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Chicago

On Monday, September 7, after a Labor Day holiday weekend in which 46 people suffered gunshot wounds - eight of whom died - Chicago authorities placed the blame for the violence and the prevalence of guns in...
Gun Control Is Not That Simple

It has become the most expected response to a senseless crime involving a gun, so much so that before the ink dries on the report the words have been released, ‘gun control.’ As if...
McGraw

This week as Tim McGraw signed on to headline a New Jersey benefit concert, allegedly espousing increased gun control, he reminded fans and the public alike that he is a country star with convictions....
ban

Politics trumps common sense and what is right in America. And, like sheep being led to the slaughter house, far too many Americans agree with the insanity. The second amendment is safe; you can...
guns

On Tuesday, Texas gun-rights The Truth About Guns (TTAG) put out a call for volunteers to participate in a simulation of the Charlie Hebdo shooting. Their reasoning was that "an armed civilian (or two)...
Wal-Mart

The two-year-old boy who shot and killed his mother in a Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho used his mom's gun, which he obtained by unzipping a special compartment in her purse, to do the deed....
gun

Commentary by James Turnage What does the NRA truly believe and who do they support? The NRA has no beliefs; it is merely a well-paid lobby representing gun manufacturers and gun sellers; and these are...
Marysville, Washington

A young high school student took a gun to school and shot five classmates before killing himself in Washington state on Friday. In a storyline that is becoming all too familiar, 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg...
Kimberly Edson lives in Rochester, Minnesota. She watched a man walk by her home escorting his two daughters to school. He was wearing a gun, visible for all to see. A battle ensued forcing the issue of second amendment rights vs. first amendment rights. Another case of guns vs. free speech. After several days, the weapon was no longer visible. Edson was concerned about guns being near or on school grounds. She felt everyone should know that he was armed. She placed a sign in her front yard revealing that the man, Matthew Halleck, was carrying a loaded gun in the elementary school’s vicinity. The sign also had his picture on it. Halleck has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but Edson is concerned about the existence of dangerous weapons near a school. Halleck insists the gun is for his and his daughters’ protection. Halleck insists that he has a right under the second amendment to carry a loaded weapon. Edson says she is exercising her right of free speech under the first amendment, and feels a responsibility to inform the community. Halleck says that he is considering a lawsuit claiming libel. In reality, this is another example of a nation which lives in fear. The good qualities America used to revere were faith, trust, and respect for our fellow man. They have been replaced or subdued. After the Sandy Hook massacre, and the argument about gun legislation once again exploded onto the scene, the ‘Journal News’ published a map of every gun owner in the two counties around the school. The NRA became involved and claimed the first amendment rights of those who possessed a permit to have a gun were being violated. Connecticut has a public record law which allows the records to be made public. In Idaho, it is unlawful to publish such records. Disagreement continues between the two sides of the issue. It is unlikely that a solution will ever be found. The gun lobby, the NRA, continues to make false and fearful statements about the necessity of a fully armed nation, and misuse the true meaning of the second amendment. Those who advocate legislation regarding the control of certain types of guns and ammunition believe it is their right to expose the existence of dangerous weapons in their communities. They point to the first amendment. Not one patriotic American denies the second amendment and the right of reputable individuals to possess guns. Background checks for all gun purchases are not in conflict with the second amendment. In addition, when it was written none of our founding fathers could have foreseen the invention of assault rifles and other weapons which can fire hundreds of bullets in seconds. Americans live in a constant state of fear. Gun owners say that they fear criminals. The other side fears people with guns. Reading incidents about people going about their everyday lives becoming shot and killed makes them afraid to go grocery shopping, attend a movie, or assemble in almost any public place, including their church. It’s all about guns vs. free speech and feeling safe. The correct answer to the situation is simple, but difficult to achieve; use common sense. Facing the truth might be effective as well. By James Turnage Sources: RT PBS Slate

Kimberly Edson lives in Rochester, Minnesota. She watched a man walk by her home escorting his two daughters to school. He was wearing a gun, visible for all to see. A battle ensued forcing...

From our love of guns, to movies and video games, our nation thrives on violence. In a country which claimed to be kinder and gentler, it has morphed into a nation which is angrier...
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