Instigator / Con
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Topic

AR-15s should be banned

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
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15
Sources points
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10
Spelling and grammar points
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5
Conduct points
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5

With 5 votes and 35 points ahead, the winner is ...

AvoidDeath
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Category
Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Four points
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Contender / Pro
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1528
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Intro: We are debating whether or not the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle should be banned.

Positions:
Pro: Supports banning AR-15
Con: Against banning AR-15
Instigator is Con

Pro must begin by explaining why they support a ban on AR-15 rifles

Rules:
No insults
No trolling
Cite all sources

Round 1
Con
Contender must begin by arguing why we should ban the AR-15.

Pro
Thank you in advance to DonaldT for instigating this debate.

PRELUDE
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0.1 Definitions

AR-15- “The ArmaLite AR-15 is a selective fire, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle manufactured in the United States between 1959 and 1964. Its military version was adopted by the United States Armed Forces as the M16 rifle.”

Objections should be stated via PM’s or in the beginning of the next round.

Banned- To be officially or legally prohibited. In this debate, I am assuming that the ban is a worldwide ban.
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0.2 Burden Of Proof

The “BoP” is shared. I assume I will waive last round.
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0.3 Welcoming
I see that you are fairly new to this site. Welcome, and I shall begin my opening statements.
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ARGUMENTS

  1. AR-15’s ARE DIRECTLY LINKED WITH SOME OF THE DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTINGS
    1. As most of us probably remember, in 2017, a lone gunman took out over 50 people in one of the most deadliest mass shootings in the history of the United States. This gunman used 14 AR-15s to commit this treacherous act. Once again, the trend continues with the Sandy Hook shooting, which took out 26 people. And it again continues with a San Bernardino attack that took out 14 people. (https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/5-reasons-why-banning-americas-most-popular-rifle-is-good-for-the-countrys-health) There is a correlation between AR-15’s and deadly shootings, the facts are there and the nation is suffering from it. Out of the 48 shootings that occurred from 2004-2016, 13 of those were from semi-automatic weapons/assault rifles (https://www.bustle.com/articles/167502-how-many-mass-shootings-were-ar-15-rifles-involved-in-its-not-the-only-semiautomatic-rifle-on).
  2. The AR-15 is a military weapon.
    1. A variant of the AR-15 is called the M16. I’m pretty sure voters and CON know that the M16 is used by the US military in many cases. Most prominently, the Vietnam War. As Paul Ratner put it: “Yes, a gun that became the standard weapon used by American soldiers to fight in Vietnam has been coming to a schoolyard near you. “ Simplifying this entire argument into one sentence: civilians shouldn’t have the power of holding a military gun so commonly.
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Conclusion: I am very sorry for the short arguments, as I am in Chicago right now. I will probably add a lot more arguments next round combined with my rebuttals. Back to you, donaldt.



Round 2
Con
Forfeited
Pro
Extend :(
Round 3
Con
Forfeited
Pro
Extend :(