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How to Win an Argument With a Gun Nut EVERY Time!

How to Win an Argument With a Gun Nut EVERY Time! | gun control | Scoop.it
I'm a gun owner and enthusiast. My owning/firing credentials include everything from AK-47, AR-15, SPAS-12 and Dragunov to Barrett 50 cal, an original German St
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Sylvia Zhao's curator insight, October 3, 1:06 AM
Second Amendment allowed American people have guns, but it appears now that gun need to be controlled. Chicago has so many shooting and it is still increasing now.  When gun becomes a problem, we need to eliminate the cause and reduce its effect. Gun control is a major problem, with terrorism, guns should be reduced, through running background check for gun buyers. 
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Daily Kos: The Meaning of the Second Amendment - Study Hall

Daily Kos: The Meaning of the Second Amendment - Study Hall | gun control | Scoop.it
Long term readers of Daily Kos have been reading about gun law since at least the spring of 2008 when Heller was argued at the Supreme Court. This diary is the first in our Study Hall series, and is ...
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Broad Support for Renewed Background Checks Bill, Skepticism about Its Chances

Broad Support for Renewed Background Checks Bill, Skepticism about  Its Chances | gun control | Scoop.it
Overview Following the Senate’s rejection of gun legislation last month, the public continues to overwhelmingly favor making private gun sales and sales at
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The Irrationality of Giving Up This Much Liberty to Fight Terror

The Irrationality of Giving Up This Much Liberty to Fight Terror | gun control | Scoop.it
When confronted by far deadlier threats, Americans are much less willing to cede freedom and privacy.
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Hundreds Gain Gun Permits Despite Police Rejection

Hundreds Gain Gun Permits Despite Police Rejection | gun control | Scoop.it
When Jesse Hovanesian applied for a pistol permit two years ago, he did not mention his criminal conviction in a case where police said he fled on foot toward his house after a traffic stop, yelling, "You can't come in here without a warrant,"...
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Panel Urges Better Gathering of Gun-Violence Data

Panel Urges Better Gathering of Gun-Violence Data | gun control | Scoop.it
Public health researchers have long said that their work on gun violence has been complicated by a lack of data.
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The 17 year hiatus is over -- but now this needs to get funded

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'Smart Rifle' Could Shake Up Gun Control Debate

'Smart Rifle' Could Shake Up Gun Control Debate | gun control | Scoop.it
Startup TrackingPoint sells a rifle with laser and computer technology that lets a novice hit moving targets 500 yards distant—then post the kill online (Why oh why >> A "smart rifle" could shake up the gun debate |
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Deception on Gun Background Checks

Deception on Gun Background Checks | gun control | Scoop.it
Many senators who opposed better scrutiny for weapons buyers try to pretend the opposite.
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New Haven police engage gangs to stop violence

New Haven police engage gangs to stop violence | gun control | Scoop.it
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Fed up with gun violence, authorities in New Haven decided to try a radically different approach to the traditional crackdown.
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Why Kamala Harris Was Given $24 Million

Why Kamala Harris Was Given $24 Million | gun control | Scoop.it
Bringing together district attorneys and law enforcement officials from throughout the state, Attorney General Kamala Harris convened a working group Friday to develop a strategy on how to better enforce gun laws, particularly for those prohibited...
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Five Reasons the NRA Won the Recent Gun Control Debate That Have Nothing to Do with Politics

Five Reasons the NRA Won the Recent Gun Control Debate That Have Nothing to Do with Politics | gun control | Scoop.it
Wayne LaPierre, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association(NRA), speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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State Department Demands Takedown Of 3D-Printable Gun Files For Possible Export Control Violations

State Department Demands Takedown Of 3D-Printable Gun Files For Possible Export Control Violations | gun control | Scoop.it
The sixteen parts of Defense Distributed's 3D-printable gun, the Liberator. The battle for control of dangerous digital shapes may have just begun.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:43 PM

This is a rather desperate, shallow minded move. Sending this underground will only strengthen it.

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Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware | gun control | Scoop.it
Chapter 1: Overview National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a
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If You Let Your Guns Get Stolen, You're a Menace to Society

If You Let Your Guns Get Stolen, You're a Menace to Society | gun control | Scoop.it
The possibility that a stolen gun will result in the owner being identified and being held responsible for negligence is a strong incentive to improve storage practices.
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Sylvia Zhao's curator insight, October 3, 12:25 AM
The issue stated in this article is true that guns are not just dangerous for street shooting, but also dangerous for families who had them. Kids might play with it. So gun control is an action that needed to be done despite that facts how many people die because of gun shooting. 
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Fact-Checking Ben Swann: Is the UK really 5 times more violent than the US?

Fact-Checking Ben Swann: Is the UK really 5 times more violent than the US? | gun control | Scoop.it
There's been a number of memes circulating claiming that the the United Kingdom has a violent crime rate about 4 or 5 times higher than the United States (see here, here, and here), and Ben Swann, ...
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The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence

The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence | gun control | Scoop.it
Together the Facebook pages of five gun violence prevention groups total slightly more than 100,000 supporters and this number probably represents numerous duplicates. The NRA is just shy of 2.5 million.
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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Statistics about - Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice expenditure and employment.
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Fighting terror, neglecting guns 

Fighting terror, neglecting guns  | gun control | Scoop.it
Hammond: If renegade spook Edward Snowden is to be believed, the federal government has been secretly and aggressively Hoovering up private data in search of any possible clue about terrorism — a scourge that killed almost 3,000 Americans on that...
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Gun Control Isn’t About Rights—It’s About Survival

Gun Control Isn’t About Rights—It’s About Survival | gun control | Scoop.it
In America's cities gun control isn't about rights. It's about survival.
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The urban challenge is unique -- NYC is on it!

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America’s Gun Violence Epidemic [Infographic] - MPH@GW

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic [Infographic] - MPH@GW | gun control | Scoop.it
Infographic from @GWonlineMPH re: underfunded/underserved mental illness treatment + concurrent lax gun control. Ugh. http://t.co/5otVwbnWq7
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This Is How the NRA Ends

This Is How the NRA Ends | gun control | Scoop.it
The bigger, richer, meaner gun-control movement has arrived.
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Good overview of the various organizations at this point in time.  Time is on the side of common sense -- things are going to change

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Gun Violence in America: The 13 Key Questions (With 13 Concise Answers)

Gun Violence in America: The 13 Key Questions (With 13 Concise Answers) | gun control | Scoop.it
It's not like no one has ever asked them before. There's data everywhere and decades of research. We tracked down the best of it so you don't have to.
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Gun control: Cartridge ID law to take effect - San Francisco Chronicle

Gun control: Cartridge ID law to take effect - San Francisco Chronicle | gun control | Scoop.it
Gun control: Cartridge ID law to take effect San Francisco Chronicle A hotly contested gun-control law that was passed in 2007 is finally ready to be implemented, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday: a requirement that every new...
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Huge, game changing news.  This is a big deal!

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NRA-ILA | Five reasons the NRA won the recent gun control debate that have nothing to do with politics

NRA-ILA | Five reasons the NRA won the recent gun control debate that have nothing to do with politics | gun control | Scoop.it
As an NRA leader who's worked there for over two decades told me, "I think our volunteers' passion and intensity cannot be matched. You can't pull a switch; your grassroots has to have sustainability and you have to train people.
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Conversation: Steven Pinker on Decline of Human Violence

A conversation with Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, and Stephen Heuser, I
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