What to do about guns in America
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What to do about guns in America
Gun control is a pretty hot topic right now. I want to use scoop.it to try and figure out what we should do about our guns.
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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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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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Nichole V. Jones's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:26 PM

Because the officer was "alarmed" they disarmed and arrested him.

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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Another snotty British idiot bashes NRA and second amendment: Richard Branson

Another snotty British idiot bashes NRA and second amendment: Richard Branson | What to do about guns in America | Scoop.it
You know, it's bad enough when American leftists bash the NRA and our Second Amendment. I can deal with them because they are in fact Americans.

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Im just posting this because it is funny.

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Gabrielle Taylor's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:50 PM

Guns have caused so many conflicts that America has caught international attention over our policies. 

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The five minute NRA speech that would change the gun control debate forever

The five minute NRA speech that would change the gun control debate forever | What to do about guns in America | Scoop.it
The NRA is hereby inviting the ACLU to join us on a study to find common-sense solutions that will prevent violent madmen from harming our children.

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This is a good speech.  He talks about how the Gun control debate has nothing to do with saftey but it has everything to do with trying to impede on our rights.   They are just trying to slowly take away guns and they are making up bogus reasons as to why certian guns are more dangerous than others.  

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Gabrielle Taylor's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:39 PM
This is an opinionated article that a Fox News guest writer would write if he had the chance for the NRA.
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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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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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Nichole V. Jones's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:36 PM

A little education on Gun Control

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The gun debate is a culture debate

The gun debate is a culture debate | What to do about guns in America | Scoop.it
Nearly three months after the tragedy at Newtown, we are still debating the place of guns in American society.

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"we permit the government to have guns, not the other way around. Citizens don’t need to justify owning an “assault weapon,” the government needs to justify taking it."  

I like this quote from the article.  It really puts into perspective on how the system of who has guns should work.  I know this is just another right winged Fox News bit but still they make some good points.  I do however,  think that background checks are necessary.   But to what extent do they decide if someone committed a crime that should not allow them to have guns.   Another point talked about in this article was how Joe Biden is still pushing gun bans on weapons that he knows will not increase the safety of our nation. 


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Gabrielle Taylor's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:35 PM
This article will add more to the essay because of the language used to make arguments about gun control.
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Buy a Shotgun Joe Biden Lying AR-15

Joe Biden lying about the AR-15
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I know we need to do something about the gun laws in the United States.  But taking away peoples AR-15s should not be one of them.  Here is another polotician talking about something he knows nothing about.  A shot gun is safer than an AR-15.  Really Biden?  Anyways check out the video and let me know what you think.  

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