Instigator
Alec avatar
Points: 42

All guns should be banned

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After 6 votes the winner is ...
Alec
Debate details
Publication date
Last update
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Characters per argument
11,000
Contender
YeshuaBought avatar
Points: 14
Description
I believe people should have the right to bear firearms. Pro believes they should be banned. The rules of this debate are:
1: The BoP is shared.
2: I will waive the 1st round and Pro will waive the last round. They must signify this in the round. Violation is an automatic loss of the conduct point.
3: A forfeit is an automatic loss unless apologized for in the comments.
Round 1
Published:
I am waiving this round because of the rules.
Forfeited
Round 2
Published:
Since my opponent didn't publish an argument, I think I'll publish one.

Guns provide protection against criminals and the potential of a tyrannical government.

Guns also reduce homicide.  Whenever an area bans guns, law abiding citizens turn in their guns but criminals still hang on to their guns.  Can you imagine what happens if a criminal is armed and a law abiding citizen(LAC) isn't?  The LAC gets robbed or shot or both.  If they try to call the police, they are shot. DC placed huge restrictions on guns in 1976 and their homicide rate stayed constant at best and skyrocketed at worse (https://illinoisreview.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834515c5469e2015392131038970b-800wi).  This means that gun control does nothing to stop homicide and may even increase homicide rates.  When they repealed their tough gun laws, the homicide rate fell.

Guns are also useful in hunting, which can prevent some families from starving.

Source:

Forfeited
Round 3
Published:
Big boy argument extended.  
Forfeited
Round 4
Published:
Arguments Extended.
Forfeited
Round 5
Published:
Extend.
Forfeited
Alec avatar
Added:
"The debate should be about arms for a right" It kindof is.
Instigator
#9
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Added:
--> @Alec
The debate should be about arms for a right. I think phaser blasters are more eco-friendly
#8
Alec avatar
Added:
I have tried to contact her about it, but she still hasn't responded.
Instigator
#7
Raltar avatar
Added:
--> @RationalMadman
Ah, that explains it then.
#6
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--> @Raltar
Debate Island is her 'home site' and she still mains there, this is like her 'side hoe debate site'. I have it the other way around.
#5
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--> @RationalMadman
No, but I saw her in some debates on this site awhile back and it looked like she had gone inactive and stopped responding to a lot of them. I figured she had gone back to DDO or something.
#4
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Added:
--> @Raltar
do you know her from tumblr or something?
#3
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Added:
--> @Alec
Seems easy enough lol. Pro will have to argue that criminals won't be criminals.
#2
Raltar avatar
Added:
When did YeshuaBought return from whatever void she fell into?
#1
Mharman avatar
#6
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Full forfeit.
KingLaddy01 avatar
#5
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
The opponent couldn't begin to justify the snowflake position with a contention of any sort. FF.
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#4
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
The opponent seems to have not participated at all.
Raltar avatar
#3
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
FF........................
RationalMadman avatar
#2
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
FF........................
Ramshutu avatar
#1
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Full forfeit.