent argument I've ever seen. The topic makes no sense, and you have no grammar what-so-ever. I don't even know how to respond to your argument.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by U.n 1 year ago
U.n
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Reasons for voting decision: forfeiture