Category Archives: gun violence

#Fox Tells Only One Side on CA #Microstamping Law

This article, Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement, by Perry Chiaramonte is a classic example of the complete bias and total lack of journalistic integrity that is the hallmark and the brand of Fox News. How … Continue reading

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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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