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Guest Post: Concealed Carry: Different Laws in Different States
Concealed carry refers to possession of a firearm within you, on you, or around you while in public space. Concealed carry and firearm ownership in general is common in the United States.
Guest Post: Do Violent Movies Take a Leading Role in Media?
Experts agree that there isn’t a single factor that can cause a violent or a nonviolent person to act aggressively. Some studies suggest that massive exposure to violent content might be a risk factor for violent behavior.
Guest Post: “Save Our Children” The Bullying and Mental Health Factors
In my last post, we talked about our kids and how it’s our responsibility to save our children, but that’s not the whole story because complicated issues are never easy…
Quick and Dirty: The Gun Control Debate
A quick-and-dirty overview of the gun control debate… Every time there’s a shooting the debate about gun control is reignited. But what is the debate really? For some it seems like common sense to limit types of guns or the number of bullets a gun can hold…
AMA Pushes Gun Control Ahead of Midterm Elections
Have you heard about the gun-control push from the American Medical Association (AMA)? Like it or not, the gun-control debate is a hot-button issue for many and some of the things that are said make me question things a little more.
Guest Post: “Save Our Children” Time To Step Up!
I hear it everywhere these days; this call for change to save our children; especially in the place that is supposed to be the safest spot for them; school. But, sadly, as a teacher and a mentor for hundreds of children each year, I really don’t believe gun control is the answer…
We Need To Talk: The “Illegal” Firearm
We’ve already spent a little time touching on some basic firearm jargon and terminology, but there’s still a ton of terms and misconceptions out there that confuse even the most seasoned of firearms owners. While chatting with a friend this past weekend I realized there’s a pretty common misconception that’s centered around this concept of “illegal” firearms.
Let’s Talk: The ‘Only Military & Police’ Opinion
If you’ve listened to anyone discuss the pro-gun/anti-gun debate you have undoubtedly heard someone make the statement “Only the military and police should have guns – it’s their job to protect us”. It’s an interesting anti-gun opinion and one I believe needs to be addressed because of how popular it seems to be.
A Look At School Safety Since Sandy Hook
In case of emergencies, lockdowns and fire drills are now commonly practiced in traditional brick and mortar schools. A lockdown is a precautionary measure in response to a threat directly to the school or in the surrounding community. This measure of school safety is when students stop all their activities…
Has the media made mass shootings worse?
After every mass shooting, there is an explosion of media coverage of the event… But is there a possibility that the media coverage is making mass shootings worse? Before you utterly dismiss this idea – think about the latest mass school shooting in Florida…
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