gun control


Definition of gun control 

: regulation of the selling, owning, and use of guns

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After a tweet in support of gun control led to threats, Teigen briefly abandoned the platform. Jessica Pressler, Glamour, "Chrissy Teigen Is the Unofficial Voice of Generation Fed Up," 1 Nov. 2018 Sachs, who graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, about 10 miles from Parkland, said not everyone from the town is in favor of gun control. Katie Zezima And Justin Wm. Moyer,, "Conservative students seeking voice on gun rights plan marches in 10 cities, including Chicago, on Saturday," 6 July 2018 Student activists have dogged Yoder on the issue of gun control for months. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "Parkland shooting survivors draw large crowd at Kansas event meant to spur youth vote," 18 June 2018 Norton praised the Parkland teenagers for their activism on the issue of gun control. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "A Civil-Rights Icon Urges Law Grads to Defend Free Speech," 29 May 2018 But despite pockets of conservatism, California is a state that remains at the forefront of gun control. Hailey Branson-potts,, "At a church security seminar: Guns, God and 'get those heads up' when you pray," 22 May 2018 Hogg, a Stoneman Douglas student, has emerged as a prominent national proponent of gun control. Anthony Man,, "Allen West defends NRA, attacks Hollywood elites, mocks Broward Sheriff’s Office," 24 Apr. 2018 This idea of gun control has been such an interesting thing to watch recently. Justin Scott Campbell, Longreads, "Earning Our Place on the Planet: An Interview with adrienne maree brown," 24 Apr. 2018 At freewheeling town-hall meetings, O’Rourke espouses gun control, single-payer health care, and other progressive positions, sprinkling his speeches with folksy anecdotes and occasional profanity. Andrew Rice, Daily Intelligencer, "Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas?," 10 July 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gun control

: laws that control how guns are sold and used and who can own them

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