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Yesterday was ANOTHER sad day in our nation (USA), 27 elementary students/ teachers gunned down like animals. A misused Constitution.
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Split hints at nation willing to look the other way on guns

Split hints at nation willing to look the other way on guns | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
WHEN children survivors were escorted to safety a week ago from the school in rural Connecticut where a lone gunman massacred 20 classmates and six teachers, police asked them to cover their eyes.
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So, let us put our heads in the sand, then we can live without the guilt of knowing our apathy cost little children their lives. Also, then we don't have to face up to whether the real motive behind NRA and the US government is that of illegally selling arms to other nations or not. 

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College Presidents Call for Stricter Gun Laws - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

College Presidents Call for Stricter Gun Laws - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
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Worst Countries For Firearms Related Deaths - Forbes

Worst Countries For Firearms Related Deaths - Forbes | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
The U.S. is certainly not the most violent gun-toting society, but its unique freedoms coupled with its own societal ills make public displays of violence more prevalent than anywhere on Earth.

The U.S. however leads the world in school shootings and leads the world's core economies in terms of firearms related deaths.
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Kids slain at Connecticut school were 6, 7

Kids slain at Connecticut school were 6, 7 | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
20 children, six adults and the shooter are dead after shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday morning Three law enforcement officials say Adam Lanza, 20, was the shooter, and that he died apparently by his own...
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The "right to bear arms" was included in the Constituion to ensure that though the government would not provide a standing army or arms for such, the citizenry would be able to come armed to protect our nation. Well, the government does now have a standing army...and they provide that army with arms. The question to ask now is who is protecting our children and other innocent people? 

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Connecticut Shooting Revives Gun Control Debate

Connecticut Shooting Revives Gun Control Debate | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
As the country absorbs yet another mass shooting, both supporters and opponents of stricter gun laws are asking whether the carnage might change a trajectory toward fewer restrictions.
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I am not asking anyone to believe me...just asking that you do some research yourself. 

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Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By (1965)

Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By (1965)
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A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, Japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.
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Gun Control - Just Facts

Gun Control - Just Facts | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
Learn more about guns and gun control through studies, statistics, and published facts.
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Projectz - "Where Have All The Children Gone?" (Music Video HD)

Downlod the song here: http://hu.lk/uikjb8hcifxh We decide to make another quick music video of a song my boy Projectz recorded. It came out actually pretty ...
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We need to ask "what is best for our children?"  Guns v. no guns?

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Looking for America

Looking for America | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
We have to make ourselves better. Otherwise, the story from Connecticut is too unspeakable to bear.
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“I just don’t know what this country’s coming to. I don’t know who we are any more,”  --Gail Collins, wife who's husband and son was victims of a mass shooting on a commuter train.

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NRA Raises $200 Million as Gun Lobby Toasters Burn Logo on Bread

NRA Raises $200 Million as Gun Lobby Toasters Burn Logo on Bread | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
A toaster that burns the National Rifle Association’s logo onto bread fetched $650 at an auction last month, just one reflection of the money-making power in the gun group’s brand.
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11 Days Ago, The NRA President Criticized How National Tragedies Are Used To Push For Gun Control

11 Days Ago, The NRA President Criticized How National Tragedies Are Used To Push For Gun Control | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
Two mass shootings in two weeks. ;
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What would Mr. LaPierre have us to do? When we have cars exploding on the Interstate, we stop and examine the cause. Why shouldn't we examine our gun laws? 

 

Another question I would like to pose:  Why does NRA spend more than $7.2 million on independent expenditures at the federal level on messages advocating for or against political candidates based on their views of gun ownership?

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How will Rupert Murdoch's Fox News handle gun control?

How will Rupert Murdoch's Fox News handle gun control? | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
Since Friday's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has twice called on the President to ban automatic weapons. "When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?
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Some people live by principles; $ome live by a very different $tandard. We can only hope that Murdoch and Ailes is a whole lot smarter than Huckabee.

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The Never-Ending War Over a Gun Statistic - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Never-Ending War Over a Gun Statistic - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
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A History of Violence - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A History of Violence - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
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Republican lawmaker urges caution in addressing gun laws in wake of shooting - The Hill

Republican lawmaker urges caution in addressing gun laws in wake of shooting - The Hill | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, incoming chairwoman of the House Republican Conference said people should be careful about suggesting new gun laws.
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So, if addressing gun laws is not a good topic after mass shootings, when is?  Where are the brains in that? 

 

When one makes such a statement, you know that are on the payroll besides that of their gov. jobs. Congress, come clean!

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The 24 Hour American Massacre: From Newtown to Chicago by Russell Simmons

The 24 Hour American Massacre: From Newtown to Chicago by Russell Simmons | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
My deepest prayers go out to the victims and their families and all the people whose hearts were broken in Newtown.  As a father of two beautiful girls, I cannot begin to understand the loss that
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Obviously guns do not kill people; people kill people...but had the guns not been so readily available (even an ASSAULT RIFLE!), these folks would still be alive. 

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Do We Have the Courage to Stop This?

Do We Have the Courage to Stop This? | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
There’s an epic contrast between the heroism of teachers facing a gunman and the fecklessness of politicians who won’t stand up to N.R.A.
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"Children ages 5 to 14 in America are 13 times as likely to be murdered with guns as children in other industrialized countries." --David Hemenway, Harvard Public Health Specialist

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Murders with firearms statistics - countries compared - NationMaster Crime

Full list of available countries. Murders with firearms statistics - countries compared - NationMaster.
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Random Thoughts About Shooting My Way Out of the Midnight Movie Massacre

Random Thoughts About Shooting My Way Out of the Midnight Movie Massacre | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
The Commander-in-Chief offered his commiserations to victims of...Connecticut massacre.

The Commander-in-Chief offered his commiserations to victims of the Denver Batman massacre.

The Commander-in-Chief offered his commiserations to victims of Virginia Tech massacre.

The Commander-in-Chief offered his commiserations to victims of the Red Lake massacre.

The Commander-in-Chief offered his commiserations to victims of the Columbine massacre.

The Commander-in-Chief offered his commiserations to victims of...the NEXT massacre.

Do you get the point?
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Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder » Publications » The Federalist Society

Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder » Publications » The Federalist Society | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, one of the most shocking aspects of the last three decades was the rise of mass public shootings: people who went into public places and murdered complete strangers.
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The FBI's Crime in the United States estimated that 68% of the 16,929 murders in 2007 were committed with firearms. --Bureau of Justice (see: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/guns.cfm).

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Where have all the flowers gone? Live

Where have all the flowers gone By Peter Paul and Mary.
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National Rifle Assn: Summary | OpenSecrets

National Rifle Assn: Summary | OpenSecrets | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
National Rifle Assn 2012 organization profile: lobbying, political contributions, Congress recipients, news
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I believe strongly in the "freedom of speech," but I don't see anyone spending this kind of money to secure that Constitutional right.

 

NRA LOBBYING EXPENDITURES

$2,205,000 (2012)
$2,905,000 (2011)
ranks 176 of 4,219 in 2012

 

Might there be more to this than the old scheme we have all grown up with and indoctrinate into? I am a patriot...but I also have a brain.

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Guess How Much the NRA Spends Lobbying Every Year

Guess How Much the NRA Spends Lobbying Every Year | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
In the wake of the tragic Newtown shooting, it's time to reveal the powerful influence of the NRA on Washington.
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Assault rifle caused many deaths in Connecticut school shooting

Assault rifle caused many deaths in Connecticut school shooting | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
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If we shouldn't outlaw guns, then the very least we could do is to outlaw the ammunition.

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