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Should Teachers Carry Guns?

Should America’s teachers take up arms to protect children? That’s the idea some out there have proposed to stop another Sandy Hook tragedy. But does this really make sense, or does it just create a whole new set of problems? Laci takes a look.

Where Gun Laws Are Most Lenient

First Colorado, then Wisconsin, and now Texas. Three high-profile gun crimes in a short period is sure to turn up the heat on the always controversial gun debate.
These three aren’t the only states to have their gun laws come under scrutiny following a shooting tragedy. Other states with even more lax laws have also drawn fire.

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From the Brown Bess to the M16 - All the Army’s Guns

There is no doubt that firearms have shaped the history of the United States. These tools of metal and wood are constantly argued about and, to some, are essential to  liberty. The Second Amendment to the Constitution, debated and analyzed for years, reads:

Amendment II
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The United States Infantry forces, or the ground forces of the U.S. Army, have carried many different weapons throughout history.

Here’s a look at the weapons that the men and women who have fought wars for the United States have carried.

photos and details on America’s guns here

Where Gun Laws Are Most Lenient

The killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old high school student who was unarmed at the time, has stirred controversy over the application of justice in a shooting that has sparked a federal investigation.

Florida’s gun ownership laws have also come under scrutiny. George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old shooter and self-described neighborhood watch captain, had a concealed carry permit, easily obtained in the state.

Florida also has laws in place the protect the use of firearms. A 2005 “Stand Your Ground” law allows the use of deadly force if there’s the reasonable expectation of a threat, even if the supposed attacker is unarmed.

Florida isn’t alone in fending off criticism over its gun laws, particularly in the wake of this shooting tragedy. Other states with even more lax laws have also drawn fire.

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