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Police Officers Leave WNBA Game Over #BlackLivesMatter

Racial tension has risen back to the surface in the United States, with many people just not sure of what to make of the situation. The deaths of several black men by police officers, followed by the killing of several police officers in Dallas has caused a wave of racial movements in the United States. A trending hashtag along with demonstrations around the country is “Black Lives Matter.” The idea of this three word saying caused tension at a recently Women’s National Basketball Association game, resulting in several off-duty police officers quitting their security freelance jobs and leave the basketball stadium....

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States with the Highest Gun Sales

The United States has more guns per capita than any other country in the world. There are approximately 88 firearms for every 100 individuals throughout America. But what about individual states?  According to Freebeacon.com there were more guns sold throughout the United States in 2015 than any time since gun sales have been recorded. Because there aren’t consistent laws for permits and registrations in many states, tracking sales can be difficult. Gun sales are often calculated by the number of background checks that are conducted. The following discusses the states with the highest levels of gun ownership and some interesting facts about each.   1. Wyoming It has often been said that guns are a way of life in Wyoming. Even though Wyoming has the lowest population of any state, they boast the highest levels of gun ownership. Wyoming is a state still steeped in Old West traditions, which is likely one of the reasons guns are so popular. It is interesting to note that not only do Wyoming residents own more guns per person but the number, almost 196 per 1000 people, is substantially higher than any other state. 2. Arkansas Arkansas has slightly more than 123,000 registered guns. That averages out to 41.6 people per 1,000 with a gun. A lot of people in Arkansas may want to buy a gun because they can carry them just about anywhere. Individuals in the state...

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Can Our Economy Afford to Stop Selling Guns?

Guns are big business in the United States. As people continue to argue whether or not gun sales should be restricted here, one question remains unanswered: can our economy take the hit the abrupt loss of gun sales would cause? Good or bad; right or wrong, the simple fact is that Americans love their guns — and we own a lot of them.  It has been estimated that between 250-310 million guns now reside in American homes. Of course, all of those guns had to be purchased at one point. Those purchases added quite a bit to our nation’s economy. Let’s look...

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The Second Amendment: The Intention of the Framers & Why It Is So Important Now

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”   Amendment II – Constitution of the United States of America Just twenty-seven words in length, the Second Amendment to our nation’s Constitution simply and clearly states the the importance of both a well-regulated militia and an armed population in order to preserve and protect a free nation. Over the past few decades, and even more so under the current administration, these twenty-seven simple words have been subjected to a rigorous and ongoing assault. Under...

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Why Do We Americans Have The Right to Bear Arms?

Why is gun ownership in the United States not only legal, but also a federal right backed by the 2nd amendment of the Bill of Rights? This is a great question, which is arguably more important than ever to think about especially in recent times when horrifying shootings are becoming commonplace. Once you read and understand the reasoning behind the 2nd amendment, you’ll probably realize that it may not be in our best interests as citizens to accept gun control, or, in an extreme scenario, to give up our firearms. Let’s take a look at what the 2nd amendment...

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