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Harrisburg Brethren in Christ, Pastor Woody Dalton, Sept 19 Harrisburg has the highest per capita murder rate in PA.

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4 Harrisburg Brethren in Christ, Pastor Woody Dalton, Sept 19 Harrisburg has the highest per capita murder rate in PA

5 Akron Mennonite, Sept 15

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7 the law of sin and death

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9 Change in murder rate Philadelphia Rest of Pennsylvania -3% +17%

10 31,593 people died from gun violence in the U.S. in 2008 the law of sin and death

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12 0.69% of 2008 gun deaths were self protection

13 Sept 14 at Eastern U: Cheryl & Joe Seay share about their 18 year old son Jarell, shot on their porch

14 In 2011 Philadelphia police confiscated over 4,600 illegal guns

15 Legal gun buyers (in PA) must be at least 21 years old, and have: -N o criminal record -N o restraining orders -N o history of mental illness

16 How do criminals & kids get guns? criminal gun trafficker straw purchaser A criminal gun trafficker gives money to a straw purchaser who can legally buy a gun. One way is through STRAW PURCHASERS

17 STRAW PURCHASING He/she buys multiple guns for the trafficker Legal gun shop

18 STRAW PURCHASING trafficker The trafficker sells guns to anyone who has the money and can not buy a gun legally.

19 STRAW PURCHASING straw purchaser If police trace a crime gun back to the straw purchaser, he/she says it was lost or stolen. ? ? ? ? ?

20 Gun traffickers straw purchasers Gun traffickers and straw purchasers are at times arrested. Gun shops are rarely held accountable for selling to straw purchasers. Gun Shop BUT

21 Lost or stolen reporting law If a persons handgun is lost or stolen, they must report this to the police within three days. If they fail to report and the gun is used in a crime, they can face liability.

22 Nov 2007 Survey in PA Law requiring handgun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to police

23 Public support for Lost or Stolen Reporting PA House of Representatives April 1, 2008 vote on Lost or Stolen Reporting 63% 37% Support Oppose 96% 3%

24 Oct 1 st at EMU Conflict & Peace class: Prof Durham and students analyze the illegal gun trafficking problem. Market economics drives it.

25 Market economics, a local example Harrisonburg, VA, Sept ; A traveling gun and accessories promotion

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27 You would get a far better understanding of the NRA if you were approaching us as one of the great religions of the world. - Warren Cassidy, a former executive of the National Rifle Association (NRA)

28 The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus … can it set us free from the law of sin and death?

29 mcc.org/fearnot/communities © 2012 MCC East Coast


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