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What Moves You? A Resource Guide to Popular Social Movements

Resources related to the #blacklivesmatter, #marchforourlives, #marchforscience, #metoo, #timesup, and #nobannowall social movements.

March for Our Lives is a movement started by the survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018.

The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. - March for Our Lives 

What is Gun Control?

"Gun control is one of the most commonly proposed methods for reducing violent crime. Defined narrowly, it is the enactment and enforcement of laws regulating firearms. More broadly, it is any organized effort to regulate firearms, which could also encompass civil suits aimed at the firearms industry and voluntary gun turn-ins and buybacks."-  Encyclopedia of Social Problems 

"The gun control debate involves interpretation of the Second Amendment which provides “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” This relatively simple statement in the Bill of Rights generated almost no public debate for almost two centuries. A number of historical developments not contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, however, created political controversy over its interpretation." -World of Criminal Justice

Books & eBooks

#MarchForOurLives in the News

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Gun Control and Mass Shootings in the Scholarly Literature

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#MarchForOurLives in the Media

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