Gun Control Overview

March 2013
Congressional Digest;Mar2013, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p3
The article looks at gun use and gun control in the U.S., as of 2013. It presents background statistics on topics including gun use in crimes, gun use in self-defense, and gun deaths from accidents and suicide. It outlines major U.S. federal gun laws, including the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968, and describes the background check system for gun purchases. Common arguments for and against stricter gun control are summarized.


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