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Dianne Feinstein Uses 2007 Handgun Attack to Push More Gun Control

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) used a tweet Tuesday to suggest the April 16, 2007, handgun-based attack on Virginia Tech is reason for more gun control right now. Feinstein mentioned that the attack was handgun-based, then called for more gun control without mentioning what type of gun control she wants. Her go-to gun control for decades has been an “assault weapons” ban, and lately she is pushing for a ban similar to that in Australia and New Zealand. But such a ban would not have prevented the Virginia Tech attack, as the…

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Stevie Wonder Calls for ‘Stronger Gun Laws’ After California Gun Control Fail

Singer Stevie Wonder stressed his belief that “we must have stronger gun laws” when he spoke at the memorial service for Nipsey Hussle on Thursday. He did not mention that the shooting death of Hussle took place in California, a state which arguably has the most stringent gun controls in the U.S. California has universal background checks, gun registration requirements, gun confiscation via red flag laws, a requirement that potential gun owners first obtain a certificate of gun safety from the state, a ten-day waiting period on gun purchases, an “assault…

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Study: ‘Assault Weapons’ and Magazine Bans Do Not Lower Homicide Rates

A study on state-level gun control laws in the U.S. shows that bans on “high-capacity” magazines and “assault weapons” do not lower homicide rates. The study was headed by Boston University School of Public Health’s Michael Siegel and another listed study author was Harvard gun control advocate David Hemenway. The study, The Impact of State Firearm Laws on Homicide and Suicide Deaths in the USA, 1991–2016: a Panel Study, isolated four states to study ten different types of gun control to see if certain gun controls were successful in reducing…

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