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Welcome to my section on Conversational / debatable topics!

Here I will give a topic along with two different sides. You can pick which side you are and if you want you can comment in the Forum what your stance was. I will also give my opinion on what I think about that particular topic. Thanks!

P.S. If you have topic suggestions you can email them to me and I will look into it - though if you send me a topic please provide what you think about.

**Please keep everything appropriate**
All of my sources for these debateable topic will be posted here so that I am not plagiarizing.

Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun? - http://concealedguns.procon.org/

Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age? - http://drinkingage.procon.org/
Should adults have the right to carry a concealed handgun?

Absolutely!

- Concealed handguns deter crime.

- Responsible citizens should have the right to arm themselves against criminals with guns.

- The right to carry concealed handguns is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.

- Most adults who carry concealed handguns are law-abiding and do not misuse their firearms.

- Carrying a concealed handgun could help stop a public shooting spree.

- Concealed handguns protect people who cannot always rely on police forces for protection.

- The majority of Americans support allowing the concealed carry of handguns.
No way!

- Permitting concealed handguns increases crime.

- Carrying a concealed handgun increases the chances of a confrontation escalating and turning lethal.

- Second Amendment rights have limits.

- Concealed carry application requirements and background checks do not prevent dangerous people from acquiring weapons.

- Criminals are more likely to carry a gun if they suspect that victims may also be armed.

- Public safety should be left to professionally qualified police officers, not private citizens with little or no expert training.

- Concealed weapons laws make the non-carrying public feel less safe.
What is the Second Ammendment they are talking about?

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.


Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?

Absolutely!
No way!
Absolutely!

- 18 is the age of adulthood in the United States, and adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption.

- Allowing 18- to 20-year-olds to drink alcohol in regulated environments with supervision would decrease unsafe drinking activity.

- Traffic accidents and fatalities are most common among newly-legal drinkers, regardless of the MLDA.

- There are fewer drunk driving traffic accidents and fatalities in many countries with MLDA of 18.

- The decrease in drunk driving fatalities as a percentage of total traffic fatalities in the United States does not correlate to the MLDA.

- Lowering MLDA from 21 to 18 would diminish the thrill of breaking the law to get a drink.

- MLDA 21 is largely ineffective because the majority of teens continue to consume alcohol.

- High non-compliance with MLDA 21 promotes general disrespect and non-compliance with other areas of US law.

- MLDA 21 enforcement is not a priority for many law enforcement agencies.

- MLDA 21 is not statistically associated with lower rates of suicide, homicide, or vandalism.

- Drinking alcohol is an enjoyable activity.

- Lowering MLDA 21 would reduce the number of underage people who are hurt from alcohol-related injuries or accidents due to fear of legal consequences if they sought medical attention.

- State governments should have the right to establish a lower legal drinking age that reflects their unique demographics, legal context, and history.

- Lowering MLDA 21 would be good for the economy.
No way!



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