What is the purpose of this site?

Purpose of gunDiscussion.org The purpose of the gunDiscussion.org website is to gather in one location some of the topics around gun ownership in America. The objective is to do a small part to reduce gun deaths in the United States. Although mass shootings get media attention (and seemingly endless polarization of Americans), gun-related suicides and …

What is the Second Amendment?

Text of the Second Amendment The “Second Amendment” is the second amendment (i.e., addition) to the original United States Constitution. The first ten amendments are collectively called the “Bill of Rights.” The text of the Second Amendment is: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the …

What is the “gun show loophole”?

The gun show loophole Here is the definition of the “Gun Show Loophole” on Wikipedia: Gun show loophole, gun law loophole, Brady law loophole (or Brady bill loophole), private sale loophole, and private sale exemption are terms in the United States referring to sales of firearms by private sellers, including those done at gun shows, …

Scientific studies and articles on gun violence in America

This article contains a few links to interesting scientific studies and articles related to gun violence in America. The Gun Debate From FactCheck.org:  The Gun Debate This article contains discussion and fact-based analysis of the following questions: Do universal background checks reduce firearm deaths? Do concealed-carry laws decrease violent crime? How does the U.S. gun …

What are some prominent gun retailers doing to change gun sales?

The following gun retailers have stopped selling “assault-style” weapons and raised the purchase age to 21: Dick’s Sporting Goods   “We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens,” Dick’s said in the statement. “But we have to help …

What is the NRA?

History The NRA is the National Rifle Association. Some history of the NRA can be found on the organization’s “About” page: While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. Some …

Why is the NRA so paranoid?

From Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President: Help Fight the Socialist Wave “President Trump’s election, while crucial, can’t turn away the wave of these new European style socialists bearing down upon us … How about Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bill DeBlasio, Andrew Cuomo, Corey Booker, Christopher Murphy and Keith Ellison … they hide behind labels …

What is a “bump stock”?

The stock of a rifle is basically the parts that hold the barrel and firing mechanism. This includes the portion held against the shoulder when shooting. The firing of a bullet causes “recoil,” which is the backward push of the rifle as a bullet accelerates forward. A “bump stock” is a replacement stock that uses …