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Cultural & Global Issues: Gun Control

Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9
Article Name: The School Gun Debate Rages On
Source: Education Dive
Author: Amelia Harper 
Date Published: September 13, 2017
Guiding Question: Why do some people want school workers to have guns?
Grade level: 9.6

Article Name: Should Gun Control Laws be Enacted
Author: ProCon Staff
Date Published: (last updated June 28, 2016)
Guiding Question: Should gun control laws be enacted?
Grade level: N/A

Article Name: Walmart tries to balance competing interests of gun advocates, opponents
Source: Bloomber News via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1220)
Author: Lauren Etter and Shannon Pettypiece
Date Published: January 10, 2016
Guiding Question: How do retail stores balance competing interests of gun advocates and those who oppose?
Grade level: 9.5

Article Name: Should More Gun Control Laws be Enacted in the United States?
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last Updated: June 14, 2016
Guiding Question: What are some of the pros and cons of increasing gun control laws?
Grade level: 9.9

Article Name: Gun Control in America by the Right (and Wrong) Numbers
Source: The Conversation 
Author: Simon Williams
Date Published: March 14, 2016
Guiding Question: What do statistics show about gun violence in the US?
Grade level: 10.0

Article Name: Marco Rubio's Claim That No Recent Mass Shooting Would Have Been Prevented by Gun Laws
Source: Washington Post
Author:  Glen Kessler
Date Published: December 10, 2015
Guiding Question: Can gun control laws prevent gun crimes?
Grade level: 10.9

Article Name: A Criminologist's Case Against Gun Control
Source: Time
Author: Jacob Davidson
Date Published: December 1, 2015
Guiding Question: Why are gun control laws ineffective?
Grade level: 10.8

Article Name: State Lawmaker Wants Gun Owners to be Required to Report Lost or Stolen Firearms
Source: Missourinet 
Author: Jason Taylor
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the pros and cons of a law requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen guns?
Grade level: 10.5

Below Grade 9.0
Above Grade 10.9
Article Name: Issue Overview: Guns in America
Source: Bloomberg via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 950)
Author: Esmé E Deprez
Date Published: October 30, 2016
Guiding Question: What do gun control supporters and the NRA have to say about guns in America?
Grade level: 7.1

Article Name: President Appeals for Change in Gun Laws After Oregon Shooting
Source: President Obama via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1110)
Author: President Barack Obama
Date Published: October 5, 2015 
Guiding Question: Why does President Obama believe that gun control laws need to changed? 
Grade level: 8.0


Article Name: State Firearm Laws Database 
Source: State Firearm Laws Project 
Author: N/A
Date Published: 2017 (Updated yearly)
Guiding Question: How do gun control laws impact gun crime?
Grade level: 12.5

Article Name: Why is There so Little Research on Guns in the US? 5 Questions Answered
Source: The Conversation
Author: Lacey Wallace 
Date Published: October 19, 2017
Guiding Question: How has a lack of funding for gun violence research impacted gun laws?
Grade level: 11.3

Article Name: New Public Database Reveals Striking Differences in How Guns are Regulated from State to State
Source: The Conversation
Author: Michael Siegel and Molly Pahn
Date Published: May 22, 2017
Guiding Question: What trends have their been in state guns laws over the past few years?
Grade level: 12.9

Article Name: Study: Some Gun Control Laws Result in More Death
Source: U.S. News 
Author: Kimberly Leonard
Date Published: March 10, 2016
Guiding Question: How do gun control laws impact gun crime?
Grade level: 11.9

Article Name: Gun Control Explained
Source: NY Times
Author: Richard Perez-Pina
Date Published: October 7, 2015
Guiding Question: What is the state of gun control today?
Grade level: 11.9

Article Name: Stand Your Ground Laws Complicate Matters For Black Gun Owners
Source: NPR
Author: Karen Grisby Bates
Date Published: February 27, 2017
Guiding Question: How does race affect those who use stand your ground?
Grade level: 11.7

Article Name: Quantifying the Social Cost of Firearms: a New Approach to Gun Control
Source: The Conversation
Author: Timothy M. Smith
Date Published: July 12, 2016
Guiding Question: What are some of the alternative forms of gun reform Smith provides?
Grade level: 12.1

Article Name: South Carolina House Votes to Recognize Concealed Weapons Permits of More States
Source: Post and Courier
Author: Maya T. Prabhu
Date Published: May 3, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the pros and cons of South Carolina's move to a reciprocity policy for concealed carry permits?
Grade level: 11.4

Article Name: Guns in Schools 
Source: Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Author: N/A
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What are some ways to reduuce gun violence in schools?
Grade level: 12.1