Category Archives: gun registration

Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law was born of 2004 case, but story has been distorted

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst PENSACOLAIn 2005, as lawmakers pushed to pass sweeping self-defense legislation that would become known as the “stand your ground” law, critics had one challenge: Show us a case in which someone had been treated unjustly. … Continue reading

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See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: One year ago, Stephen Barton was shot in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater.   In the year since, Congress hasn’t passed comprehensive reforms that would prevent gun violence and save lives.   … Continue reading

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Video Essay: Living Under the Gun | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst In this essay, posted the day after the Colorado theater shooting a year ago, Bill talks about the price we pay for our pro-gun culture. Greg Russak‘s insight: "We’ve become so gun-loving, so blasé about … Continue reading

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It’s Rare That The Daily Show Slips Out Of Satire And Into Anger. This Is One Of Those Times.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst “The Daily Show” wants to rename Florida. I think their name rings far, far truer. Greg Russak‘s insight: Sums it up rather well, I think. See on http://www.upworthy.com

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Trayvon, George and the Perfect Crime: Reflections on the Zimmerman Trial: Bill Blum

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst How did George Zimmerman and his lawyers secure a not-guilty verdict on both second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin? See on http://www.truthdig.com

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Open season on black boys after a verdict like this

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Gary Younge: Calls for calm after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin are empty words for black families See on http://www.guardian.co.uk

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Zimmerman Has Been Found Not Guilty. Now What?

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst (MOTHER JONES)   Now that the verdict is in, here’s what could happen next.   Federal charges: The Department of Justice launched an investigation last March to investigate whether Martin’s shooting amounted to a federal … Continue reading

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Reefer Madness, an Unfortunate Redux

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Scientifically, it is very unlikely that marijuana use caused aggression in the Trayvon Martin case. Greg Russak‘s insight: “Was Trayvon Martin aggressive and paranoid from smoking marijuana, and did that lead him to attack George … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Second Amendment

In his 2003 paper, “Is There a Right to Own a Gun,” University of Colorado philosophy professor Michael Huemer states that, “the harms of private gun ownership are probably less than the benefits, and that in any case, these harms … Continue reading

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The Gun Lobby’s Dumbest Argument

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Do we expect that anti-pollution laws will end all pollution? Of course not. And neither, argues Michael Tomasky, should we expect that gun laws will prevent all violence. This absurd argument shouldn’t be taken seriously. … Continue reading

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