The Debate Still Rages Where Do You Fall on Gun Control?

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Pro gun control debate

How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

  • Gun Control Debate Pros and Cons
  • Whether you are anti or pro gun control debate, in order to truly make that right decision, you need to look at both sides equally, and without bias. While you may have a burning passion for pro gun rights, you should be doing your civic duty and learning all sides of the story before you adamantly fight for one side or the other. If you can manage to look at both sides, using unbiased information, and can still support your side, then you’re all the stronger for it.

    But you have to remember, you can’t go into reviewing the opposition’s information automatically thinking that they’re wrong. Go in with an open mind and wait for the facts to form your opinion. There’s no sense in reading through the information if you’re just looking at it as the enemy’s correspondence.

  • Anti Gun Control Debate Arguments
  • Those in against gun control have some very specific opinions, and very specific facts that they quote in order to support those opinions. The things to look out for are any facts that might seem incredibly specific, without providing any further context in relation to a study or incident.

    Another thing to remember when you get data about gun studies is that we do not have any serious government-run studies that are recent. The most recent one was done back in 2007. This is because the NRA snuck a bill in cutting funding on gun related research, so the government is only just now beginning to start studies again.

  • Pro Gun Control Debate
  • Those pro gun control debaters are not all correct either. They’re information is to be taken with a grain of salt as well. Their biggest crime is taking stats and numbers out of context. Things like “Guns have killed X number of people this year.” But that is not going into the fact that some of them were self-defense, some of them were suicides, some of them were police related. They, just like the other side, obscure and pick-and-choose the information that they want to share.

When looking into the data to make that opinion, please be aware of its source and its verity. By making sure you’re getting the most honest information, you’re making sure that you’re making the best decision.