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Should the Columbine Basement tapes be released to the public?

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With 11 votes and 23 points ahead, the winner is ...

Dylan_Kleboid
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Hello its my first debate so please go easy on me lol

Round 1
Pro
I believe the basement tapes should be released for a few reasons. 

1. And other basement tapes sorta things are released for sandy hook shooter, and the Virginia tech shooter. 

2. They could censor out how to make bombs and how to hide weapons

3. The tapes can be used for psychologists to study 

Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Ok than lol
Con
Hello, Now, this is my reason for why the Columbine Basement Tapes shouldn't be released:


The tapes could be corrupted. You never know where those tapes have been. Also, if someone that would like them to look guilty to prove some sort of point they are easily manipulated. This would also stir up more controversy and bring up bad feelings for the families involved. Why bring that up? Such a horrible occurrence that day. This is like having them relive this again, and I don't see any point in doing that. Why not just appreciate the children of today?
Round 3
Pro
Well, this is why personally, I believe the tapes should be mostly uncensored minus the bits where they teach how to make bombs. Aside from that, it should all go uncensored. 

And also the tapes may stir up bad feeling, however than you'd also have to be against the coverage of the event itself entirely and the various books surrounding it. Case and point the tapes would be very useful to learn how to prevent future mass shootings and would also be interesting to watch. 

Con
Forfeited