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Should the government outlaw guns?

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Side Score: 51
1 point

Guns should be banned.

Guns serve no real positive purpose in life other than to kill people - which isn't a good thing unless that person is really annoying. I don't know why someone would need a gun unless they were in the forces because if all guns were banned then using guns for protection (the purpose, I believe) would be unnecessary for whoever was causing you to defend yourself wouldn't have a gun either, and therefore you are less likely to be hurt as badly.

The reason that more gun robberies are in America than in any other country is strongly linked with the fact that in America people are allowed to have guns.

If someone wanted home defence without the risk of killing someone then they could have a BB gun or paintball gun, for these are at lot less likely to kill people, however for some reason people feel the need to use real guns, and this is completely unnecessary!

Guns hurt people and without them the world would be a safer, better place.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
MisterB(31) Disputed
3 points

The logic of this argument is not sound. People kill people with many different tools other than guns. The fact is guns are tools. Therefore, they have many positive purposes such as competitions, to provide food, to provide defense, to provide enjoyment, and others. This does not negate the fact that they can be used in a negative way. Banning guns does not guarantee that guns will not end up in a person's hand who wishes to cause harm or commit crimes. So banning guns because you think the 'only' purpose is "to kill people" and it will keep them from criminal are narrow-minded perspectives.

Secondly, the amount of guns in a society does not determine crime or murder rate.

One cannot state that "the world would be a safer, better place" just because there are no guns. The referenced statement makes the assumption that the majority of violence is caused by the mere presence of guns and ignores the fact that violence is caused by the human holding the gun. The world would be a safer place if people were less violent with each other. If guns were gone, not just banned, I quite sure that people in this era would find other ways of being violent.

Another fact is that I am more safe with a gun and training to use that gun when facing someone who is using a gun against me. The final humorous fact is that when zombies attack you will wish you had a gun, or two.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
Micmacmoc(2187) Disputed
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Guns are very commonly used tools for violence in America. Therefore the amount of guns there are does impact on the amount of violence, so yes, it does impact on the amount of crime and muder rate.

The world would be a safer, better place without guns. What good do they do? Have guns ever saved a life without having to take one? No! Guns kill people, and that is what they are largely designed to do. Admittedly, the very presence of the gun isn't wholly negative, but irresponsible people will be irresponsible with weapons of death, and what tool do they use? Guns.

If the government outlawed guns and successfully enforced the fact that people cannot have them, you wouldn't be approached by someone with a gun, because the gun wouldn't be there.

The world would be safer without guns. In what way does having guns on this planet save lives without taking any unless defying the purpose they were created for? There is none.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
Raven01(10) Disputed
2 points

"Guns serve no real positive purpose in life other than to kill people "

Moron. Clearly you do not live near any dangerous animals, or gun ranges for that matter. There are many uses for guns which do not in any way shape or form involve killing people. YOU can try to negotiate with a bear, or a coyote eyeing your kids or a rabid wolf if you want, I'm going to shoot if they pose a threat and there is no safe haven for everyone in the area.

However, people are also killed with bat, knives, plastic bags, fists and feet, and even motor vehicles. Should we ban all of these things that you personally don't have a need for?

" if all guns were banned then using guns for protection (the purpose, I believe) would be unnecessary for whoever was causing you to defend yourself wouldn't have a gun either, and therefore you are less likely to be hurt as badly."

Okay, this is even dumber that the 1st quote.

Do you think for a minute a criminal gives a rat's ass about whether or not his gun is legal? Not to mention that anyone with metalworking ability can construct a functional zipgun in under 20 minutes with access to the right equipment and, these do not even have to rely on conventional bullets.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
1 point

If someone wanted home defence without the risk of killing someone then they could have a BB gun or paintball gun

I mean.. honestly? Someone (excuse these crude themes) comes in to your home and wants to rape and murder your family, and you want to shoot them with a paint gun? They'll take their real gun that they got illegally got and they'll shoot you in the head.

Guns don't kill people, people make the choice to kill people.

Oh, and can you answer this?: Why is the government allowed to have every single type of weapon on this planet, and we are now having restrictions placed on owning handguns?

What, is the government a completely benevolent and wonderful cause that only looks out for us? Are we too stupid to own guns?

At the end of the day, people will get guns illegally if they're banned. The only people that won't have them are the honest people who won't buy them illegally.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
Micmacmoc(2187) Disputed
1 point

If the government can enforce a ban then you will not be approached with anyone holding a gun.

If someone were approaching me with a paintball gun then I wouldn't be too keen on getting hit - it isn't one of my priorities.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
1 point

Yes....and no. There are some guns necessary, and I feel relevant. A hunting rifle used for just that, hunting, and for ranchers for example protecting livestock from predators is fine. I am not a hunter, but I do understand that many people still use this as a resource for their food, and as a means to keep overpopulation down so that disease isnt spread etc. Having said that, I also think that there is absolutely no reason for there to be a handgun in every home. Guns are made to kill. that is their only job. they are not like a knife that absolutely could kill, but has its function based in utility, not in death. Guns are only made to end a life (whether human or animal). I think that without having guns around you not only eliminate the accidental deaths associated, but also the intentional harm done with them. What would the outcome be if a person walked into a store intending on robbing it but now they are armed only with a club or knife. could they cause harm? of course. but with the ease of a gun..absolutely not. I have heard over and over again the argument "what if someone breaks into your home to harm you, you'd want a gun then" this is a fear tactic argument at best. if you dont have a gun (and based on an effective plan to eliminate guns) they would not have any either, and statistically you would be more apt to survive. I have heard that "if you outlaw guns only outlaws would have them" this would be true without the effective plan to eliminate them, but given time and the willingness to learn to live in a society without having readily available firearms, it would eventually come around to where no one had them. I think that when you are arguing a problem you have to look at both sides, and the pros of outlawing guns outweighs the cons in every sense.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
1 point

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Yes, ban all guns except rifles that are single shot, that can only carry 2 bullets. You can't hide them in your pocket, you can still hunt, you can still shoot at targets, and you have to take time to reload... preventing easy mass murder.

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MisterB(31) Disputed
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This is not an intelligent argument. You are not stating why banning guns is a good idea or what it might accomplish.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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Yepp, don't see how legalizing something, specifically designed for killing and hurting can do any good. Lets just wait for all the haters to comment something racist or anti-Muslimist!

1 year ago | Side: Yes
MisterB(31) Disputed
1 point

You are agreeing with yourself?! What a load of crap! Furthermore, this is not an intelligent comment.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
4 points

No. The last thing we need is another government restriction of our rights. Robberies and murders and assaults are perpetrated by criminals. Criminals will always have guns. Most guns used in crimes are already banned. That does not stop the criminals. Illegal handguns are flooding high crime areas. A gun is only potentially harmful. A gun in the hands of a responsible citizen is innocuous. As the saying goes, only outlaws will have guns.

There are other things that are banned that are inherently harmful and still they persist. Such as drugs, sexual assault, child molesting, and so on. We need to address a multitude of social problems that are much more harmful and prevalent than guns.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
3 points

Banning firearms will only create an imbalance between those who have firearms and those who do not. This imbalance could exist between a government wishing to oppress or between a potential criminal and a potential victim. The only way to ban firearms and prevent an imbalance with firearms is to eliminate the firearms. Banning them will not solve a problem. Banning firearms will only create a more severe imbalance.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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yeah totaly they say take all the guns away give to the government how are we to trust a government with that much money guns power and influence pluss the fact they the government in america would never take away the freedom of speach before the the right to bare arms because the second ammendment is the fail safe for the first ammendment.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
3 points

1. Hunting.

2. The people should be empowered, and able to fight against tyranny and assaults.

3. The black market would provide plenty of guns.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have

We don't need them to outlaw guns entirely, but I believe they should be heavily regulated. Like... think of all the insane people in the NRA... some of which who damn near literally sleep with their guns. I don't think people that obsessed with guns should frankly have guns.

Guns are not toys.

They are weapons.

So while they shouldn't be outlawed, everyone should need a very large sum of licenses to own them, and the prerequisites to get these licenses should discourage a recreational interest in guns and promote a defensive interest in guns. Perhaps even make it legally required that you only recreationally use a gun when for the purpose of practicing how to use it, not for the fun of it.

But outright outlaw them? Well... guns can protect as well as assault, so they don't have a purely evil purpose. Therefore, outlawing them from the public is silly if they can benefit people and not just kill innocent people. So no, they should not be outlawed, but MUCH MORE REGULATED then they are now.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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Guns should not be banned because it is a constitutional right to bare arms. This right was written into the constitution because it is the final defense against a tyrannical or oppressive ruling body. Hopefully, it never comes to that again, but that situation cannot be guaranteed from occurring.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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Any Federal gun regulation I am against. It makes little sense to give the Federal government the ability to regulate gun ownership to an individual level.

I believe that it's okay for the States to require gun registrations. I don't exactly believe that it's a must, but to me it's truly up to the States and local governments to decide for themselves. I would not demand that the Federal government goes the other way and restrict the ability for States to register gun ownership.

However, I find any gun bans to be Unconstitutional and ineffective.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
1 point

Gun control is a tactic in the gaining of greater power on the part of the government, and one which, like drug control, appears on the surface (having been so layered with propaganda) to be beneficial to society (i.e. to the weak-minded). However, outcomes of the criminalization of firearm possession show otherwise. Crime rates went up in Britain following the illegalization of handguns (source) whereas, in Chicago, which had previously a ban on handguns, crime rates went down upon the overturning of their ban (the mayor went so far as to say that, without this ban, there's be duels in the streets - I would not ever vote for so weak-minded a fella!) (source). The University of Colorado instituted a handgun ban and saw a rise in crime of 35%, whilst Colorado State University allowed students to carry a concealed firearm, and crime rates went down 60% (source). As Thomas Jefferson wrote, "no freeman shall be debarred the use of arms." (source)

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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No because guns dont kill people, people kill people......................................

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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No, firearms are generally used for far more things than murder/killing. (Gun competitions, and using guns for sport are just two of many reasons.)

The second amendment of the constution protects the right to bare arms (generally meant for protection), as well.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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What people don't seem to grasp is that outlawing something will not necessarily mean it will disappear. No matter how hard you crack down, there will still be plenty of people wo have guns. The Prohibition and the War on Drugs have proven this. All in all, less bloodshed when it's legal.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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What people don't seem to grasp is that outlawing something will not necessarily mean it will disappear. No matter how hard you crack down, there will still be plenty of people wo have guns. The Prohibition and the War on Drugs have proven this. All in all, less bloodshed when it's legal.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
FreeWill(120) Clarified
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Sorry, double post due to Internet lag. Please disregard this second post.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
1 point

Restricting a weapon to the public makes the problem of public safety worse. Sure, every law-abiding citizen is likely to comply, but every criminal will still pack heat because they didn't care about the law to start with.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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Yeah, let us put a ban on all guns in these United states so that way we have total and utter chaos. It is not like our enemies (present and future) would say, "oh, they don't have guns anymore, let's leave them alone." By banning guns we are not only putting a big target on our personal life (robberies, e.t.c) but our entire nation. Idiots.

1 year ago | Side: I don't think so. People have
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Also, for all of you people who believe that "guns kill people", take away a man's stick, he will find a stone. In other words, if you ban guns (good luck collecting all of them anyway) people will still kill other people with whatever they can find. It is sad but true.

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