GUN CON­TROL IN THE U.S.

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The Las Ve­gas tra­ge­dy has rein­vi­go­ra­ted calls for gun con­trol in the Uni­ted States. Since 2011, there have been more than 100 gun con­trol pro­po­sals in the US Congress. But not one of them has been pas­sed in­to law, des­pite se­ve­ral mass shoo­tings and Ba­rack Oba­ma’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to le­gis­late on the is­sue. As of today, fe­de­ral law pro­hi­bits cer­tain people from ow­ning fi­rearms (those with cer­tain kinds of cri­mi­nal re­cords or men­tal ill­ness, drug ad­dicts, etc…), but the sys­tem has ma­jor holes in it, in par­ti­cu­lar re­gar­ding back­ground checks. In fact, most gun controls exist at the state le­vel, with New York, Ca­li­for­nia, New Jer­sey, Ha­waii, Ma­ry­land, Rhode Is­land, Il­li­nois and Mas­sa­chu­setts being the most res­tric­tive.

(SIPA)

People pur­chase fi­rearms in a gun shop in Las Ve­gas, Ne­va­da, in the wake of the mass shoo­ting.

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