gun control


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

Examples of gun control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For now, the only thing that is certain is that the Justice Department filed charges against the president’s son under a gun control statute of questionable constitutionality in the middle of a post-Bruen revolution in Second Amendment case law. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 18 Sep. 2023 The conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court is considered averse to expanding gun control measures. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Both officials have called on the governor to hold a special legislative session to adopt alternate gun control policies. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 13 Sep. 2023 Despite the Republican governor's attempt to convince GOP lawmakers to pass a gun control legislation, no significant changes were made to the state's gun laws. Angele Latham, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023 Experts and gun control advocates have blamed the incidents on lax gun laws and increasingly incendiary mainstream political discourse. Julianne McShane, NBC News, 28 Aug. 2023 Pearson has made headlines recently, following the reclamation of his state house seat, alongside Justin Jones, after being expelled in April for involvement in a gun control protest on the House floor. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 24 Aug. 2023 Gloria Johnson was one of three Tennessee state representatives who drew national attention after their Republican peers tried to expel them for protesting for gun control. Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune, 6 Sep. 2023 Like several other Democrats, Mr. Clemmons blamed far-right Republicans for pressuring the legislature to veer away from gun control. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gun control was in 1964

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“Gun control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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