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universal background checks are a common sense solution to gun violence

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Started: 10/3/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dairygirl4u2c

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people like to say criminals don't obey the gun laws so why have them. they don't obey drug law, theft laws, murder laws, or any laws... does that mean we shouldn't have those laws? the fact is, some people will not run and get a gun if they have dont have one because they are denied. if they dont have a gun when they might otherwise commit a crime, a crime has been prevented.
if there's any doubt, why not err on the side of caution and pass the background checks?

this isn't even controversial. ninety percent of people favor checks. and even seventy percent of NRA members. so anyone i'm arguing with on this is in a big minority. and, aren't we forced to conclude the only reason this doesn't pass, doesn't even get to the floor to vote in congress, mean that they are beholden to the gun lobby, and the likes of the NRA? that's the only way to make sense of it as far as i can see.

forty percent of sales do not involve checks. there is plenty of room for improvement here. if we treated guns like cars, and required licenses, checks, permits, etc, people wouldn't even bat an eye or think diferent about it. only when someone moves your cheese and challenges a status quo do people even care.


[not that we couldn't do more. the more likely a person is to have a gun, teh more likely tehy are to kill someone. this is common sense. but it's also empirically proven....the more guns a person or geographic area has, the more likely they are to commit crimes. countires with that take away guns have less crime. it's a fact. ]
addiexx

Con

I think that universal background checks are NOT the solution to gun control. I think that the real solution is just to eliminate guns entirely, except for on monitored hunting ranges and with government authorities. There is no real reason to have guns in your house except for protection. Protection from who? Most likely somebody who has a gun. So if we don't have guns, attacks will be a whole lot less likely unless the attacker is seven inches away from you with a knife.
Debate Round No. 1
dairygirl4u2c

Pro

well, i dont disagree with you that it's a good solution to take away guns. empirical analysis proves it. but my resolution was only that backgound checks are A solution to gun violence, not the only one or hte best one.
addiexx

Con

addiexx forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
dairygirl4u2c

Pro

well, i dont disagree with you that it's a good solution to take away guns. empirical analysis proves it. but my resolution was only that backgound checks are A solution to gun violence, not the only one or hte best one.
addiexx

Con

addiexx forfeited this round.
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