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powerful anti-gun violence video (RT @voiceofUSA1: @AntiGunNut @E_Laffs2
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A strong rhetorical argument for the anti-gun violence argument.

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Active Duty Soldier Illegally Disarmed and Arrested

On March 16, 2013, my son and I were hiking along country roads among pastures and fields with my 15-year old son to help him earn his hiking merit badge. I ... (RT @NPNI_Nation: How many people think this is right?
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Because the officer was "alarmed" they disarmed and arrested him.

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Nichole V. Jones's comment, April 21, 2013 2:30 PM
I think that both sides could have handled it better.
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So apparently this guy was going on a walk with his son to help him earn a boy scout merit badge.  He brought his rifle with him because in the past they have had encounters with wild animals like cougars.   I am posting this not because it helps my argument about our rights to have guns but to show how people are starting to act crazy about gun laws.  This guy had two guns on him.  He claims he had the camera only to document the hike but to me it almost seems as if he was trying to get attention so that he could make this video.  I am glad he was very knowledgeable about his gun laws but he was spouting them off in a manor that seemed rehearsed.  Its videos like these that make me think this gun control business is getting out of hand.    

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8th Grader Suspended Then Arrested For Wearing T-Shirt With Image Of Gun - ConservativeVideos.com

8th Grader Suspended Then Arrested For Wearing T-Shirt With Image Of Gun - ConservativeVideos.com | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school this morning he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls

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Someone should make a T-shirt saying: "The constitution: A myth"

 

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Ashley Wojtalewicz's comment, April 28, 2013 10:03 AM
Yes it is a school rule that you can't wear a shirt with a gun on it at school, but I don't think they needed to go as far as arresting him because of it. Send a letter home to his parents or something. I totally agree with hunter on the government has bigger things to worry about then this boy's shirt.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 28, 2013 10:58 AM
This seems to be the hottest story of the week!
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Cole, I think youre totally right. Our Constitution is a momentous accomplishment, we must support. Any rule in violation of it, in my opinion, is illegal.
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Gun Control ~ Law Enforcement Disagrees with President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg

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Gun Control ~ Law Enforcement Disagrees with President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg
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Biden praises O'Malley for gun control legislation, urges Congress to OK ... - Washington Post

Biden praises O'Malley for gun control legislation, urges Congress to OK ... - Washington Post | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
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BALTIMORE — Vice President Joe Biden praised Democratic Gov.
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The Dirty Little Secret About Gun Control Laws...

The Dirty Little Secret About Gun Control Laws... | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
The dirty little secret is that gun control laws do not actually
control guns.

 

Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders?

Think about all the states, communities within states, as well as foreign countries, that have either tight gun control laws or loose or non-existent gun control laws. With so many variations and so many sources of evidence available, surely there would be some compelling evidence somewhere if tighter gun control laws actually reduced the murder rate.

And if tighter gun control laws don’t actually reduce the murder rate, then why are we being stampeded toward such laws after every shooting that gets media attention?

Have the media outlets that you follow ever even mentioned that some studies have produced evidence that murder rates tend to be higher in places with tight gun control laws?

The dirty little secret is that gun control laws do not actually control guns. They disarm law-abiding citizens, making them more vulnerable to criminals, who remain armed in disregard of such laws.

In England, armed crimes skyrocketed as legal gun ownership almost vanished under increasingly severe gun control laws in the late 20th century. (See the book “Guns and Violence” by Joyce Lee Malcolm). But gun control has become one of those fact-free crusades, based on assumptions, emotions and rhetoric.

What almost no one talks about is that guns are used to defend lives as well as to take lives. In fact, many of the horrific killings that we see in the media were brought to an end when someone else with a gun showed up and put a stop to the slaughter.

The Cato Institute estimates upwards of 100,000 defensive uses of guns per year. Preventing law-abiding citizens from defending themselves can cost far more lives than are lost in the shooting episodes that the media publicize. The lives saved by guns are no less precious, just because the media pay no attention to them.

Many people who have never fired a gun in their lives, and never faced life-threatening dangers, nevertheless feel qualified to impose legal restrictions that can be fatal to others. And politicians eager to “do something” that gets them publicity know that the votes of the ignorant and the gullible are still votes.

Virtually nothing that is being proposed in current gun control legislation is likely to reduce murder rates.

Restricting the magazine capacity available to law-abiding citizens will not restrict the magazine capacity of people who are not law-abiding citizens. Such restrictions just mean that the law-abiding citizen is likely to run out of ammunition first.

Someone would have to be an incredible sharpshooter to fend off three home invaders with just seven shots at moving targets. But seven is the magic number of bullets allowed in a magazine under New York State’s new gun control laws.

People who support such laws seem to blithely assume that they are limiting the damage that can be done by criminals or the mentally ill - as if criminals or mad men care about such laws.

Banning so-called “assault weapons” is a farce, as well as a fraud, because there is no concrete definition of an assault weapon. That is why so many guns have to be specified by name in such bans — and the ones specified to be banned are typically no more dangerous than others that are not specified.

Some people may think that “assault weapons” means automatic weapons. But automatic weapons were banned decades ago. Banning ugly-looking “assault weapons” may have aesthetic benefits, but it does not reduce the dangers to human life in the slightest. You are just as dead when killed by a very plain-looking gun.

 


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Interesting article; makes some very good points, but I'd still like to see a bibliography of sources cited, facts, etc. Otherwise, this is just another article based on "assumptions, emotions, and rhetoric."

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Eren Schneiter's comment, April 18, 2013 11:00 AM
People will not be made safer by taking weapons away. All you are doing is limiting the availability of what they can use by a tiny fraction. People killed eachother before guns and they will continue to do so long after they are gone. The problem here is not guns nor their availability, but the fact that these shootings are given so much attention that sick people will see it as a way to make themselves go down in history. Stop focusing on the weapons and the shooters. Don't give them the glory they want. Instead, the government needs to focus more on supporting American Citizen's mental health better and making sure not that there are less weapons, but less people who are willing to do this sort of thing because they have obtained proper care to help them combat their issues.
Samantha Hafften's comment, April 18, 2013 11:05 AM
I agree, the attention should go toward the people who lost their lives and not on the murderer. The government does, in fact need to focus on the mental healthof people and not the weapons. I do have to say that our right, according to the 2nd amendment, is to bear arms, but nobody needs a huge weapon to protect themselves. I think that a small handgun would suffice. In conclusion, I do believe the government should limit the kinds of weapons citizens are able to purchase/have access to.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 21, 2013 1:32 PM
Great job picking up some very interesting stories! Looks like you all understand that by making a martyr of the killers we are just encouraging more incidents.
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The Weekend in Gun Violence - NYTimes.com

The Weekend in Gun Violence - NYTimes.com | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
The weekend gun wrap-up can be so overwhelming, we figured you may need a little comic relief before delving in. “Saturday Night Live” opened this weekend with a sketch poking fun at Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey's ...
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Whether your are pro-gun or pro-gun control, this SNL sketch is an accurate satire on the gun control issue. 

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The rush to a bad gun-control law

The rush to a bad gun-control law | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
Artificial deadlines make for poor legislation. (RT @USAGunPermitLaw: The rush to a bad gun-control law - Washington Post: The rush to a bad gun-control lawWashington PostThose who...
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Interesting article on the Toomey-Manchin bill. 

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To NY Gun Control Law

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To NY Gun Control Law | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is staying out of the gun debate for now. The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
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Gun Control Advocates Showing How Much They Like Guns

Gun Control Advocates Showing How Much They Like Guns | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Lobbying for gun control in the United States often means proving how much you like firearms. New York Gov.
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"For me, guns are about hunting and protecting my family," the man says, as two children play on tire swings in the background. "I believe in the Second Amendment, and I'll fight to protect it. But with rights come responsibilities. That's why I support comprehensive background checks, so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can't buy guns." - A quote from the article itself. I can't say that I disagree. Excellent article; discusses both sides of the issue.

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Gun Control: What Really Matters | TIME.com

Gun Control: What Really Matters | TIME.com | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
I'm worried about what happens if the Congress passes the tepid but worthy background checks measure being debated this week.
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Interesting take on the background check measure and whether or not it will be effective enough to slow gun violence. You decide.

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Gun Control: History, Philosophy and Ethics

Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/guncontrol Did you know that 90 years ago, America still had 12 times the murder rate of the United Kingdom?

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A little education on Gun Control

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Jeff Alexander's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:27 AM

This is a pretty long video but it is filled with the facts.  It does not push one way or the other on gun control but he talks about all the things that pro gun control advocates quote which are not necessarily used in the right context.   So if you want straight facts this is a great video. 

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Police told to choose: Gun control or Constitution - WorldNetDaily - WND.com

Police told to choose: Gun control or Constitution - WorldNetDaily - WND.com | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
WND.com Police told to choose: Gun control or Constitution - WorldNetDaily WND.com The video, produced by a man identified on Facebook as Aaron Hawkins, is a challenge to those who enforce America's laws, warning them the day is coming when...
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False hope and folly in gun-control bill - Washington Post

False hope and folly in gun-control bill
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Then President Obama began coming up with the oddest ideas about keeping guns from “falling into the wrong hands.” Dangerous hands, irresponsible hands, he says.
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Obama: "Unimaginable" That Congress Would "Defy" Americans And Not Pass Gun Control

Obama: "Unimaginable" That Congress Would "Defy" Americans And Not Pass Gun Control | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it

"I think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of Congress are listening to the American people," President Obama said in an interview on NBC's "Today Show" that aired on Tuesday.


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littlebytesnews's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:57 PM

Unimaginable he thinks he can violate our 2nd amendment rights and deny law abiding citizens their unalienable right to bear arms, without being infringed upon!

 

To give up freedoms in the name of security will leave us with neither.

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Maryland's Second Amendment Nightmare: Coming Soon to a State Near You? - Patriot Update

Maryland's Second Amendment Nightmare: Coming Soon to a State Near You? - Patriot Update | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
If you want to see how firearm sales can be effectively banned, look no farther than the so-called “free state” of Maryland.  Although Maryland’s newly promulgated “assault gun” ban and licensing requirements will not go into … Continue reading →...

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Dakota Swank's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:24 PM

Alright, obviously there is going to be two very firm sides to this argument.  I completely understand the idea that people want to keep their guns, and be able to sell or buy them as they please because they can be trusted.  But is a 60 day waiting period going to really take away the freedom of you having a gun?  I also think, personally, this should be handled at a state level because; lets be honest, the reason someone may be buying a shotgun or hunting riffle in New York could be COMPLETELY different than someone buying a gun in northwestern Montana,  If you see where I'm going with it. 

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Official: 1 arrested in Lone Star community college stabbing; 14 injured

Official: 1 arrested in Lone Star community college stabbing; 14 injured | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
A student is in custody after a stabbing attack that injured 14 people at a Houston-area college campus.
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Had to put this one on here. It's a school stabbing...versus a school shooting. Violence, whether gun related or not, is still violence purpetrated by an unstable individual. Ban guns, fine (not really)...but this article proves that it won't make a damn bit of difference to the person intent on committing the crime. 

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Outrage of the Week: Middle school curriculum is teaching that Americans don’t have the right to bear arms

Outrage of the Week: Middle school curriculum is teaching that Americans don’t have the right to bear arms | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
By NRA's Institute for Legislative Action This week's outrage comes to us from the state of Connecticut--the (RT @PatriotCamp: Are we going to let this happen? Constitutional Champions is working to counter this garbage.
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Huh. Interesting. How would you feel if this happened to your child, in your local classroom?

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Law Enforcement Officer Survey Shows Overwhelming Opposition to Gun Control

Law Enforcement Officer Survey Shows Overwhelming Opposition to Gun Control | Gun Control: For or Against? | Scoop.it
PoliceOne's Gun Control Survey: 11 key lessons from officers' perspectives "Contrary to what the mainstream media and certain politicians would have us believe, police overwhelmingly favor an armed citizenry, would like to see more guns in the hands...
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For or against? Discuss.

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More Gun Control Trickery

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Via twitter From Pat Dollard, a red alert on some trickery in the Senate gun control bill. Want to loan your gun to a friend for the day...you're now a felon; Excerpted from National Review Online:...
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Seems like this is just a ridiculous way to try and appease gun control supporters and royally piss off pro-gun advocates. Once again, a waste of government time and the people's money.

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Blog: Gun control at work: 4 dead, 21 wounded in Chicago over the weekend

RT @coltlondon: Gun control at work: 4 dead, 21 wounded in Chicago over the weekend #tcot #gunrights #NRA
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Shootings occurr as Chicago gun control advocates gather at Federal Plaza. There's irony for you.

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