WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?

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That’s the tricky ques­tion, as an aw­ful lot of peo­ple (in­clud­ing Pres­i­dent Trump) don’t think guns are the prob­lem. They ar­gue that if more peo­ple were armed, they would be able to de­fend them­selves against at­tack­ers.

Many politi­cians know that they won’t be elected again if they take away peo­ple’s guns. An­other bar­rier is the Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion (NRA), which is one of the most pow­er­ful or­gan­i­sa­tions in the US and reg­u­larly cam­paigns against gun con­trols. The NRA do­nated at least $20m to Trump’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign and paid for ad­verts at­tack­ing his ri­val for pres­i­dent, Hil­lary Clin­ton.

But peo­ple feel so strongly about the Sec­ond Amend­ment that even the deaths in Las Ve­gas might not be enough to change things.

Don­ald Trump is the first US pres­i­dent in 30 years to speak at the Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion’s big an­nual meet­ing

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