Random Debates

Should guns be banned?

Guns should be banned, because it will be safer for the citizens.
In 1996, On 13 March, 16 school children and one teacher in Dunblane Primary School in Scotland were killed. On 28 April, 35 people were killed in the popular tourist resort of Port Arthur, on Tasmania with a semi-automatic weapon.
Rebut:
– The latest data show that people use guns for self-defense only rarely. According to a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey, people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011.
– David Hemenway who led the Harvard Research said that “The average person … has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense, but … every day, they have a chance to use the gun inappropriately.”
– Many people who carry a gun aren’t properly trained to use it in this way, and there is no performance validation standard for police officers. It will be rather dangerous to let this kind of people to use guns.
– Of course, more methods are needed: if guns are banned, people can also use knifes and other weapons. So not only should guns be banned, education and security checks are also important. But the first step is to ban guns – even though it is not a long plan for the future, but it is the first thing we can do now.

– Alvin
– Protect yourself
– Cops need it

Should violent video games be banned?
– It should not be banned.
– The reason a person is violent or not does not depend on the games they are playing. Of course they might learn some “killing techniques” from the games, but if their personality are violent (often caused by their family), they will do violent things even if they do not play violent games.
Rebut:
– It should be banned for children, because it is inappropriate for them and some of them may learn to be violent. However, it should not be banned to everyone, because it is some people’s interest, their penchant. They have the right to choose if they want to play it or not.
– Some children might have special ways to play it even if the games are banned for children. However, there must be a better way of not letting the children playing it other than banning the game. Also, there will be other games coming out if a specific game is banned.
– Other ways: educate kids that it is wrong to kill people, encourage them to play non-violent games, teach them the right way to deal with things (something other than fighting and killing), listen to them when they need (this is the most common reason kids start killing: they think no one is paying attention to them and they are trying to catch people’s attention and express their emotions). Tell parents to educate their kids in the right way: for example, parents should not play violent games in front of their kids because the kids will think it is the right thing to do. Parents should not beat someone up in front of their children.

Why the games are developed?
– Help soldiers to overcome their hesitancy
– Teenagers
– More aggressive a higher chance of bullying others and cyber bullying others
– Addictive
– Offensive for soldiers

Should YouTube and Google be banned in China?
– Yes.
– Because google records all the thing you search (which is part of AI) to do some statistics. As a result, google might know lots of information in China even before the local governments do. This makes China very passive. All information is held in other country’s hand.
– With YouTube and Google, the Economy in China will be greatly reduced, because according to Mercantilism, if you export more things than you import, you will be wealthy. If china is using American’s product more than they use China’s product, their economy will not be as good.
– If China banned Google and encourage the citizens to use Baidu instead, they can earn more money. For example the ad prices.
– Also, google does not ban information on its website. For example, if I create a blog on Google and share it with my grandparents, they might probably believe all the contents in it – they think that the information in websites are always true, when they were still young, they cannot create websites and only the governments can create nice looking websites like this. So if I want to trick old people I only need to create a blog on google easily.

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