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11
12
Yes it should be allowed No, it should not
Debate Score:23
Arguments:23
Total Votes:23
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 Yes it should be allowed (11)
 
 No, it should not (12)

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S vs X 2nd Amendment- Right to Bear Arms

Question:  “Should Americans have the right to own a gun with proper restrictions?”

Yes it should be allowed

Side Score: 11
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No, it should not

Side Score: 12
1 point

It is an important law because of the basic right that the american government is suppose to be for the people. It is the peoples right to rise up and fight for their personal freedoms if the government is mistreating them. The law is not about protection. If it was, than there many things we should outlaw as they are unsafe for americans and thousands of people each year die from.

Side: Yes it should be allowed
Xena(22) Disputed
1 point

It isn't an important law because people shouldn't have the right to bear arms unless they are someone that protects the country for example the police. The people do have a right for their personal freedom but they shouldn't express that using guns because thousands of murders every year are caused by guns.

Side: Yes it should be allowed
1 point

The second amendment states 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. After doing research we disagree with it because most murders in america are caused by guns. Today we will show you all the pros of gun control. Our first point is a lot of unnecessary murders occur due to lack of gun control, second there is no need for guns, and lastly when the amendment was created the military wasn’t as powerful as it is now and so citizens always had to defend one another.

Side: No, it should not
1 point

To argue your point that most murders in America are cause by guns, there is a graph showing that there are more dog bites than firearms in America. http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/10/bruce-w-krafft/the-costs-and-benefits-of-the-second-amendment-without-the-benefits/

To argue your point that the police cant help every individual, because the average time it takes for a police to respond is 11 minutes, so the citizens need protection if the police doesn’t come in time. http://concealedguns.procon.org

Side: No, it should not
Xena(22) Disputed
1 point

http://guns.periscopic.com/

To argue your point this shows that most murders in America are caused by guns. Many people are killed every year by firearms

Side: Yes it should be allowed
Chaddwick(126) Disputed
1 point

IF you look around the world where guns are not as accessible, you have sometimes more people dieing from knives. Murders will happen if you have a gun or don't.

Side: Yes it should be allowed
1 point

Exactly but most murders in America are caused by guns, not knives.

Side: Yes it should be allowed
1 point

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/15/us/mississippi-police-shooting-gun-recover/ index.htmlm

In Mississippi, Hattiesburg, May 9th, a gun has been found that was used to kill two police officers who have been shot in the afternoon while waiting on a traffic stop. They were taken to a hospital although they didn’t survive. The suspects made a run for it and stole a police car and used it as their getaway car. There were many suspects but police can’t tell for sure who committed the crime.

Side: No, it should not
noorsoliman(31) Disputed
1 point

A woman’s adult son shot and injured his mother’s boyfriend, Tony Hardin, in Tennessee, after Hardin allegedly fought with the woman and chased her with a hammer, threatening to kill her. Hardin faces charges. The mother probably would have been killed by the boyfriend if the son didn't shoot him. This saves the mother's life. http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/gun-save-lives-stories/2014/10/28/id/603652/

Side: Yes it should be allowed
1 point

http://www.newser.com/story/195920/mom-unborn-child-killed-by-stray-bullet.html

A woman and her unborn baby were shot by a stray bullet. The man that shot her was dressed in black and he fired more than 10 shots at a car. One of the bullets hit Megan Doto who was 25 years old and 8 months pregnant with an unborn baby. The woman died less than 2 hours after the man shot her but the baby died a few days later. The woman not only had an unborn child but 2 other kids ages 4 and 6 years old. She was sitting in front of a local home when the man started firing the wrong way where she got shot in the face.

Side: No, it should not
noorsoliman(31) Disputed
1 point

If the second amendment was dismissed, the criminals would find a way to import guns, and no citizens had guns then the criminals would have an advantage. If guns were banned and criminals imported them illegally, the citizens that follow the law wouldn't have guns which would be to the criminal's advantage. http://apecsec.org/2nd-amendment-pros-and-cons/

Side: Yes it should be allowed
1 point

If the citizens own a gun, then they can do whatever they want with it. Lets say the person gets into a fight with someone. The person with the gun can easily get the gun and shoot the person that they are mad at.

Side: Yes it should be allowed
Chaddwick(126) Disputed
1 point

THis is a tragedy. How did it happen? Do you blame the gun or the person shooting the wrong way?

Side: Yes it should be allowed
noorsoliman(31) Disputed
1 point

Guns have no power, the power is in the holder's hand. If the holder had proper restrictions, this wouldn't have happened.

Side: No, it should not
1 point

http://www.newser.com/story/207383/surreal-56-shot-12-killed-over-chicago-weekend.html

In chicago, Friday night, a girl was preparing s'mores of a sleepover with her friends. When they girls were just about to put the s'mores in the microwave, a stray bullet flew through a vacant lot, open window, a wall and then hit her in the head. After her, 4 more people were killed. A lot of more people were killed over the weekend and she became the 33rd child victim in the year so far. Other people were shot including a 24 year old man shot in the chest, a 21 year old man shot near a drive thru, and a 30 year old man found shot dead in a car. 18 more people were killed.

Side: No, it should not
noorsoliman(31) Disputed
1 point

As said by Ann Coulter, "Guns are our friends because in a country without guns, I'm what's known as "prey." All females are.” If the girl had a gun, she could have shot the shooter and saved many lives. Guns usually scare the criminal away in public shootings. http://secondamendment1.weebly.com/pros-and-cons.html

Side: Yes it should be allowed
1 point

http://6abc.com/news/victim-shot-and-killed-getting-out-of-car-in-chester/759219/

A 33 year old man was shot dead after being ambushed while he was getting out of the car. This happened in Chester, Delaware County in 300 block of Engle Street. The police arrived at the crime scene a few minutes later to find the man lying on the floor with a conclusion that he had been shot several times in his head.

Side: No, it should not
noorsoliman(31) Disputed
1 point

An apartment manager sitting in her car while talking with a tenant shot the tenant's husband several times, killing him, after he began stabbing through the window during the argument. The tentant's husband was a danger to her, the gun probably saved her life. http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/gun-save-lives-stories/2014/10/28/id/603652/

Side: Yes it should be allowed
Xena(22) Disputed
1 point

http://www.newser.com/story/207530/dc-reporter-killed-after-texting-mom-on- my-way-home.html

Charnice Milton was a DC reporter. She finished an assignment she was working on and she was on her way to a bus stop when she was shot and killed. The gunman was riding a dirt bike and he was trying to shoot a different person but instead he hit Charnice. Police say the gunman was part of a group of riders.

Side: No, it should not
1 point

http://www.newser.com/story/207530/dc-reporter-killed-after-texting-mom-on- my-way-home.html

Charnice Milton was a DC reporter. She finished an assignment she was working on and she was on her way to a bus stop when she was shot and killed. The gunman was riding a dirt bike and he was trying to shoot a different person but instead he hit Charnice. Police say the gunman was part of a group of riders.

Side: No, it should not
1 point

http://www.newser.com/story/207383/surreal-56-shot-12-killed-over-chicago-weekend.html

In chicago, Friday night, a girl was preparing s'mores of a sleepover with her friends. When they girls were just about to put the s'mores in the microwave, a stray bullet flew through a vacant lot, open window, a wall and then hit her in the head. After her, 4 more people were killed. A lot of more people were killed over the weekend and she became the 33rd child victim in the year so far. Other people were shot including a 24 year old man shot in the chest, a 21 year old man shot near a drive thru, and a 30 year old man found shot dead in a car. 18 more people were killed.

Side: No, it should not