The Instigator
Our_Boat_is_Right
Pro (for)
The Contender
photonlight
Con (against)

Im Pro-Gun: Change my Mind

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/7/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 588 times Debate No: 112463
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Our_Boat_is_Right

Pro

Concealed Carry owners are 6% more law abiding than police, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. They can shoot the shooter, and stop the massacre. States that implemented "shall-issue" concealed carry laws reduced murders by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, aggravated assaults by 7 percent, and robbery by 3 percent, according to an analysis of FBI crime data by economist and political commentator John R. Lott Jr., PhD. Conversely, states with more restrictive concealed-carry laws have gun-related murder rates that are 10 percent higher, according to a 2013 study in Applied Economic Letters. Statistically, guns save more lives than take them. Guns are for self-defense, but mainly to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government, like the founding fathers wrote in the Constitution. If the government takes away our guns, we won't have any self-defense against a tyrannical government.
photonlight

Con

If guns are banned and eradicated, the only possible gun deaths would be done by government. It is only legal for government to kill, not for the population. Gun deaths would obviously decline if there were no guns.
Debate Round No. 1
Our_Boat_is_Right

Pro

Take a look at all the places where guns have been taken away such as England, Ireland, Jamaica, and Chicago. Homicide rates spike up(https://crimeresearch.org...). The reason for this is people get guns illegally, or they use other weapons such as knives. If government takes away your guns, then you will have no way to protect yourself in a Government tyranny. It actually is legal for civilians to kill. A person is entitled to use a gun for self defense in the U.S., according to the constitution. Facts and statistics are the best way to present a point, not assumptions or feelings.
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