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People Explain Why They Will Never Purchase A Firearm
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In the U.S., owning a firearm is a highly debated topic. It's in our constitution as the Second Amendment, which many people call "the right to bear arms."

About a third of U.S. adults own a gun, but earlier in the year President Biden and policymakers proposed strict gun laws because of the rising murder rates and mass shootings.

The U.S. has a rate of 120.5 firearms per 100 persons, and often when the conversation of stricter gun laws pops up, people cite Switzerland. The Swiss have been a neutral country for 200 years, but they have always been armed and at the ready.

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People Who've Been Held Hostage Describe Their Experiences
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Although we hear about hostage situations and abductions on the news every once in awhile, we rarely ever become aware of the specific details of the experience.

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People Who Work In Gun Shops Share The Biggest Red Flags They've Ever Seen
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With the news being what it's been lately (and by "lately" we mean for the past several years) the conversation about gun sales and control comes up a lot. We tackle a lot of different angles from a hypothetical perspective - but it's rare that we talk to people who actually sell guns.

Now we are.

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Home is a sanctuary. It is the place where we are all entitled to enter and all that ails us just fades away because the outside world is a dark place. And it's our haven, our time in our safe space that keeps us sane. However, this is too often not the case. Home can be a place of turmoil and grief. Sometimes what is on the other side of the front door can be daunting and a life changing experience.

Redditor u/Cyan26 wanted to know what unknowns were creeping behind closed doors by asking... What's the worse thing you've come home to?

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My first job was at Ross. I was in high school, I was young and naive - far too young and naive for the horrors that awaited me the first day I was asked to help clean out the fitting rooms. Our store didn't have restrooms open to the public, though we would let customers use them if they asked - particularly women with children. Unfortunately, several customers decided there was no point in asking, they would just help themselves to use the fitting rooms as bathrooms. Diapers, menstrual products, and urine puddles were pretty common. Nothing could prepare us for the "Black Friday Incident of 1998"

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