Gun Control

Can the United States reduce gun violence?


Gun control and gun rights issues took center stage this spring, after a spate of mass shootings in the United States, including at spas, a supermarket and a FedEx facility. President Biden announced executive actions to help address the problem and called on Congress to enact legislation. Biden also instructed the Department of Justice to draft a model “red flag” law, which allows guns to be taken away from someone considered a threat, and Democrats in Congress are calling for reinstating the ban on assault weapons. But most Republicans oppose any gun control measures. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court, which now has a conservative majority, has agreed for the first time in more than a decade to hear a major gun rights case.

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