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The great American gun debate; are more guns a safer America? The Christian Science monitor

I came across this last night and I found it very interesting even though it is somewhat long. It does look at both sides of the gun issue and seems to be neutral so I thought some of you might like it. I added a couple of quotes that might give you a taste of what the article is all about

quoted:Complicating this rise of the concealed gun in America, new research on the psychology of what is called "embodied cognition" suggests that simply the act of holding a gun shades one's perceptions, sometimes at odds with reality.

Quoted: While that may be harsh, even some concealed-carry proponents see a strain of disturbing behavior among some carriers.

"Acting like a deadly threat is imminent, walking around stores jerking your head around ... 'on a swivel,' planning your tactical movement from the gas pump to the cash register IS paranoid behavior, unless you live in Fallujah," writes one permit holder on a concealed-carry Internet forum. "Acting like every situation involves a critical threat is goofy.... Don't confuse life with movies."

Are they talking about us, are we that paranoid?

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