How Should the Issue of Gun Violence be Addressed in the United States?
In the wake of recent acts of gun violence in America, both citizens and politicians continue the debate over gun control in the United States. Legislation addressing issues like background checks, concealed carry permits and bump stocks have been suggested to address this issue. This deliberation will allow students to explore the roots of gun control in the United States while also exploring varying viewpoints on how to address the problem of gun violence in the future.
The Second Amendment: Militias and the Right to Bear Arms – Author Michael Waldman (2:25)
Gun Restrictions in the 20th Century-Author Craig Whitney (3:42)
History of the NRA & Gun Legislation -Author Adam Winkler (3:56)
Politico’s Capitol Hill Bureau Chief John Bresnahan Discusses Gun Legislation in Congress (6:13)
- U.S. Gun Laws: A History– NPR
- The NRA Wasn’t Always Against Gun Restrictions– NPR
- Every major gun control bill proposed since the Las Vegas massacre is losing ground in Congress– Business Insider
- Finding Common Ground on Gun Control– Boston Globe
- Gun Law Stop at State Lines but Guns Don’t– FiveThirtyEight
- Why Geography Stops Gun Control From Taking Root– NBC News
- Gun Control: Can Congress Outlaw Bump Stocks?– Newsweek