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States move quickly, divergently on gun laws

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/04/2013

Mark Z. Barabak and Melanie Mason

Even as momentum for new gun legislation wanes in Washington, lawmakers across the country are fashioning their own response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, resulting in a patchwork that tightens restrictions in some places and eases them in others.
While varied, the measures show how much more nimble states can be than the federal government.
California, New York and Connecticut, the scene of the school shooting, are among those that have moved to stiffen already tough gun laws. Many more, including Ohio, Michigan and Arkansas, have acted to protect the rights of gun owners and make it easier to possess a firearm.
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"States move quickly, divergently on gun laws", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/states-move-quickly-divergently-on-gun-laws