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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 05:57 PM

U.S. takes two steps toward limiting gun violence: model legislation and rifle restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department on Monday proposed cracking down on accessories that can be used to convert pistols into rifles and released model legislation to help states prevent guns from getting into the hands of the mentally ill, as part of a broader push to reduce gun violence.

The two measures are part of a series of steps the Biden administration previously pledged to take, as mass shootings have continued to plague the United States. In 2021 alone, the country has had 254 mass shootings, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive.

“The Justice Department is determined to take concrete steps to reduce the tragic toll of gun violence in our communities,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

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The Justice Department previously unveiled a separate proposal to regulate so-called ghost guns which can be self-assembled at home and which have also allowed people to skirt federal regulations.

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It's a start, and hopefully will be followed by more legislation aimed at reducing the carnage on our streets and in our neighborhoods.

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Response to billh58 (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 06:00 PM

1. Who could argue against that?

Oh... yeah.

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Response to Harker (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 06:05 PM

2. Gunners

They seem to find a way . . .

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Response to Harker (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 06:46 PM

3. Give it 5 minutes.

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