Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Rogers Park gun debate

Gun violence

Gun violence is the broadly defined category of violence and crime committed with the use of a firearm; it does not include the safe lawful use of firearms for sport, hunting, target practice, law enforcement, or self-defense.[1] Gun violence encompasses intentional crime characterized as homicide (although not all homicide is automatically a crime) and assault with a deadly weapon, as well as unintentional injury and death resulting from the misuse of firearms, particularly by children and adolescents.[2]

The United States has the highest rates among developed countries, often accounted to the loose firearm laws in the U.S. compared to other developed countries[4].

See also

Castle Doctrine

Duty to retreat

Shall Issue Concealed Carry

Gun violence in the United States

Stand-your-ground law

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1 comment:

Bill Morton said...

Those that missed the video can ask around town to find out what it was all about.