The debate "There should be a much higher level of gun control in America." was started by
September 13, 2015, 2:42 pm.
25 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 16 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
historybuff posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument, Sosocratese posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
danielfello posted 1 argument, AstroSpace posted 3 arguments, goldfox1987 posted 1 argument, sloanstar1000 posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
MrAltitude, DanielleR123, historybuff, PsychDave, Riley, Sosocratese, gouthamabi, xbulletwithbutterflywingsx, athinus, pajrc1234, omactivate, MisterScott, jjrocks1738 and 12 visitors agree.
danielfello, Zeno, AstroSpace, goldfox1987, sloanstar1000, wayneSPEC, Ryan, Hellrazor, Katana_MC, bigB, Eechyobooty, WilliamLewis and 4 visitors disagree.
there should be a much higher intellect in the United States, other countries with the same, or less gun control don't have this problem if that country is populated by intelligent people.
Exactly goldfox. If I want to kill someone and can't use a gun, I'll just build a bomb or stab them. Simple.
actually the less gun control you have the better. look at states like Alaska, Virginia, Wyoming; these states have some of the most open gun laws in the nation and their violet crime rates dropped off. look at Chicago, D.C., L.A., and New York; these cities with some of the most stringent gun laws are daily war zones and see some of rhe highest violent crime rates in the nation.
on a grander scale, look at Switzerland, 50% of the people own/carry weapons, the lowest crime rate in the world. look at London and the UK in general, no guns allowed and it is the most violent city in Europe darn near.
you can look at the FBI statistics and see that from the 1990's forward, as guns became more prevalent, crime dropped off. all of these FACTS point to one incontrovertible FACT, more guns = less crime.
Sosocratese you obviously have no idea what you're talking about. Are you denying history? If you did understand basic history you would see how gun control really works. Also, some place with highest gun control have the highest homicides, such as chicago.It had very strict gun control in 2012 but the highest homicide rates in the country. It actually depends mostly on the criminal activity and people, not how many guns there are.
Astrospace your argument is absurd. It's based on a logical fallacy and thus doesn't need a lot of refuting, but your basically committing a fallacy of false equivocation.
It is currently working well in nearly all developed nations, but that's apparently none of your business either.
The US has the highest per capita rate of firearms murders of any developed nation. More guns means more people being shot and loose gun control means people who really aren't stable enough to responsibly use a gun still have access. I don't believe guns should be banned, but if someone has threatened to kill someone perhaps handing them a lethal weapon is a poor choice.
Gun control obviously worked out great for Adolf hitler, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, etc. But that's none of my buisness.
The American people have the right to bear arms. The federal and state governments have the right to control which weapons they may own. The supreme Court ruled that in 1939. There are other reasons to control guns. Some people can't be trusted with them. Convicted criminals as an obvious example. The government does control guns now. They have the right to increase these controls. I would argue they have the responsibility to do so as well.
the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
People have a right to purchase, own, and use firearms regardless of what crimes criminals may use them for.