Category Archives: Smart Thinking about the Second Amendment

Category: Guns and Gun Culture

Collection of  posts and information to explore the topic of American Gun Culture

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SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND GUN CULTURE IN AMERICA
Smart Thinking about the Second Amendment and the Gun Culture in America:
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/smart-thinking-from-smart-people-about-the-second-amendment-and-the-gun-culture-in-america/

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GUN CULTURE IN AMERICA AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
Smart Thinking about the Second Amendment and the Gun Culture in America:
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/smart-thinking-from-smart-people-about-the-second-amendment-and-the-gun-culture-in-america/

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DO GUNS MAKE US SAFER? SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SAYS NO.
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/do-guns-make-us-safer-scientific-research-says-no/

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JEFFREY TOOBIN’S ARTICLE ON THE 2ND AMENDMENT
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/my-two-cents-jeffrey-toobins-blog-about-second-amendment/

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The More Guns the More Dangerous the Climate for Living
The states with most lax gun laws have the most gun violence.  More guns equals more violence, equals more danger (not less as gun proponents would like to think).
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/13/24-7-wall-st-states-most-gun-violence/71003050/?hootPostID=8d4fbb1a0aa32a8df1a2eece630e9ad9

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My Two Cents: Jeffrey Toobin’s Blog about Second Amendment

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE SECOND AMENDMENT?
By Jeffrey Toobin
DECEMBER 18, 2012
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/12/jeffrey-toobin-second-amendment.html

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The “right” hanging so desperately on to their 2nd Amendment “rights” might really be all wrong and not what the Founding Fathers had in mind at all…it’s all political (and a FRAUD) and many people are dying each year as a result.

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The 2nd Amendment does not need to be repealed. But we do need to put some common sense, safety, intelligent thought, and responsible and considerate behavior back into its current interpretation. Its current interpretation, the one making all that reprehensible behavior possible (and the source of many deaths in this country), is recent and political. The way the 2nd Amendment is currently being read is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the 2nd Amendment.

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Civilians who carry guns in public violate RULES 1 AND 2 of the DO THE SMART AND GOOD THING formula

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Smart Thinking from Smart People about the Second Amendment and the Gun Culture in America

Though always under construction, this is the Smart Thinking from Smart People that I’ve gathered on the subject of the Second Amendment and the Gun Culture in America so far:

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Say No to ‘The New Normal’ — Five Things You Can Do About Gun Violence
By Cliff Schecter, June 13, 2014
http://billmoyers.com/2014/06/13/say-no-to-the-new-normal-five-things-you-can-do-about-gun-violence/

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2nd amendment a biography
The Second Amendment, a Biography
By Michael Waldman

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Politico Magazine: How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment
The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun. Today, millions believe they did. Here’s how it happened.
By MICHAEL WALDMAN, May 19, 2014
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/nra-guns-second-amendment-106856_full.html?print

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Salon: NRA’S CONSTITUTIONAL FRAUD
MONDAY, JUN 2, 2014
http://www.salon.com/2014/06/02/nras_constitutional_fraud_the_truth_behind_the_right_to_bear_arms/

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NY Daily News (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, June 15, 2014)
Stasi: The NRA has twisted the right to bear arms into the right to kill kids:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/stasi-gunning-peace-schools-article-1.1830478#ixzz34ojKt3ez

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SALON, TUESDAY, JUN 10, 2014
Gun extremists finally go too far: What will make the NRA realize they’ve lost America? By PAUL ROSENBERG
http://www.salon.com/2014/06/10/gun_extremists_finally_go_too_far_what_will_make_the_nra_realize_theyve_lost_america/

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MIKE WALDMAN talks with NPR about his book THE SECOND AMENDMENT: A BIOGRAPHY
Author: 2nd Amendment’s Only Sentence Generates Recurrent Debate
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/10/320575201/second-amendment-s-only-sentence-generates-recurrent-debate

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Mike Waldman talks about his book on Simon & Schuster
http://on.aol.com/video/what-does-the-second-amendment-actually-mean–518255283

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Excellent review of Mike Waldman’s book THE SECOND AMENDMENT A BIOGRAPHY, here:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-13/features/chi-second-amendment-biography-michael-waldman-20140613_1_second-amendment-printers-row-journal-state-militias

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From Parents Against Gun Violence’s FB page:
A popular gun meme suggests that Wyoming has the fewest gun regulations and (consequently) no mass shootings. They got that half right.
gun support meme was wrong facts got it right

“Wyoming has a higher per-capita gun murder rate than Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Utah, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Oregon, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Montana, Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Idaho, Hawaii, and Colorado, despite all those states having denser populations and stronger gun laws.”

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Post written by young person Sarah Clements who is a daughter of a survivor of the Sandy Hook Massacre
https://medium.com/@sfclem/what-to-say-this-time-947630fe2bfd

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE SECOND AMENDMENT?
By Jeffrey Toobin
DECEMBER 18, 2012
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/12/jeffrey-toobin-second-amendment.html

My Two Cents
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/my-two-cents-jeffrey-toobins-blog-about-second-amendment/

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Bill Maher on the Open Carry Gun Culture in America (June 2014),

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NPR’s Wade Goodwyn blogs a report about the Open Carry efforts in Texas
One comment calls the Open Carry practitioners, “a Gang of Thugs” and I agree.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/06/05/318536707/open-carry-gun-laws-spark-texas-backlash

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Dave Letterman discusses the gun situation with Anderson Cooper on Late Night 6/5/2014

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NRA (May 30, 2014),
Using guns merely to draw attention to yourself in public not only defies common sense, it shows a lack of consideration and manners.

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Daily Show with Jon Stewart,
On Open Carry Movement
6/5/2014 – 2

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Daily Show with Jon Stewart,
On Open Carry Movement
6/5/2014 – 1

Full transcript on Daily Koz
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/06/1304851/-MUST-SEE-Jon-Stewart-blasts-the-Open-Carry-Texas-movement

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  • Civilians who carry guns in public violate RULES 1 AND 2 of the DO THE SMART AND GOOD THING formula
  • Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
  • The habit of civilians carrying guns around in public is dangerous to others
  • The habit of civilians carrying guns around in public is impolite and inconsiderate to others
  • The gun culture in the United States is dangerous and often uncivil, crass, vile, crude, uncultured…
  • How can others know if someone carrying a gun is skilled or intelligent enough to use it correctly (and use it correctly under tremendous pressure)
  • If a person is carrying a gun, how can others know if that person a “good guy” unless that person is a uniformed member of the military or law enforcement.  Is it safe or even intelligent to assume?
  • In other places, one knows who the bad guys are because they are the ones carrying or trying to get the guns.

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SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND GUN CULTURE IN AMERICA
Smart Thinking about the Second Amendment and the Gun Culture in America:
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/smart-thinking-from-smart-people-about-the-second-amendment-and-the-gun-culture-in-america/

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GUN CULTURE IN AMERICA AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
Smart Thinking about the Second Amendment and the Gun Culture in America:
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/smart-thinking-from-smart-people-about-the-second-amendment-and-the-gun-culture-in-america/