Gun control has been one of the hottest topics of debate in recent years, with special attention drawn to the issue after the deplorable amount of mass shootings in America last year. The ethical debate will continue to rage for a while it seems, as neither the conservatives nor the liberals can convince the other side.
I've been writing for years about the threat of insurrectionism in this country. Now I'm watching my fears come to fruition in this current political climate, where violence is increasingly becoming an acceptable response to court rulings, or political disagreements.
Before the end of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, there likely will be at least one shooting involving four victims or more; in all, today between 250 and 300 Americans will be killed or injured with firearms. We simply cannot afford to continue to allow the simple-minded slogans of the gun lobby to dictate national gun policy.
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Almost immediately upon entering Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky, Yousef was greeted by a shooting target that appeared to be a veiled Muslim woman.
Now that you've won the endorsement of the National Rifle Assocation, will you dare to do or say anything that the NRA would not thoroughly approve?
There are currently eight states within the U.S. which require any publically funded institution to allow firearms on campus; and 23 additional states allow these institutions to decide for themselves whether students can carry firearms
"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."
When the gunman stormed our classroom, at the School for Creative Arts, it was clear, we had no proper defense against assault.
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"Still grading?" I asked my colleague, a professor at a Georgia college, as she carefully viewed her laptop a few weeks ago. "I'm finished with that," she told me. "Now I'm pricing bulletproof vests." She had good reason to do so.
America will elect its next president this year, and our Moms Demand Action volunteers have been pressing all the candidates about where they stand on gun safety. It's more important than ever to show that we are a force, that we are changing how gun safety is viewed as a political issue.
Families in New Jersey, in Newtown, and in the entire country deserve more than vetoes. They deserve politicians who care, who listen, and who act. Who put evidence above political opportunism. Who put the safety of innocent kids ahead of the agenda of powerful interest groups.
The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights.