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will stricter gun control make Canada a safer place?

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Started: 5/5/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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arandle97

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i agree that stricter gun control will make Canada a safer place
J3844

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Guns do not cause crime. Therefore, you are seeking to control a human behavior using a tool that has noting to do with the root cause. How long do you expect this will work?

Gun control is merely a band-aid and a bad one at that. There is no reason to dump energy and resources into several adaptations of what should have been a temporary band-aid.

It seems as if we are caught in this cycle of short-term solutions that inevitably cause other problems we must then create short-term solutions for.

The solution here is a culture shift. We need to focus on the causes of crime in order to lower the rate of crime. It seems like a very obvious solution. However, every day we have to talk about gun control and the benefits or negative aspects of it.

Gun control will not make Canada a safer place. Markets to purchase guns will exist. It does not matter what legislation you put in place. Demand defines the markets that exist. This is the nature of things.

You also need to consider what you are doing to guns when you implement strict controls. Certain guns become valuable items. We know what happens with illegal, valuable items.

If you do not attack the root cause, you may only be feeding the problem.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Dilara 2 years ago
Dilara
Guns don't kill people people kill people. You do t need a gun to rape, rob or kill someone but you do need one to defend your self.
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