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[Politics] Gun Control

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Started: 1/27/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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thefirstboss

Pro

Hello everyone! I have a great debate topic! This is a very recent topic in our news so i thought i should share it and make it public!
[Pro Side] Do you think there should be gun control laws? RESTRICTING guns NOT taking them away. Why does someone need an M-16 in their closet? It is understandable if they want to hunt with a shotgun and we have no problem with this but guys! Why do people need weapons of mass murder? It would prevent SO much killing and violence. Sure we still have knives but... what are they gonna do go up to a person and say Hey you! hold still im gonnna murder you! don't scream or move! other people might notice! And go into that corner so people don't notice you bleeding I'm planning to mass murder people with a knife >:D

[Con Side] NO WAY this is AMERICA once you start taking rights away its a slippery slope! we should BE ABLE to have guns if we want them. What is this socialism?
debatingequality

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There should be more gun control laws because of the increasing mass murders in the last twenty years. These mass murders have occurred in places such as Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. In these states, there are no requirements to have a permit to purchase a gun, provide firearm registration, and to supply an owner license. This shows that there is a correlation between minimal gun laws and mass shooting.

The number of murder rates in Rhode Island, Iowa, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Hawaii are very low. This is because of the strict laws of requiring a state permit, owner license, and carry permits. These states have the lowest amount of murder from the survey of 2010. This shows that strict gun control laws in the United States lead to less murders.

In my research, I have found that other countries besides the United States have a low murder rate compared to the united state. This includes Sweden, Spain, Australia, and Canada. Why is this? This is because of the many firm laws. These laws include registrations and permits, psychological tests, and safety courses.

As you can see, states like Iowa, Rode Island, Hawaii and countries like Canada, Spain and Sweden, all have low murder rate because of more rigorous laws. From the research that I have provided, gun laws and murder rates associate with each other.
Debate Round No. 1
thefirstboss

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by debatingequality 3 years ago
debatingequality
Sorry, as a challenger, I'm actually PRO.
Posted by thefirstboss 3 years ago
thefirstboss
Challange accepted :P
Posted by debatingequality 3 years ago
debatingequality
I'm your challenger.
Posted by thefirstboss 3 years ago
thefirstboss
I'll not say yet :) i would like to see what you guys think first then ill go ahead and tell you :) You may be surprised actually.
Posted by debatingequality 3 years ago
debatingequality
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