Talk:Gun control

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Studies & debates section[edit]

This section is a total mess and I think it should be trimmed considerably to include only studies of gun laws, rather than studies of the availability or ownership rates of guns. The latter type of research, in my opinion, belongs in an article like gun violence but not here. Everymorning (talk) 03:24, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Addendum: Please ping me if you respond in this section, as I will not be watching this page. Everymorning (talk) 03:25, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Everymorning, why have you deleted all this sourced information without getting consensus? Lapadite (talk) 19:35, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

I suppose I was acting, or at least trying to act, in accordance with WP:BRD. I felt that it wasn't pertinent to gun control laws to justify inclusion on this page. For example, some of it (e.g. Lott's work) was about conceal-and-carry laws, which are totally different. Other stuff was about gun ownership rates rather than gun control laws. If you want to follow up my Bold removal of this content by Reverting this change, you are welcome to do so. I guess the problem with regard to the "without consensus" stuff was that I took the absence of a response on the talk page as a sign that no one would mind these changes. Everymorning (talk) 19:44, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

lack of anchor/agenda[edit]

What I can WP:verify from these sources is that it is on the agenda of gun control advocates to change their name and the language of gun control http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2013/01/political-language http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/01/dont-call-it-gun-control/267259/ http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/speaking-of-guns-examining-rhetoric-of-heated-debate/</ref> (regulation of firearms already has a page of its own) This shows we do not have page Gun control agenda or a response from those who oppose it. I think such a page would reduce the POV grinding that has disrupted wikipedia for too long. We could use this page for the purpose. It would be a lot of work. J8079s (talk) 20:23, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Gun control is a legitimate term[edit]

Hi J8079s, you don't seem to understand that gun control is a legitimate term [1] --- Yes, it is sometimes politicized in the United States (which I've now added to the lede) [2] but that is not the primary usage of the term as evidenced by this section of the article that discusses gun control in Canada, Australia, etc. In regards to the politics of gun issues in the United States, see this article. -- Somedifferentstuff (talk) 18:25, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 February 2016[edit]

u said per cent not percent. 24.30.5.118 (talk) 19:44, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done Assuming you were talking about the "Terminology and context" section in which "per cent" appeared twice, I have replaced both these occurrences with "percent". Everymorning (talk) 19:47, 7 February 2016 (UTC)