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More Gun Regulations Less/Same Regulations
Debate Score:97
Arguments:80
Total Votes:103
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Gun Regulations, More needed or Less/Same is working fine.

""If you outlaw guns, then only outlaws will have guns."

More Gun Regulations

Side Score: 40
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Less/Same Regulations

Side Score: 57

I think we need to be regulating excessive debates about gun regulation. I swear every time I log on someones made a new gun debate every day since the recent shooting. Use the old ones, people; you're all discussing the same damn thing, anyways.

Side: More Gun Regulations
Jace(5187) Clarified
2 points

Too lazy to wade through the old arguments other people have already had... at least I am. Same could be said for most of the religion debates too, but I still enjoy them and sometimes a new gem of a conversation is born. Sometimes.

Side: More Gun Regulations

There's a lot to be said about religion. There's a lot to be said about guns, too, but these debate only ever focus on one aspect of firearms: regulation. It would be like if every religious debate on here (and there are a few) was talking specifically about Catholic baptism or something like that. If gun debates like "AK47 vs M1A1" came up frequently I wouldn't be complaining; but these debates are all addressing the exact same issue. That can't be said for the religious debates on this site. Not as generally as it can be said for the gun debates, anyways.

And there's also something to be said for the frequency. I should never see 3 debates about gun regulation out of the 5 debates listed in "popular debates." That's just boring and trite and shows that the people who make these repetitious debates don't look into the subject on this site, first.

Side: More Gun Regulations

How can you have less regulations in place where are no regulations?

Side: More Gun Regulations
1 point

improvements can be made. for example, requiring universal background checks for ALL gun sales

Side: More Gun Regulations

More gun regulations are needed. Gun violence in America is out of hand.

Side: More Gun Regulations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a startling revelation for 2015. It is projected that deaths from guns will surpass deaths from car fatalities in 2015. An estimated 33,000 Americans will lose their lives from guns as opposed to an estimated 32,000 Americans who will die in car accidents.

The gun violence in America is an American Shame!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-12-19/american-gun-deaths-to-exceed-traffic-fatalities-by-2015

Side: More Gun Regulations
3 points

Gun control laws only control the guns in the hands of people who follow laws. People who follow laws, aren't causing problems with the guns they own. If you aren't regulating the guns in the hands of the people who are the problem, then you are not solving the problem you are trying to solve with guns, therefore, we should not implement more regulations.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
3 points

Regulating guns only prevents the law-abiding from having them and does nothing to prevent them from falling into the hands who abuse them. Moreover, gun regulation is a superficial approach to an underlying problem. The state of mental health care is abysmal, and it seems logical to me that increasing social understanding of mental illness and health conditions as well as treatment and support for those experiencing mental ill-health would go a lot further in preventing gun violence.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
Scout143(652) Disputed
2 points

I think so to. I found out that the person who shot up Virginia Tech was actually on drugs, but had stopped taking them. You know the commercials for anti-depressants say that a side-effect of stoppage in dose can lead to suicidal thoughts. They tested him and found no drugs in his system, even though there should have been. Being a little more careful and assertive on taking the drugs wold help. And almost every mass shooting in America since the 20th century was done by mental people.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
1 point

I was not actually aware of the details about the Virginia Tech shooter, but it does not surprise me much. A lot of people living with mental illness or disorders end up with partial treatment because the system is so inadequate, and this is compounded by social ignorance surrounding mental health. I think more attention to the mental health crisis in the U.S. (and elsewhere) would reduce the amount of violence generally (not only gun violence). It would increase the likelihood of early intervention and diagnosis which makes treatment more effective.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
1 point

Sorry, I meant to support your statement. Stupid computer. Ergh!

Side: Less/Same Regulations
TheBogle88(115) Disputed
1 point

Regulating guns only prevents the law-abiding from having them and does nothing to prevent them from falling into the hands who abuse them.

Regulate the manufacture of weapons, offer incentives for people to turn in their illegal weapons and offer amnesty, and regulate the manufacture of ammunition.

The state of mental health care is abysmal, and it seems logical to me that increasing social understanding of mental illness and health conditions as well as treatment and support for those experiencing mental ill-health would go a lot further in preventing gun violence.

Indeed; agreed.

Side: More Gun Regulations
Jace(5187) Disputed
2 points

Regulate the manufacture of weapons, offer incentives for people to turn in their illegal weapons and offer amnesty, and regulate the manufacture of ammunition.

I think regulating manufacture is a better approach, but I am unconvinced that this would actually address the problem. The idea behind it, if I am not mistaken, is to dry up the supply. However, the sheer number of guns in circulation (legal and black market) within the U.S. and nearby countries would make such an approach rather impractical. Someone who wanted a gun could still get one, and I do not know that regulation would greatly impact the cost of acquisition. Perhaps I am too skeptical however; I really do not have the numbers to have a very strong opinion either way.

Glad we are in agreement about mental health however. :)

Side: Less/Same Regulations
2 points

Like I have stated in other debates. I believe in less regulation. Gun control has killed over 175 million people since the 20th century. I don't want America added to that statistic.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
1 point

another random number? :D :D

33 dead a day by gun in US...

Side: More Gun Regulations
Scout143(652) Disputed
4 points

Nope. I'm still legit.

WORLDWIDE HISTORY OF GUN CONFISCATION

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated...

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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
1 point

We would be speaking Japanese right now if the U.S. had gun control the time of Pearl Harbor. It would have been a ignorant decision for Japan to attack the states knowing that homeowners were equipped. Having gun control would make us vulnerable for countries to attack us. Despite of the shooting in Connecticut, which is why this subject is in debate, we would be risking more lives. We need to protect this country as a whole.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
Vaan(167) Disputed
1 point

Japan was interested in an Asian Empire, the only reason they attacked the Americans at all was because they were in the way of that.

Side: More Gun Regulations
1 point

Chicago, IL has the strictest gun laws in the country and the highest violent crime rate. Nuf said.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
1 point

I think it needs too be lower I have always been a firm believer of the saying " Guns dont kill people, people kill people" Just because there are nuts out there who abuse the right to own a gun does not mean we should take them away from sane and law abiding citizens.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
1 point

We need less regulations(que the anger). Simply, if the headmaster of the school in America where the shooting happened had a gun he'd be able to shoot him and end this madness. Look at Texas, with the lowest crime rate in America. You don't do anything there, because you don't know who has a gun.

To put it simply, lets increase the gunlaws.

Side: Less/Same Regulations
1 point

Disarmed People = Are Dominated People

Simple as that so do we really want to ban guns?

Side: Less/Same Regulations