Topic: Gun Control
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President Obama's full address after Oregon shooting. Read More...
has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
Rules to determine if someone is mentally incompetent and a risk for gun violence are enforced differently in various jurisdictions. This is not law, it isn’t enacted and it isn’t unconstitutional
according to Supreme Court jurisprudence.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has launched a campaign
aimed at persuading Facebook to prohibit online gun "marketplaces.Now ANYONE can broker a deal on a gun online, meet the seller in a parking lot somewhere, and walk away with a weapon.
Her data comes from a recent robocall poll that has not been confirmed by any other Rhode Island polls.
Her gun ownership claim is from very outdated studies, but we have not been able to find any more
recent data to suggest the number has changed.
In 2010 153,000 applications to purchase a firearm or obtain a permit were blocked. Thousands of individuals continue to be denied a
firearm because of background checks by authorities and gun sellers. Few are convicted.
The research was to find ways to control spread of HIV. The ad misleads by cherry pickking a handful of out-of-date votes to create the impression that
Simpson and Pelosi are in ideological lockstep. Suggesting any substantial
alliance between Simpson and Pelosi is ridiculous.
the NRA that was created after the Civil War to promote hunting,
marksmanship, and safety training was radicalized in 1977 by its leader, Harlon Carter, who rejected calls for background checks, saying that
allowing “convicted violent felons, mentally deranged people, violently
addicted to narcotics people to have guns” was simply the “price we pay
Both numbers are highly inaccurate. Civilians stop about one out of every six active shooter events, but their actions rarely involved the use of firearms. The median number of people killed or wounded in all active shooter situations was five.
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has
declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88)
are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers,
23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
Scholar agree that it’s ridiculous to think that
the Second Amendment could be removed from the Constitution under any
circumstances -- let alone because of immigrants. However, it is possible that adding 20
million new voters who lean Democrat could result in stricter gun
For children 5 years old and up, government data show that guns are three times more deadly than bathtubs. For children under 17, the difference is smaller, but still more die from gunfire.
The number of deaths by firearm averages over 3,000 per year. We don't have the stats in yet for 2014, but the trend should hold. Two thirds of these are suicides, an often ignored stat in the gun rights debate.
Politifact doesn't have data on attacks committed by people with conceal-and-carry
permits. The gun data is based on an approximation using permit
revocations that may or may not accurately reflect the number of
"attacks." Also, the data is 10 years old.
There is research to indicate that handgun waiting periods are linked
with lower suicide rates. But Politifact did not find evidence that waiting
periods coincide with less violence being committed by one person
Italy averages 11.9 firearms per 100 people. The United States, on the
other hand, has the world’s highest average at 88 guns per 100 people. Gun homicides in the US are over four times higher than in Italy. At Healing Connection we believe It is time that the lives of innocents override the hobby of gun owners.
The Department of Defense issued a directive, not a law, in 1992-when Bush’s father was president. It did not ban firearms outright; it
limited them to military personnel who held certain jobs, such as
positions in law enforcement. The Army issued a regulation
implementing that directive in 1993 -- two months after Clinton was in
To be specific, Border Patrol apprehensions in the targeted part of the
border region declined more than 70 percent through the second half of
2014. Unproven, however, is why that happened--and Perry’s statement
crediting the Texas deployment ignored potentially substantive factors
such as the Border Patrol staffing up and Mexico cracking down
This is a vast exaggeration of the actual policy under consideration. It
would not affect all Social Security recipients, but rather those who
have already been declared mentally incompetent, and thus ineligible
under current law from purchasing a gun.
The number of gun deaths since 1968 — including, as Kristof was careful
to note, both homicides and suicides — was higher than war fatalities by
roughly 120,000 deaths, or almost four years’ worth of gun deaths in
the United States.
The data found by PolitiFact shows that among countries more like America economically,
nations with stricter regulation have much lower rates of gun-related
The House Minority Leader said, "There's already a Select Committee on Benghazi, and there will likely be
one to investigate Planned Parenthood." She now wants to create a committee to investigate
the "crisis" of mass shootings. In 2015 alone, there have been 45 mass shootings
Astronaut Kelly founded Responsible Solutions with his wife, Gabby Giffords, after she was shot in a mass shooting in 2011. He pointed out on CNN’s State of the Union
on Oct. 4 that for two decades there has been a senseless crippling ban on federal funding of gun violence research.
Studies of prisoners who had a gun when committing
a crime showed that 3% to 11% purchased the
weapon at a store or gun show.
But the studies only tell us where the guns came from, not whether they were acquired legally.
The 1996 Port Arthur Massacre, was Australia's 9/11. A mentally challenged gunman killed 35 and injured 23 innocent people at a tourist attraction. Australia took action and has never had another mass shooting. An entire generation has grown up not fearing such things.
She has repeatedly said she wants to
protect the right to bear arms while enacting measures to prevent gun
violence. There is no evidence she wants to abolish the Second Amendment,