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You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote For More Guns

Statistically, you’re most likely to be a gun owner if you’re an older, white, conservative, married, Southern man. Know what else you’re more likely to be? Republican, especially a conservative Republican.   Why is that? Is it really grown men … Continue reading

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#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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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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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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Margaret Talbot: Why Is Congress So Afraid of Gun Control?

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst What’s the worst that could happen? That’s what people ought to be asking Congress, in particular those senators who are holding up federal action on gun safety. Greg Russak‘s insight: "When people ask their friends … 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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Mass Shootings: The Numbers Don’t Lie

If it feels like gun violence has gotten worse since the expiration of the assault weapons ban, it has. This Facebook meme was the topic of some discussion today. Predictably, there were opinions in support of and in opposition to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: NRA President Defends Lobbyist’s Shocking Newtown Comments, Doesn’t Think He Should Apologize

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst WASHINGTON, DC — NRA President David Keene defended lobbyist Bob Welch’s statement that the group would continue weakening gun laws as soon as the “Connecticut effect” had subsided, saying that he had no reason to … Continue reading

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Taking Responsibility for Your Guns

According to a New York Times article published March 8th(1), South Dakota’s Republican governor, Dennis Daugaard, has signed the first-ever law that explicitly allows guns to be carried in schools by school employees. (Hawaii and New Hampshire reportedly have no … Continue reading

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