Gun Control

Based on what happened last week in Aurora, Colorado at the screening of Dark Knight where do you stand on gun control and the second amendment?

Identify both sides of the issue

What role does the states play in the issue of gun control?

How did the defendant acquire such a stock pile of weapons?

Review NY State’s gun control laws in contrast to Colorado

Using the following sources

  1. Milestones in Federal Gun Control Legislation
    http://www.infoplease.com/spot/guntime1.html 
  2. NRA Institute (see “Political/Legislative” section)
    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/3. Gun Control
    Brady Campaign: Facts and Issues
    http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Prepare a debate choosing one of the two sides:

Gun Control and Gun Rights.

Develop an argument for your assigned side of the issue. – Males – Support Gun Control / Females Gun Rights

Use sources as the basis of your argument – be prepared to debate in class

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