gun control


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gun control

A generic term for the restriction of access to guns as public policy.
 
Proposed strategies for gun control
Stopping dangerous uses; increasing penalties for gun-related crimes; stopping dangerous users; decreasing gun supply.
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The fact is that violent crime, including "gun crime," has gone down dramatically over the past 20 years, while gun ownership has been going up nationwide, but crime hasn't been going down faster in California or other gun control utopias.
After the rally, Doggett said Democrats are now focusing on increasing turnout at local gun control rallies to "engage people, because we can't get the votes within the Capitol unless we get more people engaged with passion outside the Capitol.
Numerous surveys have found that the majority of Americans, including people who identify as gun owners, support what they term reasonable gun control laws.
were to be overruled by the same court, the political obstacles in the path of meaningful gun control are formidable.
7-11, after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college, finds that Americans are roughly twice as likely as they were just after Columbine to say their views on gun control are non-negotiable in how they vote.
Connecticut state lawmakers last week passed one of the strictest gun control laws in the country.
Gun control laws in the south and the southwest tend to be much more lenient than in the east with a few exceptions.
It is uncertain, though, whether any concrete measures in favor of gun control will take place.
16, President 0bama held a press conference laying out proposals for tighter gun control measures, including a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks.
The research center notes that public opinion about gun control and gun rights has been divided since early 2009.
In his new book, Gunfight, Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, argues that Americans have always believed in gun control as well as an individual right to possess guns and that the two aims can be reconciled.
The reason he was able to be tackled was he had to pause to reload," says Dennis Henigan, vice president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a gun control advocacy group.