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    Video: A Look at Why It's Good for Cops to Not Have Guns via magazine.good.is

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    chuckgcs8 months ago

    Really, "82% said in 2006," how about using some up to date statistics? A lot has changed in those 5 years, e.g. increased gang usage of firearms against unarmed police officers - in the country where possession is against the law.

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    People Who Carry Guns Are More Likely to Get Shot, Killed via magazine.good.is

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    chuckgcs8 months ago

    This (misleading) headline may be ok as a discussion starter, but is just propaganda beyond that. The fact is that VERY FEW people who carry guns are likely to be involved in a "shooting" UNLESS the gun carrier lives a life that involves criminal activity, or law enforcement. Branas's study didn't control for the most prevalent root cause of firearms usage - a "life of crime", making the study statistically irrelevant. A better resource is the recently released CDC research results.

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  • chuckgcs replied to a comment by Frank Albert

    GOOD Magazine Feature | Get to Know the Americans You'd Least Expect to Fancy the Firearm via magazine.good.is

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    Frank Albert8 months ago

    Where do you get your info? It's certainly not based on any facts known to man. Or woman for that matter. Just wow!

    chuckgcs8 months ago

    Frank,
    If your non-specific "info" question has to do with the CDC's report, which has carfully avoided by the big media corporations, it is here
    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18319&page=R1
    and a multitude of overviews are available online if you simply Google for "cdc releases study on gun violence." But I somehow get the impression that you really don't want to know the real "info."

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  • chuckgcs replied to a comment by Janette Nash

    GOOD Magazine Feature | Get to Know the Americans You'd Least Expect to Fancy the Firearm via magazine.good.is

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    Janette Nash8 months ago

    (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
    (b) The classes of the militia are—
    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

    How many of you gun owners are males over 45, or females not in the National Guard, and hence not covered by the 2nd Amendment???

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/311

    chuckgcs8 months ago

    Janette,
    Your linked reference to that (modern-day) definition of "Militia" is not relevant to a discussion of the Second Amendment. First, when Second Amendment was authored, the Militia (your National Guard) was not subject to use (or misuse) by the U.S. President. for enforcement of Federal policies. But more to the point, you are obviously attempting the common tactic of changing the wording of the Second Amendment to make it fit your own agenda. Please re-read the actual words. Those actual words of the second clause DO NOT state that ", the right of the Militia to keep and bear arms...", and also DO NOT state that "the right of the members of the Militia to keep and bear arms..." Or, maybe you have decided that you can support a belief that the authors of the amendment had a poor understanding of the english language and therefore didn't really intend to write "THE PEOPLE" as they did in other amendments. And maybe you also believe in the First Amendment that freedom of speech only applies to "THE PRESS."

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    GOOD Magazine Feature | Get to Know the Americans You'd Least Expect to Fancy the Firearm via magazine.good.is

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    chuckgcs8 months ago

    Thank you for a good and insightful article. And sadly, there are no certainly no surprises appearing in this thread of comments. As this article briefly mentioned support of civil liberties, such as the freedom of expression which enjoys vigorous protection from the likes of the ACLU, and which insures that individuals, without being subjected to any background check, will continue to exercise their "right" to spend countless hours being brainwashed by violent, and increasingly realistic, but highly profitable, video games. And at least one commenter quoted the VPC's misleading dogma that "having a gun in the home makes you xx times more likely to be killed or ..." - a statement which always carefully omits the fact that the majority of those deaths and injuries are the result of illegal drug and/or gang activity within those so-called "homes", and that the "victims" are seldom your average, stand-up, non-criminal, citizens.
    But wait, then there is the horrible, evil NRA; that small group of several million misguided, uneducated, lowlife, gun-nuts that wants to put a machine gun in every child’s crib and toy box, and that makes such obviously ridiculous statements like “It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun” - which everyone knows can’t be true because if it were we would have to arm our police officers, and maybe even let the President’s secret service detail carry guns. How stupid that would be – everyone knows that a massacre is always preferable to a shoot out. The NRA is the favorite boogeyman of the anti-gun propaganda mills, which are very careful to obscure the fact that the NRA is the only organization that, for well over 100 years, has spent countless millions of its' member's dollars preaching responsible gun ownership, and teaching firearm safety, and even more millions of dollars lobbying for enactment, and enforcement of harsh laws against the criminal use of firearms. Another fact that you will never hear from the beloved media corporations is, that instead of mythical beer-drinking rednecks, the member-elected, NRA board of directors consistently includes both retired and active criminal court judges, attorneys, FBI and military officers, doctors, and other highly educated, ardently anti-crime and violence professionals. The reason that I know these secrets, which are so carefully kept from the pubic, is because it is my money that they spend, and every year it is my votes that help elect the members of the board of directors.

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    How Do We Protect Our Trayvon Martins? via magazine.good.is

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    chuckgcs8 months ago

    How Do You Protect Your Trayvon Martins? A good start would be to teach "your" Trayvon Martins how to push 9 1 1 on their cell phone, instead of their girlfriend's number. Of course the person that answers the 911 call won't be interested in hearing your Trayvon brag about what a bad ass he is, and about what he's going to do to this crac*&$r (racist term censored).

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  • chuckgcs replied to a comment by kmee640

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    kmee6409 months ago

    The FACT is a child has lost his life. Only two people know what happened that night and one is not here to defend himself. I'm not sure if GZ should have been convicted of capital murder but I do feel he should have been convicted of at least 2end degree or manslaughter . If GZ had stayed in his car and WATCHED until the police got there a death would have been avoided.I know the 911 operator asked where is he(TM) now. That still did not give GZ the authority to approach him.Neighborhood watch means to be the eyes and ears not the gun and badge .

    chuckgcs8 months ago

    Do you mean to say "...had stayed in his car and WATCHED THE NOW EMPTY STREET until the police got there (again)?

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    GOOD Magazine Feature | Get to Know the Americans You'd Least Expect to Fancy the Firearm via magazine.good.is

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    Snoop Lion on Gun Control: End the Violence, Move Forward in Peace and Love via magazine.good.is

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    chuckgcs11 months ago

    It's time to grow up.
    The politicians have their agenda - even those, such as Obama, that claim to be racial minorities. The violence stems from issues other than firearms. That's why the London police are being overpowered by gangs with guns. It's the gangs, drugs, and the violent media (alternate reality video games) vids that are infecting our society that are the real problem. But those issues are so overwhelming vs addressing the simple-minded "quick-fix" of stumping for more ineffective gun laws that are just ink stains on paper and laughed at by criminals. Let's hold hands and sing Kumbaya, that will eliminate the problem. When I was in high school, we brought our "guns" to school. OMG! We didn't shoot each other. We participated in the shooting sports competition; and if some "nut-job" would have started a mass-killing it would have been quickly ended. We had respect for human life. Not a lust for violent video games - protected and endorsed by the ACLU. Yeah, I'm old, and was really at Woodstock, and there was plenty of violence there.

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    People Are Awesome: Teen Arrested For Science Experiment Now Heading to Space Camp via magazine.good.is

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