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Mark Carman's Epic Message To All Responsible Gun Owners. NRA’s constitutional fraud: The truth behind the “right to bear arms” Magazine / fall 2013. Last December, when Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a rifle and killed twenty children and six adult staff members, the United States found itself immersed in debates about gun control.

Magazine / fall 2013

Another flash point occurred this July, when George Zimmerman, who saw himself as a guardian of his community, was exonerated in the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida. That time, talk turned to stand-your-ground laws and the proper use of deadly force. The gun debate was refreshed in September by the shooting deaths of twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard, apparently at the hands of an IT contractor who was mentally ill.

Such episodes remind Americans that our country as a whole is marked by staggering levels of deadly violence. The Best Gun Control Commercial Ever Produced. The Hitler gun control lie. This week, people were shocked when the Drudge Report posted a giant picture of Hitler over a headline speculating that the White House will proceed with executive orders to limit access to firearms.

The Hitler gun control lie

The proposed orders are exceedingly tame, but Drudge’s reaction is actually a common conservative response to any invocation of gun control. The NRA, Fox News, Fox News (again), Alex Jones, email chains, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, Gun Owners of America, etc., all agree that gun control was critical to Hitler’s rise to power. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (“America’s most aggressive defender of firearms ownership”) is built almost exclusively around this notion, popularizing posters of Hitler giving the Nazi salute next to the text: “All in favor of ‘gun control’ raise your right hand.” Youth violence expert warns: Video games can create expert marksmen. OGDEN -- Violent video games may not be proven to cause violent behavior, but they can be proven to be linked to aggression.

Youth violence expert warns: Video games can create expert marksmen

And repetitive playing of violent games can also be proven to increase aggressive behavior by large amounts each time the game is played. These statements were the predominant message given Thursday by Brad Bushman, a well-known expert in aggression and media violence who is a professor and researcher at Ohio State University. Bushman, a Weber State University graduate, recently served as chairman of a National Science Foundation panel on youth violence. The foundation's report is being sent to Congress and the president. What is An Assault Weapon? Nothing More Than a Scary Term Created By Politicians and the Media.

I finally sat down to invest a few hours figuring out the difference between an assault weapon and an assault rifle.

What is An Assault Weapon? Nothing More Than a Scary Term Created By Politicians and the Media

They seemed to be the same thing to me and I got confused every time I listened to a discussion or read another article. Well, it’s no wonder. Some of the terminology simply doesn’t support an actual category of firearm. According to Kobayashi and Olson in the Stanford Law and Policy Review, “Prior to 1989, the term 'assault weapon' did not exist in the lexicon of firearms. It is a political term, developed by anti-gun publicists to expand the category of 'assault rifles' so as to allow an attack on as many additional firearms as possible on the basis of undefined 'evil' appearance.” Why Not Renew the “Assault Weapons” Ban? Well, I’ll Tell You… « Kontradictions. [EDIT: Since this article was published, the Democratic party has officially added support of the assault weapon ban renewal to their party platform and Senator Feinstein has vowed to introduce it again in the upcoming session, hoping the Newtown massacre will help it push through.

This bill WILL be debated and voted on, and I hope you can learn something about it here.] Between Two Worlds It’s not easy being a leftist who loves guns. It’s like being a Republican who listens to NPR or supports single payer health care. "I Am Adam Lanza’s Psychiatrist": A Response From the Mental Health Trenches to "I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother" “I am sharing this story because I am Adam Lanza's mother. I am Dylan Klebold's and Eric Harris's mother. I am James Holmes's mother. Why Violent Shooting Sprees Can Paralyze People With Fear. As 2012 comes to an end, it seems like the year could be dubbed the “shooting spree year.” These tragic events seem numerous, and they come easily to mind. Here are some notable examples from 2012, listed in chronological order. The list is not exhaustive. On February 27 th , Thomas “T.J.”

Lane, age 17, walked into the cafeteria of Chardon High School in Ohio he attended, pulled out a handgun, and began shooting his classmates, killing 3 and wounding 3 others. On March 8 th , John F. On March 30 th , as mourners were leaving a funeral in Miami, Florida, a motorist drove by and opened fire, killing 2 and wounding 12 others. On April 2 nd , One L. On May 30 th , Ian L. On June 9 th , Desmonte Leonard, age 22, got in an argument over a woman at a pool party near Auburn University in Alabama, and opened fire, killing 3 people and injuring 3 others. Waiting for the good guys - Roger Simon. It would be terrible enough if just she had paid the price for this. But 20 small children and six adults paid the price, too.

Do nothing? Do nothing? Can we really be so foolish, so cowed, so helpless? Continue Reading Don’t tell me gun control doesn’t work. Don’t tell me the Supreme Court has forbidden gun control. 'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother': A Mom's Perspective On The Mental Illness Conversation In America. Friday’s horrific national tragedy — the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — has ignited a new discussion on violence in America.

'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother': A Mom's Perspective On The Mental Illness Conversation In America

In kitchens and coffee shops across the country, we tearfully debate the many faces of violence in America: gun culture, media violence, lack of mental health services, overt and covert wars abroad, religion, politics and the way we raise our children. Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made 'Ideologies Of My Past' On Guns Irrelevant.