gun control


Definition of gun control

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

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Australia, Canada, and Germany also tightened gun controls in response to their own brutal school massacres over recent decades. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Brazil Government Doubles Down on Pro-Gun Stance After School Shooting," 15 Mar. 2019 The American Medical Association voted at its 2018 annual meeting to support aggressive gun control policies, including a ban on assault weapons. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Talk amongst yourselves: 2018’s most-commented stories on Ars," 24 Dec. 2018 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 1:58 Kansas City area students plan citywide school walkout Advertisement Kansas City area students are planning a school walkout and gun control rally on April 20, 2018. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Shawnee Mission leader targeted in ACLU free-speech suit leaves for new KC charter," 29 June 2018 Activists seeking gun control legislation are making similar efforts, buoyed by the work of students following the Parkland school shooting in Florida. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "MTV launches drive to get young people to vote," 20 Aug. 2018 The legislation is moving forward amid a drumbeat of mass shootings nationally and little movement on gun control in Congress. Joshua Miller,, "Gun control laws in Mass. are poised to become more strict," 23 May 2018 In Cleveland, thousands of people marched for gun control in Public Square. Emily Bamforth,, "Students push for gun reform during National School Walkout Friday: What's happening in Northeast Ohio?," 19 Apr. 2018 Students in the Kansas City area, like their peers across the country, expect to make another loud plea for broader gun control in the United States. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Still fired up over gun control, Kansas City area students plan rally Friday | The Kansas City Star," 19 Apr. 2018 In the wake of the Parkland shooting last Valentine’s Day, support for gun control in America has surged. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "The Sliming of David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez," 30 Mar. 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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