the safest nations all have strict gun laws
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Strict gun laws make nations safest https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/safest-countries-in-the-world.html
"The US gun laws are so lax that no other country really compares. In other words, when you compare from the subjective stance of the United States, every nation appears strict when it comes to gun law. " THIS IS MY POINT EXACTLY thank you for making my case
Even though the US is an outlier when it comes to gun laws, it does not have a significant difference in crime rates.http://chartsbin.com/view/39717This chart is all that it takes to show that even the US is comparable to Europe in terms of crime, enough so that any differences could be attributed to a multitude of factors other than gun laws.
In order to refute my argument, my opponent decided to say that these nations have strict laws instead of lax. To do this, my opponent is using California as a basis of strict gun laws. Yet, the US is clearly not any basis for telling which laws are lax or strict as they are an outlier. In other words, by establishing the US as an outlier, I defend my evidence. I do NOT support my opponent in any way.
...my opponent still abstains from fulfilling his burden of proof. In order to affirm, he must prove that the safest nations consistently have strict gun laws. He has not properly done this, nor has he defended against my criticisms. A few isolated examples is not enough, even if he refutes all my counter-examples. Pro needs to show us that ALL nations with gun laws that are, on balance, very strict, are safer than those with lax gun laws.By the requirements of the resolution, you cannot affirm because the correlation between safety and gun laws STILL has not been proven by Pro.