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Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned (Negative))

Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned (Negative))

  Introduction I’ve always been a pretty strong advocate of gun control, though my reading on this topic has substantially tempered my opinion on the matter.  As you will see in this essay, there are a lot of strong Negative arguments. Answering the Harms Answering the harms of gun violence is not easy.  It is a simple reality that gun violence is widespread in US society, with close to 30,000

Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned (Affirmative)

  Introduction Personally, I’m very skeptical of the desirability of private gun ownership. The regular gun violence that occurs in the US is terrible and I don’t think the benefits of continuing gun ownership are that compelling. That said, my opinion is in the significant minority (even among people who support significant regulation of guns) and there is really nothing in American history that supports a ban. As noted, a