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MewxVenus
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Bboo
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If the government were to take our guns, the US military has the right to fight against it.

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MewxVenus
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/8/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MewxVenus

Pro

The stance I am taking in this debate is based on the oath of enlistment.
The oath of enlistment can be found here:

http://www.history.army.mil...

Now, you'll notice it says that the enlisted person will fight against all enemies of the peoples rights. Both foreign and domestic. If our own government took our right to bear arms, then this would make them a domestic enemy, entitling the US military to rebel against our government.
Bboo

Con

First I would just like to remind people that I am Con on this argument.

My opponent thinks that the US military can rebel against the US if they try to take away our right to bare arms. This is incorrect, yes they may have taken that oath, but as soon as they turn against, or rebel, the US, that would be considered treason. This site tells what the supreme court can do if someone is found guilty of treason:

http://www.law.cornell.edu...
Debate Round No. 1
MewxVenus

Pro

While my opponent points out a section of the US constitution against treason, I also have to point out that the constitution states that if the government ever did behave tyrannically , that we as the citizens of the US have the right to act against it. Also, "to provide for the common defense" is mentioned in the preamble. Common would me the average people like you and I. How are we as citizens supposed to protect ourselves without weapons? Namely for the purpose of this debate, guns.

Also, the second amendment, which is counted part of the Constitution, clearly states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." In modern days, a militia would be counted as the military. If nothing else, these weapons are needed to regulate our military. And if these weapons are taken away, how would we be able to stop our military from fighting against our government in the first place? We simply can't.

http://www.usconstitution.net...
Bboo

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
MewxVenus

Pro

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Bboo

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Puck 5 years ago
Puck
"then this would make them a domestic enemy, entitling the US military to rebel against our government."

It already does. Taxes violate property rights. :P
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