This week our Challenger is one of our own - an Iron Blog Judge, commentor and now Challenger, Ralph Stefan is one of those rare breed of true Centrists. He shares ideology with both parties and just as often, neither party, his positions ranging from Left to Right. I am pleased to have him as our Challenger this week, and look forward to the Battle.
Iron Blogger Libertarian, Vinod Valloppillil, you have been challenged to the ideological battlefield. May you once again stand strong and uphold the honor of the Iron Bloggers.
If memory serves me right, the Libertarian party believes in a return to the core basics of the Constitution - and that would include the Second Ammendment in its purest form. Too many arguments have been fought over gun control, assault weapons and the like. What I want to get to is the true, beating, bleeding heart of the matter. The Topic for the Battle is this:
The Purpose Of Arms
Why do we have them, and what purpose do guns serve in our society in modern times? Should they only be used for hunting? For self-defense? Is gun collecting a legitimate reason to allow gun ownership? At their core, are guns nothing more than a tool for killing, and if so, do we need them? Let us see what our Combatants have to say.
(NOTE: Scores are not all in for Battle Affirmative Action. The Judges' Comments and Verdict will be posted as soon as possible.)