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francy1516
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imabench
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guns should be banned

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/24/2015 Category: People
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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francy1516

Con

whats the benefit to have a gun for, do they harm people like robbers and criminals?
imabench

Pro

1) Uses for guns

The government cannot insure the complete safety of its people all the time, and for that reason, the right to own a gun comes in handy. A gun can help thwart a burglary, allows a person to respond to a lethal threat with equal force, possibly allow someone to stop a mass shooting from escalating if they are living in a concealed-carry region, and in very depopulated states like Wyoming and Alaska where people routinely have to hunt to get food, guns come in handy. Guns should not be banned since there are some good uses for them that justifies their existence

2) Impossibility of collecting all the guns if they are banned

Lets say you ban guns. Great, now how do you go about actually collecting all of them? Just because you ban guns, that doesn't mean everyone will be willing to actually turn in their guns, even if given an incentive. There will be people who will hang on to their guns if they are banned, and since it would be literally impossible for the government to legally confiscate all guns, banning them is a bad idea since its pretty much unenforceable.
Debate Round No. 1
francy1516

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by solarapple 1 year ago
solarapple
Well, there's always the benefit that if the country goes under attack we alredy have a loose group (or large, spread out collection of people) of conservative gun owners to shoot down any enemies.
Posted by LordBeaumont 1 year ago
LordBeaumont
In the US guns just need to be much more strictly controlled, there's no need to ban them entirely, and banning them is very impractical.
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