Instigator / Con
28
1596
rating
42
debates
63.1%
won
Topic

All guns should be banned for civilians

Status
Finished

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

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

With 4 votes and 22 points ahead, the winner is ...

Alec
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Two days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
5,000
Contender / Pro
6
1484
rating
1
debates
0.0%
won
Description
~ 279 / 5,000

Rules to this debate:
1: The BoP is shared.
2: I will waive the 1st round and my opponent 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
Because of the rules, I waive this round.
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  When they repealed their tough gun laws, the homicide rate fell.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
Argument extended.
Pro
Forfeited
Round 4
Con
Pro
Forfeited