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Does the US need more Gun Control measures?

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Started: 1/11/2019 Category: Politics
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Debate Round No. 1
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For gun owners, There is nothing more frustrating than seeing our second amendment rights stripped overnight because of someone else"s actions. No one is denying that mass shootings are horrible, But chipping at people"s right to bear arms is not the answer to decreasing gun violence.

The public is uneducated about firearms and only hear what the liberal media has to say about them. Did you know that the AR in Ar-15 stand for ArmaLite Rifle and not assault rifle? That Semi Automatic rifles are not machine guns? Cnn and other popular news sources do not understand these facts and educate the masses of people that watch them(https://www. Politifact. Com/punditfact/statements/2014/aug/26/don-lemon/cnns-lemon-says-automatic-weapons-are-easy-get/). Most gun violence is not caused from the popularized Ar-15 style weapons, But from handguns. So, Why would be want to ban a firearm that does not cause as much violence than others? Well, It is simply because the public is uneducated about firearms because liberal sources as well as young high schoolers simply do not know common gun facts.

As more gun control measures are implemented, Law Abiding Gun Owners are at a disadvantage. America has over 300 million guns in circulation and this number will only grow over time. If a law was passed that said Americans could no longer buy guns, These 300 million guns in circulation would almost surely end up in criminals hands. Why? Because criminals are people who will pay huge amount of money to do illegal activities. Just with New Jersey and Colorado along with other states, The state laws such as the "High Capacity" magazine ban only stops Law Abiding Citizens from obtaining them. While those who intend to do harm can simply cross the state boundary and buy these magazines or easily buy one from the black market. Even if the law was recognized by the federal government, There are already millions of magazines in circulation and many will find their ways into criminal hands. Gun Control Advocates are hoping that criminals will follow laws when in reality they will not. Do not realize is that criminals do not follow the laws that are implemented, And put the law abiding citizen at a disadvantage.

Some ideas of decreasing gun violence should be to have the media quit publicizing the kill count and the person that committed the massacre(If we can chip away at the second amendment, We can chip away at the first amendment), Increase the security at schools(not necessarily have teachers carry guns if they do not feel comfortable), And increase the severity of the crime committed alongside a firearm. It is frustrating to see our rights being taken away when the overwhelming majority of gun owners have done nothing wrong.
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Posted by Thoht 1 week ago
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Of course the US doesn't "need" them. The question at hand is a bit silly. Should word it a bit better.

"The US Should Implement Additional Gun Control Measures" et cetera.
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