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Stupidape
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The Contender
Dilara
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people with serious mental health problems or criminal records should be able to own guns.

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Dilara
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/24/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Stupidape

Pro

I pro will argue that people with serious mental health problems or criminal records should be able to own guns.

Dilara con will argue against people with serious mental health problems or criminal records should be able to own guns.
Dilara

Con

I am for gun rights. But I do not see why anyone would want criminals to have them. They could use them to commit crimes. It is true that they would get them anyways but that doesn't mean that the government shouldn't intervene. It should not be made too hard for law abiding citizens to get them still.
Debate Round No. 1
Stupidape

Pro

"even charges of which the individual has been acquitted" Wikipedia

"The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791," Wikipedia

Why should somebody who has been acquitted of a crime be denied their 2nd amendment rights?

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Dilara

Con

Because they are endangering people.
Debate Round No. 2
Stupidape

Pro

"Because they are endangering people." Con

How is somebody who was acquitted also know as innocent endangering anyone? Also, why should somebody with minor crimes like spray painting be denied a gun? They should be able to own a gun they have done anything wrong or have only committed minor crimes.

Some jobs, like rural farming you need a gun or in Alaska. You really need a gun to protect yourself from wildlife. Some mentally handicapped people can function just fine in the peace of the country. Doing hard physical work like tending livestock.

"The young men, fresh from Texas state institutions for the mentally disabled, began arriving at Thurman Johnson's ranch in the rolling hills west of town in the late 1960s.

Johnson taught them how to raise turkeys and cows and perform other farm chores, then put them to work." cleveland.com

http://www.cleveland.com...
Dilara

Con

People who have committed serious crimes should not be able to on guns. Others who did stuff like spray painting should be able to own them after a period of time.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
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1 points to Con (S&G). Reasons for voting decision: Both Arguments were short. S+G to con

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Posted by Stupidape 1 year ago
Stupidape
"S+G to con" Where did I mess up with my spelling and grammar? I don't see any mistakes.
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Vote Placed by truthiskey 1 year ago
truthiskey
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Reasons for voting decision: Both Arguments were short. S+G to con