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bubbles.hehe
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Shujaa_TheSkeptic
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Are guns a bad thing?

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Started: 4/27/2018 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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bubbles.hehe

Con

There is absolutely nothing wrong with guns. They do not kill people. They do not harm people. The people that pull the trigger are the ones who do all the hurting. There isn't anything wrong with guns there is something wrong with the people using those guns that hurt people though. Guns are able to help protect us from intruders in our homes. Guns were made to protect us and over time people have used them in the wrong way. Think about it, Is it the guns fault that so many people were killed in the Florida school shooting? Or is it the person who went and pulled the trigger's fault all those people died? Just think about it.
Shujaa_TheSkeptic

Pro

Hello, good sir or madam thank you for allowing me to discuss a very hot topic in American culture.

To begin, let's discuss the point that the guns themselves aren't inherently evil or bad. To that, I disagree. If we look at the history of guns, they were created with one purpose in mind. They were invented as a tool to make war easier by bringing a swift death. Only after war, were they used for hunting. It is an invention whose sole purpose is to bring harm to other beings. My opponent states that guns are being used in the wrong way, but if a gun's purpose is to kill or harm other beings then a robber or in extreme cases a school shooter using the gun to kill people, he or she is necessarily using the gun for its original purpose. While I agree that gun themselves do not kill people, we must take note, however, that people with these guns use them to kill people.

In closing, I implore my opponent to realize the intent for which guns and aiding accessories are used for.
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Posted by darkwolf 3 years ago
darkwolf
so were knifes, and other sharp objects however, they were later adapted into tools should we ban kitchen knives, and hatchets for the same reason
Posted by darkwolf 3 years ago
darkwolf
so were knifes, and other sharp objects however, they were later adapted into tools should be ban kitchen knives, and hatchets for the same reason
Posted by DrAnomaly 3 years ago
DrAnomaly
"If we look at the history of guns, they were created with one purpose in mind. They were invented as a tool to make war easier by bringing a swift death" - Can anyone say genetic fallacy???
Posted by black_southern 3 years ago
black_southern
Guns aren't bad at all, sure, their purpose was designed to kill and purposed for war but plenty of the items we use today were originally used for war. Architecture, radios, planes, helicopters, cars, and nuclear power all are the results of war. Guns do good things as well, like hunting, skeet shooting, or when a 5'4 woman gets her house broken into while she's in it with a 5'11 man armed with a knife, that gun is the edge she needs to protect herself because without it she'd probably lose a fight against that man. Even if it's original intention by it's creators is bad, that doesn't mean it's intention can't be good at all.
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