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ournamestoolong
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MewxVenus
Con (against)
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7 Points

Increased restrictions should be put on guns in the US

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/8/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ournamestoolong

Pro

Because my opponent has strong feelings about this issue, and I am short on time, my opponent may go first.
MewxVenus

Con

Thank you for this debate. Now, my opponent is right when they say I have strong feelings about gun restrictions.

Definitions

Gun-Firearm. Duh.
Restrictions- banning of use of any sort
Increase- to take to a higher extent.

Now, think about all the places you can't have guns: school, airports, hospitals, etc. There is this thing called a concealed carry permit. This allows you to bring a gun to church, grocery stores, and any other place gun carrying is not unquestionably prohibited. Concealed carry permit holders must meet certain requirement, so even these people must be incredibly responsible. Thinking about the necessary restrictions we already have, I think we have quite enough, and there is no need to increase them.

My purpose in this debate is not to do away with gun restrictions. Rather, it is to prove that no further gun restrictions are needed. When my opponent posts their argument, I would be more than happy continue my case. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
ournamestoolong

Pro

Thank you for accepting this debate.

I believe we should increase gun restriction (From now onm I will refer to this as gun control) simply becaue it keeps us safer. (I know I am using part of my argument from another debate)

In 2007, 16,929 people (http://www.fbi.gov... ) were murdered. Now you may say that this is a normal number for international crime rates, But it is not. Looking at the homicide rate of our own country (5.6 murders for every 100,000 people) compared to other developed countries, we see we have a particularly high rate. (United Kingdom 2.1, Japan .5, Germany 1, Italy 1.2) (http://www.photius.com...)

So what makes us different from these countries. They are just as developed, and many of the outside influences are the same. So what is the difference? All the countries I listed have some type of gun control. (http://news.bbc.co.uk... http://www.guncite.com... http://archives.cnn.com...) So this proves that gun control is effective. Japan has the strictest gun control and the lowest homicide rate.

Now I think we can agree that the purpose of a government is to ensure the welfare and saftey of its citizens, so we should keep our citizens safe by banning guns.

Thank you for accepting this debate.
MewxVenus

Con

MewxVenus forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ournamestoolong

Pro

Extend all arguments to the next round.
MewxVenus

Con

MewxVenus forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
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