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Debate Score:35
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Should The USA Change it's gun laws?

YellThe USA has one of the worst Gun Laws in the Planet. How the hell does military guns reach common people. We need to make our gun Laws similar to Japan's.

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1 point

Many countries have had mass shootings. Most of those contries have since imposed stricter gun control laws and have not had repeats since. Only the US continues to have mass shootings, but will not change it's laws to stop or mitigate the risk.

Side: Yes

Strict guns laws. The stricter the better. The gun violence in America is an anathema.

Side: Yes

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: Yes
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ColumCille(9) Disputed
5 points

This just shows a complete lack of factual accuracy. Citizens cannot buy "machine guns" which are large caliber automatic rifles. They can buy small caliber semi-automatic and larger caliber semi-automatic rifles, commonly called "assault rifles" and "hunting rifles," but neither of those are "machine guns" in any meaningful sense.

Further, lets say we eliminated not just all assault weapons, but tall rifles. Lets even stipulate that the banning of these weapons would be effective (how well has that worked out for marijuana or alcohol?).

You realize that these weapons are rarely used in crimes right? That on the order of 10 to 1, these weapons are used to prevent crime. http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

Side: No
GuitarGuy(6096) Disputed
3 points

Japan also has one of the highest suicide rates... and the Yakuza is one of the most infamous gangs in history.

Killing someone is about the worst crime someone can commit. Will making firearm possession illegal be a big deal to a person who is planning on killing someone? Think of the prohibition. Alcohol was illegal, but people were still drinking it! Marijuana is illegal throughout most of the States... but people still smoke it!

They'll find a way to obtain guns, legal or not.

Side: No

Say you were going for a walk and saw a crazy man beat an old lady to death with a frozen stick of butter. The problem isn't the butter, its the crazy idiots.

Side: No
Atrag(5556) Disputed
1 point

It must be sad for you that other countries can manage without guns but yet not the USA. I understand though that making them illegal in the USA wouldn't stop gun crime (it just does in every other country).

Side: Yes

A gun having a stock and a black paint job doesn't make it military grade weaponry.

Side: No

Exactly, some 22.s look like that. You know the murder problem in America isn't really gun based. In the 1950s you would often see kids carrying around 22.s to a shooting range. The problem is that there are more crazy idiots who want to kill everyone.

Side: No
1 point

I don't think the government ought to have the right to do that, but US gun culture definitely needs to change.  

Side: No
1 point

Military guns reach civilians via illegal methods. Laws won't prevent illegal methods.

Side: No
1 point

it doesn't matter it are right and we should get to keep are guns. I don't use my guns on anything but I still just like having them.

Side: No
1 point

Well the rest of the world can manage without guns but apparently they need guns in the USA to protect against other people with guns so let them at each other. As long as they don't involve any other more civilised countries.

Side: No
GuitarGuy(6096) Disputed
1 point

the rest of the world can manage without guns

Yeah... because NO other countries have guns, right?

Side: Yes

A gun having a stock and a black paint job doesn't make it military grade weaponry.

Side: No
1 point

NO!!!!

Gun laws are perfectly fine as is.

Besides, these laws are protected by default under our Constitution's 2nd Amendment:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Guns are just inanimate objects. People kill people…guns don’t kill people. If killers and mass murderers didn’t have guns, they would easily find another inanimate object to kill with.

Lets focus on fixing the root of America's core problems: the mental health crisis, stop letting prisoners out of prison, stronger parental control over their children playing violent video games and TV, fixing our broken judicial system, and the list goes on and on.

Besides…even if all guns were confiscated by the government, tens of thousands of illegal guns will still be easily attainable via the black market and the cartels.

Side: No
0 points

As I said in dispute and as another poster already mentioned, this is a non-factual argument.

In the U.S., firearms are far, far more commonly used to prevent crime than to commit it. Even if we stipulate that prohibition works (historically it hasn't) that only means you are enabling the strong vs the weak. Is that the society we want to live in? Where a woman can't own a firearm to stop a rapist? http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

Side: No