The Instigator
luper
Pro (for)
Tied
0 Points
The Contender
billsands
Con (against)
Tied
0 Points

Should Citizens be allowed to own guns

Do you like this debate?NoYes+2
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 0 votes the winner is...
It's a Tie!
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/20/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 548 times Debate No: 119085
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (2)
Votes (0)

 

luper

Pro

I think that all citizens who have completed a background check should be able to own guns to defend themselves.
billsands

Con

Its not that i think individuals should nver have guns, But they need to show cause, They need to have a specific reason and a good reason, And they need to prove that they have a need for that reason, That they are law abiding stable healthy and well trained, Or wiling to get trained or be checked thourally by doctors and law enforcment, Your conduct effects everyone around you if you want a deadly weapon thse around you have a right to know you will be safe with it, There is no right to won a gun regardless of that silly nonsensical second amendment which probalby made sense way back when but makes no sense now! Due to hcanges in society and technology, Owning a gun is a privelege you earn it is not a right >
Debate Round No. 1
luper

Pro

luper forfeited this round.
billsands

Con

Stricter guns laws will not eliminate crime but they will ameliorate a chaotic environment, We need to end this cowboy mentality andd find a civilized solution to ake a peaceful society
Debate Round No. 2
luper

Pro

luper forfeited this round.
billsands

Con

stricter hand gun laws and laws restricting semi automatic rifles or banning them if they can take a high capacity magazine would go a long way to reducing crime and saving lives. . I bet if i had to i could facts and stuff.
Debate Round No. 3
luper

Pro

luper forfeited this round.
billsands

Con

perhaps we dnt have to ban guns but if we egualte them stricter like say canada or australia we can hve a safer and better environment
Debate Round No. 4
luper

Pro

luper forfeited this round.
billsands

Con

States with strict laws like hawaii and massachusitts have a lot less crime
Debate Round No. 5
2 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 2 records.
Posted by capifesto 3 years ago
capifesto
@billsands I often hear people talk as though the bill of rights was intended for a 1776 population. The bill of rights however ties directly to the items in the declaration of independence and while the methods perhaps have evolved. Calling the 2nd amendment "Silly" is not only ignorant, It's chauvinistic. I think it's important for the populace to own guns in defiance of any potential tyranny. I had this debate with a brother in law just a few days ago- who used the same argument- "that's silly". My question is do you disagree with the original premise for which the founding fathers started the revolution? They revolted due to unfair representation in the British Parliament and excessive and unfair taxation practices. Look at the U. S. Government today- minorities get specific advantages merely because they're not white, Women get Tax incentives, Merely for not being male. The electoral college isn't even based on a popular vote. The top 10% wage earners, Pay 67% of the total income taxes, The bottom 50% of wage earners only contribute 3%, But often utilize the majority of the government spending. Anybody that doesn't see that the bigger this disparity grows is causing resentment and resentment when pushed to the bring, Just as it did in 1776, May cause another revolution. In my opinion, Regardless of which side you are on the debate- you should be entitled to fight for your rights and if you're not a proponent of that, You should have the non-government mandated ability to defend your person, Family and property. If you think that just because the government has super sophisticated weapons, Such that owning a gun would be a useless gesture, I invite you to watch the news about ISIS, Afghanistan and generally what we call terrorist networks. They've successfully fended off defeat from American weapons superiority with not much more than rifles and a few explosives. An armed citizenry, Will always cast a shadow on Tyrannical objectives of a despot
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Never going to work. . How do you tjeck for evil intent?

Just give up your guns. . You don't need to be at war with your unnecessary police force that you don't even want to be a part of, You don't want to the training, You don't want the responsibility, You rather want to have a gun as some toy thing while it ensure kids are being massacred on a regular basis. . Give it up idiots
No votes have been placed for this debate.

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.