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Topical Collection of Articles Relating to Gun Control

Here is a rushed collection of some articles relating to gun control I've collected in the last few days.

Short URL for easy access: http://is.gd/guncontrol

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User friendly site showing gun statistic facts
How are guns being used by citizens
http://americangunfacts.com/

Gun control is racist:

LGBT gun rights group
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Pistols

The Klan's Favorite Law
http://reason.com/archives/2005/02/15/the-klans-favorite-law

The racist history of gun control laws
http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/18/the-racist-history-of-gun-...

No Guns for Jews
http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m2/movieplay-nogunsforjews-flv.php

1865 In a reaction to emancipation, several southern states adopt "black codes" which, among other things, forbid black persons from possessing firearms.
http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa092699.htm

Deacons for Defense and Justice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacons_for_Defense_and_Justice

The gay movement often portrays homosexuals as helpless victims. Here's an alternative: Arm them.
http://www.salon.com/2000/03/14/pistol/

MLK Jr. denied concealed carry permit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-winkler/mlk-and-his-guns_...

Reasons to own:

Japanese American internment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_American_internment

Genocide by gun control
http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/deathgc.htm

confiscation in new orleans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Police_Department#H...

Georgia mother hides children, shoots intruder 5 times during home invasion, police say
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57562397-504083/georg...

A 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to defend himself and his 12-year old sister against two burglars at their home just north of Houston, Texas.
www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/09/15-Year-Old-Boy-...

“the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_...

was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual's right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home and within federal enclaves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_v._Heller

STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS
http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws.aspx

65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/curr...

Thousands join pro-gun rallies in state capitals
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57564859/thousands-join-...

NBC/WSJ poll: NRA more popular than entertainment industry
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/17/16567367-nbcws...

police do not have a duty to provide police services to individuals, even if a dispatcher promises help to be on the way, except when police develop a special duty to particular individuals.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

Crime statistics:

America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Gang Problem
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/america-doesnt-have...

1. Violent crime – including violent crime using guns – has dropped massively over the past 20 years.
2. Mass shootings have not increased in recent years.
3. Schools are getting safer.
4. There Are More Guns in Circulation Than Ever Before.
5. “Assault Weapons Bans” Are Generally Ineffective.
http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/01/10/reasons-5-facts-on-gun...

Cato Institute study says armed citizens prevent thousands of crimes
http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/138894094.html

Off-duty deputy praised for taking down gunman at Mayan 14 theater
http://www.kens5.com/news/Off-duty-deputy-takes-down-gunman-...

12 Recent stories of self defense with firearms
http://libertyandsuch.com/10-cases-of-firearms-used-for-self...

Are Mass Shootings Becoming More Common in the United States? No
http://reason.com/blog/2012/12/17/are-mass-shootings-becomin...

AWs were used in only a small fraction of gun crimes prior to the ban: about 2% according to most studies and no more than 8%. Most of the AWs used in crime are assault pistols rather than assault rifles.
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf

Choose Your Own Crime Stats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooa98FHuaU0

Preventable Medical Errors – The Sixth Biggest Killer in America
http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl/8677.htm

Obama's Gun Proposals Ignore the Facts
http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-obamas-gun-control-...

Surprising fact: Half of gun deaths are suicides
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25463844/ns/us_news-life/t/surpr...

Gun confiscation in California
State declares SKS illegal, buys rifles from owners
http://www.wnd.com/1999/07/3745/

Bans Don't Work:

Since the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired in September 2004, murder and overall violent-crime rates have fallen. In 2003, the last full year before the law expired, the U.S. murder rate was 5.7 per 100,000 people, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report. By 2011, the murder rate fell to 4.7 per 100,000 people. One should also bear in mind that just 2.6% of all murders are committed using any type of rifle.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732346860457824...

After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998. A decade later, handgun crime had doubled.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732377720457819...

Mexico Proves Strict Gun Laws Won’t Prevent Massacres
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/mexico-proves-strict-g...

Tragedies without guns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McVeigh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

"Because the ban has not yet reduced the use of LCMs in crime, we cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence."
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf

Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement. AWs were rarely used in gun crimes even before the ban.
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf

Chicago's Gun Ban Fails To Prevent Murders
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/08/168853287/how-do-gun-bans-affe...

With just one exception, every public mass shooting in the USA since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns. Despite strict gun regulations, Europe has had three of the worst six school shootings.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/12/25/gun-free-zo...

People don’t want a gun ban
http://www.gallup.com/poll/159569/americans-stricter-gun-law...

Support for protection of gun rights has increased over the last 20 years
http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/files/2012/12/infographic_good...

Foot-in-the-door (FITD) technique is a compliance tactic that involves getting a person to agree to a large request by first setting them up by having that person agree to a modest request.[1][2][3] The foot-in-the-door technique succeeds owing to a basic human reality that social scientists call “successive approximations”. Essentially, the more a subject goes along with small requests or commitments, the more likely that subject is to continue in a desired direction of attitude or behavioral change and feel obligated to go along with larger requests.[4] FITD works by first getting a small 'yes' and then getting an even bigger 'yes.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot-in-the-door_technique

Banning “assault rifles” is pure symbolism.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-15/how-obama-an...

Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Covers Rifles, Pistols and Shotguns
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/12/28/feinste...

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: Are Our 2nd Amendment Rights Part Of The Deal?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2012/07/10/the-u-n-arm...

UN Arms Treaty
http://www.un.org/disarmament/ATT/

China Calls for ‘No Delay’ on Gun Controls in U.S.
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/china-calls-f...

The United States ended nearly two decades of federal ammunition control in 1986, concluding that regulating bullets was too much effort and failed to improve safety.
http://news.yahoo.com/whats-missing-u-gun-control-scramble-b...

Vilification of Gun Owners:

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6960824

the war on drugs which big banks are profiting from
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/outrageo...

China Calls for ‘No Delay’ on Gun Controls in U.S.
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/china-calls-f...

The real difference between an "assault weapon" and a regular rifle
www.assaultweapon.info

Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57338546-10391695/docu...

Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels
http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/fast-furious-scanda...

In Mexico, self-defense squads are springing up against drug-fueled violence
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/in-mexico-s...

“We hunt, we target shoot,” he said. “We protect our homes. We’re collectors. We teach our sons and daughters how to use guns safely. We’re not afraid of a national conversation in our community and in Congress about responsibility and accountability. We know there are millions of people in this nation who agree with us.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/nyregion/newtown-school-ma...

The anti gun people are nuts
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/02/liberal-ex-columni...

Feds identify 2nd Amendment activists as terrorists in Ohio drill
http://www.examiner.com/article/feds-identify-2nd-amendment-...

MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control
Sneaky executive order bankrolls anti-Second Amendment propaganda
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/18/tax-dollars-...

U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High
http://www.gallup.com/poll/157589/distrust-media-hits-new-hi...

The 5 Worst/Recent Mass Murders in the USA (with a Firearm) Came from Democrats
http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/the-5-worst-mass-murders-in-th...

Gun Controllers Hypocrisy:

Obamalogic: Supports civilian uprisings in Lybia, Syria and Egypt. Asks why any civilian would need an "assault" rifle.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/world/middleeast/cia-said-...

CNN Host Tells Pierce Morgan to Kill Alex Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhx9p1vXu5E

*GRAPHIC* Demand A Plan - Demand Celebrities Go F*CK Themselves!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRlpRcorEU

EmailHere's How the Obama Administration Defended DEA Agents Who Put a Gun to a Little Girl's Head
http://reason.com/blog/2012/06/19/obama-administration-defen...

Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-signs-law-giving-hi...

Obama’s Gun Task Force Member Has Son Convicted Of Planning School Mass Murder
http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/01/biden-gun-task-force-membe...

Hillary Clinton Credited With Key Role In Success Of NATO Airstrikes, Libyan Rebels
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/30/hillary-clinton-nat...

Madeleine Albright - 60 Minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4

As many as 576,000 Iraqi children may have died since the end of the Persian Gulf war because of economic sanctions imposed by the Security Council, according to two scientists who surveyed the country for the Food and Agriculture Organization.
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/01/world/iraq-sanctions-kill-...

Obama's War Incited by CNN, Al Jazeera & Co Leaves Thousands of Libyan Children Handicapped or Dead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhtk950O-OU

MIT’s Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Running a ‘Global Assassination Campaign’
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/mit-s-noam-chomsky-obama-s-running-global-assassination-campaign'

Solutions:

William Bratton, the once (and possibly future) New York police commissioner, on the president's gun-control plans and the need for 'certainty of punishment.'
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732396830457824...

Psych meds linked to 90% of school shootings
http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/psych-meds-linked-to-90-of-school...

Prescription Drugs Associated with Reports of Violence Towards Others
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjourna...

The giant, gaping hole in Sandy Hook reporting
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/the-giant-gaping-hole-in-sandy-ho...

War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/06/opinion/branson-end-war-on-dru...

Big Pharma Spends More On Advertising Than Research And Development, Study Finds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080105140107.htm

National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban, Open Letter to Members of Congress (PDF)
http://www.2asisters.org/files/An%20Open%20Letter%20to%20Con...

Harris-Perry: Ending drug war may be ‘best gun control measure we can enact’
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/13/harris-perry-ending-dr...

Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws
http://washingtonexaminer.com/wyoming-lawmakers-propose-bill...

Teachers In Ohio, Texas Flock To Free Gun Training Classes
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-training-teachers...

Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/hit_us_with_your_best_sho...

Senate Judiciary Chair Declares Defeat In War On Drugs
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/17/1458641/senate-j...

War On Drugs Has Not Been Worth The Costs: Poll
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/war-on-drugs-costs-...

The Single Best Anti-Gun-Death Policy? Ending the Drug War
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/the-sing...

Questions Remaining from Sandy Hook:

Attorney General Eric Holder meets with Newtown, Conn. law enforcement; gun store that sold weapon to killer's mom is raided
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/attorney-general-me...

Two unidentified nuns leave the scene of the aftermath at Sandy Hook Elementary School
http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-shooting14twonuns-20121214...

Police radio describing, "two individuals that may be involved in the incident...on of them may be wearing a nun outfit...purple van."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ztCRDi5ww

A man with a gun who was spotted in the woods near the school on the day of the incident was an off-duty tactical squad police officer from another town, according to the source.
http://newtownbee.com/News/2012-12-27__14-58-27/Police%20Uni...

Attorney Says Sandy Hook School "Was Supposed to Have Bulletproof Glass"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5xt3C4c5XQ

"The community needs to show a little more outrage on these things and demand that it be a top priority," Pinciaro said. "That will be more useful than another law right now."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/project-longevity_n...

Sheriff: Putnam Officials to Talk School Safety This Afternoon
http://southeast.patch.com/articles/sheriff-putnam-officials...

Chris Manfredonia, whose 6-year-old daughter attends the school, was heading there Friday morning to help make gingerbread houses with first-graders when he heard popping sounds and smelled sulfur.
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/14/nation/la-na-1215-ne...

Answer: Actually, he was, according to the Newtown Bee, “an off-duty tactical squad police officer from another town” who heard the gunfire. (No explanation of why he was there)
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/18/your_comprehensive_answer_to...



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