Tag Archives: Firearms

A conversation about gun control

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep … Continue reading

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THE SECOND AMENDMENT

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep … Continue reading

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monsters under the bed

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Small Weapons Design

Small Weapons Design & Use(full documentary)HD Published on Sep 16, 2013 Tiny” weapons may not sound impressive…but small can kill, and it can also be easily concealed. From a pocket pistol used by the police…to a submachine gun wielded by … Continue reading

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The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty…Not only would it violate Texans’ Second Amendment rights, including the right to self defense, it also raises U.S. sovereignty and national security concerns. Senator John Cornyn On 2 April 2013, the General Assembly adopted the landmark … Continue reading

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National Rifle Association

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the NRA Today’s NRA press conference was a shameful evasion of the crisis our country is facing. … Continue reading

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An outlier

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/opinion/the-yawning-loophole-in-the-gun-laws.html The Brady gun control law, named for the White House official who was shot during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, requires licensed gun dealers to screen all prospective gun buyers through a federal database of convicted felons, … Continue reading

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gun violence vs. gun ownership

From Facebook Joshua Tewksbury I have been responding to posts by others about the link between policy (jn this case gun policy) and gun violence, and I decided to do a bit of my own checking on this, to make … Continue reading

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Drugs and guns

An estimated 50,000 persons die annually in the United States as a result of violence-related injuries. Homicide is the second leading cause of death for persons aged 15–24 years, the third leading cause for persons aged 25–34 years, and the … Continue reading

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Gun ownership as an identity marker

It will come as no surprise to those with a passing interest in American politics that Republicans are more likely to own guns than Democrats. But the differences have become much starker in recent years, with gun ownership having become … Continue reading

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