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Gun politics is a controversial area of American politics that is primarily defined by the actions of two groups: gun control and gun rights activists.

These groups often disagree on the interpretation of laws and court cases related to firearms as well as about the effects of gun control on crime and public safety.

Since the 1990s, debates regarding firearm availability and gun violence in the U.S. have been characterized by concerns about the right to bear arms, such as found in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and the responsibility of the government to serve the needs of its citizens and to prevent crime and deaths. Gun control supporters say that broad or unrestricted gun rights inhibit the government from fulfilling that responsibility. Gun rights supporters promote firearms for self-defense, hunting, sporting activities, and security against tyranny.

Gun control advocates state that keeping guns out of the hands of criminals results in safer communities, while gun rights advocates state that firearm ownership by law-abiding citizens reduces crime. A 2003 study by the Centers for Disease Control called for further study because there was insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of firearms laws with regards to violent outcomes.

Gun legislation in the United States is constrained by judicial interpretations of the Constitution. In 1789, the United States adopted the Second Amendment, and in 1868 adopted the Fourteenth Amendment. The effect of those two amendments on gun politics was the subject of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions in 2008 and 2010, that upheld the right for individuals to possess guns for self-defense.

Climate change denier who says no one can explain global warming gets completely schooled by someone explaining it. A writer and climate change denier was schooled on social media... and it was glorious.

Climate change denier who says no one can explain global warming gets completely schooled by someone explaining it

Lorrie Goldstein, who writes for the daily tabloid the Toronto Sun in Canada, thought it would be a wise move to challenge the science behind climate change and global warming on Twitter of all places. In a tweet posted last week, Goldstein said: "Next time a Social Justice Warrior tells you “science is settled” on global warming, ask them to explain the science. Then watch the fun. " Now, for all those people furiously storming towards their keyboards to explain exactly how global warming works, y'all can take a breather, because someone's already done it for you. Toronto based writer, and social media hero, Karen Geier told Goldstein in no uncertain terms exactly how climate change has happened, is happening and the dangers it poses. Visualizing gun deaths - Comparing the U.S. to rest of the world. Whenever a mass shooting occurs, a debate about gun violence ensues.

Visualizing gun deaths - Comparing the U.S. to rest of the world

An often-cited counter to the point about the United States’ high rates of gun homicides is that people in other countries kill one another at the same rate using different types of weapons. It’s not true. Compared to other countries with similar levels of development or socioeconomic status, the United States has exceptional homicide rates, and it’s driven by gun violence. Mass. had lowest gun death rate in the country in 2015, study says. Massachusetts had the lowest gun death rate in the country in 2015, newly released federal data shows, and advocacy groups on Tuesday attributed the state’s ranking to its tough firearm laws.

Mass. had lowest gun death rate in the country in 2015, study says

There were 213 gun deaths in the state in 2015, for a rate of 3.13 per 100,000 residents, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Advertisement The CDC calculates the gun death rate by dividing fatalities by the state’s population and multiplying that figure by 100,000. Total gun deaths include homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings. The 3 Worst Arguments Against Gun Control. Guns don’t kill people.

The 3 Worst Arguments Against Gun Control

Making it hard for criminals to get guns makes it hard for everyone. Any gun law puts us on a slippery slope. We’ve heard it all before. Active Shooter Study 2000 2013 1. Anger Is the Shared Fuel of Mass Shooters and Everyday Murderers. Here’s What Might Stop Both. Long before he shot and killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub, Omar Mateen had established a reputation as a person to avoid.

Anger Is the Shared Fuel of Mass Shooters and Everyday Murderers. Here’s What Might Stop Both.

In high school, during the early 2000s, he was suspended 15 times for infractions ranging from truancy to getting into fights. As an adult, he was fired from a corrections job after talking about bringing a gun to a training session. “He was not a stable person,” said Sitora Yusifiy, his former wife, who left Mateen after a few short months. “He beat me. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished.” Your first mistake was agreeing to help your friends move. Without wearing Kevlar. GunFAIL CLXXXVI. Another typical week, though I imagine it didn’t feel typical for most of the people shot.

Your first mistake was agreeing to help your friends move. Without wearing Kevlar. GunFAIL CLXXXVI

But there was certainly not much difference between the week of March 20 and any other week in terms of the number and types of accident reports found. Nineteen people accidentally shot themselves. Sixteen people accidentally shot their friends or family members. Ten minors were accidentally shot. Eight people cleaning or otherwise working on guns that were still loaded accidentally fired them.

Sen. Cory Booker says al-Qaida has urged followers to use lax U.S. gun laws to kill Americans. New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker was one of the U.S. senators who spent nearly 15 hours in an overnight filibuster designed to pressure Congress to vote on two gun amendments proposed in response to the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Sen. Cory Booker says al-Qaida has urged followers to use lax U.S. gun laws to kill Americans

One would block anyone on the government's terrorist watch list from buying a firearm. The other would expand background checks to all gun show purchases and internet sales. Both were rejected in a largely party-line vote June 20, 2016. Ahead of the vote, MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked Booker in a June 16 interview how the filibuster would "lead to an actual bill, something the president can sign? " Gun control. For international arms restrictions, see arms control.

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For techniques for the safe handling, possession, and storage of firearms, see gun safety. A gun show in Houston, Texas. Gun control (or firearms regulation)[1][2] refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. Index of gun politics articles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of gun politics articles, including gun politics by nation, and legal and political concepts and terms related to gun politics.

Index of gun politics articles

Defensive gun use. Gun politics in the United States. Gun politics is a controversial area of American politics that is primarily defined by the actions of two groups: gun control and gun rights activists.

Gun politics in the United States

These groups often disagree on the interpretation of laws and court cases related to firearms as well as about the effects of gun control on crime and public safety.[1]:7 Since the 1990s, debates regarding firearm availability and gun violence in the U.S. have been characterized by concerns about the right to bear arms, such as found in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and the responsibility of the government to serve the needs of its citizens and to prevent crime and deaths. Gun legislation in the United States is constrained by judicial interpretations of the Constitution. In 1789, the United States adopted the Second Amendment, and in 1868 adopted the Fourteenth Amendment. History[edit] Colonial era through the Civil War[edit] Australia Enjoys Another Peaceful Day Under Oppressive Gun Control Regime. 3 December, 2015 10:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Due to the nation’s controversial and oppressive gun restrictions, no one has died as a result of a mass-shooting on Australian soil today, for the 7158th day in a row.

Local cinema attendant, Christina Upton can’t believe it has been a whole 19 years and 7 months since a heavily armed white Australian male decided to shoot at a crowd of unsuspecting Australian civilians for no reason. She says the peaceful two decades that have followed are “probably” because the Australian government decided to strip her of a God-given right to own projectile weaponry capable of shooting down helicopters. “Yeah, I mean the Yanks come across as sick people. Ms Upton, who claims to be able to walk freely outside of her home without fear of being killed by a mass shooter, believes that God-given rights probably play a bigger role in America’s mass shootings than Americans think. A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works.

What do we really know about the research on whether gun restrictions help reduce gun deaths? It's a crucially important question in light of the horrible news out of Orlando, but even for PhDs, it's a tough one. There's been a mountain of research on the subject, but these dozens of studies conducted over many years and in many different countries reach a broad and sometimes contradictory range of conclusions. It's hard to know what it really tells us, taken together, about whether gun laws can reduce gun violence. A recently released study, published in the February issue of Epidemiologic Reviews, seeks to resolve this problem. It systematically reviewed the evidence from around the world on gun laws and gun violence, looking to see if the best studies come to similar conclusions.

NRA regrets more 'law-abiding' citizens can't get concealed-carry permits, like Orlando shooter had. The National Rifle Association may be keeping a low profile in the wake of Orlando's 49-person massacre, but the organization had plenty to say last week after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled there was no constitutional right to carry concealed weapons—a right the Orlando shooter Omar Mateen had received a permit to exercise through Florida law. In fact, the NRA's screed following the Ninth Circuit decision included no less than six references to "law-abiding" citizens—presumably like Mateen, pre-massacre—who want to carry concealed weapons in California. As you might imagine, the citizens who are denied such a permit are being victimized by the courts, says the NRA. “Once again the 9th Circuit showed how out of touch it is with mainstream Americans," wrote Chris W.

Cox, executive director of National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, the NRA's lobbying arm. Right-Wing 'Doomsday Prepper' Guns Down Three Neighbors with AR-15 — Then Brags on Facebook. Why can people on the terrorist watch list buy guns, and other FAQs. Attendees visit the trade booths during the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters WASHINGTON — Omar Mateen, investigated twice by the FBI, was on the government’s terrorist watch list for 10 months before being removed. Yet even had he remained on that listing, it wouldn’t have stopped him from buying the firearms he used in Sunday’s Orlando shooting rampage. Senate Democrats are hoping to use that little-known fact and the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history to pressure Republicans to take what could be a politically painful election-year vote to curb gun sales.

The FBI investigations, in 2013 and 2014, closed with no charges against Mateen, 29. Dan Houston - Check out this video. Is gun violence or terrorism a bigger threat to the United States? Breshuana Jackson was 28 years old and expecting a baby. On April 15, 2013, police say Tyrone Christopher Allen, 26, shot Jackson, killing his girlfriend and unborn child. "Tyrone shot me," Jackson reportedly confided to a witness moments before her death. That same day, Nigel Hardy, a 13-year-old boy in Palmdale, Calif., used his father's gun to commit suicide. AR-15 Inventor’s Family: It Was Never for Civilians. Science Denial Kills. The Science of Mass Shooters: What Drives a Person to Kill? Explicit cookie consent. Congress Refuses, So California Funds Its Own Gun Violence Research Center.

America's gun problem, explained. Gun politics in the United States.

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Public opinion. Political arguments. Federal and state laws. Studies and Statistics. Gun violence: Cases. The CDC (US) and gun violence research. Shooting sprees. Guns and the NRA. Gun safety. Discussions on the topic. Category:Firearms-related organizations. Gun Rhetoric vs. Gun Facts. Summary The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., has reignited a national debate on gun control. How to Tell the Difference Between an Open-Carry Patriot and a Deranged Killer. A Non-Gun-Owner's Guide to Guns. As my colleague Kevin Drum pointed out Wednesday, a lot of journalists are seeking to say something meaningful about guns in the wake of Newtown…and failing miserably because their knowledge of guns is rather limited.

How I Got Licensed to Carry a Concealed Gun in 32 States by Barely Trying. Armed and quite possibly dangerous. 10 Big Questions in the U.S. Gun Control Debate. Businessinsider.