The Instigator
Chaotiklown
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Losing
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bexy_kelly
Con (against)
Winning
24 Points

the right to bear arms

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/11/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,718 times Debate No: 3988
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Chaotiklown

Pro

I see you're set up as being against gun rights. I wonder why that might be, and how you'd imagine that would help anyone-

Awaiting explanation...
bexy_kelly

Con

bexy_kelly forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 1
Chaotiklown

Pro

Glad you agree Ma'am... Glad I picked someone that's already convinced...

Until Milady here responds, here's something interesting for you guys:-)

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bexy_kelly

Con

Sorry about the forfeited round. I'm not paticurly interested in this topic, but I'll do my best and feign interest :D

After watching a documentry called "trigger happy", I was convinced that ownership of guns is directly related to high school shootings (and I know how stupidly obvious that sounds!) Giving people the ownership of guns only encourages them to use them. It it relativly easy to get a gun in america. You simply have to be an american citizen, apply for the licence,and in three days you can buy a gun.

The only reason the high school shootings occured is that the mentally sick people had easy access to guns. Sure, they would have probably used other methods of killing people had they not had guns, but it is incredibly easy to kill someone with a gun. Its easier to run away from someone with a knife to someone with a gun.

Yes, some people will probably use guns only for self defense, or for hobbys such as shooting deer, but others are not mentally mature to handle a gun. These people will just misuse it. Even if you were using a gun in self defense against a robber if you hurt him and he hadnt stolen anything, you could get tried for attempted murder, while he gets off with tresspassing.

Guns are often used for suicide. They have a 98% chance of killing you instantly if you attempt to kill yourslef with them. Ending your life in such an abrupt manner means its not possible to give any help or to stop it.

And theres always the cahnce you could get shot by accident. Being shot by a gun could kill you or leave you paralised. So I consider the ownership of guns simply not worth it.

My apologies once again for the forfeit, it was completly unintentional, I had very little time and the server went down.
Debate Round No. 2
Chaotiklown

Pro

Chaotiklown forfeited this round.
bexy_kelly

Con

Yay we're even Stevens now, both with forfeits :D

However this now mean I have nothing to say...

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by cooljpk 8 years ago
cooljpk
HandsOFF You should talk to Palousy and I'll tell Ried. " With Guns We are Citizen, without we Are SUBJECTS."
Posted by HandsOff 9 years ago
HandsOff
Here in CA, we are not allowed to carry guns. Does anyone find it bizzare that law abiding citizens are not allowed to carry fire arms on our person or in our car? In other words we are defenseless against gun toting criminals in public. Put quite simply, many Americans are not allowed to defend themselves in public. Wow.
Posted by Jamcke 9 years ago
Jamcke
You'd be looking for one, wouldn't you Logical Master?
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Anyone wanna have a semantics debate with me on this?
Posted by Pluto2493 9 years ago
Pluto2493
LOOK AT MY LOGO!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Jamcke 9 years ago
Jamcke
Bears don't even have arms
Posted by Chaotiklown 9 years ago
Chaotiklown
Wow, what a terribly useless dabate, eh Kelly? hahaha, oh well... I thought there was another round for us, but it does appear that I was mistaken.... Looks like there was more debating in the comment section!
:-),
Dave
Posted by bexy_kelly 9 years ago
bexy_kelly
woooaaaahh cooljpk!

alotta anger there! Yep I made a fairly terrible argument for it (pleh, dont care too much), no need for the most exclaimation marks history has ever seen at once.
Posted by reaperofmen 9 years ago
reaperofmen
lol. i think that there is some truth in what u said cooljpk but still. guns have influenced alot of the changes in society and in other places like irag(even though im against the war on terror)l guns have ways of making people do things but suicidis kinda irrelivent to this topic.
Posted by Chaotiklown 9 years ago
Chaotiklown
Well gee, thanks a lot coolipk. But I do believe I can handle this one. Please save your evaluations until the end of the debate:-(
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