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Iceflyer130
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TheDebator012
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Should Guns be Taken Away From the Public?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/27/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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Iceflyer130

Con

I believe that a citizens right to own a firearm should not be infringed by any sort of local, state, or federal law.

The right to bear arms is very clearly put in the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
"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."

This means that there is no possible way that the government of the United States of America can restrict a citizens access to a firearm, unless they gave their rights away when they partook in illegal activity.

Gun violence does exist yes, but it is not the leading cause of death in the United States.

There are around 13,000 deaths every year by the discharge of a firearm. The main issue with that number is that not all of those deaths are murder. a great deal are suicide and a small number are accidents.

The truth remains that a large part of the truly criminal gun violence that exists takes place through illegal firearms, so more laws to either make acquisition harder or taking away the weapons will only add another broken law on the large pile these criminals have accumulated.

There is over a third of the population of America that owns a gun, and the amount of guns legally owned is well above 300 million. These gun owners, who legally purchased there weapons, own more than a trillion rounds of ammunition.

If they were a problem, everyone would know.

Japanese Admiral Yamamoto said during World War 2 that it would be impossible to invade America, because "behind every blade of grass would be the barrel of a rifle."

Taking away a citizens weapon does not protect them, it takes away their most powerful piece of protection. A citizen who wields a gun is far more safe than the one that does not, because when the criminal comes in, they look for compliance and success of their crime, not a shootout.
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Posted by Debating_Horse 3 weeks ago
Debating_Horse
Hooo hoo!! I can't wait! hopefully someone like backwardseden won't accept this!
Posted by LogicalPen 3 weeks ago
LogicalPen
I don't think anyone will accept. Mainly, it's a burnt out topic.
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