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gun control

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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gun controlˈgun conˌtrol noun [uncountable] law  SCLlaws that limit the ways in which guns can be sold, owned, and used
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gun controlDole already has used legislative issues such as gun control and strategic missile defense to score political points.Democrats also intend to push for privacy initiatives and to propose modest gun control measures, party aides said.He also has national fund-raising potential associated with his high-profile advocacy of gun control and other issues.We have an attorney general who was a leading opponent of gun control in the Senate.The law was sent for approval to Governor George Deukmejian, a former outspoken opponent of gun control.The obstinate refusal of many males to support gun control is not chiefly a product of conditioning by the weapons industry.Its opponents included liberals who were opposed to the death penalty and conservatives who objected to the gun control provisions.The organization, which is known for its staunch opposition to gun control, made the expenditure under Proposition 208.
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