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In the debate over gun violence in America, gun rights advocates like to cite the 2013 Pew Research Center study , derived from CDC data, that found national rates of gun homicide and other violent ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Oct 05, 2014 at 09:15 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
Sadly, in light of the recent mass killing in Santa Barbara, it’s time to post this chart again. Here we see gun homicides (red bar) and homicides by all other means (black bar) per 100,000 ...
by ConnectTheDotsUSA
Comment Count 66 comments on Sat May 31, 2014 at 04:11 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Where I live in Georgia, license plates with the phrase “In God We Trust” are ubiquitous. Though I am a follower of Jesus Christ, I will not put such a license plate on my car. Intended as a ...
by Bill Day
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 07:25 PM PDT with 109 Recommends
Well when 5% of the worlds population have 50% of the guns you are beginning to get a hint. Now where does this 5% live? The good old Us of A. With the number of US gun owners dropping decade by ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 09:24 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
So we now have evidence to support the basic and blindingly obvious statement that background checks save lives. Will it make a difference to those who insist that background checks are futile? I don'
by Rachel191
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 02:10 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Gads, it has been nearly 2 years since I have published a diary. My narcissistic self says WTF. At any rate, please read my bias...and my opinions...in the body of this diary.
by Randolph the red nosed reindeer
Comment Count 261 comments on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 05:50 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Police in Iceland shot and killed a guy the other day (search "Iceland" on Google News). He had a shotgun (presumably because Iceland doesn't really have a big old smorgasboard when it comes to ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 74 comments on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 08:02 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a DKos group of second amendment supporters who have progressive and liberal values. We don't think that being a liberal means one has to be anti-gun. Some of us are ...
by DavidMS
Comment Count 243 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 08:30 AM PST with 25 Recommends
This is a very short diary, based on a Facebook post by Occupy the NRA. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Bang Bang) loves him some NRA. He wallows in an "A" rating from the group. The other day, he called the ...
by Black Max
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 10:41 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Pew Research has released a new survey on gun ownership which compliments surveys they have carried out over the last 20 years. The main takeaways that they highlight are that whereas in the 90's ...
by peterfallow
Comment Count 38 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 03:18 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Now, this is not a sexist or a "Bash the South" post. It's strictly informational. I'm simply reporting the findings from a study by Gallup which aggregated data from six polls Gallup conducted ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 11:49 AM PST with 21 Recommends
In the swirling cauldron of the national debate about guns one recurring meme is that women are a rapidly growing segment of the gun owning population. Historically guns have been seen as a male ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM PST with 12 Recommends
I've been following the discussions here about gun control and regulation. I see a good number of people stating that they own one or more guns and taking the position that any laws that would end ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 77 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 03:07 PM PST with 7 Recommends
**Disclaimer - I don't have an agenda or an axe to grind. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.** Written 1/4/2013 I've been a homeowner for about 8 years now. Never had a major incident, ...
by atlpeach
Comment Count 72 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 02:33 PM PST with 10 Recommends
I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s in a loving household with wonderful working class parents—who smoked in the house and the car with me and my sister breathing daily their second-hand smoke. My ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 05:27 AM PST with 5 Recommends
When I was young, we had a young man who was a neighbor who suffered from schizophrenia. For some reason, he did not drive and walked miles from where we lived out in the country to go into our ...
by Quaid
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM PST with 1 Recommend
The following are letters that were submitted to and published today (Monday, December 17, 2012) by the Sydney Morning Herald .
by azzonie
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:32 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Pro-gun advocates argue that gun owners are protected from being killed by keeping a gun in their home. QUITE TO THE CONTRARY, Mrs. Lanza's Sig Sauer, Glock, semi-automatic Bushmaster .223 assault ...
by Medman
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:05 PM PST with 24 Recommends
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy of children and teachers killed at an elementary school, political leadership and the public must confront foundational commitments to the right to bear arms—
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 11:43 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
“ America’s homicide rates , incarceration rates and gun ownership rates are all much higher than other wealthy countries. While the data associated with crime is imperfect, these facts all ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM PDT with 2 Recommends