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8 avril 2008 2 08 /04 /avril /2008 12:23
US important school shootings

Ø  The Valentine’s Day massacre took place on February 14 2008 at NIU (Northern Illinois University). A former student  killed five students and injured 15 others, he fired more than 50 shots into a crowd of 150 people before turning the gun on himself. This shooting was the fourth such incident on a US campus within one week.

Ø  On April 16 2007, a gunman killed 32 people and injured 25 others on the campus of Virginia Tech before killing himself.

Ø  The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. Two students embarked killed 12 students and a teacher, as well as wounded 23 others, before committing suicide.

US school shootings map

In 2004, the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration)  reported the results involving 11 antidepressants and almost 4500 adolescents and concluded that antidepressants double the risk of suicidal behaviour in young adults.

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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution States:

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Some important associations in favour of right-to-carry laws

The NRA (National Rifle Association) was  founded in 1871. It has promoted the shooting sports among American youth’s ( rifle clubs at all major colleges, boy scout of America, the American legion...) since 1903 and Hunter Education courses are taught by State Fish and Game Departments (in 43 states + some Canadian Provinces).It is the first firearms Education Organization with its 3 million members and it is widely recognised as a major political force as America’s foremost defender of the second Amendment rights.


One of the most famous president and spokesman of the NRA was  Charlton Heston

 who died last Saturday (April 5th, 2008)

GOA (Gun Owners of America) second largest gun rights organization, was founded by former members of the NRA in 1975 (Sen. Richardson) to preserve and defend the second amendment rights of gun owners. It raises funds to support the election of pro-gun candidates at all levels of government.

More informations

This site gives different points of view in favor and against Gun Control

CBS News
puts  forward an article about Chicago Students in favor of Gun controls. Related, is an interactive 'Guns in America' with State-by-State gun laws and death rates and , maps of recent school shootings

Do Guns belong on Campus ?

Watch this Video from CBS News ! (2:31mn)  - It's just after the ad

And don't forget to watch the movie  "Bowling for Columbine" (by Mickael Moore)


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