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Should all guns be banned

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Started: 4/22/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Debate Round No. 1


Since 1791, the United States has had the second amendment which is a law that allows US citizens to carry guns. As a result, within the past six years, there have been over 1600 shootings in the US resulting in thousands of lost lives. Because of this, I am for the resolution, The United States should abolish the Second Amendment.

Observation 1: Definitions

Abolish: To formally put an end to.

Second Amendment: An amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing the right to bear and keep arms.

Observation 2: harms

Harm 1: The Second Amendment has resulted in a dramatic increase in crime rates
Support: The Second Amendment has guaranteed the right to carry guns. However, some states decided that guns are not allowed. All of the other states that did allow guns between the years 1977-2010 had a 2% increase in murder rates and at least a 9% increase in rates of rape, aggravated assault, robbery, auto theft, burglary, and larceny. This shows that guns not only have an effect on murder rates but also other serious crimes as well. If we abolished the second amendment, all states would have a dramatic decrease in crime.
Source: national bureau of economic research

Harm 2: Guns have resulted in many tragic accidents over the years
Support: Of the 32,000 gun deaths in America in 2011, 591 were due to accidental discharge, and an additional 248 were due to undetermined intent. That makes it where 2.59% of all gun deaths are by accident. Since then, the numbers haven't changed much. In 2017, 1300 children were killed by either an accident or a murder with guns. What does this tell us? Even if your intentions right, even if you just have a gun for self-defense, there is always a huge possibility that you will misfire.

Harm 3: Guns are rarely used in self-defense
Many people use self-defense as a primary reason to hold guns. But a study has shown that only 0.79% of people actually use their gun as a means of protection or a threat. Defense is the primary reason people carry guns. But there is absolutely no use if we aren't actually using the gun.
Source: Inter consortium of political and social research

Observation 3: Plan

Mandates: The US passes a law against concealed carry. Now obviously, there are going to be some people that refuse to give up their gun. For this reason, we need to make a threat. The government would pass a law saying that they have a right to go through your house at any moment and search it. If they find a gun, you are sentenced to 6 months of federal prison or a fine of $250,000. This way, the number of people who turn in their guns will skyrocket dramatically
Agency: The government
Funding: By Normal Means
Enforcement: Supreme Court

Observation 3: Advantages
Advantage 1: Crime rates would decrease
Support: Taking away the things that increase crime will decrease crime
Source: national bureau of economic research

Advantage 2: The rate of tragic accidents will decline. You cannot accidentally stab someone, you cannot accidentally punch someone, but you can accidentally shoot someone. In 2015 489 people were killed by guns on accident

Advantage 3: Self defense will be left to well-trained officers, not inexperienced citizens.
Just because citizens rarely use guns, doesn't mean the police won't. They take their job, as not only the right but the privilege to protect the citizens of the US. They are the ones we can trust, and they are the only ones that we can know will come to the rescue every time.
Source: inter consortium of political and social research

Conclusion: For these reasons, the US should ban all guns.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mosc 3 years ago
WHAT about the Bill of Rights?
Posted by NerdiestNerder 3 years ago
What about cars, or homemade bombs? It starts with guns, but then, you're taking away vans that are used in terrorist attacks, then you're taking away knives, household appliances? And what about the black market? The question is, when will it end? How much sacrifices must we make before we are truly "safe"?
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
What giving the power for the government to search your house at any moment? This is a clear violation of the fourth amendment.
Posted by Hadii 3 years ago
Ok, I'll debate you then.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
Yes, I believe all guns should be banned.
Posted by Hadii 3 years ago
Posted by Hadii 3 years ago
Your for all guns being banned right?
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