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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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One of the main reasons for the Revolutionary War was King George III's order for British soldiers to disarm the colonists. Since that time the right of the people to keep and bear Arms has been deeply ingrained in American law and culture.

But that hard-won right has come with a heavy price.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."

HINT: An iconic American actor, film director, producer, and recently, political figure. He rose fame doing low-budget Westerns.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The first gun manufacturer in the United States was the Springfield Armory in 1794, which was established by the U.S. government.

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The U.S. has the highest gun ownership rate in the world. There are 89 guns for every 100 Americans. In England and Wales, there are 6 guns for every 100.

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As of 1995, there were 220 million firearms owned by private citizens in the United States. In 2009, the Congressional Research Service estimated there were 310 million firearms in the U.S. (not including the military).

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Almost 2/3 of all murders in the United States involve guns.

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Firearms claim more lives in the United States than any other injury except motor vehicle accidents.

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Researchers note that that guns in general are used in self-defense about 2.2 million to 2.5 million times per year. Between 1.5 million and 1.9 million of those self-defense cases involve handguns.

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People are nearly three times more likely to be killed in homes with guns than in those without guns.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."

ANSWER: Clint Eastwood

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