'Guns, an American Conversation' project seeks Ohio voices
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A coalition of American newsrooms is launching a new kind of public service journalism project, bringing together 150 people in a closed, month-long moderated Facebook group to discuss guns, and other related political and social issues. To do this, we're working with the journalism organization Spaceship Media, using their method of Dialogue Journalism for convening people on opposite sides of difficult social and political issues into sustained, moderated, journalism-supported conversations.
Civil talk about guns? See Americans make it happen
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This is a meet the participants article
Should the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons be regulated? 'Guns: An American Conversation'
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So-called assault rifles, and the AR-15 in particular, get heavy debate because the AR-15 has been used in mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut (27 dead); San Bernardino, California (14 dead); Las Vegas (58 dead); Sutherland Springs, Texas (26 dead), and Parkland, Florida (17 dead).
As bad as those numbers are -- and no one in the group disputes that -- AR-15 fans point out that the use of rifles of all kinds account for just a sliver of all firearms deaths in which the kind of weapon was known: 317 murders involving all rifles nationwide in 2016, compared with 7,015 handguns, according to FBI statistics.
Should America try a buy-back program to reduce gun violence? 'Guns: An American Conversation'
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According to the 2014 book "The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know," by Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss, buy-backs are not effective in combating gun violence. Cook and Goss say that without any significant ban outlawing certain types of firearms - which are protected by the Second Amendment -- many of the guns brought to these types of events are in shabby shape.
"Unsurprisingly people are inclined to turn in guns that are no longer useful - they have become redundant, given all the other guns owned by the individual," they write.
Should gun safety training be taught in schools? 'Guns, an American Conversation'
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But what if students were taught, too, about gun handling and safety? What if that were part of the school curriculum?
The goal wouldn't be "to create Rambo," said Jon Godfrey, of Parish, New York. Rather, it would be "to create safe life knowledge."
3 ideas to reduce gun violence emerged from my conversations with 150 Americans | Opinion
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In 2012, NOLA.com reported that approximately 70 percent of all of the illegal guns on the street of New Orleans came from unlocked vehicles. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Batiste said recently the No. 1 item stolen out of vehicles in Mobile is guns.
Thieves aren't doing some stealthy maneuver to gain access to these vehicles, either, officials say. All they are doing is going to your parked vehicle in your driveway or your carport and pulling on the door handle.
What women who carry or don't carry guns say about personal safety: 'Guns: An American Conversation'
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Women own guns as a way to protect themselves at a much higher rate than men, a recent study shows.
The 2017 Pew Research Center report revealed 27 percent of women gun owners cite protection as the only reason they own a gun, compared to eight percent for men.
I did not see any comments from women who carry, so not much of a conversation in this one..