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            Gun Control is a very controversial issue in American society today. Gun Control is an issue that has been fought over for many years and still has not been resolved. Many groups (organizations) have formed due to the issue of gun control, some being extremely large and powerful. These groups include; PAX, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and the NRA. PAX and The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are two very strong anti-gun groups. Both of these groups also have very strong arguments. One of their main objectives is to solve the problem of gun violence by putting a ban on the sale and possession of all handguns and assault weapons. This, of course, is an extreme way of dealing with gun violence but is very much a possibility. This especially in today's society, now with even more emphasis on gun violence than ever. One of the main arguments of the two organizations is against John Lott. John R. Lott Jr. has made many claims about concealed weapons. He researched his data from FBI reports and many other sources. John Lott's summary of claims is that if there had been a right-to-carry a concealed weapon provision, in those states that there isn't, than an extensive amount of murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults could have been avoided. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's claims against John Lott's research is this: John Lott based his research on methodology and not on fact, making his research realistically false. Lott's data is incorrect, their of , proving his research to also be incorrect. Lastly, John Lott's work has been called into question by many well known, respected, academics, including; the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and the University of Chicago. These academics provide ample evidence that Lott's work is, in many ways, flawed. The NRA is one of the country's largest and most powerful organizations. Not only does the NRA have a very strong influence on American citizens, it also has a very strong influence on congress.

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