What some firearm owners think could solve gun violence in America

What some firearm owners think could solve gun violence in America

This report is a part of “Rethinking Gun Violence,” an ABC News series examining the level of gun violence in the U.S. — and what can be done about it. Paul Kemp, a founding board member and the president of Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership, has been a gun owner for most of his life. He grew up in Michigan and owns a hunting rifle, a couple of handguns and a .22-caliber rifle. He also said he was taught about gun safety growing up and thought he had a good understanding of the gun laws in the country. But when his brother-in-law, Steve Forsyth, a youth sports coach and father of two, was shot and killed by a man armed with an AR-15 style rifle in 2012, “I realized how misinformed I was,” he said. Kemp said he had “no idea that we had such a patchwork of gun laws around the country.” While he noted the National Firearms Act , first enacted in 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Brady Law , which amended the GCA in 1993, there is a “a lot of latitude for very weak gun laws in states,” he said. Watch ABC News Live on Mondays at 3 p.m. to hear more about gun violence from experts during roundtable discussions. And check back tomorrow, when we look at Chicago’s violence disruptors and how they try to bring peace. The U.S. is awash in guns, with nearly 400 million in the United […]

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