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That we should arm teachers

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JackSpratJackSprat (PRO)
Here is a high-level view of my position.  I will elaborate and defend with evidence further based on CON's response. 

1.  School security can be expensive.  Teachers who are armed can drastically reduce security costs.
2.  Armed teachers are a known deterrent.
3.  Addressing shooters immediately with armed resistance reduces carnage, often resulting in suicide by the attacker.
4,. Arming teachers is not an all or nothing concept.    Local districts will have the final say.
5.  Speed to respond is greatly increased.  Active shooter incidents last about 5 minutes, and police response can be up to 18 minutes.
6.  A safer environment leads to better pedagogical outcomes.

That is the basis of my position, for which I reserve the right to add to and qualify on request.

I look forward to CON's basic position.


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2020-04-20 23:11:50
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JackSpratJackSprat (PRO)
Despite my opponent giving me ample time to reconsider my position, I regret to inform her that my position stands.  
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2020-04-27 08:09:58
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adminadmin
This is correct. If both people forfeit a round consecutively, the debate generally ends (special rules apply for 4-way debates etc.)

Although I tend to take @JackSprat's approach myself.
Posted 2020-04-28 05:38:48
nzlockienzlockie
It's automatic Just let the timer run out on your turn without posting. If the site sees two of those in a row, (ie, one from one side followed immediately by one from the other side), it'll stop the debate early and take it directly to judging. @admin ?
Posted 2020-04-27 19:41:06
JackSpratJackSprat
The only option it gives me is to concede
Posted 2020-04-27 12:36:57
nzlockienzlockie
Hey jack, not sure if you knew this but on Edeb8, if there are two consecutive forfeits in a row, the debate just ends early.
Best form is generally to give one “arguments extended” chance for your opponent, but if they don’t come back after that, just forfeit your next round and send it to judging.
Obviously you’re entitled to do whatever you like, but since you seem to be doing a few debates here, I thought I’d point it out in case you didn’t know!
Posted 2020-04-27 11:12:01
The judging period on this debate is over

Previous Judgments

2020-05-01 10:19:06
nzlockieJudge: nzlockie    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: JackSprat
2020-05-01 18:07:08
dpowell3543Judge: dpowell3543    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: JackSprat
2020-05-01 19:45:26
Bugsy460Judge: Bugsy460    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: JackSprat
2020-05-04 21:27:00
SilamothJudge: Silamoth
Win awarded to: JackSprat
Reasoning:
Seeing as Fallongivens did not present any argument whatsoever, judges are left with no choice but to award the win to JackSprat. Although his argument was not fully drawn out and supported with evidence, it is better than having no argument at all.

Feedback:
Although JackSprat wins by default, his argument was not very good. His opening was essentially a series of unsubstantiated claims. While you may be able to get away with points 1 and 4 as they stand, the other claims most certainly require evidence. For example, point 3 could be backed up by providing some instances in which immediate response resulted in shooter suicide and then comparing that to instances with longer response times.

The only real feedback that can be provided to Fallongivens is to actually make an argument next time.
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