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patthebaker
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Bravo453
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27 Points

The Right to bear arms

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/22/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,551 times Debate No: 4151
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patthebaker

Pro

I believe the government shall not infringe on the people's right to bear arms. I shall let my opponent speak first on the issue at hand.
Bravo453

Con

I would like to begin by defining what the term "bear arms" means followed by what "right" means, assuming we are using it as a noun, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

>>bear arms
1: to carry or possess arms
2: to serve as a soldier

>>right
1: qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval
2: something to which one has a just claim. 2A: the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

The second Amendment 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."(SOURCE: http://www.law.cornell.edu...)

This can be interrupted many different ways to many different people, but today for the sake of debating, it means to me that the United States Government will allow for individual state governments to house militia's, which in today's terms means the National Gaurd. Each state has thier own Gaurd, and the members that comprise the organization have the right to "bear arms". I feel that the amendment gives explicit permission to the state's militia to bear arms, as the II Amendment clearly states.

In conjunction with my opponents opening statement, it appears as though he would agree with me from what I have just defined and expressed.

I await my opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 1
patthebaker

Pro

patthebaker forfeited this round.
Bravo453

Con

It appears as though my opponent has nothing to stand for in this debate. Another sad, helpless person who cannot speak for what they believe in. For the sake of debating, a con vote would be greatly appreciated.
Debate Round No. 2
patthebaker

Pro

patthebaker forfeited this round.
Bravo453

Con

My opponent clearly has no responsibility towards debating.

This is horrible. I feel a deep sorrow for those who cannot stand for what they believe in.

Please vote con for my opponents lack of respect and responsibility towards debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by patthebaker 8 years ago
patthebaker
IM so sorry i wasn't able to debate this one my internet was down for a week but im going to challenge bravo again for a actual debate this time
Posted by SweetBags 8 years ago
SweetBags
pro forfit, no logic, no evidence. vote CON

and i fully support the right of the people to have a pair of bear arms. think about it, we could MAUL things. *happy mauling thoughts* yay!
Posted by leethal 8 years ago
leethal
I am dead against the right to arm bears. It would be dangerous, and rather pointless.
Posted by SnoopyDaniels 8 years ago
SnoopyDaniels
I'm becoming convinced that people are signing up for additional accounts and starting debates like these just so they can improve their win ratio.
Posted by Pluto2493 8 years ago
Pluto2493
Haha, look AT MY AVATAR LOGO THINGY!
Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
The reason this is a major issue is because the Supreme Court hasn't exactly defined "the right to bear arms".

But I agree with Logical-Master. I'm in the mood for some bear arms right now.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
EVERYONE DESERVES TO OWN A PAIR OF BEAR ARMS. I also hear they are tasty.
Posted by Vi_Veri 8 years ago
Vi_Veri
Patthebaker, you have burden of proof. You must supply the details of your belief and make it sound and valid. You've supplied nothing for a debate. You might as well have switched the wording and become Con if you wanted to be the contender.
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