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People have often asked me, where do you get your data?

The short answer? Lots of different places.

However to help out, I'm starting to compile a list of data sources that I will post in this thread.

Each post will give a brief description of the facts available at a given site, and a link.

Check back as this is a "work in progress" and I'll be adding links to this over time.
 

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Gun Control

A publication with statistics that debunks all the major gun control myths. This should probably be bookmarked if you ever get into "discussions" with people who tell you about how the world would be a better place if "only there were more gun control!"

http://www.gunfacts.info/
 

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Library of Congress Law Library

The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information. THOMAS provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, and legislative histories from 1973 to the present. Legislative information can be searched across multiple Congresses. THOMAS is also the source for presidential nominations, treaties, committee reports, legislative resources for researchers and teachers. THOMAS draws on the resources of the Library of Congress to provide users with valuable and historical information related to the legislative process.


http://thomas.loc.gov/
 

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The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution is presented in several ways on this site. This page presents the Constitution on one large HTML-enhanced page. Other pages present the Constitution as a series of individual pages, in plain text, in standard Palm DOC format, and in enhanced TealDoc format. A quick reference is also available, as are photos of the Constitution. The Constitution of China is available for comparison.

http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html
 

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Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting

http://www.votesmart.org/

Load it up, type your zipcode and find your representatives and see what they've been up to this year.

This is one of the best tools out there for deciding who you support, and who you fire next election cycle. Words are meaningless - actions (votes) speak far louder than words on both sides of the equation.

If your rep is voting for things you don't support, vote him out of office.
 

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Re: Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting

This is a great tool - but it is going to be hard to run them ALL out of office like they need to be (aside from a very select few).
 

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Re: Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting

Awesome Mike! Thanks :bigthumb:

Bookmarked for sure.
 
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