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Availability of High Powered Assault-Style Automatic Weapons (including guns)

Considerable attention is being focused on the multiple killings (and other harm) that can occur to ...

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Background Checks on Purchase of Weapons (including guns)

The sale of guns by registered weapons dealers requires a national background check. In many states...

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Baggage and Airplane Boarding

One of the ways for airlines to increase revenues, at the expense of passengers, is to charge for ba...

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Carrying or Use of any Weapon (including guns) While Under the Influence

Accepting that under the U.S. Constitution any citizen has the right to bare arms, there is no reaso...

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Citizen Initiated Sanctions on Russia

The U.S. Government has established a program of sanctions to try to impact on the aggressive behavi...

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Destruction of Weapons (including guns) Used in Crimes or Available to the Convicted Person

When an individual uses a weapon in the commission of a crime, the weapon can be removed from the po...

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Development of Research Skills

While any decision by an individual can be made spontaneously, decisions concerned with understandin...

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Early Voting

There is a consistent disparity in the opportunity for early voting among the different states. The ...

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Eliminate the Penny

It has been stated that the cost of producing a one-cent coin costs more than two (2) cents. There i...

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Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)

There have been a number of proposals for the establishment of a financial transaction tax (FTT). Th...

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Hastert Rule

A procedure has been used in the House of Representatives to stop the House as a whole from voting o...

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Home Ownership-Threat of Major Investment

In many cities today, the cost of home ownership is rising beyond the ability of lower and middle in...

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Inheriting Weapons (including guns) of Deceased Persons

One source of weapons, not regularly discussed, is the distribution of the lethal weapons owned by a...

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International Anti-Terrorist Secret Witness Program

One of the ways to decrease the threat of terrorism, before acts of terror are undertaken, is to inv...

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Intolerance: Deaing with "Group Think"

No one has the power to control our thoughts. Yet, we all know that in conversations or group situat...

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Intolerance: Dealing with Self

The first two things that all of us should do is to think about whether or not we harbor intolerant ...

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Jobs for Youth Through Infrastructure Renewal

A potential major solution is available to generate employment opportunities for youn...

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Keystone XL Pipeline

There is considerable debate as to whether or not the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline shoul...

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Labels and Divisiveness

Across our Country today, we are in a time of labels, i.e., the labeling of ideas and of "oth...

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Legality of Owning and Carrying Weapons (including firearms/guns)

Under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, every person has the right to own and legally c...

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Liability Insurance for Owners of Weapons (including guns)

The Forum proposes that liability insurance be required of a seller, conveyor or owner of a designat...

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Living Free of Fear or Harm

Every person present in our country has the right to live, work and travel free of fear of mental an...

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Mandatory Incarceration for the Use of Weapons (including guns) in Crimes

It is the position of the Forum that no one has the right to use a weapon of any kind to threaten, h...

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Mandatory Incarceration for Use of Weapons (including guns) While Under the Influence

The use of a weapon by a person under the influence of a behavior altering substance, in a manner th...

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Mental Illness and Weapon (including gun) Use

One element associated with harm, disability or death involving the use of weapons is the mental ill...

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National Lethal Weapon (including gun) Buy-Back Program

A federally funded program to share in the cost of the buy back of identified lethal weapons is prop...

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Nuclear Energy - Underground Safe Storage of Nuclear Waste Storage Casks

A major concern with regard to the continuing use (and even termination of use) of nuclear power to ...

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Officer Protection: Bullet Proof Vests

An important protection for all public safety officers is the availability of bulletproof vests...

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Personal Attacks in Campaigns

We live in a society, with freedom of speech and easy distribution of spoken and written words and v...

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Personal Values

Integrity: The willingness to stand up for what one believes is right, and be consistent in that pos...

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Presidential Appointments

The President of the United States has the opportunity to fill many positions in his or her administ...

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Proposal for a National Debt Reduction Tax

An important first principle, which we individually and collectively need to reinforce, is that if o...

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Racism: Dealng with Self

The first two things that each of us may need to and can do are a) to think about whether or not we ...

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Racism: Group Think

No one has the power to control our thoughts. Yet, we all know that in conversations or group situat...

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Racism: Institutionalized racism - Naming and Vetting

Institutionalized racism is sometimes very visible, and sometimes hidden from obvious view. The memb...

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Regulation Review Teams

There is ongoing discussion of the need for regulatory reform, but not sufficient discussion of how ...

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Repatriation of Overseas Fund

The amount of funds "parked" by major corporations overseas is very large and continues to...

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Repeated denials of application for workman's compensation

In an effort to curb abuse, the workman's compensation system has a reputation for functioning with ...

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Requirement for Training in the Safe Use of Weapons (including guns) Before Ownership

One of the problems associated with misuse of weapons and accidental harm due to the possession...

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Research and Collection of Data on Health Impacts of Weapon (including gun) Use and Ownership

There is concern that research into the adverse health impact of weapons (in particular guns) will l...

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Sale of Hazardous Agents With Children Present

It appears (as a minimum) inappropriate to allow the sale and purchase of any hazardous agent (e.g...

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School work assigned during holiday & spring breaks

One of the "needs" of young people is to have a break, at all levels of education, from the pressure...

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Term Limits

There is an ongoing discussion of whether or not limits should be placed on the length of time that...

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Tobacco Products: Designated Sale Area

One of the issues related to the sale of tobacco products is that they can be sold at the same point...

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Use of the Discharge Petition

A discharge petition can be used by a majority of members (irrespective of party affiliation) o...

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Violence and Weapon Use

Everyone has the right to defend themselves, and those for whom they have responsibility, against...

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Voice Votes in Congress

An abuse of public transparency in our U.S. Congress is the procedure of voice voting...

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Voting Eligibility Rules

For primary elections, the registered person would have to demonstrate an affiliation with a polit...

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Voting Hours

It is proposed that for federal elections within the Continental United States; a) In Person Voting ...

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Where's the Good News?

All across our country, people and the organizations and communities we all belong to or participate...

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