Stricter gun control laws
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Prohibiting or limiting the use of guns will only make gun users want to use them even more. Just as parents trying to limit an activity will only make children become addicted, so will with guns. As humans are wired to be curious and become addicted to things that are purposely limited to them, it will only make matters worse as gun owners will attempt to use guns even more with such laws. This has been proven throughout history as anything banned by the government would only make them be used even more by the people.
Only certain evil or crazy people will use guns. Instead of trying to limit gun use, the government should only try to prevent guns from getting in the wrong hands. They should create laws that are fair and only limit those that are crazy/evil, such as requiring a gun license and attendance at certified gun training facilities to purchase a gun. As opponent said, only the insane and evil abuse such a privilege, so the government should only make laws to prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands.
There are also many benefits that come along with using guns as a citizen. You can use it to protect your own or others' lives when there are criminals or crazy people that have illegally purchased guns to kill people. You can use it as self-defense against not just people but with animals and with objects in certain situations. Having a gun also makes you feel safe in case your country gets invaded; that's the reason why Japan never invaded U.S. in WWII.
I agree that guns should not be owned by everybody, but if they are mature and responsible enough to not use it for criminal activity, then why not? You state that again you only want psychos and criminals to not have guns, yet you stated earlier that all should not have guns. Opponent appears to be contradicting themselves and constantly changes their stance of gun control. That is what I have said; put stricter laws only on psychos and criminals, and not on common citizens - you agree and disagree with me at once. I think you need to re-word your arguments so that they will not be used to opponent's advantage.
Opponent says if all are allowed to have guns, that would ensue total chaos. Yet opponent keeps going back and forth, stating that only psychos and criminals should not have guns, then state otherwise. What are you trying to argue? Which side are you on? Please make it more clearer in the final round in order to understand what you are stating for opponent and voters' sake. Opponent then attempts to clarify things a bit by giving an example, but that example itself is flawed and hard to comprehend. How does making guns responsible for one person even if others use it related to gun control? Your example was great until the end; instead of that, opponent should have stated the obvious: that that person would have died for keeping the gun safe.
I never said it should be illegal. I said there should be stricter laws to protect people. In the south, businesses who allowed people to open carry lost business because so many of their customers were afraid of being shot because some people were "practicing their second amendment rights." I'm not wording my arguments to your advantage.
If people are allowed to open carry, we won't be safer. There will be more violence and more crime. I don't know where you people get the idea that more guns equals more safety. It doesn't. There was a man who was practicing his right to open carry and had his gun stolen from him. At gun point. Do you really think that if "regular citizens" and people who are considered sane are allowed to own whatever guns they want people will be safer? Do you really think that the number of school shootings will decrease? Do you really think that some kid who decides he wants to hurt someone won't take his father's gun? Do you really think people are safer like that? I'm sorry, but the illusion that society will be safer if more people are allowed to own/open carry guns is just that. An illusion. I don't want to live in a place where my family is wary when they say goodbye in the mornings going to school, not knowing if maybe today is the day its my school. I don't want to go to a movie theater and think maybe someone will decide to bring their gun today. I'm sorry but that is not a safe society.
Shrek_sDrecKid forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Wylted 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro needs to make it clear exactly what she's arguing for in round 1. Arguments were extremely weak on both sides and with pro having BOP I should probably give con argument points. I'll come back and vote on arguments later if I feel like I can make a better decision, which is more clear. For now pro gets conduct points for the forfeit. For future reference both sides should cite their facts and stay away from making bare assertions without providing evidence for them.
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