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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So, I was irked by Arthur Winakor who wrote, "I was taken back on your political statement 'The History of Gun Politics,' by Neal Knox in the November '04 issue.
Therefore, I was taken back on your political statement in "The History of Gun Politics," by Neal Knox in the column "Election Series '04," November 04 issue.
When I first became active in gun politics in the mid-1960s, there were plenty on out side who assumed oppressive gun laws were coming one way or another.
The author provides a survey of past attempts at gun legislation, coupled with a guide to the key debates, players, and symbols that have been at the center of gun politics in recent years.
Yet, contemporary gun politics has at least partly succeeded in turning the debate on gun laws into a kind of third rail.
How Obama's executive actions affect Texas gun politics, by Jim Henson and Joshua Blank - Texas voters may not be currently clamoring for ever fewer restrictions on gun rights, but the political leadership is determined to deliver them anyway as proof of their commitment to defending their constituents' rights from the depredations of the president.