The Cincinnati Debate Society had its first event of the season. College student Jack Mclaughlin and IT specialist Noah Weaver debated the resolve: Ohio should ban the sale and purchase of semi-automatic assault rifles. Weaver, who argued in opposition, won the April debate along with $100.
The society’s purpose is to build community through debate. Debaters do not have to have special training, just accept the challenge of researching the topic and presenting that research in a debate format.