A social issue is a problem that affects many people within a society. It is a group of common problems in present-day society and ones that many people strive to solve. It is often the consequence of factors extending beyond an individual's control. Social issues are the source of conflicting opinions on the grounds of what is perceived as morally correct or incorrect personal life or interpersonal social life decisions. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues; however, some issues (such as immigration) have both social and economic aspects. Some issues do not fall into either category, such as warfare.
There can be disagreements about what social issues are worth solving, or which should take precedence. Different individuals and different societies have different perceptions. In Rights of Man and Common Sense, Thomas Paine addresses the individual's duty to "allow the same rights to others as we allow ourselves." The failure to do so causes the creation of a social issue.
There are a variety of methods people use to combat social issues. Some people vote for leaders in a democracy to advance their ideals. Outside the political process, people donate or share their time, money, energy, or other resources. This often takes the form of volunteering. Nonprofit organizationss are often formed for the sole purpose of solving a social issue. Community organizing involves gathering people together for a common purpose.
A distinct but related meaning of the term "social issue" (used particularly in the United States) refers to topics of national political interest, over which the public is deeply divided and which are the subject of intense partisan advocacy, debate, and voting. In this case "social issue" does not necessarily refer to an ill to be solved, but rather a topic to be discussed.

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  1. J

    Dillon 550 primer issue

    Yet another 550 primer question/issue. Small primers work great, switched out to large it's not picking the primer up. I've cleaned the bar, reset the cup, put a new mag tip on and everything else. The bar is sliding all the way back but it's not picking up the primer, one primer is sitting...
  2. Yarome

    Win Model 70 308 bolt selector issue

    Winchester pre-64 model 70 308 featherweight. Most recent UPDATE EDIT: Nevermind! I got it! Much easier than I thought and did not require full selector dis/reassembly. :s0155: It looks like they simply reassembled the firing pin with the selector in the fire position which locked it up...
  3. SixgunSymphony

    Schumer amnesty exposes self-defeating blindness of single issue- gun owners.

    A "pathway to citizenship" means tens of millions of current illegals will soon be "voting for gun sense." And our "gun rights groups" can think of nothing to say about it. (Chuck Schumer D-NY/Facebook) Read more...
  4. OutlawCowboy

    Oregon  stalled magazine shipment: Anyone else having this issue?

    I purchased a bunch of magazines on Election Day. They arrived in Portland on Thursday night and haven’t moved since. Fed Ex has said my package is delayed and has no expected delivery date. Is anyone else having this problem? I thought we had until the 8th. I really hope they don’t get confiscated.
  5. B

    Crows - issue - portland

    People I think are feeding crows. I’m not really into being woke up to angry crows. It’s portland. Besides moving, dealing with it, or browning what can I do?
  6. Koda

    Guns arent a public health issue

    Next time someone tells you your more likely to die with a gun in the house... https://reason.com/video/2022/09/30/guns-arent-a-public-health-issue/
  7. ilikegunspdx

    Not A Bug  Noticed weird timing issue on alerts, FYI

    On alerts it shows that the post is coming in the future (ie some type of clock issue or whatever).
  8. EHJ

    So the Fed makes sure Cali is a, "Shall Issue" state now. Cali re-writes the state laws to prohibit where you can carry.

    Welcome to SB918. More "training", psych eval's, letters of references and fees. Lots and lots of new fees. https://trackbill.com/bill/california-senate-bill-918-firearms/2218126/
  9. Libertypatriot

    BUIS sighting issue

    Since I bought this Bushmaster 16" 5.56 years ago I've always run this red dot sight it came with. Shoots great with the red dot, super consistent, I can hit cans at 50 yards almost every single time. I decided to put on these BUISs but in order to put my sight picture where the rounds go, this...
  10. L84Cabo

    A Monkey Just Flew Out Of My Butt: LA County Sheriff Announces "Shall Issue"

    No really...did a monkey just fly outta my butt? Because I never thought I'd see this day with Los Angeles. LA County actually started loosening up CCW permit issuance 6-12 months ago. But here Sherrif Villanueva announces the county is essentially going to "shall issue," as a result of the...
  11. arakboss

    Oregon  Call To Action For 2022 Election and Mitigating Gun Control Issues In 2023 Session.

    To avoid thread closure please keep this political thread focused on the issue of firearm freedoms and how we can protect them from the gun grabbers in Salem and around the State. Oregon voters have a good opportunity this November to mitigate the damage that is likely to come next session if...
  12. LeoG95

    Firing pin issue or ammo issue?

    So I went shooting yesterday and today and had this happen twice, pulled the trigger on my glock 43 and heard a click but no bang. After keeping my muzzle pointed at the target for a moment I emptied the chamber and noticed that the live rounds had been hit closer to the side of the percussion...
  13. O

    Aero finally admits theres an issue with the EPC

    they haven't posted on their official site. but on their facebook they have. " Valued customers, After thorough testing and evaluation, we have identified and validated a solution to a reoccurring feeding issue some customers were experiencing when running hollow points through their EPC-9. We...
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