gun control


Definition of gun control 

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

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Remember how gender is a strong indicator of anyone’s views on gun control? Ben Wofford, Glamour, "The NRA's Most Wanted Customer: Women," 28 June 2018 Stoneman Douglas students are grading politicians on their stances on gun control. Anne Geggis,, "Stoneman Douglas students grade politicians on their stances on gun control," 9 June 2018 His release follows an ad from King focusing on gun control, bashing Gov. Rick Scott and other Republicans for not acting after the Pulse nightclub attack in 2016. Gray Rohrer,, "King calls for bullet tax to pay for gun violence prevention," 1 June 2018 For that, the best review of the evidence is an extensive report by the RAND Corporation released in March, which looked at US studies on gun control, including assault weapons bans at the state level. German Lopez, Vox, "The Santa Fe High School shooting shows why an assault weapons ban can’t solve America’s gun problem," 21 May 2018 Stack's push on gun control comes as the business his father founded faces difficulties. Bloomberg,, "Dick's Sporting Goods hires lobbyist for gun control push," 3 May 2018 Russian troll farms created fake social media accounts and websites to try to sow dissent among Americans on divisive issues such as race, gay rights, gun control, and religion. Erin Kelly, USA TODAY, "Russia so far not mounting 'robust' hacking effort against U.S. election, official says," 11 July 2018 The National Rifle Association issued a seemingly bizarre warning about witchcraft and gun control on Twitter over the weekend. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "The NRA's Warning About Witchcraft and Gun Control May Not Be as Bizarre as You Think," 17 June 2018 Ostensibly a celebration of theater, the Tonys were an opportunity for Broadway to talk up the virtues of inclusion and diversity while also drawing attention to gay rights and gun control. NBC News, "Robert De Niro drops the F-bomb on Trump — twice — at Tonys," 11 June 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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