Archive for December 2014

10 (Weak) Arguments for Gun Control

10 (Weak) Arguments for Gun Control

Article: 10 Arguments for Gun Control This article appeared on Listverse.com at this link: http://listverse.com/2013/04/21/10-arguments-for-gun-control/ Morris M. April 21, 2013 There’s no doubt about it—we sure do love our guns. Last year, the small arms survey concluded that the United States has 88.9 firearms for every one hundred people. That’s more than Yemen, Mexico, Pakistan, and the West Bank/Gaza combined. Yet there’s a heck-load of research out there indicating that a pinch of gun control would keep us safer, and potentially even save our lives. After all: 10. More Guns Equal More Homicides If you compared gun ownership levels with […]

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Analysis: Gun Ownership Poll Results Shift in Favor of Protection

Analysis: Gun Ownership Poll Results Shift in Favor of Protection

The article below with original text in Italics appeared online in NPR.org on December 10, 2014 (this link takes you to the original article.) Editors analysis: It is interesting that despite an unrelenting pressure to demonize gun ownership by the media since the Sandy Hook School shooting over two years ago public opinion moved even further in favor of gun ownership.  There are several plausible explanations for this shift in opinion.  One of the major drivers may be the growing cynicism towards the trustworthiness of the Democrat led Senate and Presidency of Barack Obama.  As a result of a growing string of scandals (to name […]

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