Archive for September 17, 2013
The second amendment to the United States Constitution tells Americans that they have the right to bear arms. In the wake of mass shootings in the U.S., this amendment has come under hot debate. The second amendment was adopted in 1791, does it mean the same thing today as it did back then? Part of the problem is that gun related death statistics are staggering, and easily manipulated. How can you educate yourself as the nation gears up to make decisions regarding gun control? Before picking a side, you can tap into the many resources for statistics available online and in print.
- Online You can find gun control Wikipedia articles online that can give you a gun control timeline. Understanding the history of gun control is important to understanding why certain laws have been put in place