I believe this one was Lynn’s idea. She thought of it after our most recent gun massacre (although I haven’t checked the news today!). Anyway, here are a few links to the basics of gun control.
I’ll be on vacation, so Carl will be be wielding the gavel.
Possible Discussion Questions –
- Is gun control still popular? Why has support for it gone DOWN in recent years? (See links, below)?
- Do guns really cause crime and/or make it worse, etc? In other words, what are the arguments conservastives make about this issue, and are we sure they are wrong? Why do they resonate with many people?
- Is any gun control possible at the state level, given recent Supreme Court decisions on gun rights?
- Six surprising facts about guns and gun violence in America. I’ll bet you don’t know some of this! Similar myths versus facts here: Gun violence and gun culture are declining in the U.S.
- The proliferation of concealed carry laws in recent years.
- Basic pros/cons over concealed weapons laws.
- Good resource for basic data on guns/crime involving guns, in case you want to pull out some of them.
- The Brady Campaign to prevent handgun violence website.