Judge: Trevor Reddick (Unaffiliated)
Resolution: RESOLVED: Video games glorifying gun violence should be banned.
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Submitted at N/A by Trevor Reddick
|Category||Tim Keegan||Anthony Mattis|
|Use of evidence:||4.7||5|
|Coherence of arguments:||4.7||5|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||4.6||5.2|
|Identification of key points:||4.5||4.5|
|Comments:||Respond to his arguments more and give me more analysis for why I should prefer your arguments over his. A very commonsense answer that I really wish you'd said is, "Yes, videogames do give us better skills, which kids who play violent videogames will deploy to kill children and do other despicable acts. We should train our kids with videogames to be well-adjusted responsible people, not Adam Lanza's." CARRY YOUR EARLIER ARGUMENTS THROUGH THE DEBATE.||Good work, bring those studies in earlier and make sure to carry arguments over from the speech you made before, it's integral.|
The decision is for the Opposition: Anthony Mattis
Reason for Decision:
Though I think both sides make compelling arguments, I find that the lack of response in the last rebuttal to the multitude of studies cited by the negative means I conclude that there is a risk of hurting skills development and violating the Constitution by voting for the plan. Both sides would be better suited by presenting their arguments earlier in the debate. Comparing your impacts, ie. why do I care that it violates the Constitution or why should I care that it teaches kids to be bad people, would go a long way for both sides. Good debate.