Instigator / Con
42
1596
rating
42
debates
63.1%
won
Topic

All guns should be banned

Status
Finished

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

Arguments points
18
0
Sources points
12
8
Spelling and grammar points
6
4
Conduct points
6
2

With 6 votes and 28 points ahead, the winner is ...

Alec
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
11,000
Contender / Pro
14
1440
rating
4
debates
0.0%
won
Description
~ 376 / 5,000

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
Con
I am waiving this round because of the rules.
Pro
Forfeited
Round 2
Con
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  When they repealed their tough gun laws, the homicide rate fell.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:

Pro
Forfeited
Round 3
Con
Big boy argument extended.  
Pro
Forfeited
Round 4
Con
Arguments Extended.
Pro
Forfeited
Round 5
Con
Extend.
Pro
Forfeited