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TASERS GUNS
Debate Score:67
Arguments:56
Total Votes:81
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Police Should Carry Tasers Rather Than Guns

TASERS

Side Score: 30
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GUNS

Side Score: 37

Yes, but mainly because of the entertainment factor ;)

Side: TASERS
1 point

Tasers are less likely to seriously injure innocent citizens or the police officer handling the weapon.

A taser is an additional tactical option that allows officers to manage situations where violence is threatened or likely from a safe distance. In the vast majority of cases where a taser is deployed, the mere threat of it's use has been enough to bring violent or potentially violent situations to a safe and peaceful resolution.

Giving police officers guns sends the wrong message to the community, such as people need to use guns in order to be safe and to protect themselves.

Side: TASERS
Hootie(923) Disputed
1 point

Tasers are less likely to seriously injure innocent citizens or the police officer handling the weapon.

A taser is an additional tactical option that allows officers to manage situations where violence is threatened or likely from a safe distance. In the vast majority of cases where a taser is deployed, the mere threat of it's use has been enough to bring violent or potentially violent situations to a safe and peaceful resolution.

Giving police officers guns sends the wrong message to the community, such as people need to use guns in order to be safe and to protect themselves.

I agree and you provided a strong argument to support your view. The gun industry is like the tobacco industry used to be. Everybody knows guns are harmful just like they knew cigarettes were harmful. The problem is that capitalism has turned a lot of people into greedy, narcissistic monsters who are prepared to say and/or do anything to keep making money. The deaths are just collateral damage to them.

Side: GUNS
WinstonC(1226) Disputed
1 point

What will the police do when faced with a criminal with a gun?

In the vast majority of cases where a taser is deployed, the mere threat of it's use has been enough to bring violent or potentially violent situations to a safe and peaceful resolution.

The same is true for guns.

Giving police officers guns sends the wrong message to the community, such as people need to use guns in order to be safe and to protect themselves.

You do need guns to defend against guns.

Side: GUNS
Hootie(923) Disputed
1 point

What will the police do when faced with a criminal with a gun?

Equally, if one uses that as justification for police owning firearms it leads to an infinite regression where eventually every criminal must have a firearm to protect themselves from the police. Hence, it is a considerably more reasonable plan for police to work to disarm criminals rather than arm themselves (or civilians).

The same is true for guns.

But this now becomes irrelevant since you have agreed with his point that tasers have the same effect. Hence, there is nothing gained by using guns. You just add extra risk for little extra benefit.

You do need guns to defend against guns.

Then obviously the logical solution is to remove guns from society, not to proliferate them. Amazing that you seemingly cannot see that.

Side: TASERS
1 point

Children can see police carrying guns and can become quite stressed and can be scared of the police.

If a child is lost and they are scared of the police what do you think will happen to them?

Side: TASERS
African Disputed
1 point

Okay but now imagine if a shooter came in and started shooting, would the police officer just take out his pity taser? Children get scared because they don't understand something, which is then our job to paint the better picture as many Police officers have done various of brave things. Unfortunately, the only stories children hear is how the cop shot someone PERIOD. The media is legit messing up our children, to the point they are now trusting more in gangs then cops.

Side: GUNS
Hootie(923) Disputed
1 point

Okay but now imagine if a shooter came in and started shooting, would the police officer just take out his pity taser? Children get scared because they don't understand something,

You are a literal imbecile who is incapable of understanding one simple fact. Your aim is to stop the mass shooter getting a gun and killing kids. Your aim is not to arm everybody else in the school in case a mass shooter comes in and starts killing kids. That's literally fucking retarded.

Side: TASERS
2 points

Tasers are not as effective as guns at stopping a threat. When conditions are suitable for a taser, that's good. But often tasers are not a suitable or realistic option. A lethal force option is very often necessary to stop a lethal force threat.

Side: GUNS
alfie23(37) Disputed
1 point

Ordinary policeman (transit police for example) do not need guns. Police who are called out to deal with dangerous situations should bring a gun but police do not need to routinely carry guns. Police should definitely have access to guns but should not carry them as in the majority of situations police do not even need to pull out a taser.

Side: TASERS
Amarel(4953) Disputed
1 point

In the majority of situations ordinary police officers do not need a gun, that’s true. But they rarely know when they will need a gun, which most often happens while on routine patrol. It’s not predictable. If they do not routinely carry a gun, they will not have it when they need it. In the US, regular officers absolutely should routinely carry, which is why they do.

Side: GUNS
1 point

I prefer my police unarmed which they are where I live , more violent societies have their own rational for armed police forces I don’t think the use of tasers over guns will ever be fully implemented in these societies as it seems to be a cultural thing

Side: GUNS
1 point

Now there's the typical leftist gun hater who would never dare stand in front of a criminal with a taser, while the criminal has a gun! CRIMINALS WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO GET ILLEGAL GUNS!

Until you are ready to walk the talk, GET REAL YOU GUN HATING JOKE!

Side: GUNS
Jody(1293) Disputed
2 points

Now there's the typical leftist gun hater

A leftist? I’ve no political affiliations. Yes I do detest guns I like peaceful societies where I do not have to go about my business armed to the teeth

who would never dare stand in front of a criminal with a taser, while the criminal has a gun!

I’ve never been attacked by a gun wielding criminal our police do not (mostly) carry guns either I guess that makes us all “leftists”

CRIMINALS WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO GET ILLEGAL GUNS!

Yes sure , the giveaway there was criminals as that’s what criminals do , guess who criminals kill over here? Other criminals

Until you are ready to walk the talk, GET REAL YOU GUN HATING JOKE!

Yeah I still hate guns I will let you in your ultra violent society carry on murdering and maiming each other see if I care

Side: TASERS
FromWithin(7408) Disputed Banned
1 point

You are suggesting that people trying to protect our guns rights do not like peaceful societies? I guess we all want our children shot on the streets.

That is a ludicrous assumption.

Guess what, I have never seen a crime where I live here in America. I have never seen a gun brandished by anyone in public, yet we have the freedom to carry guns all we want.

Now ask yourself where you get your programmed notions that America is an ultra violent society? From the Liberal media conditioning you to believe we have a huge gun problem.

Liberals want to take our guns one step at a time as they did in England. They will deny it until the day they make the final restriction.

The big Liberal cities are where the vast majority of gun crimes happen. It's a cultural problem where most broken families gather to collect on the easy welfare.

These children from all the broken homes join gangs to feel like they are part of some semblance of a family, and there in lies the problem with gun violence. Don't blame the weapon of choice, blame the culture that creates killers.

If there were no guns, gangs would use bombs, knives, trucks, etc. etc. and you know it.

We here in America like having protection in our homes from any would be criminal.

Side: GUNS
GenericName(3429) Clarified
1 point

I rather like guns, but I believe it's quite clear that criminals can not always get guns. There are in fact things society has done that has made obtaining illegal firearms more difficult, making it so many criminals can not get access to them.

Clearly some still can't, but I think it is safe to say that is a big difference from saying criminals will always be able to get them.

Side: TASERS
FromWithin(7408) Clarified Banned
2 points

Until you can guarantee that no criminal has a gun, would you want your husband stopping the bad guys with only a taser for protection?

Side: TASERS
excon(12671) Clarified
1 point

I rather like guns, but I believe it's quite clear that criminals can not always get guns.

Hello GN:

Nahhh... Right wingers don't wanna CLOSE the gun show loophole because they think it'll impose on their freedom to buy and sell firearms willy nilly..

Truly, at gun shows in MY state, private sellers can rent tables along side licensed gun dealers, and sell their guns.. Because it's a PRIVATE sale, no background check is required.. When I bought my gun, there was a huge line at background check window, and I walked right on by.

Yes, the criminals in MY state know about it..

excon

Side: TASERS
Grugore(854) Banned
1 point

Tell you what. I'll grab my AR-15. You grab a taser. We'll see who walks away from the encounter. Lolol. Idiot.

Side: GUNS
Hootie(923) Disputed
2 points

Tell you what. I'll grab my AR-15. You grab a taser. We'll see who walks away from the encounter. Lolol. Idiot.

I'll grab my bazooka, you grab your AR-15 and we'll see who walks away from the encounter.

The very fact that you are making death threats implies quite irrefutably that you should not be in possession of a semi-automatic weapon.

Side: TASERS
African Disputed
2 points

Stop, he is only simply making a point. You grab your bazooka and let an officer pick up a taser who wins? The bazooka obviously wins same with any LETHAL fire-arm, his statement states that officers should carry guns and not just tasers.What you're saying is that you just got your feelings hurt.

Side: GUNS
Amarel(4953) Disputed
2 points

I'll grab my bazooka, you grab your AR-15

I have relatively little skepticism concerning his ownership of an AR. I have 100% skepticism concerning your ownership of a functioning bazooka. You never have picked your lies very effectively.

The very fact that you are making death threats

I thought he was extending an invitation.

Side: GUNS