anti-gun

adjective

an·​ti-gun ˌan-tē-ˈgən How to pronounce anti-gun (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: opposed to guns : opposing, prohibiting, or strictly controlling the sale and possession of guns or of certain types of guns
anti-gun legislation
anti-gun activists

Examples of anti-gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Friday, anti-gun groups hailed the verdict as a long overdue reproach. Kate Christobek, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 MullenLowe, a marketing firm he’s worked with through his anti-gun violence organization Change the Ref, pitched him on the idea. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 On average, one person is killed with a gun every six hours in Illinois, according to the anti-gun violence group One Aim. USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 The decision to create a specific MCC for gun sellers followed years of advocacy by progressive legislators and other anti-gun violence advocates, who believe code can help track suspicious purchases linked to mass shootings and other crimes committed with firearms. Alex Dalton, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 According to Smith, Rainbow Reload allows LGBTQ+ gun owners to be themselves, given that many progressive groups are more anti-gun. Hadley Green, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2023 As part of the campaigns, the group organizes anti-gun violence vigils, forums and other events. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 Mason was endorsed by both U.S. senators from Virginia, Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), as well as Reps. Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign, and several anti-gun organizations. Breccan F. Thies, Washington Examiner, 8 Nov. 2023 In a first major appearance for the foundation last month, Quavo went with his mother, Edna Marshall, and sister, Titania Davenport, along with other anti-gun advocates to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus and Vice President Kamala Harris. Elena Bergeron, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-gun was in 1899

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“Anti-gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-gun. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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