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Should there be stricter gun control?

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Started: 10/17/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 weeks ago Status: Voting Period
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MikeGainer

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As of right now, I do not know if anyone will accept this debate. That being said, I am not sure of my position on this myself, But for anyone who is interested in debating- this is my thesis.

I am interested in defending the validity of child safety laws, Gun buyback programs, Assault rifle bans, And universal background checks. These can all be defended because we would be safer with these laws than without. To put as a syllogism

1. ) We would rather live in a safe society than a nonsafe one (I defend this under a Rawlsian framework of justice).
2. ) Guns make us less safe.
C. ) Therefore we need less guns in our society.
Leaning

Con

Sure, Mine'll something along the lines of

1. ) We already have gun laws.
2 ) A great people should be strive to be worthy of responsibility, Rather than putting that responsibility into a rigid framework of law and begging the government to instruct and coddle them.
E? ) Therefore, Our current system of gun control isn't bad. That our goal should not be less guns, But more people 'worthy of guns.
Debate Round No. 1
MikeGainer

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Does this thing work? Why didn't my argument post
Leaning

Con

I do not know. I don't debate that often, So I'm not sure what glitches might be common for it. If you like you could post in the comment section how you tried to post your argument, And maybe we find a solution.

Not sure how you posted
"Does this thing work? Why didn't my argument post"
Maybe try reposting argument rather than that, Though it can be a pain if it erases a time stakingly written argument. Is time stakingly not a phrase? Ah well.

Sorry for the wait on posting, Just woke up, Then been busy for few hours.
Debate Round No. 2
MikeGainer

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MikeGainer forfeited this round.
Leaning

Con

Ho Hum, Another day in life. Mmm.
Debate Round No. 3
MikeGainer

Pro

MikeGainer forfeited this round.
Leaning

Con

Reaching heavenward
From earth to sky
Mix of life
Brown, Green
Tree

I enjoy reposting my old poetry.
Debate Round No. 4
MikeGainer

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MikeGainer forfeited this round.
Leaning

Con

Eh, I would say don't really bother voting on this one. Not really any debating in it.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Leaning 2 weeks ago
Leaning
What? Nooo! The Tree is supposed to be right under the word Brown. Not to the left and down! Ah well.
Posted by Block19 3 weeks ago
Block19
I am Pro second amendment, But also Pro regulation of guns and gun owners such as myself. When i saw the title "Should there be stricter gun control? " i thought you were going to argue for regulation, Not a ban on guns.
Posted by MikeGainer 3 weeks ago
MikeGainer
@Masterful what is wrong with the way I wrote my intro? I used a syllogism which is something that goes back to Aristotle if that's what you have a problem with.

"Gun control applies to law abiding citizens -since when were law abiding citizens a problem? "

I'll address that argument in my first response.
Posted by carefettes 3 weeks ago
carefettes
I would support having more extensive background checks, Mental health screenings, And training on how to correctly use a gun, But not necessarily taking guns away totally.
Posted by Masterful 3 weeks ago
Masterful
You can tell Mike was having a stroke when he wrote his intro

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C. )

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Posted by Masterful 3 weeks ago
Masterful
Gun control applies to law abiding citizens -since when were law abiding citizens a problem?
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Vote Placed by Adam_Godzilla 2 days ago
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