The Instigator
ericagrace
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Whomp
Pro (for)
Winning
3 Points

gun control

Do you like this debate?NoYes+1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 1 vote the winner is...
Whomp
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/16/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 379 times Debate No: 44114
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (3)
Votes (1)

 

ericagrace

Con

People should stop thinking gun control is going to stop deaths in the United States. It won't help because many people and criminals have plenty of guns and if they don't then they will find a way to get one. There are many smart, crazy, and mischievous people that will find there way around the law. There are many other things that people use in murders there was a higher ranking of deaths with hammers, then there are with guns but yet hammers are still legal and no one is making a big deal out of it.
Whomp

Pro

Gun control is not aimed at completely wiping out criminals from obtaining guns. It's purpose is to make it harder, if not impossible, for them to obtain one. In that respect, it is effective.

Yes, there are criminals that will find a way around the law.
But if a gun can easily be purchased at the local walmart, wouldn't more criminals have more guns?

And yes a hammer can kill someone. So can a key, a car, and a bowling ball.
But you'll notice that all of these items have an intended purpose. To nail, open, transport, or knock down something.

A gun? It's main purpose, the reason for it's existence, is to kill. And for that reason, gun ownership should be subject to stricter requirements than hammer/key/car/bowling ball ownership
Debate Round No. 1
ericagrace

Con

ericagrace forfeited this round.
Whomp

Pro

Whomp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ericagrace

Con

ericagrace forfeited this round.
Whomp

Pro

Whomp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
ericagrace

Con

A guns purpose is protection!
Whomp

Pro

Whomp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
ericagrace

Con

ericagrace forfeited this round.
Whomp

Pro

Whomp forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
3 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 3 records.
Posted by TH3Antag0nist 2 years ago
TH3Antag0nist
I'm sorry hidude398 but guns are for killing. Whenever guns were first created they were meant to kill. Certain guns are meant for self defense or hunting but a RPG-7 is meant for killing.
Posted by Whomp 2 years ago
Whomp
Hunting - to chase and kill (wild animals) for food or pleasure.
Self defense...as in the legal argument that your life was in danger and you had to KILL the offender?
Or maybe you mean self defense as in scaring someone with the threat of KILLING them so they back off?

What you're trying to get at is the difference between cold blooded murder and other forms of killing.

Both are cases of killing. Just different reasons why.
Posted by hidude398 2 years ago
hidude398
I'm sorry Whomp, but guns aren't for killing. Guns are for self defense and hunting. Anyone who says guns are for killing has never held a gun in his life. Guns are just another extension of the body. I like how gun control takes guns out of citizens hands while leaves criminals with plenty of ways around it.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 2 years ago
Krazzy_Player
ericagraceWhompTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:03 
Reasons for voting decision: Ignoring the forfeits Pro made better arguments.