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. PHOTO: In this March 25, 2021, file photo, a salesperson shows an AR-15 rifle to a customer at a store in Orem, Utah. (Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE) 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, […]

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