‘Zero semi-automatics’: Here’s how readers would shape gun control

‘Zero semi-automatics’: Here’s how readers would shape gun control

The Senate is getting closer to a bipartisan gun safety bill just as the Supreme Court dealt a blow to national gun control efforts, with a ruling that could potentially upend gun laws in several states. ‘Enough is enough’: Thousands demand new gun safety laws On Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down a New York gun law that could have ramifications for gun control here in Massachusetts and elsewhere. The court deemed it unconstitutional for New York to put restrictions on who is allowed to carry a concealed weapon in public. This decision comes as advocates push for more impactful gun control measures in the wake of the high-profile mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo. As the Senate works on its gun safety bill, we asked readers if they thought the proposed measures went far enough to curb gun violence in the country. The bill could offer federal money to states with “red flag” laws, make the juvenile records of gun-buyers under age 21 available for background checks, and require more people who sell guns to obtain federal dealers’ licenses. Most of the 108 readers who responded to our survey said the proposed gun control agreement doesn’t far enough. “The right to have guns doesn’t and shouldn’t mean the right to have every kind of gun imaginable,” Sarah from MetroWest said. “Military weaponry should not be legal for regular citizens to own. Keep your hunting rifles and self-protection handguns and implement MUCH STRICTER background checks and screenings for […]

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