gun control


Definition of gun control

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

Examples of gun control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maggie LaBanca, a senior at Newtown High School and survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting, urged U.S. lawmakers to pass comprehensive gun control laws and state leaders to prioritize gun violence prevention efforts. Eliza Fawcett,, 14 Feb. 2022 Murphy, a vocal gun control advocate, said on the Senate floor that the Oxford shooting brought up memories of the 2012 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children and six staff members. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2021 Commissioner Larry Suffredin, a Democrat and vocal gun control advocate, brushed off Morrison’s warnings. Alice Yin,, 4 Nov. 2021 Kennedy, a gun control advocate, came to know the president during the years when Biden served with her husband in the Senate. Aamer Madhani, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Laura Towvim, a local gun control advocate who helped organize opposition to the Newtonville store, said the zoning rules approved by the City Council are incredibly strong and legally defensible., 16 June 2021 Chipman is a former agent turned gun control advocate. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 May 2021 The lesson, a gun control advocate said Thursday, is that strong gun laws can’t always prevent violence, and people need to watch their friends, relatives and coworkers for signs of danger. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2021 Years later, Mamet would be back with more opinions — against gun control laws and NFL protests of the national anthem. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gun control

1964, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Gun control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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