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masterpolitician136
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socialpinko
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should bb guns be legal for kids 12 and up?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/14/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,876 times Debate No: 15351
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masterpolitician136

Pro

i think bb guns should be legal for kids because its quite fun as i grew up as a kid i had many bb guns and i never hurt anyone if they be sensible with them then they should be able to have them.
socialpinko

Con

"i think bb guns should be legal for kids because its quite fun....."

Just because something is fun does not mean it should be legal. You could say pedophiles and rapists have fun with what they do but that in no way makes it acceptable.

"i had many bb guns and i never hurt anyone"

This does not mean that others may not hurt others. If you showed that children never hurt people with bb guns that would be one thing but you only use yourself as an example and you can hardly be called a credible source.

"if they be sensible with them then they should be able to have them."

But that is just it. We can not be sure that all 12 year olds will be sensible with bb guns.
Debate Round No. 1
masterpolitician136

Pro

no but if the police find kids being unacceptable with them they can arrest them
socialpinko

Con

"no but if the police find kids being unacceptable with them they can arrest them"

So by your logic we should give everyone an atomic bomb but if they use it unnacceptably we can arrest them? This makes absolutely no logical sense.

I take it that by leaving it out you have conceded your argument from experience that since you didn't do anything bad no one else will?
Debate Round No. 2
masterpolitician136

Pro

masterpolitician136 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
masterpolitician136

Pro

masterpolitician136 forfeited this round.
socialpinko

Con

waste of a debate.
Debate Round No. 4
11 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 10 records.
Posted by socialpinko 6 years ago
socialpinko
Masterpolitician136's account has been closed.
Posted by boredinclass 6 years ago
boredinclass
@freakman, sure guns are dangerous, and meth isn't dangerous, it's only because people abuse it
Posted by Brenavia 6 years ago
Brenavia
Not only is this a stupid argument, but it's a pointless one. Kids can already get BB guns if they want to, but their parents have to get them for the kids. The parent factor has been left out, I would suggest it be used.
Posted by democrat435 6 years ago
democrat435
i do not think that con understand this arguement. when pro means that kids will useguns unnaceptably and will be arrested he means the guns. usning an example of an atomic bomb to try and question logic is ridiculous!
Posted by freakman117 6 years ago
freakman117
I agree because bb gun are fun to play with but with everyone saying they are harmful. i disagree they are only harmful if they are use irresponsibly
Posted by democrat435 6 years ago
democrat435
some people may not use bb guns for harm but for sports and target practice because not everyone means harmwith a weapon. i'm backing pro on this one!
Posted by IamZero 6 years ago
IamZero
Aren't lethat weapons I meant
Posted by IamZero 6 years ago
IamZero
Um, bb guns are lethal weapons..
Posted by cameronalbrecht 6 years ago
cameronalbrecht
Using CON's logic, nobody should be allowed to own a bb gun, because they may use it for harm. Maybe people shouldn't be allowed to own cars either, because people misuse them everyday to hurt someone else.
Posted by MASTERkillersix 6 years ago
MASTERkillersix
i think bb guns should be ilegal for kids up to 18 years old
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Vote Placed by Cliff.Stamp 6 years ago
Cliff.Stamp
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