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President-of-2040
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Anonymous

Would gun control stopmass shootings? Con is no it would pro is yes it would

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Started: 4/6/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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President-of-2040

Con

I am against gun control. It is clearly stated in out constitution that it is my unalianble right to bear arms ( to own a gun).

Pro

Good Afternoon, 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 has been over 1600 shootings in the US resulting in thousands of lost lives. Because of this my partner Luke Mahan, and I Jack Gilbert are for the resolution, The United States should abolish the Second Amendment.

Observation 1: Definitions

Abolish: To formally put an end to.
Source: Dictionary.com

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.
Source: Quora.com

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 if they sense suspicion at any moment and search it. If they find a gun, you are sentenced to 6 months in federal prison or a fine of $250,000. This way, the number of people who turn in their guns will skyrocket dramatically. Even if some criminals get their hands on guns, this number will not be nearly as high because they know that their consequences will be much higher and they will be way less willing to take the risk of being caught.
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 of Bureau of Economic Research

Advantage 2: The rate of tragic accidents will decline. You can't accidentally stab someone, you can't accidentally punch someone, but you can accidentally shoot someone and it has happened many times. Without guns, tragic accident rates will drop tremendously.

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
In conclusion, all guns should be banned. So many of today's killing problems will be solved.
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