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Postby Scratch on Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:58 am

So my daughter has to do a paper on a controversial subject of her choice for college. She chose to do it on gun control/pro second amendment. I told her I would help her with it by getting some facts, statistics, articles, etc... I have a good selection of them but I'd rather she sees a bunch of examples for herself, and let her decide what she wants to include in her paper.

So if you know of any good websites, videos, stats, charts, articles, facts, etc... and their sources, or any other tips or bits of information you think might be good to include, please post them up and I'll let her look at them. She goes to St. Catherine's college in MN which is an all women's college. From hearing some of the things her professors say, I think they're a pretty liberal college so I'm proud of her for choosing this topic.

Of course she might have chosen it because her dad is an FFL, who carries at home in his PJ's, with a gun range in his backyard, and she knows I'll be able to help her with it more than a topic on say... Genetic cloning.
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Postby Grayskies on Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:00 am

John Lott
https://crimeresearch.org

He also has a YouTube channel

And the CDC study on lives saved

Steven Crowder's YouTube channel as well
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Postby Ghost on Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:15 am

http://www.gunfacts.info/

Gun FactsTM
Returning honesty to the gun control debate
Gun Facts™ debunks common myths about gun control. It is intended as a reference guide for journalists, politicians and anyone interested in learning about gun control facts and restoring honesty to the debate about guns, crime, and the Second Amendment.

The menu links above, and the free Gun Facts e-book (buttons on the right) provide over 100 pages of indexed information. Divided into chapters based on gun control topics (assault weapons, ballistic finger printing, firearm availability, etc.) makes finding information about gun control facts is quick and easy.

Each chapter lists common gun control myths, then lists a number of documented and cited facts (with over 560 detailed footnotes) from high quality, independent sources including government databases, peer reviewed studies, and more. Thus when a neighbor, pundit or politician repeats some sound bite about gun control policy, you can quickly find that myth then rebuke with accurate information.
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Postby photogpat on Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:23 am

Have her focus on the disproportionate ways that "gun control" laws affect people of color and the disenfranchised.

Feel free to message me. As a Liberal Democrat, I've got a lot of experience on this one.
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Postby ttousi on Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 pm

"control" is the key word
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Postby atomic41 on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:53 pm

Those are all good. I'll add -

The FBI crime stats website.
The CDC death stats website is probably the best source for actual data on what people die from. You can win a lot of debates by just quoting those numbers.
The Truth About Guns blog is a great resource, click on - facts about guns at the top of the page, this is a goldmine of info.
Bearing Arms is another great resource with lots of news stories about people defending themselves with firearms daily.
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Postby yukonjasper on Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Prager U has well researched short videos that have footnotes available.

John Lott has a bunch of good research out there.
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Postby Ghost on Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:17 pm

Another one, listening to Guntalk on radio or podcasts is excellent.

Tom Gresham is one of the best speakers on gun rights and you’ll find podcasts of his with John Lott and Alan Gura among others.
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Postby jdege on Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:27 pm

There was a bit in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in which our hero is teaching a freshman composition class and had assigned an essay on "America". A student approached him, claiming that she couldn't think of anything to write.

He told her to think smaller. Write something about Montana, or about Bozeman (where the college was). Write something about the Opera House, downtown. "Start with the upper left-hand brick".

It's an attitude I've kept in mind whenever I had to write a paper.

Pick a small topic, and use it to explore larger issues.

"Gun control" is far too large a topic. Any paper written on it will be trite and boring.

But the area is full of interesting smaller topics that could provide for a first-rate paper.

  • The Bellisle fraud
  • The growth of the shall-issue movement
  • The effect of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban on crime rates
  • ...

I'm sure the folks on this forum could offer more.
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Postby andrewP on Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:51 pm

This discussion of the slippery slope and the history of what happened in the UK may be of interest:

http://www.davekopel.com/2A/LawRev/SlipperySlope.htm
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Postby BigBlue on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 am

andrewP wrote:This discussion of the slippery slope and the history of what happened in the UK may be of interest:

http://www.davekopel.com/2A/LawRev/SlipperySlope.htm


^^^ This
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Postby Scratch on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:22 pm

Yeah well I guess it doesn't matter anymore. She's writing her paper on free college I guess. She just told me this morning.

Thanks for all your help.
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Postby Ghost on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:21 pm

Scratch wrote:Yeah well I guess it doesn't matter anymore. She's writing her paper on free college I guess. She just told me this morning.

Thanks for all your help.

Probably a wise choice
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Postby Rip Van Winkle on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:23 pm

Scratch wrote:Yeah well I guess it doesn't matter anymore. She's writing her paper on free college I guess. She just told me this morning.

Thanks for all your help.

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Postby Grayskies on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:43 pm

Rip Van Winkle wrote:
Scratch wrote:Yeah well I guess it doesn't matter anymore. She's writing her paper on free college I guess. She just told me this morning.

Thanks for all your help.

For or against?

If they get free college I want refunds with interest on tuition I have paid!
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