Legislative Background on Gun Violence Prevention

March 2013
Congressional Digest;Mar2013, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p18
The article looks at gun control in the United States as of March 2013, outlining federal actions and proposals related to firearms regulation and gun violence reduction following the December 2012 mass shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. It notes that both U.S. President Barack Obama and a Democratic task force in the U.S. House have issued sets of proposals on the issue, and that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has held a hearing.


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