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Floridagirl021
Con (against)
The Contender
DevoutBokonist
Pro (for)

"You take their guns, I'll keep my gun"

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/1/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Floridagirl021

Con

Gun violence is all over the news. The topic of gun control has come up again an again, more recently because of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. People want the government to take more extreme actions in gun control.
These people are acting irrationally, they are letting their current fears cloud their common sense. Someone says that a US citizen should not be allowed to own guns and that all existing firearms should be taken away. Well, if the government apprehends the guns, the only people who will give them up are the law abiding citizens. The criminals who we want the guns taken away from, who have possession of illegal firearms, will not give them up. It would be a futile move on the government to prohibit the ownership of guns.
DevoutBokonist

Pro

You should be able to have hunting rifles, but nothing else. Why do you need an assault rifle? You can put as many regulations and background checks as you want but there are too many people out there with problems that we don"t know about until it"s too late. The background checks and regulations should still be put in place to reduce the amount of mentally ill people with guns, but someone will still get a gun, and it"s better that that gun is a hunting rifle that can not cause mass shootings rather than an assault rifle that can. Even in Colonial times when the Second Amendmant was first enacted, the amount of gun powder you could have was regulated, and that"s when they only had Muscat"s! It"s not denying your right to bear arms if you still have a hunting rifle, but with more advanced guns must come tighter restrictions and reforms.
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Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Define an assault rifle and define a hunting rifle. I assume you mean bolt action hunting rifle so the difference is semi automatic so are you asking to ban semi automatic weapons such as the majority of rifles AND pistols or are you just asking to ban assault rifles.
Posted by John_C_1812 3 years ago
John_C_1812
So the idea I get is only people who do not own guns can attack groups of people at random, this is because breaking a law by stealing is not killing anyone. There for much better and safer a crime for the public and should not be punished by law enforcing. Leaving some-one defenseless to die is simply not legally pulling the trigger, and we can no longer follow the law, it is not safe?
Is this principle correct?
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