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Name: John
Gender: Male
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ.
Home country: USA
Current location: On our small farm.
Member since: Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:56 PM
Number of posts: 9,951

About Me

U.S. Army veteran/retired, now living in the Flagstaff, AZ. area with my wife, we own and run a small farm. Avid hunters and target shooters, we believe in GLBT rights, social equality, single payer, etc. We\'re also strong defenders of ALL rights.

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Annual Gun Law Score Card - 2014

X-posted from GCRA.

Every year, more than 30,000 Americans die from gun violence. But there’s more to the story. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been fighting for smart gun laws for over 20 years, and we’ve noticed a trend: the states with stronger gun regulation have lower gun death rates, and the states with weaker regulation have higher gun death rates.

By grading all 50 states on their gun laws and showing the clear correlation between smart gun laws and reduced gun violence, we can encourage state legislators to adopt the common-sense solutions that will save lives. And not just at home—we found that states with the weakest gun laws are also responsible for trafficking the most crime guns.

The good news is that there’s been tremendous progress. Since the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook in 2012, 37 states have passed an unprecedented 99 laws strengthening gun regulation. Ten states have enacted major overhauls.

We grade the states each year to urge our leaders to build on the momentum for smart gun laws in America, stand up to the gun lobby, and not rest until the entire country has an A+.

Makes me proud that my state of AZ scored an F.

My wife just said the most profound thing.

She said that while growing up, she was taught to hate and distrust the USSR, and why that was?
She stated that we should be solid allies in the fight against radical terrorists, they threaten both nations, and the world at large.
I couldn't really answer her as I was raised the same way.

I want to thank the person that so generously gave me a heart.

I think I know how it was, and if I'm correct, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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