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Should there be stricter gun control?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/17/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MikeGainer

Pro

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

Pro

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

Pro

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

Pro

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
10 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 10 records.
Posted by Thoht 1 year ago
Thoht
Your arguments probably were not posting because URLs are not allowed on this site anymore. You have to put spaces between the periods.

IE

www. Google. Com
Posted by Dpowell 1 year ago
Dpowell
Logically speaking and statistically proven, Having more guns would make any environment safer. This is simply because the only one who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Banning guns won't stop criminals from getting guns. Look at the Parkland shooter. He couldn't legally buy a gun, Yet he was able to get his hands on one anyway.
Posted by Leaning 1 year ago
Leaning
Personally I'd rather states and communities just be more free to say what they want at a smaller level myself. Sometimes. Somehow the though of Old West towns with no guns allowed, That I would often see in movies pops into my mind.
Posted by JesusChrist4Ever 1 year ago
JesusChrist4Ever
The institution of gun laws will do nothing but strip our people of their right to defend themselves. The same people that break the law in mass shootings will continue to do so, Even if stricter gun laws are in place. Instead, The government funding should go to helping people with mental illnesses so that mass shootings will become less common.
Posted by Leaning 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Masterful
You can tell Mike was having a stroke when he wrote his intro

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Posted by Masterful 1 year 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 1 year ago
Adam_Godzilla
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