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Gun Control Laws
Gun control laws

Gun control laws seek to limit the extent to which citizens can keep and own firearms, and often place limits on who can own firearms. For example, gun control laws frequently require that a background check be performed, and those with criminal or mental health records be denied access to guns. In addition, certain types of guns are prohibited. Fully automatic machine guns and other types of guns that are deemed to be especially lethal are often illegal to own under any circumstances. Proponents of these laws argue that gun control laws are necessary to reduce gun-related crime and protect the police and the public from the dangers inherent in the proliferation of guns. Opponents argue that gun control laws ...

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