This is a curated list of articles, seeds, photo/video posts and comments for the past two weeks. The series will combine the use of Newsvine's "thumbs up" as well as the minds of the Newsvine team. As always, meta articles about the proper use of the site will be ignored for this feature.
You missed a busy week. It's time to catch up.
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alJizzerror writes "Vote in the Newsvine Gun Control Poll"
Isn't there another much safer option? Can't we just stop the bad guys from getting guns in the first place?
That's where sensible gun control laws can help. We need universal background checks to close the loopholes that are used to evade background checks. Gun shows and Internet sales are currently exempt from background checks. It is estimated that 40% of gun sales involve no background checks. No wonder felons can easily acquire firearms.
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Soph0571 seeded from Raw Story "Christian group says the world will be permanently 'annihilated' on Wednesday"Update: World did not end.
Par4TheCourse seeded from Daily Kos "Women legislators turn the tables and introduce bills regulating men's reproductive health"
jfxgillis seeded from Adweek "This Craigslist 'Missed Connections' Ad, 43 Years in the Making, Is Simply Heartbreaking"
tomwcraig seeded from Townhall "The Inconvenient Truth About Umpqua – And It Has Nothing To Do With Guns"
Rain7216 seeded from Occupy Democrats "Begging For Aid For His Flooded State, Graham Says He Can't 'Remember' Voting Against Sandy Relief"
Jason Reno seeded from the New York Post "How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos"
Mario 69 seeded from MSN "The Evacuated Chernobyl Is Now Teeming With Wildlife"
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insight, wisdom, laughs
Hallux on Newsvine's "Breitbart Hack Milo Yiannopoulos: "Feminized Culture" Causes Mass Murder"
Common Man-3493893 on NBCNews' "The Reasons for the Decline in Support for Gun Control"
Tip of the Week: Chase links to unfamiliar sources or other 'Viners with different opinions; learn from others.
So who's going to make next week's Best Of? What did we miss?