Instigator / Pro
4
1351
rating
71
debates
19.01%
won
Topic

A gun does no more damage/harm than a butter knife.

Status
Finished

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

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With 3 votes and 16 points ahead, the winner is ...

Intelligence_06
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Society
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Three days
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Contender / Con
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Description
~ 922 / 5,000

Disclaimer : Regardless of the setup for voting win or lose, The aim of this interaction, Is for those that view it, Learn and or take away anything that will amount to any constructive value ultimately. So that counts as anything that'll cause one to reconsider an idea, Understand a subject better, Help build a greater wealth of knowledge getting closer to truth. When either of us has accomplished that with any individual here, That's who the victor of the debate becomes.

I understand that folks are against guns and the rights to carry. Let me say, if we're going to ban guns, we can start rethinking many things to get rid of.

As far as I'm concern, there's always going to be a tool used to make harm.

This may not really be controversial but in case there is some one that feels they have a case, present it to refute that topic statement.

Send your questions by comment or message for clarity of anything.

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Instigator

Why don't you ask me anything you don't know the meaning of before accepting the debate?

I don't just offer this for you to do because it sounds nice. That's the whole point of that.

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Contender
--> @Mall

I went using your defintion(more exactly, a lack thereof). To make the case more desirable for you, please define the terms in the description. Every successful debater does that.

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Instigator

What is the real world data? Is it that butter knifes are not used as much as guns so they can't be used to kill anyone? The measure of harm you're using is invalid. This was explained although ignored but explained in the debate. It's just the stone cold truth.

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--> @Mall

A key weakness to your case was the phrasing of the resolution. This debate is decided on real world data. However, you seemed to want to argue that a butterknife could hypothetically do equal harm so long as the intent is the same. Which is not quite the same thing.

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--> @Mall @Intelligence_06

Bullets also contain lead which can poison the body.

Poison + cut is clearly much more harm than just a regular cut.

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Richard IV once fought 10,000 Turks, while armed with only a fruit knife.

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A report came in for this debate, but I am assuming it was a mis-click.

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Contender

Mall is, so far, extremely brave, and I say it with no grains of salt. He will literally attempt to refute you no matter how strong yours are.

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Contender
--> @Mall

no.