GUN Use of CCW in self defense or the defense of others

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  1. bigman7903

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    My brother is doing his senior project on CCW, and is in need of Academic sources dealing w/ CCW and self defense. I know you guys pull this type of shit out of thin air all the time, i was wondering if you can lend me/him a hand. Thanks :bigthumb:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    laws?
    stories?

    what?
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    Laws, numbers/statistics, all of the above, as long as it is from an academic source, or uses academic sources
     
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    lol @ wiki being an academic source
     
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    theres a little section at the bottom called references...yeah :hsugh:
     
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    Every teacher I've ever had in College hasn't allowed us to use Wiki. Any idiot can make one of those pages...Unless they've totally changed the way it works from the last time I looked.


    Usually academic sources are hosted at .edu or .gov websites.
     
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    What is an academic resource?

    · Academic (non-fiction) books or chapters from those books.
    · Academic journals or quarterlies.
    · Some academic articles from academic web sites (i.e., those related to universities sites). The URL should contain “.edu” in it.
    · Articles (not abstracts or reviews) from EBSCO, JSTOR, or Project Muse.


    What isn't an academic resource?


    · Abstracts, book reviews, and most introductions to fictional works (regardless of where they are published).
    · Textbooks.
    · Anthologies.
    · Non-academic web pages.
    · Fiction books (novels, poetry, and drama).
    · Newspaper articles or articles found in popular magazines or magazines such as Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Report.
    · Encyclopedias and other reference works.
    · Dictionaries.
    · Movies and TV shows.
    · The Bible, the Qur’an, or any other sacred/religious text.
     
  9. Paul Revere

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    :ugh: im not saying quote wiki. im saying LOOK at the references and if they appear to be legit sources, quote from them.

    jesus
     
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    At my old school we were encouraged to use Wikipedia. Infact, I had assignments that were to look up shit on Wikipedia :hsugh:

    Long story short I don't think I learned a god damn thing in the 2 years I spent there, I'm glad I transfered.
     
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    You made that very clear :squint: :mamoru:

    Problem with Wiki is that the sources that it uses aren't very often Academic, so there's no sense using them. Most schools have huge databases of info that they pay for so that you can use them. Might as well use them since they are a reliable resource :dunno:

    Besides, this is WMD I'm done talking about school :o
     
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    when i said "look at the references" i didnt LITERALLY mean look at them, i meant read where the shit came from :dunno:

    and i know they're not a *real* source :o
     
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    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Wikipedia kicks ass. I use it all the time to get broad knowledge on a subject; sometimes it has excellent specifics as well. The links at bottom are also very useful depending on what I need. It's almost always the first place I go to look (unclassified) shit up now. :bigthumb:
     
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    wiki is the shizzle but the rules about believing everything you read on the internet (aka common sense) should prevail.

    And I agree, wikipedia usually has links to some valuable resources on most topics, many of which can be of academic value. Even though a club or group referenced there is not an academic does not mean that quotes and references gained from that site cannot be used for academic purposes. If I'm doing a report on bikes then I can quote something from a Hell's Angels site in an academic way even though they aren't exactly an educational institution...
     

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