gun control


Definition of gun control

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

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Small changes to gun control laws could save lives. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Why it’s so hard to get people to care about mass suffering," 27 Nov. 2018 That led to the passage of the first gun control law in at least 20 years in Florida. Gray Rohrer,, "Disney faces Pulse, Parkland protest for support of 'NRA sellout' Putnam," 13 June 2018 And yet, there have been no changes to federal gun control in more than two decades, according to The New York Times. Kaylen Ralph, Teen Vogue, "68 Mass Shootings Have Occurred Since Virginia Tech," 16 Apr. 2019 Their party's candidates generally agree on gun control and there hasn't been much debate so far in the runoff races. Fox News, "Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses," 23 May 2018 In a debate hosted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News today, the candidates also took a hard line on gun control. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "What to know about midterm election politics this week," 21 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of gun control

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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