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Discussing Controversial Topics: The Second Amendment

Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Activity


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In July of 2012, a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and wounding 58. In early August of that year, six were killed and three were injured at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In late August, a shooter opened fire in front of the Empire State Building, and nine bystanders were wounded in the ensuing shootout with the police.  After these tragic events, the debate regarding the interpretation of the Second Amendment again came into the national spotlight in the lead up to the elections in November.  Use this activity to discuss this controversial issue with your students.

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