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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2018 01:53 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/30/2018 01:53 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Americans Against Gun Violence Announces High School Essay Contest

Sacramento, CA....Americans Against Gun Violence is pleased to announce that we’re sponsoring an essay contest open to all U.S. high school students. The prompt for the contest is a statement made by the late Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate on June 11, 1968. He said: The time has now come that we must adopt stringent gun control legislation comparable to the legislation in force in virtually every civilized country in the world.




Students can enter the contest by submitting an essay of 500 words or fewer describing their thoughts about Senator Dodd's statement. Full contest details and a link to the online essay submission form are posted on the Americans Against Gun Violence website.

We’ll be awarding a total of $15,000 to 12 contest winners. The deadline for students to enter the contest is midnight on Sunday, May 6.


We’ve been tremendously impressed by the activism of high school students across the country in the aftermath of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. The student-inspired protest march in Washington DC on March 24, in which an estimated 800,000 people participated, was not only the largest protest against gun violence in our nation’s history, it was the largest protest in our nation’s capital on any issue, and it was replicated on a smaller scale in hundreds of other cities across our country and around the world.


We're offering the essay contest as one way to help foster and reward ongoing activism and critical thinking among our youth in the area of gun violence prevention.

 



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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-30 01:57:13   By: Anonymous
 
Idiots, Everyone is against gun violence!! The 2nd amendment is a lynchpin for all the amendments including the 1st amendment. Take away one freedom and they all fall.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-30 04:56:38   By: Anonymous
     
    We would never have our rights taken from us, the Fed's know this would cause a blood bath and a civil war. On the bright side if this were attempted Mexico would finish building the WALL for us to keep all of the cowardly Lib's from scurrying over the boarder like the diseased infested rats that they are.
    Thank God for America that we have President Donald John Trump keeping our Nation safe

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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-03-30 05:11:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Profanity

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 05:14:44   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:20:28   By: Anonymous
           
          It isn't about this president. It is about you and your freedoms even if you are too blind to see it.

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            Profanity
            Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:53:15   By: Anonymous
             
            Profanity

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              Profanity
              Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:58:55   By: Anonymous
               
              No he is a bigly flawed man that is doing a few good things as president

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                Profanity
                Posted on: 2018-03-30 08:01:44   By: Anonymous
                 
                Profanity

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              Re: Profanity
              Posted on: 2018-03-30 09:47:20   By: Anonymous
               
              I know with your education there probably is not much choice. But would you please get a job as a school crossing guard, since you obviously want to police something.

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          Re: FOLLOW YOUR LEADER
          Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:37:31   By: Anonymous
           
          "We" elected our President? huh, I did not know that. I always thought it was the Electoral College,
          that was established by the United States Constitution that elected our President/vice-president.

          Well it seems you're the Einstein here, doesn't it? another nitwit who thinks he knows it all.
          Brainwashed imbeciles like you running around shooting off their mouths always crack me up with their stupidity.
          Ignorance is bliss my friend. You're the reason our Founding Fathers had the Electoral College System in place, your stupidity.
          As someone who always says here (pardon my copy and paste)
          "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

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            Profanity
            Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:48:57   By: Anonymous
              Edited By: Profanity
            On: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
            Profanity

            Profanity

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              Profanity
              Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:51:55   By: Anonymous
               
              ooo someone lost an argument

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                BIG BLUE WAVE
                Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:57:07   By: Anonymous
                 
                THE BIG BLUE TSUNAMI WAVE IS GOING TO WASH ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND SEND ALL THE REPUBLICANS OUT TO SEA WHERE THEY CAN SWIM TO A DESERTED ISLAND AND START THEIR OWN COMMUNIST COUNTRY

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                  Re: BIG BLUE WAVE
                  Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:58:06   By: Anonymous
                   
                  republicans won't be able to swim with all their AK47 and AR15s

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                    Re: BIG BLUE WAVE
                    Posted on: 2018-03-30 08:00:06   By: Anonymous
                     
                    The BIG BLUE WAVE will wash the red stain of Republicans and their wannabe dictator over to Russia.

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                      Re: BIG BLUE WAVE
                      Posted on: 2018-03-30 08:03:57   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Calaveras county is grossly contaminated with Russians (Republicans)

                      Republican is the politically correct term for "Russian"

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                        Re: BIG BLUE WAVE
                        Posted on: 2018-03-30 14:06:43   By: Anonymous
                         
                        Go back to the Bay Area where you fit right in.

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                          Re: BIG BLUE WAVE
                          Posted on: 2018-03-30 16:11:12   By: Anonymous
                           
                          GO BACK TO RUSSIA YOU COMMUNIST

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                  Re: BIG BLUE WAVE
                  Posted on: 2018-03-30 10:28:37   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Communism always starts with disarming the citizens first :) So who's the commie now?

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:17:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Instead of having a real, substantive discussion on actual rights and freedoms that have kept this nation the envy of the world for over 200 years all the left can do is go to the gutter. It isn't about Trump , Obama or Hillary. It is about keeping the US free for another 250 years. You end the 2nd amendment and you will slide into some form of a totalitarian state withing 50 years.

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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-03-30 08:06:33   By: Anonymous
           
          So a Trump Dictatorship sounds good to you?

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            No Subject
            Posted on: 2018-03-30 10:31:41   By: Anonymous
             
            So how is promoting freedoms (even those that are painful at times) a path to a dictatorship? That is the almost comical hole in your argument. Your path is the one that increases the possibility of a totalitarian government.

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              Profanity
              Posted on: 2018-03-30 16:14:23   By: Anonymous
               


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        Re: FOLLOW YOUR LEADER-AND MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:19:27   By: Anonymous
         

        Oh my goodness, you're still crying? Put on your Big-Boy Pants for a change, loser. Would you like some more tissues for your tears and a Midol? Poor baby, always crying and whining, maybe you should go take a nap and after wards go to McDonalds for a happy meal. You're an embarrassment to democrats everywhere.

        A Democrat


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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:50:46   By: Anonymous
            Edited By: Profanity
          On: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
          Profanity

          Profanity

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:39:43   By: Anonymous
         
        Well at least he didn't have to rape her like Clinton would have

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          No Subject
          Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:46:46   By: Anonymous
           


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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 16:11:55   By: Anonymous
         


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-30 04:57:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Sounds like you scared boy. You a sissy? That 2nd amendment the only thing stopping you from getting turnt out boy?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:19:28   By: Anonymous
       
      No the Broward Deputy was the sissy.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-30 04:58:59   By: Anonymous
 
If thousands of people have to die to keep us safe then that’s ok. Especially if it’s kids. Rather be them than me.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:22:30   By: Anonymous
     
    If the Broward SRO would have done his job Nickolaz would be dead and we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

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Profanity
Posted on: 2018-03-30 05:09:04   By: Anonymous
 
THE NRA AND THE REPUBLICANS THEY OWN WILL RECOMMEND ARMING THE KIDS WITH GUNS SO THEY CAN SHOOT BACK AT THE BAD GUY.

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    Profanity
    Posted on: 2018-03-30 06:01:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Take guns from mentally ill
    By Dem guns

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    Profanity
    Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:28:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Ok All CAPS screamer. You know in your heart of hearts this isn't about guns it is about the people behind them. This twisted kid could have used a bomb like the guy in Texas. There are enough people in the US that know this is about fundamental freedoms, you can scream and yell and say those that defend freedoms including yours but don't worry we will keep you and your freedoms safe even if you don't want them anymore

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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-03-30 10:52:04   By: Anonymous
       
      Except gun owners are pussies that need them to fight
      Not real men, they use their minds first and fists if necessary
      Dont hide behind guns

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 11:28:19   By: Anonymous
         
        I am a fan of Jedi mind tricks as much as the next guy but when a tweaker breaks into your home saying "this is not the family to harm" probably wont work

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 12:00:27   By: Anonymous
         
        Real men do what it takes to secure the safety and security of themselves and their family.

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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-03-30 13:30:16   By: Anonymous
           
          PUSSY RESPONSE TRUMPTARD

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            Profanity
            Posted on: 2018-03-30 15:03:33   By: Anonymous
             
            Ad hominem attacks do not stop or deter home invasion robberies. If you, your friends, or your family are ever unfortunate enough to be subject to one, you will regret the day you spited the 2nd amendment.

            Sincerely, a Republican who did not vote Trump (Trump is a long time democrat, sorry other republicans I'm with Ralph Peters on this one)

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Keep calaveras clean , OUT WITH THE BEAN
Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:18:08   By: Anonymous
 
No on Olivera District 3

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    Re: Keep calaveras clean , OUT WITH THE BEAN
    Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:22:09   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    A.Whole


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We will get old and pass away.
Posted on: 2018-03-30 07:59:27   By: Anonymous
 
The kids will have the political control and will to do as they wish.



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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-30 11:12:13   By: Anonymous
 
What's funny is that the pro-gun folk scream "it's the people not the guns themselves!" Great then, so how are the expanded background checks going? What about a gun owner database? What about a longer waiting period after a gun purchase? More research in to mental health maybe? None of these have made significant improvements nation wide. In fact it's easier to get a gun than ever. Sorry mouth breathers but it's time to ratify the 2nd amendment of real change won't happen.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-30 12:04:16   By: Anonymous
     
    OK Dumb Dumb

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-03-30 12:32:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Boy you sound like a sissy to me.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-03-30 15:09:04   By: Anonymous
         
        I think he is referring to "ratifying the second amendment". It has been ratified (made officially valid).

        Did you perhaps mean repeal?

        I don't believe it should be repealed, and calling people sissies for wishing to retain their rights sounds more like a projection. Don't get too mad big guy.

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          Re: democrats
          Posted on: 2018-03-30 16:12:21   By: Anonymous
           
          I would bet not one of you idiots even know what it would take to change an amendment of the constitution. Even though you liberals are making new democrats daily (welfare, illegal Mexicans etc) there will never be enough states that will get together to vote to change anything. All your liberals judges can jump up and down but they cant change anything its not up to them. When the world goes to crap the democrats are going to be the first to become extinct!!!!!!!!!!!

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            Re: democrats
            Posted on: 2018-03-30 16:41:35   By: Anonymous
             
            Boy you sound like sissy to me. My pa always told me to stay away from your kind, trying to take boys behind the shed.

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              You never listened to pa.
              Posted on: 2018-03-30 20:59:26   By: Anonymous
               
              Did you?

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