Archive for January, 2013

30 Jan 2013

Biden begins gun campaign, focusing on call for universal background checks

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Just read this on Washingtonpost.com. Vice President Joe Biden has called for universal background checks for people who are buying guns. He is also trying to mobilize the American people behind him. Giving speeches and attending round-table discussions are some of the ways he is trying to influence citizens to support broader gun control measures. […]

30 Jan 2013

Lone Star College officials grateful that shooting did not escalate

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I just read an article on Latimes.com that I thought you should read. A shooting on Lone Star College’s North Harris campus resulted in three injuries but did not lead to a mass shooting. One man has been charged with aggravated assault and the three victims are hospitalized. Guns are not allowed on campus so […]

30 Jan 2013

Thinking Sociologically about Mass Shootings

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Check out this article on Everydaysociologyblog.com. We want to find a solution to tragedy’s after they occur. This is natural. However, we need to think sociologically about the causes of of these tragedies before we implement strategies that will not help. We need to look deeper into the culture that sees masculinity and violence as […]

30 Jan 2013

‘Gun show loophole’ visible in Las Vegas

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Interesting article posted on Sfgate.com. This article relates some of the concerns gun owners have about the proposal to close the gun show loophole which allow people to buy guns with little or no background checks. President Obama wants all gun purchases to carry a background check but gun owners feels that this restrict their […]

30 Jan 2013

The Guy Who Brought 32 Bags of Weed into a Courtroom #dailydumb

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Check out this blog post on Theheraldng.com. Marquis Diggs, a 29 year old man from Jersey City got more than he bargained for when he showed up for court on December 14th. While being brought to court by his own mother, who needed a restraing order against her son, Diggs had 32 bags of marajuana […]

29 Jan 2013

A Burglar Gets Caught

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Some stories are so surreal you have to check the source twice. Don’t you love it when a burglar gets caught red handed? Well this is what happened recently to one unfortunate burglar. The question is which of these reasons is correct? Please leave your answers in the comments section below. Be sure to share […]

29 Jan 2013

American Culture and the Psychology of Mass Shootings

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Just read this on Opednews.com. This article argues that modern day psychology asks us to find relief from our sufferings from our inner self. The author disagrees that inner strength and inner solutions are what is needed for many of our problems. For example, take a child who faced racism and who lived in a […]

29 Jan 2013

Mass shooting victim set to play a role in gun debate – but will he?

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I just read an article on Foxnews.com that I thought you should read. This article explains how Arizona Rep. Ron Barber would be an influential voice in the upcoming gun debate in Congress because he was one of the survivors in the Arizona Shooting that injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011. Although many want Rep. […]