gun control

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gun control

n.
Regulation restricting or limiting the sale and possession of handguns and rifles in an effort to reduce violent crime.
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Noun1.gun control - efforts to regulate or control sales of guns
regulating, regulation - the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
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The swiftness of the corporate reaction against the NRA has differed from that of past shootings, including the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that claimed 26 lives and the killing of 58 people in Las Vegas last fall, said Bob Spitzer, a political scientist at SUNY Cortland and a scholar on gun politics.
Bob Spitzer, an expert on gun politics, said the corporate reaction was probably due to the huge number of student rallies after the Florida shootings.
Yet, contemporary gun politics has at least partly succeeded in turning the debate on gun laws into a kind of third rail.
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