Firearms advocates target gun-control measures
Philip Rucker and Ed O’KeefeGun-control measures that seemed destined to become law after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., are in jeopardy amid a fierce lobbying campaign by firearms advocates.
Despite months of negotiations, key senators have been unable to find a workable plan for near-universal background checks on gun purchases — an idea that polls show nine in 10 Americans support.
Another provision that garnered bipartisan support — making gun trafficking a federal crime — could be gutted if Republican lawmakers accept new language being circulated by the National Rifle Association.
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"Firearms advocates target gun-control measures", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 28/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/firearms-advocates-target-gun-control-measures