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Don't Call the New Federal Gun Law a Gun Law

Don’t Call the New Federal Gun Law a Gun Law

“Yeah, I think that was,” Republican senator Thom Tillis says of Cornyn’s unscientific news clipping. JFK’s Legacy For Tillis, what truly unified the disparate group of progressives and conservatives was data—just not gun data. Instead, he says, their negotiations were most influenced by former president John F. Kennedy. On October 31, 1963, Kennedy signed into …

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Many gun owners are hesitant to express support for stricter gun control measures

Many gun owners are hesitant to express support for stricter gun control measures

Mass shootings have reignited the gun debate across the US Polls show a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support some restrictions on firearms, but hesitate to speak out. LEILA FADEL, HOST: There were shootings in eight states this weekend. At least 15 people were killed, more than 60 wounded. In places like Philadelphia and …

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Many gun owners support gun control.  So why don't they speak out?

Many gun owners support gun control. So why don’t they speak out?

Neighbors Richard Small (left), a Republican and longtime NRA member, and Gerardo Marquez, a gun owner and Democrat, both support measures to prevent gun violence. Marina Small for NPR hide caption toggle caption Marina Small for NPR Neighbors Richard Small (left), a Republican and longtime NRA member, and Gerardo Marquez, a gun owner and Democrat, …

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